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.
🏈: 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.