(AP) — The Pac-12 could be playing football and basketball sooner than expected. The conference announced each of the 12 schools will soon have the capacity to perform daily, rapid COVID-19 tests on athletes. Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott called the deal with Quidel Corporation, a diagnostic testing company, a “game-changer.” He said the ability to test athletes daily and receive results in 15 minutes could lead to the Pac-12 getting back in the game before the Jan. 1 date set by the conference’s university presidents when they postponed the fall sports season on Aug. 11.

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