Shannon Ryan: The Big Ten is 0 for 2 in getting through a week COVID-19-free, proving even daily testing is no guarantee

CHICAGO — The “We Want to Play” campaign never was a guarantee that “We Will Play.”An ultimately successful attempt to push the Big Ten into playing during a pandemic has left many on the sidelines in a season promising to be filled with risks and pitfalls.In just the second week of the season, the conference is 0 for 2 in getting through it virus-free.Wisconsin’s and Illinois’ starting quarterbacks, whose teams played each other Oct. 23 in Madison, contracted COVID-19.Wisconsin announced earlier in the week it canceled its Saturday game against Nebraska as positive tests mounted. As of Saturd…

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