Optimism and uneasiness: Power brokers weigh in on 2020 college football season opening

Here’s a picture of where college football is on beginning the 2020 season on time or near it. 3 viewpoints, from 2 university presidents and a conference commissioner. The remarks varied from passion to secured optimism to uneasiness.

Basically summarize where a great deal of the country is relating to this coronavirus mess, eh?

Product 1: Nearly time to start

Iowa president Bruce Harreld informed the university’s Board of Regents on Thursday that the team is slated to go back to practice June 1, when a moratorium on team- associated activities is set up to be raised. Harreld stated Big 10 schools desire players to have 6 to 8 weeks of practice to lower injury threat. ( Per Scott Dochterman of The Athletic)

“We missed spring practice. And I guess to answer your question, if we got to the worst of the worst, would we let the players play with no fans? I don’t know. Because if we’re at that stage with this virus, we’d have to do a lot of testing of the individual players. And I’m not going to go yes or no on that. I’m going to refer to the experts. But right now, June 1 is the date, we’re going to get back to practice. And here we go.”

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Product 2: See you in September … possibly

Alabama system president Stuart Bell states trainees could be able to return to school as early as July, which indicates … prepare yourself for games at Bryant-Denny? (Per WIAT-TV in Birmingham, Ala.)

“(C)ertainly our plan is that we will have a football season and fans will be a part of it in our stadium. So we are working on that and our first games are in September. So we have time and we also know we have work to do.”

Product 3: What occurs when the infection returns?

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby won’ t assurance on an on- time start, and he’s likewise worried about completion of the season when infections might spike once again. (Per Sirius Big 12 Radio, by means of the Dallas Early Morning News)

“We will be very, very lucky to start on Labor Day weekend and get through the football season without disruptions. We will be very lucky to get through the postseason and the basketball season without disruptions.”

That’s why Bowlsby has actually recommended a split fall/spring football season.

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