What a tricky situation these schools must be in.
We have a global pandemic that has taken roost here in the United States to an alarming degree in recent months, and is moving very slowly through whatever life cycle we’ll allow it to have. In all reality, we’ve been at this since since before Saint Patrick’s Day, and we’re still going to be talking about it around Thanksgiving…Christmas if we’re not lucky.
And this is a major concern to colleges and universities around the nation who rely on a heavy stream of excitement and revenue revolving around their fall sports. College football, in particular, is big business for these schools, and a chance at a bright future for the athletes who play on scholarship.
Unfortunately, the business isn’t big enough to ignore the coronavirus.
The time of reckoning appears to have come for college football. On Monday morning, many college-athletes (including high-profile names like Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields) posted unified messages to social media that demanded the players have a say in how the season might go forward, if there’s to be one at all.
Dan Patrick brought some big news this morning on his show, where he reported the Big 10 and the Pac-12 are going to cancel their seasons tomorrow. The SEC, meanwhile, is trying to see if other teams or conferences will join them in an attempt to put on a football season, regardless of what the other conferences might do.
The SEC is one if, if not the most prolific conference in all of college football, which likely explains why they are still pontificating on the subject.
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