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Dana Ford uses his platform to shed light on quarantine

The coronavirus has taken control of people’s lives. It canceled March Madness. It postponed the Olympics. It canceled spring sports. It shut down businesses and cost people their jobs. It put timelines on hold.

But it has also allowed people — like Missouri State basketball head coach Dana Ford — to spend time with their families who may not ordinarily get to be home.

The Bears’ season ended at the Missouri Valley Conference tournament in a semifinal loss to Valparaiso on March 7. Typically, Ford and his staff would begin the offseason in a recruiting frenzy, on the road at the NJCCA Championships.