Featuring three NCAA athletic directors
Blake James, University of Miami
Heather Lyke, University of Pittsburgh
Vince Tyra, University of Louisville
Moderator: Kenneth W. Goodman, PhD, Director, UM Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy
There is no evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic has diminished interest in intercollegiate – indeed, any – sports. But sporting events are public gatherings and the virus thrives in them. Moreover, there is some evidence that the virus can cause heart problems in student athletes. Here, three leading Atlantic Coast Conference athletic directors share the challenges they face in keeping players safe and fans engaged during a public health crisis.