Alabama’s immense resources and a newly developed Southeastern Conference policy paved the way for Saban to return to the field only days after he tested positive for the coronavirus.
The university said an earlier positive test result was false, after a series of negative tests. He is expected to take the field against Georgia.
As games are postponed and coronavirus outbreaks spike on campuses, nothing seems capable of stopping the juggernaut, regardless of the consequences.
The biggest league in college football has postponed two games this week and seen the sport’s most famous coach enter isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus.
The renowned Alabama coach is the most prominent figure in college sports known to have tested positive during the coronavirus pandemic.
Higher education institutions have become the latest coronavirus hot spots in the United States. One student’s story illustrates the issues with reopening.
Like meatpacking plants and nursing homes early in the pandemic, campuses across the country are experiencing outbreaks.
Colleges are trying to isolate students who have the coronavirus or have been exposed to it, but they are running into a host of problems.
Many players thought to be the best in the sport won’t play in the fall because of the pandemic. And some teams expecting to play soon can’t practice because of emerging cases of the coronavirus.
The state is betting its robust student testing and technology program will be enough to hinder campus outbreaks of the virus.
Universities are struggling with how to prevent tightly packed sorority and fraternity houses from turning into virus clusters.
There are nearly 30 games scheduled for neutral sites in the coming season. Financially, they become somewhat untenable if the coronavirus forces them to go without fans.
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