Trending: NCAA the restarting of college sports

The NCAA is uniquely positioned to modify its rules to ensure fairness and a level playing field
The NCAA is uniquely positioned to modify its rules to ensure fairness and a level playing field for student-athletes

The N.C.A.A. is back this fall for the delight of schools that are hoping to make as much money as possible to keep their athletic departments afloat. For the athletes who need to keep competing and keep in shape and for the fans who are waiting for college sports to be back.

The NCAA released a series of recommendations to help comfortably ease teams back onto the playground.

It is a well-known fact that schools depend on sports income to fund their athletic programmers, execute multi-million-dollar contracts for broadcast sporting activities, and pay tremendous wages to their coaches, which are also the largest for public employees in their state.

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NCAA issues the next set of return-to-sport guidelines.

Unfortunately, the results are pointed in the wrong direction,” N.C.A.A. president Mark Emmert said in a statement. “We need to get a much better handle on the college sports in the fall.” The reason is that schools are faced with significant financial deficits, many universities are pushing ahead with athletics resumption programs, and athletes around the country have started their summer training in order to resume their fitness and be able to compete in the upcoming fall games. 

After all, athletes need to be back in the game as much as fun and sports enthusiasts are looking forward to follow their loved teams.  Furthermore, there is a wide range of competitions and sports to choose from. Check out on the N.C.A.A. betting lines which are getting updated recently on all major sportsbooks. It is time to get back “Even if we didn’t have a good student-athlete, we would have made the decision,” said Wayne A.I. Frederick, president of Howard University, and member of the M.E.A.C. Board of Chief Executives. “Many athletes are smart, happy people.” Thus the competitions and sporting events should be back this fall.

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Other conferences have made plans to play conference-only schedules: On Thursday, the Big East made that its schools will compete solely in the conference for men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross-country, volleyball and field hockey, following in the footsteps of the Big Ten and the Pac-12.

The N.C.A.A. is back this fall with all the games: basketball, field hockey, soccer, ice hockey, lacrosse, rowing, rugby, soccer, squash, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling sports.

The general feeling is that there is too much at stake and losing the season is not an option anymore, not just for the schools but also for the athletes in which scholarships are tied to sports.

In exchange for their athletic participation, many athletes receive scholarships that cover tuition, room and board. One of the main counter-arguments against education as compensation is that athletes barely have enough time to devote to classes and studying, often missing classes or valuable study time as a result of their demanding athletic schedule.

This summer and fall, athletes will need to resume their fitness routine in order to maintain their scholarships and maintain their health. During a moment when the country is actually debating deep-rooted inequality and approaching slowly reopening of public health interest, now might be the best time to push the NCAA to make some of the improvements that people have been asking on for years.

According to a tweet from Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the NCAA Division I Council has voted to approve voluntary events in football, women’s basketball, and men’s basketball, starting on June 1. This period will run for a month, until June 30. Up to this point, there’d been a postponement until May 31st.

“The Division I council is expected to address other sports later this week.”

There is so much that needs to get balanced from all sides, the schools and their budgets, the athletes and their scholarships, the fans who are looking forward to see the best college players contending for the title in their specific sporting events. While at the same time there is the opportunity to make some changes in which athletes’ health are made a priority together with their studies schedules. We wonder how the NCAA Division will address such an opportunity in which all sides will benefit and we the viewers will be able to enjoy a memorable 2020 fall season.

All in all aside from the high interests and money involved there is a genuine possibility of reaching new heights in the sports competitions, thanks to the athletes’ commitment and the fans involvement. A sense of new expectations can be seen which can be clearly seen in the coverage, attention and hope this NCAA fall season is receiving. We wish for all athletes a very energetic fall season, we are looking forward to see all sports and teams compete against each other, so that at the end of the day what will truly win is the sports competitive spirit.



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