The funny thing is that they will still have to practice. So they are still getting exposed 5-6 days a week to people from all over the US.
Much like a game of college football. I am hearing some scuttlebutt that they might do a half season in November and December. That is a lot of TV money they are passing up.
It took only one week-end of college football in the SEC, ACC, Big 12 to cause this:
"The Big Ten will have medical protocols that include daily coronavirus testing and enhanced cardiac screening, the announcement said. The conference’s university presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to resume the season."
Good to see the Big Ten get smart. In Ohio, my relatives kids are playing high school football right now. The Bengals and Browns are also playing. It might be safer for the athletes than the general student population, especially based on what we are seeing at CU-Boulder right now.
The head of Big 10 athletics is definitely in over his head. His ultimate hypocrisy is that his son is playing football at Mississippi State but he shut down the Big 10.
They are not going to start until Oct 24. It will be interesting to see how OSU and PSU are ranked having played no games (they were in the top 10 pre-season).
I do not know if all the other Fall sports will be playing, if they are not, expect lawsuits very quickly form the parents of students not allowed to play soccer, etc.