Transcript for UConn cancels football season during coronavirus pandemic
We will turn to the dilemma for college sports this fall. Can teams play in the pandemic? Yucon has become the first football team left out. Major conferences are facing major questions as decision day draws near. Reporter: Good morning, George, dominos in college sports keep falling. Last month the ivy league can selling -- canceling all sports. A growing force says a plan is not enough. This morning, the future of college sports is in question due to growing concerns over the coronavirus. The university of Connecticut announcing it is canceling the entire football season. We came to the realization that this just wasn't going to work from a health safety and welfare standpoint of our student athletes. Reporter: College teams across the country are already fighting outbreaks. The university of Louisville suspending soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams after 29 student athletes tested positive, contact trace to a school party. At Rutgers, 28 tested positive. 8 UCLA. And one player that opted out, Minnesota star receiver Todd Bateman, a projected NFL draft pick. For me and my family, the only concern we had was health. I have asthma, so just talking to my family, we felt it was the best decision for me. Reporter: And some programs are facing accusations they're not taking athletes' health seriously enough after the coloradoan reported they were discouraged from being tested for covid-19 and the athletic department was ignoring guidelines from quarantining athletes that may have been exposed. Student athlete refute the claims saying that I are taking measures. If have you symptoms, they set up a meeting with the Reporter: The school athletic director issuing a statement saying, in part, it was troubling to read that any student athlete is concerned about our department's concern of their safety. As we have replicated daily with our staff and student athletes, their health a priority. On Wednesday, the NCAA announced all student athletes will be able to opt out of their seasons if they're concerned about covid-19 and all schools must honor the athletic scholarship of anyone who opts out. Guys. A lot of questions there.
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