A few NBA players are already on the ground in Orlando, preparing for a season restart next month. The NHL is set to return soonish with 24 teams vying for the Stanley Cup. An MLB deal for a two-month season could be done this week, with players on the field in July. College football teams are already holding practices to prepare for fall.
Sports is back, baby.
In theory. In reality, the two teams that played for the college football championship earlier this year are riddled with COVID-19 cases. Clemson had no fewer than 23 players infected as of Friday. LSU has 30 players in quarantine, more than a quarter of the team, either because they’re infected or were in close contact with someone who is. That outbreak has been linked to a series of nightclubs near campus that some of the players visited.