The NCAA released health and safety guidelines for the college basketball season, including a suggestion to test players, coaches and officials three times per week during the season.
The guidelines were created by the NCAA Sport Science in partnership with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, and supported by the NCAA Board of Governors.
"This basketball resocialization guidance is based on the best information available in a rapidly changing COVID-19 environment," NCAA president Mark Emmert said. "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."
Basketball is classified as a "high contact risk sport," and the guidelines encouraged schools to define which individuals within the program should be considered Tier 1. It's estimated that there will be 25-30 Tier 1 individuals within each team, including players and most coaches.