COVID-19 on Louisville's Campus
The men's basketball program had two members test positive, although the names of the staff or student-athletes were not released. Thanks to the procedures in place on campus the different sports are kept apart from each other so no other team has had any cases. Fortunately, all women's sports, including women's basketball are seemingly in good shape.
Ivy League Cancels Sports
The Ivy League made the announcement yesterday that they would be cancelling all fall sports. Winter sports, like hockey and basketball, would not begin until January.
This decision comes as a bit of a surprise for many. Ivy League football coaches were hopeful of a season that might have been conference games only. Once football went, the rest of the sports were goners too.
It is important to note that when COVID-19 first started attacking the United States, the Ivy League was the first conference to shut down sports. Many people ridiculed the decision but almost all of the NCAA was shut down within two days.
So, the questions is, How does that affect everyone else?
The most likely scenario now is that the rest of the NCAA will follow suit. That concept isn't too far-fetched with fall sports already having a lot of uncertainty.
There is the chance that some schools and conferences might choose to play sports. Having fans in attendance is another ballgame altogether. Those chances now became slimmer with the Ivy League decision.
We must continue to be patient and hopeful; hopeful that a cure will be found soon. That a vaccine can be developed as soon as possible. Of course, we need to be hopeful that the return of the Black Plague and the new strand of the swine flu aren't as severe as some scientists and researchers have guessed.
Continue to stay safe and take proper precautions.
Happy Thursday and Go Cards!