Whatta Surprise: Covid-19 Makes ACC, Big XII, and SEC Campus Visits
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Sometimes, it doesn't take very long for the obvious to happen.
Given that Covid-19 hotspots have been popping up in the Southern states for the last few months and have shown no signs of abating, of course university admins are gonna have to re-evaluate their plans for opening classes this month.
Just recently, an entire sorority got quarantined at Oklahoma State, and North Carolina was forced to do a complete pullback of in-class operations after only one week, and pushback is starting to happen elsewhere down South.
Those on-campus bubbles the ACC, Big XII, and SEC have argued as the safest possible places for their football players -- and other athletes -- look kinda poppable right now.
However, the medical community simply doesn't agree.
The tech sector doesn't seem to be coming to any sorta rescue, either.
Somehow, the cold light of harsh reality hasn't seemed to sink in that those dudes aren't miracle workers.
These three conferences have delayed the season's start until mid- to late September in the hopes of a miracle that -- as Bruce Springsteen reminded us -- just don't come.
So they're not gonna waste their time waiting ...
- The ACC schedule: 10 conference and 1 non-con starting on Thu 10 Sep;
- The Big XII schedule: 9 conference and 1 non-con starting on Sat 12 Sep; and
- The SEC schedule: 10 conference games starting on Sat 26 Sep.
Dudes are just gonna hope their bubbles will be treating them good.
No one's kidding anyone, though.
Despite the virus swirling around damn near every campus in either fact or strong probability, three of them are setting out to prove it.
Whether or not they want to admit it.