As college students start heading back to school, I can’t help but think about the students on campus already: Athletes.
With coronavirus numbers skyrocketing, some top conferences have canceled fall sports, but other student-athletes will risk their health to keep playing. Many top players have expressed concerns about the lack of oversight to keep them healthy, which means conferences at all collegiate levels are lacking, too.
I also feel for those who had their programs cut due to lack of funding. Sometimes sports are their only gateway to higher education.
We need to keep our students safe – including our athletes.
– Maggie Lewis, The Pittsburgh 100