What They're Saying: John Sutyak

“We were looking at $30,000 just to test all of our fall student-athletes one time, and then all of a sudden it becomes you should do this … once a week. That’s not realistic. And, to be honest, does that serve the community, that we’re testing our kids all the time? Would we even have the availability? [Those recommendations] changed the game for a lot of schools on our level. To be honest, I think that changes the game for a lot of [Division I] schools that aren’t in the Power Five. That’s just a monumental thing to try to do. That, to me, was the nail in the coffin for now.”

-- John Sutyak, the athletic director of Division III Ferrum, after the Old Dominion Athletic Conference postponed fall sports, including soccer, and moved them to the spring. The NCAA's recently released recommendations: COVID-19 testing and results should be obtained by schools within 72 hours of a football game kicking off and within 72 hours of the first game of the week for other “high contact risk sports,” including soccer. (Roanoke Times)
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