Coronavirus In Sports

Jesee Dunkerson, Author

Athletes all over the country working on getting recruited to play sports in college.The corona virus has put a stop to many aspects of the recruiting process, by cancelling
seasons, no college visits, no combines or showcases for athletes to get colleges to notice them.

“Effective immediately, the NCAA has extended the recruiting “dead period” for
all D1 and D2 sports through May 31st, ”NCSA, Chris Krause said. “Coaches are not
allowed to meet face-to-face with a recruit off campus or do any in-person scouting.
They have also encouraged all colleges to stop all official and unofficial visits.”
The kids who are already competing in college level spring sports have had their
seasons cancelled and the NCAA has been trying to find was to give the seniors
another year of eligibility, but this means that the colleges that have recruited 2020
class already might have a problem with an over filled roster due to those seniors
coming back.
“The NCAA’s decision to cancel all Winter and Spring Championships due to the
coronavirus pandemic has a silver lining for student-athletes missing out on the 2020
spring sports season, “NCAA Marl Emmert said. “In statements released by the NCAA
Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3 Committees on March 13, eligibility relief will be
granted to student-athletes who compete in spring sports.
Only spring sports have been affected by Covid-19 so college football and
volleyball players will not be affected in any way. This virus has cancelled many events
like the livestock show, concerts and many more.

“We understand that it is difficult to cancel or postpone events right now,” Lincoln
mayor, Leirion Gaylor Baird said. “However, we all must focus on reducing transmission
of this virus. These social distancing measures can help delay and slow the spread of
the disease and save lives.”