I hope this below does not happen, because UVa men’s basketball and football have always been religions to me.
I was exchanging emails with a UVa college fundraiser yesterday, and I told him/her that this pandemic may make people re-think how a college education should be received. In other words, universities said, “We would not play intercollegiate basketball/football if students were not on campus.” Well, they were wrong. The games are being played and the non-athletes are taking classes online. So, will parents still feel that their kids need the old-fashioned college experience? Why pay for a dorm room, go to fraternity parties, buy heavy, overpriced textbooks, drive home and back on weekends, eat at a student cafeteria, when the parents can save money by letting their child take all of his classes online? In the past, online colleges were looked on as giving inferior degrees. The pandemic may have changed that.
What will that do to big-time college basketball and football? I’m sure UVa will continue to have football and men’s basketball teams. But I predict that all other men’s teams will be scrapped to be able to still follow Title IX. I hope my prediction is wrong. Does anyone know how many employees Carla Williams had to lay off recently?
**Will students still want to leave the house to go to college? Last week, China recently honored the scientist who may have discovered and then “accidentally” let out the virus that causes COVID-19. She makes it sound like we may have to get used to our present way of life as the norm- **
"Despite intelligence probes into whether her laboratory may have been responsible for the outbreak, Dr. Shi is forging ahead with her research, which she argues is more important than ever in preventing a new pandemic. She said she plans to head a national project to systemically sample viruses in bat caves. She estimated that there are more than 5000 coronavirus strains “waiting to be discovered in bats globally.”