Report: All 14 SEC teams cleared to play Saturday, conference adjusting testing protocol
Around college football, there have been numerous games postponed or canceled due to positive COVID-19 tests and exposure documented by contact tracing. Some fans have worried that the SEC would run into the same problem, but a Friday night report says all 14 teams have the green light to take the field on Saturday.
College football insider Ross Dellenger of Sports Illustrated shared the news in a tweet. The news of all 14 teams being cleared, per sources, accompanied Dellenger’s report that the SEC is modifying its weekly testing protocol.
Dellenger reports that instead of a Friday antigen test, the league has opted for a third PCR test on Thursday. Antigen tests provided faster results, but those results are sometimes inaccurate. The slower PCR test has provided more accurate results.
SEC has changed its weekly testing protocol, eliminating Friday antigen tests bc of inaccuracies, namely false positives, and incorporating a 3rd PCR on Thursdays, sources tell @SINow.
After latest round of PCR results, all league teams are cleared to play Saturday, sources say.
— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) September 25, 2020