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    Power 5 leaders exploring holding their own fall sports championships

    NFL players that are paid millions of dollars are deciding that their teams and league aren’t doing enough for their protection, why would you punish unpaid amateurs that feel like they aren’t being protected either? That would be terrible optics for any university and a really terrible thing to...
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option?

    not a good sign
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option?

    You can be infected with Covid, but not have enough viral particles in your body to meet the threshold of detection for the machine so you would generate a false negative. PCR works by looking at the number of copies of RNA for a gene that’s present in a sample by converting it via a reaction to...
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option?

    What is reverse RT-PCR? I have heard of reverse transcriptase PCR (RT-PCR) and qPCR/real time PCR but never reverse RT-PCR.
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option?

    I’m aware of how precise RT-PCR is, I run them almost daily. Every test has a limit of detection, even PCR. Edit- also don’t wanna be that guy, but COVID is caused by an RNA virus, so you aren’t testing for the presence of its DNA, you’re testing for its RNA via the presence of cDNA.
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option?

    You can still be infected prior to testing positive if your viral titer is below the LOD of the assay.
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option?

    Baseball keeps having positive cases, not a good sign for sports not in a bubble.
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    B1G Conference Only Schedule To Be Released Soon

    Just the thought of 80k+ people trying to enter or leave a stadium at the same time gives me anxiety.
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    SEC: 10 Game Conference Schedule Only?

    I feel like the P5 conferences are waiting for the NCAA to cancel the season, the NCAA is waiting for the conferences to cancel on their own. Neither side wants to be the one to pull the trigger.
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    UConn: Cancelling 2020 Season An Option?

    I would rather be seen as a pathetic football program than the one that had students suffer lifelong consequences from a virus but that’s just me.
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    2021 Recruiting: Rahsool Diggins Commits to UConn

    But the Big East wasn’t going to help recruitment!
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    Big day for fans of vintage UConn gear

    I have no self control and spent way too much money but I’m gonna look fly so who cares
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    Revised Pac-12 football schedule features mid-September start and multiple dates for the championship game...

    this all just feels like rearranging deck chairs on the titanic
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