NCAA President Mark Emmert Says Campuses Have To Be Open ‘In One Fashion Or Another’ For Sports To Happen

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NCAA president Mark Emmert doesn’t think sports can happen if campuses aren’t open.

With coronavirus bringing life as normal to a grinding halt in America, people want to know if we’ll get football in the fall. Well, it sounds like it won’t happen if campuses aren’t open to some degree. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

“You have to have the campuses open in one fashion or another for students before you have college athletics going on in those campuses,” Emmert said during a recent CNN interview.

You can watch his full comments below.

Now, some people might jump at this and think Emmert is saying campuses have to be completely open. I don’t think that’s what he’s saying at all.

He’s just saying they have to be open “in one fashion or another.” His comments aren’t a reason to panic at all.


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That could mean online classes, it could mean campuses are partially open or it might mean campuses are back to normal by September.

All I know for sure is that we need a solution to the problem, and we need it before week one. We’ve all put in the time and effort to win this war against coronavirus,

Now, it’s time to get our football back. Judging from Emmert’s comments it will happen if online classes happen.


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Overall, I’d say this is a great update! Now, let’s get back to winning this war.