Geno Auriemma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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UConn basketball coach Geno Auriemma has tested positive for coronavirus.

The Huskies announced late Monday afternoon that the legendary coach tested positive for the virus, but is not experiencing any symptoms. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

Auriemma will be able to join the team as early as March 24, which means he’ll have to miss at least one NCAA Tournament game with the Huskies.

Luckily for UConn, they’re a one seed and should be able to crush whoever they play no matter who is coaching them.

Is it unfortunate that Geno is going to have to miss some NCAA Tournament time? It should go without saying that it is.

However, it’s also positive news that he’s not experiencing any symptoms and is doing fine. Given the fact that the Huskies are as legit as women’s teams come, they should be just fine without him for an extended period of time.

The fact he tested positive is also an unfortunate reminder that we’re not out of the woods just yet. Coronavirus is still very much here and the virus is still very much impacting sports.

Multiple teams had to pull out of their conference tournaments because of positive tests, and now the greatest women’s coach ever will miss time.

Hopefully, Geno is back as soon as possible. He’s the most famous person in all of women’s basketball by a mile and the sport needs him.