“If there is no on-campus instruction then there won’t be intercollegiate athletics, at least for Michigan”
It’s hard to imagine what the next school year would be like with no sports programs at some schools.
The Detroit Free Press reports:
University of Michigan president: No college football in fall if students aren’t on campus
Dr. Mark Schlissel’s thoughts on the possibility of a college football season have not changed.
If there are no students on campus this fall, Michigan’s president does not think there will be college football.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Schlissel — an immunologist by training — touched upon the potential return of athletics and the potential difficulties ahead.
“If there is no on-campus instruction then there won’t be intercollegiate athletics, at least for Michigan,” Schlissel told the Wall Street Journal. He also expressed “some degree of doubt as to whether there will be college athletics (anywhere), at least in the fall.”
Schlissel’s comments echoed his comments during an interview on CNBC in early May. He also says a decision on whether students will return this fall could be made “in the coming weeks.”
“Any decision we make for this coming fall is likely going to be the case for the whole academic year. What’s going to be different in January?” Schlissel said.
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