AAC teams will have to forfeit if COVID-19 causes them to cancel game

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 04, 2021 7:39 PM CT | Published: August 04, 2021 6:36 PM CT

Memphis coach Ryan Silverfield isn’t forcing players to get vaccinated, but is trying to educate them. He says more than 80% of the team will be vaccinated by the season opener.

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Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner II

Frank Bonner originally is from Indiana but comes to Memphis by way of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He spent the past two years writing for the Tulsa World covering Oklahoma State University athletics. He credits his early writing experience to his days as a high school sports reporter for the Republic Newspaper in Columbus, Indiana, and various internships, including at the NCAA and USA Basketball. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism from Indiana University and his Master’s degree in Sports Journalism from IUPUI in Indianapolis.


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