The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

The student news site of Marquette University

Marquette Wire

NCAA announces health recommendations for basketball season

Selena+Lott+%2824%29+shoots+in+Marquettes+loss+during+the+BIG+EAST+title+game+March+9+at+Wintrust+Arena.

Photo by Zach Bukowski

Selena Lott (24) shoots in Marquette’s loss during the BIG EAST title game March 9 at Wintrust Arena.

The NCAA announced Friday afternoon their recommendation that men’s and women’s basketball players, coaches and officials should be tested three times per week.

This news follows the Sept. 16 decision of a Nov. 25 start date for the basketball seasons.

According to the release and ESPN article, the guidelines put in place were for testing, travel considerations and access to the court and bench areas. These were presented and supported by the NCAA Board of Governors Friday.

“This basketball resocialization guidance is based on the best information available in a rapidly changing COVID-19 environment,” NCAA President Mark Emmert said in a statement.  “It is predicated on the assumption that rapid testing capabilities will be readily available later this year. We will constantly assess emerging information as we prepare for the start of the basketball season at the end of November.”

The guidelines also suggest that testing should occur three times per week on non-consecutive days while maintaining social distancing among what are called “Tier 1 personnel” — which include players, coaches, trainers and anybody who might closely work with them.

“The guidelines reflect recommendations from collaboration with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, which features representatives from across the membership,” NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian Hainline said. “We will continue to work with them and others from the Association in safeguarding student-athlete well-being.”

This story was written by Jackson Gross. He can be reached at jackson.gross@marquette.edu or on Twitter @JacksonGross6.

Leave a Comment
About the Contributor
Navigate Left
  • Redshirt first-year forward Justin Lewis (10) dribbles the ball in Marquette mens basketballs 89-76 loss to No. 23 Wisconsin Dec. 4.

    Men's Basketball

    Second half woes hand Marquette loss to in-state rival No. 23 Wisconsin

  • Marquette mens basketball during team introductions prior to its 83-54 win over Jackson State Nov. 30.

    Men's Basketball

    Marquette prepares for first true road battle against No. 23 Wisconsin

  • First-year guard Kam Jones (1) pulls up for a jumper in Marquettes 83-54 win over Jackson State Nov. 30.

    Men's Basketball

    Marquette pulls away in second half, defeats Jackson State

  • Redshirt first-year forward Olivier-Maxence Prosper (12) attempts a layup in Marquettes 83-54 win over Jackson State Nov. 30.

    Men's Basketball

    BASELINE: Strong second half performance leads to win over Jackson State

  • Marquette mens basketball defeated Northern Illinois 80-66 Nov. 27 for its sixth win of the 2021-22 season.

    Men's Basketball

    Six games to watch during winter break

  • Redshirt first-year forward Justin Lewis (left) dribbles the ball on the baseline in Marquettes 80-66 win over Northern Illinois Nov. 27.

    Men's Basketball

    Marquette bounces back with 80-66 win over Northern Illinois

  • David Joplin (23) takes on a Bowie State defender in transition to score during mens basketballs 98-40 exhibition win over Bowie State Nov. 4.

    Men's Basketball

    Marquette drops first game of season to St. Bonaventure

  • First-year guard Kam Jones (1) dribble the ball in Marquette mens basketballs 67-66 win over No. 10 Illinois Nov. 15.

    Men's Basketball

    Marquette advances to Shriners Children’s Charleston Classic Championship

  • Redshirt first-year forward Justin Lewis attempts a 3-pointer in Marquette mens basketballs 98-40 exhibition win over Bowie State Nov. 4.

    Men's Basketball

    Marquette off to best start since 2011-12 season

  • Marquette mens basketball head coach Shaka Smart celebrates with fans during his teams 67-66 win over No. 10 Illinois Nov. 15.

    Men's Basketball

    Men’s basketball shocks No. 10 Illinois in Gavitt Games

Navigate Right

Comments (0)

All Marquette Wire Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *