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Pac-12 to increase coronavirus testing as it eyes a return to games

PAC 12 to require weekly COVID-19 testing
Posted at 3:58 PM, Sep 03, 2020

TUCSON, Arizona — It’s a step in the right direction for the resumption of PAC-12 sports. The conference is partnering with health care diagnostics company, Quidel, to further increase coronavirus testing.

This gives hope that basketball and other sports could start before the first of January.

This is a major step toward the safe resumption of PAC-12 sport competitions, said Commissioner Larry Scott in a statement. "The availability of a reliable test that can be administered daily, with almost immediate results, addresses one of the key concerns that was expressed by our medical advisory committee, as well as by student-athletes, coaches, and others."

The PAC-12 has previously said that they won’t play any games until January. However, if the rest of college basketball starts in November, the conference could now decide to do so as well.