NCAA establishes COVID-19 hotline to allow athletes and others to report concerns
As things stand right now, the ACC, Big 12 and SEC are moving forward with plans to play football this fall. The Big Ten and Pac-12 won’t play until at least the spring.
The NCAA has been largely quiet on the COVID-19 matter, allowing conferences to make their own choices on whether to play or not.
However, on Wednesday, the NCAA announced it was starting a COVID-19 hotline so players, parents and anyone else can report concerns about returning to play:
The NCAA has established a COVID-19 hotline to allow college athletes, parents or others to report potential return-to-sport concerns.
— NCAA (@NCAA) August 12, 2020
Let’s just say there’s some concern that fans, coaches and others will be responsible about this hotline:
Uh dude, half of LSU's student body got Tim Tebow's phone number before a game.
Good luck with this. https://t.co/WrywiwD32e
— Thomas Goldkamp (@ThomasGoldkamp) August 12, 2020
This will end well…. https://t.co/nOrJXHCPY5
— Paul Zeise (@PaulZeise) August 12, 2020
Lmao how many calls you think are gonna go down in the SEC before a rivalry game. This is gonna be hilarious. https://t.co/vgrsRhBVRy
— Nathan Vaughan (@NateVon) August 12, 2020
I’m sure all the calls will be very factual and none of them will have any alternative motives. https://t.co/Uid6HgFOxb
— Chase Parham (@RivalsChase) August 12, 2020
“Yes this is Brysonne’s mom from Auburn, I saw Kromberly at Alabama in an Instagram story not socially distanced at the Hoover Chick-Fil-A” https://t.co/KwS4nhY5QX
— Wes Blankenship (@Wes_nship) August 12, 2020
Totally won’t be abused or misused at all. I have the utmost confidence that the calls will be easily categorized, sorted, and responded to https://t.co/HQ8rgnQ2ZB
— abolition not reform (@BNuhgoiyen) August 12, 2020
We’ll see how this latest NCAA venture plays out.