Opinion: Baylor women's coach Kim Mulkey's suggestion to stop COVID tests is ignorant, irresponsible

SAN ANTONIO — Someone needs to remind Baylor coach Kim Mulkey that the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t over.

Mulkey said Monday night that the NCAA should stop COVID testing at both the men’s and women’s tournaments ahead of the Final Four so no player runs the risk of testing positive and being ruled out.

“I don’t think my words will matter,” Mulkey said after Baylor lost to UConn 69-67 in the Elite Eight. “But … they need to dump the COVID testing. Wouldn’t it be a shame to keep COVID testing and you’ve got kids that end up test positive or something and they don’t get to play in a Final Four?

“So you need to just forget the COVID test and let the four teams that are playing in each Final Four go battle it out.”

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