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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

A rare heart condition that could be linked with the coronavirus is fueling concern among Power 5 conference administrators about the viability of college sports this fall. Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, has been found in at least five Big Ten Conference athletes and among several other athletes in other conferences, according to two sources with knowledge of athletes' medical care.

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Former Florida State center Michael Ojo dies after collapsing during training at age 27
Ojo was reported to have tested positive for the coronavirus, but also that he had recovered. Local media reported that he died of a heart attack.
www.cbsnews.com

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-10 11:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

POTUS and Veep using the bully pulpit:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

Play College Football!
2:13 PM Aug 10, 2020

Mike Pence @Mike_Pence

America needs College Football! It's important for student-athletes, schools, and our Nation. These Great athletes have worked their whole lives for the opportunity compete on the college gridiron and they deserve the chance to safely get back on the field! #WeWantToPlay American footballFlag of United States
8:16 PM Aug 10, 2020

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-11 12:31 AM | Reply

Rep. Jim Jordan @Jim_Jordan

America needs college football.
11:35 AM Aug 10, 2020

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-11 12:34 AM | Reply

More signs of long lasting permanent damage to various organs and blood vessels. This ---- is nasty.

Brain lesions have been found too.

#4 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-08-11 12:51 AM | Reply

"These Great athletes have worked their whole lives for the opportunity compete on the college gridiron and they deserve the chance to safely get back on the field!"

Then Trump should be working with other countries for some kind of special athlete visa program, because it's impossible for them to play safely here in America.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-08-11 12:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"America needs college football."
~Gym "I've never protected athletes, even my own" Jordan

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-08-11 01:34 AM | Reply

If the power 5 conferences wanted to have college football, they could have created a bubble. The money was there, but leadership was absent.

Trevor Lawrence, current QB at Clemson:
People are at just as much, if not more risk, if we don't play. Players will all be sent home to their own communities where social distancing is highly unlikely and medical care and expenses will be placed on the families if they were to contract covid19.

Not to mention the players coming from situations that are not good for them/ their future and having to go back to that. Football is a safe haven for so many people. We are more likely to get the virus in everyday life than playing football. Having a season also incentivizes -
Players being safe and taking all of the right precautions to try to avoid contracting covid because the season/ teammates safety is on the line. Without the season, as we've seen already, people will not social distance or wear masks and take the proper precautions.

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-08-11 07:41 AM | Reply

FYI:

Bubble ball? MLB considers creating one for the playoffs and World Series

The major leagues might yet play bubble ball this year.

In the wake of coronavirus outbreaks that have interrupted the season for three teams, Major League Baseball is considering whether to move the postseason into a bubble, according to a person briefed on the matter but not authorized to discuss it publicly.

www.latimes.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2020-08-11 07:50 AM | Reply

Some of you may die for my entertainment, but that is a sacrifice I am willing to make.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2020-08-11 02:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Power 5 conference is terrified about the liability issue of a player contracting the virus.
Not concerned about any players.

#10 | Posted by Docman at 2020-08-11 05:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

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