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Is college football seeing the writing on the wall?

BY IVAN SANDERS
STAR SPORTS EDITOR
ivan.sanders@elizabethton.com
Within the last week, college football has started to reverse course on what a football season looks like as many conferences are now saying they will play conference-only schedules like the Big 10 and Pac-12.
And while the SEC hasn’t made the official call, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey is starting to sound like someone who has started to see the writing on the wall whether the SEC will do likewise in playing only conference games or completely be willing to swing the season to the spring in hopes of getting in a full season.
I don’t believe no one has the absolute correct answer to how college football will be played but just like high school football, it is the one money cow that allows for more athletics to be played in other seasons.
Things are starting to look tougher and tougher especially when looking at the state of Tennessee yesterday that saw over 3,000 cases of COVID-19 – the largest one day total since the pandemic started here in Tennessee.
Today is July 15th and time is draining through the hourglass on a rampant pace and decisions will have to be made rather quickly as to whether we will season collegiate football in the spring or not.
Everyone is holding their breath that football will be played throughout the country, but it seems to be getting more and more evident that may not be the case.
Major League Baseball
While the jury is still out on football, it appears Major League Baseball is getting ready to finally get somewhat of a season underway beginning next week and running a 60-game season for each team.
More and more players are electing to sit out the season due to the COVID-19 but the ones that are willing are set to return to the diamond in hopes of giving their fans an opportunity to have something positive to cheer for even though they will be doing so from the comfort of their home as stadiums will be empty for the games.
It’s hard to imagine what it will be like for these big leaguers to be playing baseball in an empty stadium without the all the zany activities that occur throughout the game with their home fans.
And what about all those baseballs teams will be able to recycle after hitting them out of the ballpark for a tying or game-winning home run or just a foul ball.
There should be plenty of BP balls to throw after a contest.