NCAA president: 'You can't have college sports' without colleges open

Emmert sees a gradual increasing of fans if all goes well with containing virus

Emmert sees a gradual increasing of fans if all goes well with containing virus

NCAA president Mark Emmert doesn't foresee college sports returning if schools are operating online only due to the coronavirus pandemic.

NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline also joined the call to discuss specifics about ensuring athletes have enough time to prepare for their seasons and how that might be managed in different conferences across the country.

Emmert also reiterated a common refrain from college sports leaders in recent weeks: There can be no college sports on campuses that are not open to students.

While if, how, and when schools reopen remains to be seen and will surely vary across campuses, the goal is keeping students, including student-athletes, safe. Hainline noted that the plan is not "set in stone".

"Then there's the scenario that we're all a little nervous over but we have to think about is what if we have an outbreak in a community on a campus", he said. Other conference commissioners agreed with Bowlsby. Their season is scheduled to begin around Labor Day weekend in September.

"We would much rather relax some of those competitive-equity issues than ever put a young man or young woman at risk, physically or mentally".

This is in between as Sankey may feel that if half of his league can start and either play games against others in the SEC or non-conference games in good to go states would mean they can start while other states wait. "The most important thing is what's going to be the minimum amount of time necessary that you have to be in preseason, for example, before you can start football".

Fauci: 'Serious consequences' if USA states reopen fast
US President Donald Trump has been encouraging states to end a weeks-long shuttering of major components of their economies . The US has reported more than 80,000 deaths and 1.3 million infections.

It will be a "very unusual school year", Emmert said, and the NCAA will need to adapt accordingly.

Individual conferences within the NCAA have been conflicted about whether to restart sports in the fall if closes are only held online.

"I think it's unlikely everybody is going to be in the same place at the same time, and that will create some of those difficulties", he said.

Emmert seemed to draw a more distinct line. That would be the biggest step toward admitting that college football isn't about college at all, and that the student-athletes who play the game aren't really students but cogs in a billion-dollar machine.

"That doesn't mean it has to be up and running in the full normal model, but you have to treat the health and well-being of the athletes at least as much as the regular students".

"And so, if a school doesn't reopen", he added, "then they're not going to be playing sports. It's really that simple", Emmert said.

Recommended News

  • Legendary broadcaster Alan Jones retiring from radio

    Legendary broadcaster Alan Jones retiring from radio

    He has struggled with health issues in recent years, including neck operations in 2017, back surgery and an E. coli infection. Jones future with the station 2GB had been under the microscope since the station was bought over by Nine a year ago .

    Spotify Rolling Out Group Session Beta Access To Premium Users Globally

    A new feature in Spotify's dedicated kids app lets parents exercise greater control over their children's listening habits. From here, a parent can also opt to select a track and block it by tapping the "block" icon next to the track in question.
    Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Trump financial records case

    Supreme Court to hear oral arguments in Trump financial records case

    In the grand jury case, Trump contends the president has complete immunity from criminal subpoenas while in office. Trump's Supreme Court arguments draw on law review articles that will be very familiar to one member of the court.
  • US authorises use of anti-viral drug remdesivir for coronavirus patients

    US authorises use of anti-viral drug remdesivir for coronavirus patients

    The Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, described it as "an important step forward in the fight against COVID-19". There are no medicines approved by the FDA as safe and effective to treat people in the hospital who have COVID-19.
    Honor 9X Pro with in-house AppGallery launched in India

    Honor 9X Pro with in-house AppGallery launched in India

    In this article, we are trying to see the major differences and similarities between the Honor 9X Pro and the Honor 9X. Other features of the device include Dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 5, and 3.5mm headphone jack.
    Hamilton Movie Disney+ Release Set Early for This July

    Hamilton Movie Disney+ Release Set Early for This July

    The Walt Disney Company said Tuesday it will put the live capture of Lin-Manuel Miranda's show on Disney TV Plus starting on July 3.
  • Pelosi Unveils $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

    Pelosi Unveils $3 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

    But these have reportedly been met with a tepid response by Democrats as they seek to do even more with the next round of relief. It also provides $3.6 billion for "contingency planning, preparation, and resilience of elections for Federal office".

    Twitter says it will allow employees to work from home 'forever'

    Opening offices will be our decision, when and if our employees come back, will be theirs. It's pajama trousers forever for Twitter employees-should they want that life.
    Danny Rose blasts Premier League returning while lives are at risk

    Danny Rose blasts Premier League returning while lives are at risk

    The announcement aids the Premier League's plan to resume its season in June as it held a conference call on Monday with clubs about the logistics involved in playing again.
  • Coronavirus: Economy is reopening, L.A. County cases rising

    Coronavirus: Economy is reopening, L.A. County cases rising

    She graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism and was previously a News and Politics Writer for Bustle News. No sitting or lying on the sand will be allowed and face masks are required.
    How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    How major US stock indexes fared Monday

    Shares fell Tuesday in Asia as worries over fresh outbreaks of coronavirus cases overshadowed hopes over reopening economies. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve said a facility created to purchase eligible corporate debt from investors will launch today.
    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg Tested For COVID-19 After Coughing Outburst In Parliament

    Treasurer Josh Frydenberg Tested For COVID-19 After Coughing Outburst In Parliament

    In a statement this afternoon Mr Frydenberg said as a matter of precaution he will isolate while he awaits test results. The treasurer said he "immediately left parliament house to be tested and will await the result in isolation".

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.