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  1. This is just my thought at present, so of course the world can change. I'm really pessimistic about Auburn football and basketball (and other sports) actually happening this year -- fpr a couple of reasons. First, the NCAA has already announced that schools cannot play sports unless students are on campus and taking courses. Because the NCAA still likes to pretend that the athletes are *student* athletes. So they must be taking classes along woth other students, participating in social activities, etc. I know Gogue has said that the campus will be in session in the Fall. But you know damned well, even if that does happen, The Corona will run rampant throughout the student body. The players will be exposed to The Corona constantly. And every one of them who tests positive will have to go into a 14 day quarantine. Would the coaches even be able to field competitive teams? Second, the same issues will apply at other universities. Currently, LSU and Clemson have 30 players in quarantine, mostly because the players went to local bars and restaurants. If enough SEC teams are affected, will there be enough healthy teams to participate? The players are physically combating opponents -- sweat, heavy breathing, no face masks, thus heightened exposure. Will the SEC office step in to cancel the season due to multiple universities having problems. The SEC would not want to see teams forfeiting games. And who knows what steps the NCAA might take. You cannot lock athletes in an athletic dorm, because those don't exist anymore. If The Corona is running wild on campuses around the country, the NCAA might just scrap the season, just as it did late last year. I think some non-contact sports might come back. Golf, Swimming & Diving, Equestrian, tennis. I'm just pessimistic about football and basketball. And if the season is canceled, will the NCAA give an extra year of eligibility to all affected athletes? If they stick to their ideal od *student* athletes, they would not. I mean, if players graduate after a canceled year, they are no longer eligible to enroll, thus no longer students. The pandemic is definitely going to be a problem for universities, whether they play or not.