- Apr 18, 2010
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I think it’s a moot point as I still don’t think college sports happen this fall or winter.The bubble is probably the best solution for right now. I just wonder what they do going into next season if the goal is to start in December. It's the question I think I have for all sports leagues. TV deals can most likely sustain all these leagues until the pandemic is over. How much risk will players be willing to take to get paid that extra money that in person fans will bring? I doubt that percentage of money will really be worth it to the majority of players for the risks.
I think in most leagues the players will push for no fans until there is a vaccine. The question will be how does college football and possible college basketball approach this. The TV exposure should be enough for them and since they don't get paid, why even risk having fans there in person. Maybe allow family and scouts. We were already in a debate if they should get paid before all of this.
Earlier this week, Houston had to shut down workouts for all athletes after 6 students tested positive for Covid. That was just over a week after returning to campus.
The colleges and universities don’t have the resources to properly manage this especially since they have to travel. Look at OSU for example. Two of their first three games are against MAC schools. BGSU and Buffalo’s ability to deal with this will be vastly different than OSU’s solely based on financial resources. It not only has to do with travel and practice conditions, but also on campus dorm/housing precautions.