the Coronavirus stopped College Sports?


What a week. National news continues to broadcast data - coronavirus cases appear in states such as Florida, Texas, and Arizona. In college athletics, and in particular, college football, numbers have also been growing at an alarming rate. Three examples:

On Friday, 25% of the LSU soccer team was fired due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Funny sports reported, "A return to the campus training brought with it a fear that is now being achieved: Athletes contract the virus while attending social gatherings when they are outside the school's sanitation facilities."





In the Midwest, Kansas State announced a brief 14 day pause in their workouts:



And, you may have heard about Clemson this week:



And for sports directors guilty of these programs, reality is sinking. All the happy talk about "We are very prepared ... We have multiple committees running for x number of months ... We will ask athletes to sign a waiver ... Children cannot wait to urge them to return, etc." dispelled faster than a thunderstorm In Florida. Today, college administrators set out to face the fact that this epidemic is not going anywhere.

Pete Tamil from Yahoo! Sports made some real comments from sports directors staring into the midst of reality. "It's a Rubik's cube of how you move about all of this," said Dan Radakovich, sports director at Clemson. "It's very difficult without delay. I almost think it's part of the way to urge us where we want to be."

Scott Stryklin, AD in Florida, has said that he is more resigning than I have heard from any athletics director in Power 5, telling Yahoo: Every time we see an alternate number of situations, it's hard to play. It's like every nerve exposed on this topic. "Maybe we shouldn't play until there is a vaccine?

Reread this statement ... so that "we feel comfortable enough that we do not avoid at any time we see the number of replacements." Let that drown a certain moment.

Last week, I was wondering what is the magic number? How many cases are considered unacceptable? Is it a specific number of actual cases? Or are they specific cases in addition to the amount of athletes who were isolated? Or is it hospitalization? Is this with or without players moving to the ICU? Do coaches, support staff, and athletic trainers hold the corresponding "consideration" as expected principle? (Asking about the exponent ...)

FBS instructor told Yahoo something that is actually stopping you in your tracks: "Nobody is practicing even without delay, and we still have to isolate men."

That's right ... these are voluntary exercises without contact.

I will be curious when told about the "quarantine" conditions for athletes. Have you ever tried to bundle a group of 30 college students who did anything? Are they returned to their apartments to isolate themselves? Are they forbidden to see anyone else, such as relationships, friends, correspondents, etc.? If so, who is responsible for this attractive job?

Covid-19 is a “fire that will not slow down.” We forget that the primary wave is in the spring, and during the summer things will magically escape, followed by a second wave in the fall; Michael Michael Stockholm, who runs the medium for infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota, said. This is ... April.

We are in June so the fires are escalating.




So, just to review....we haven’t brought full squads back yet, we haven’t had regular practices yet, and that we haven’t brought back the regular students yet? But we are quarantining folks already...

Higher education is infamous for turning the difficult problems over to a committee to supply “guidance” on a way to move forward. Head Coaches are famous for creating their players believe they will surmount any obstacle if they remain. Neither one amongst those strategies are working—what’s plan C?

It is well past time to acknowledge that this virus may be spread by anyone of any age, with serious implications that reach not just to the athletics program, or maybe the school, staff and students on campus, but to the final community at large. Football teams, being the most important teams on most campuses, present the foremost serious threat for a “super-spreader” event when they practice.

So, just to wrap this up...what is the precise number of positive Covid-19 cases it'll view FBS schools to shut it down? We’ve got over a 150 to this point.