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Titus Swen, who is poised to be a big part of the Wyoming rushing attack whenever games are played again, hasn’t had the path of the traditional college football athlete. As a child, he and his family fled Libera during their years of civil war and lived as refugees for years in Sierra Leone before coming to the United States. Even then things were still hard, as the family would walk to the grocery store because they didn’t have a care. For Titus, grinding through practices and playing football seems easy. Also, Swen took his citizenship test last December.
The CDPH recommends that San Diego State plays their football games this season without fans in the stands. It’s not a groundbreaking concept by any means, but it may get the ball rolling for teams to make decisions on fans, provided that games are going to be played of course.
According to athletic director Curt Apsey, no football this season would mean the school would lose 40-50% of their expected athletic budget, or about $35 million dollars. This would come from loss of revenue from no ticket sales, concessions, sponsorships, TV revenue, and more. Other schools would be in the same situation, even if the money or percentages aren’t quite the same.
Colorado State athletics under investigation.
Colorado State is now pausing all football-related activities after learning about "some extremely troubling allegations of racism and verbal abuse from CSU’s athletic administration generally and in the football program specifically." pic.twitter.com/z87N2eHZ0f— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) August 8, 2020
But many players are saying the allegations are not true.
What has happened and what might happen.
Huge news: Mid-American cancels fall football season because of COVID player health & safety concerns, sources told @Stadium. MAC took a huge financial hit when Power 5’s cut nonconference games & intends to try & play in spring, sources said #RIPMACtion https://t.co/V8F488nrF0— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 8, 2020
Source: Big Ten presidents are meeting today. All options are on the table. There's some presidential momentum for canceling the fall football season. It's unknown if there's enough support to make that decision today.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) August 8, 2020
On the horizon:
- Later today: A new MWC Recruiting Roundup, filled with the latest news and offers.
- Coming Tuesday: Another edition of The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Season Outcomes
- Coming Wednesday: Peak Perspective: Preseason Awards Followup (For real this time)
- Coming Thursday: Our Team Preview Series Kicks off (for real this time... maybe... I think)