• Matt Esnayra

8 UCLA football players test positive for coronavirus

At least eight UCLA football players have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the university's school newspaper The Daily Bruin reported Wednesday.

  • The UCLA football program had entered into the second phase of its return to training.

Why it matters:

About 400 players from the Pac-12 wrote an open letter titled "#WeAreUnited," threatening to opt-out of fall camp and game participation unless their conferences address stronger safety standards to deal with the pandemic, address social injustice issues and distribute 50% of each sport's total conference revenue evenly among athletes in their respective sports.

More info:

🏈: The University of Connecticut canceled its football program for the 2020 season due to coronavirus concerns, UConn's athletics department announced Wednesday.

🏈: 37 players and four staff members at the University of Clemson tested positive.

🏈: The Big Ten will play a 10-game, conference-only football season, per ESPN.

🏈: Last week, all members of the Michigan State football team had to quarantine or isolate over the next 14 days after a student-athlete, and a staff member tested positive for coronavirus, the Detroit Free Press reported.

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