"But when you look at it, how in the world are we going to move on? It has gotten to the point where we have shut everything down and I'm not criticizing that, but a great leader looks at everything from both sides. Scientists only look at it from one single side. Sometimes when you have medications, the medication is worse than the illness. Sometimes the cure creates an awful lot of side effects and we have to look at what is best for the people." … [Read more...] about Lou Holtz says college football season unlikely: Virus ‘rules and regulations’ make it ‘absolutely impossible’
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"I’ve talked to a few of my colleagues that I’m very close with, and I really believe we are [going to play] ... If they push it back, they push it back," he added. "When you live life and you have options, the one option, [to] cancel everything, I don’t think you can do that. If it re-spikes and it is proven unsafe, then you keep moving it back, or maybe you don’t do it at all." … [Read more...] about Urban Meyer ‘optimistic’ college football will be back in fall: ‘I just have a lot of confidence’
Josiah-Jordan James, a sophomore guard on the basketball team, spoke to reporters last week about how tough it was seeing two teammates test positive for COVID-19. He said that drove home the seriousness of the pandemic and the need to follow all the safety precautions even when he doesn’t feel like wearing a mask. … [Read more...] about The Latest: No season tickets for Michigan football in 2020
“That means some classes will be held in-person, some will be remote, and some will be a hybrid of both,” the school added. “We’ll also be wearing face masks, practicing physical distancing, and greatly enhancing our cleaning processes. In addition, we’ll be testing some members of our LSU Family on a voluntary basis to better understand the virus’ presence in our community, as well as establishing a contact tracing program to more fully protect those who may have come in contact with someone carrying COVID-19.” … [Read more...] about LSU Coach Ed Orgeron on Playing Football During Pandemic: ‘This Country Needs It’
But Atlanta’s attitude has changed a bit over the last year, most notably during last year’s National League Championship Series between the Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals have a reliever named Ryan Helsley who is a member of the Cherokee Nation, and before the series, Helsley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he found the tomahawk chop, the team’s signature cheer, “disrespectful.” The Braves responded by promising not to use the chop when Helsley was pitching and taking away Styrofoam tomahawks they had handed out to fans pregame. The Braves ended up losing that game (Helsley didn’t pitch), and they haven’t played since. There’s a non-zero possibility the chop itself could be gone forever. … [Read more...] about The Washington Football Team Is Finally Changing Its Name. Who’s Next?