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Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference: No sports this fall because of coronavirus

Photo; Anthony Moretti 2Oct2016

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference — schools that primarily play at the Division II level of NCAA sports — has chosen to cancel all planned sports events this fall.

The York Daily Record has the details.

The conference has already done a “full review” of shifting fall sports to the spring and intends to do that if a “return to competition can be safely executed,” according to a press release. 

The decision was voted on by PSAC university presidents Tuesday evening. It comes as college athletic conferences across the country have been canceling fall sports or postponing until the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

There remains a consistent message about college sports right now: The “big” conferences seem determined to hold out until the very end before making a decision that seems evident to everyone else: Sports this fall cannot be played.

As a sports fan, that disappoints me. As a human being, I’m fully on board.

Texas teacher slams state’s K-12 reopening plan: “Teachers are writing wills”

Newsweek explores the anger and fear expressed by some K-12 teachers in Texas over the state’s plan to re-open all schools in the coming weeks.

“It’s pretty atrocious that in preparation for returning to school this fall, teachers are writing wills, getting medical power of attorney established, and taking out extra life insurance,” tweeted teacher Jessica Schwinn on Saturday. “This country has chosen it’s priorities. It’s money over people.”