Most Colleges Moving Ahead with Plans for Football Season … For Now

| June 28, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

By Janet Lorin and Brandon Kochkodin

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It’s the toughest call in sports this year: to play or not to play.

Colleges across the U.S. are assessing the spread of COVID-19 to determine whether students should return to campus in the fall, and many schools must also decide whether it’s safe to resume football, a cash cow for some big schools and for the surrounding college towns.

That determination will have a financial impact on athletic departments for years to come, said Willis Jones, an associate professor of higher education at the University of Kentucky.

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