AAC requires virus testing 72 hours before kickoff

AAC requires virus testing 72 hours before kickoff

The American Athletic Conference said Thursday it will require all football teams to be tested for the coronavirus at least 72 hours before every game this season.

“The welfare or everyone on our campuses and connected to our events remains our highest priority,” league commissioner Mike Aresco said in a prepared statement.

The testing protocols will apply throughout the regular season and for bowl games.

Aresco said the AAC’s operational protocols will be finalized shortly but could be revised as circumstances or new information warrants.

The AAC has 11 schools participating in football in 2020: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, Navy, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, Central Florida and South Florida.

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