Texas Tech University

Risks and Rewards of Resuming Fall Football

Inside Higher Ed

May 18, 2020

Inside Higher Ed - Some college athletics officials are confidently moving ahead on plans to open the 2020 fall football season despite uncertainties about how to protect players from coronavirus infection.

"Everything is possible," said Lawrence Schovanec, president of Texas Tech University and vice chair of the Board of Directors for the Big 12 conference. "We have to recognize that it would be folly to make emphatic statements that something will or will not happen. We have to be open that there are changing conditions. Even though we are moving forward with athletic events, we have to recognize that there are changes that are out of our control."

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