It has been nearly four months since the COVID-19 pandemic ended the college basketball season. In that time, Americans have been placed under stay-at-home orders and lost their jobs while over 132,000 have died as a result of the illness. As the premature easing of government restrictions have taken effect, cases continue to rise across the United States, handing college administrators and athletic officials difficult questions about what capacity college sports can be held in the 2020-21 season, if at all.
After yesterday’s news about the Ivy League cancelling all sports prior to January 1, 2021 was announced, we recorded this podcast to discuss the logistical difficulties of having a college basketball season as well as the ethical dilemmas that would accompany a decision to push forward and play the games as planned.
This is an uneasy, uncertain time for all of us, and there are no easy choices on the horizon until a vaccine is developed. Yet, as we discuss on the podcast, we hope that the safety of those involved will be paramount in any decision-making process going forward.
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