All but one of the 14 schools in the Southeastern Conference have indicated they plan to reopen their campuses for the fall semester, a step widely believed to be needed to resume football and other sports.
I’m sure one has nothing to do with the other. Still, you’ve got to sell it. Mike Griffith has the sales pitch.
Are student-athletes safer back in their hometowns, or in a controlled college environment?
Student-athletes are already somewhat quarantined by the very nature of how collegiate sports have evolved, particularly at Power 5 institutions.
Scholarship athletes have their own weight rooms, meeting rooms, training tables and academic support centers.
Ah, yes. The “controlled environment”.
If a player gets sick at school, they’ll say it could have just as easily happened at home. Life (and football) goes on. It’s in their best interests, after all.