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Illinois Football Players Will Be Tested Daily For Coronavirus

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Illinois football players will be tested regularly for coronavirus.

According to Shannon Ryan, head coach Lovie Smith said Thursday that players will be tested every single day for coronavirus, and that “Champaign is about as safe a place you could be.” (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

If testing the players every single day is what guarantees that football happens, then I’m all for it happening.

How could anyone be against daily testing if the resources are there during the pandemic? Illinois is a Big 10 football program, which means the resources are there.

 

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If testing can be done quickly and efficiently, then it’d be borderline negligent and irresponsible for programs to not do it often.

It sounds like Illinois agrees with that stance because daily testing is now the new normal in Champaign for the Fighting Illini.

 

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Whatever we have to do to guarantee that football happens is what we’ll have to do. It’s really that simple.