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Take away the fans and you are like losing 15-25% of the overall budget. Ouch.
Unless you are Notre Dame
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As states open gyms and youth sports, then yes, it does make sense for players to return to campus, and to begin working out in limited groups.

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It’s all very exciting. It’s one small step closer to “normal” for the sport’s coaches and players. But the question needs to be asked: Are we sure these guys know what they’re doing?

No one in college sports has ever had to figure out how to safely conduct a sport amidst a global pandemic. Many of its leaders have a hard-enough time with far less consequential matters. These are, after all, much the same roster of commissioners, presidents and athletic directors who took 16 years to figure out how to hold a four-team Playoff and spent an entire year debating the evils of satellite camps. And don’t get them started on name, image and likeness. We’re talking a decade’s worth of lobbying fees and billable hours over letting a point guard conduct an autograph signing.

Now, they are tasked with figuring out how to preserve the estimated $4 billion at stake if they can’t hold a football season while simultaneously protecting 150 or so players, coaches and support staffers from a once-in-a-century virus that has claimed the lives of nearly 100,000 Americans in the span of two months. In returning to work before the rest of the campus, said coaches and players essentially become guinea pigs in a massive experiment with serious health ramifications.
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Obvious answer: no, they don't.
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After Lady Antebellum dropped Antebellum from their name and the Dixie Chicks dropped Dixie from their name, Oregon and Oregon State are dropping The Civil War from the name of their rivalry game.

https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...-rivalry-games
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