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Football fever. It's catching … literally

Should schools be allowing players with fevers to suit up and play on Saturdays?

Originally Published: September 23, 2009
By Mike Fish | ESPN.com

The flu bug sacked Texas Longhorns quarterback Colt McCoy last week, causing him to miss a day of practice and slowing him a bit in the payback game with Texas Tech.

Three Florida Gators played under the weather Saturday in a closer-than-expected affair with rival Tennessee; the same bug apparently snagged wide receivers coach Billy Gonzales on Monday and a number of other players on Tuesday.

A little farther away from those big stages, tiny Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., forfeited ...

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