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Universities around the country are reporting numerous student-athletes that are testing positive to the coronavirus as they return to campus to begin summer and fall practices.

 

The University of Illinois has brought back its students-athletes and the university plans to keep quiet the status of the testing of their athletes. Bob Asmussen covers Illinois sports at the Champaign News-Gazette and indicates until games begin, the health status of the athletes will be unknown.

 

 

Asmussen believes it was inevitable student-athletes were going to get the coronavirus and while the numbers initially being reported are shocking, as time goes one, he believes the reactions will be less shocking and it will be a regular part of their summer practices.

 

 

Asmussen worries about the health of older coaches and staffers at the University but is confident the school's leadership has a good plan in place to keep the athletes, coaches, and support staff safe and healthy as everyone looks forward to the return of college football. 

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