With the positive trend in positive testing rate data on COVID-19, Baylor will have football players back on campus and practicing on June 15th.
Dave Aranda had this statement:
“Our number one goal will always be the health and safety of our student-athletes and staff. With that said, I would like to thank the Big 12 presidents, athletic directors and conference staff for allowing voluntary in-person athletic activity on our campus to begin June 15. I would like to say a special thank you to our Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades and Senior Associate AD Kenny Boyd, and many others who have worked tirelessly through this process. This is an important step toward competition and I look forward to welcoming our student-athletes back to campus soon.”
Mack Rhoades had this statement:
“We are grateful and excited for the return of our football student-athletes on June 15. Over the past several weeks, our Health and Wellness team led by Kenny Boyd has worked in conjunction with University leadership, conference governance, and local health officials, to develop a comprehensive plan to support the safe return of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff. We will remain diligent in monitoring our various safety procedures and protocols to ensure a healthy and safe environment as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. We are very encouraged by this step forward and are grateful for the collective work of the Big 12 presidents, athletic directors, medical directors, and the leadership of Commissioner Bowlsby.”
This is another positive sign, and barring a second wave, college football appears ready to go. I’m getting more optimistic about fans in the stands, but we still have plenty of time for folks to decide what’s the best course on that.