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In-Season Testing, Game Interruptions Are of Top Concern as College Football Season Inches Closer

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Greg Stewart’s primary job nowadays is protecting the metaphorical bubble that envelops the Tulane athletic department. The Green Wave’s team physician and an associate professor at the university’s school of medicine, Stewart oversees a regimented testing protocol that TU began using last month. Everyone in Tulane’s bubble—athletes and staff members alike—is tested twice a week. This is more frequent than most, if not all, schools that have welcomed back athletes this summer. In fact, the school’s bill for testing last month was roughly $100,000, says athletic director Troy Dannen. “This is the most likely scenario in-season,” says Dannen. “You test Thursday before the game and Monday after the weekend. We thought let’s get that protocol started now.”

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