Coronavirus is Placing College Sports on Hold, Putting Students, University Budgets, and Entire Towns At Risk

On college football Saturdays, tiny Clemson, South Carolina (pop. 17,000), turns into a city of 150,000 when fanatics pour into downtown and swarm Memorial Stadium, home of the Tigers. Some don’t even have a ticket to the game, but they come with money to burn. “It’s well north of $2 million in economic impact per game,” says Susan Cohen, president of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce. Hotels sell out rooms at $400 a night; some shops bring in 50% of their year’s revenue during the seven home-game weekends. Add in massive broadcasting contracts and apparel deals that enrich schools directly, and there are hundreds of millions of reasons that universities with large athletic departments and the towns they occupy don’t want to lose even one season to COVID-19. And that’s just the dollars. There is also the intangible value of a community rallying behind a shared passion in particularly bleak times—to say nothing of the life-changing impact of scholarships to students who might have no other chance to shine or get a college education. College sports are a multibillion-dollar industry, but in 2020 they’re being brought down by the same forces that have hobbled the rest of the economy. Events like football games make for an ideal environment to spread a highly contagious disease. And even if the games end up taking place in empty stadiums, players can still infect one another—they’re in close contact for long pe...
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