The Big Ten's announcement, that it was postponing all fall sports and hoping to make them up in the second semester, came first Tuesday afternoon. An hour later the Pac-12, the Big Ten's Rose Bowl partner, called a news conference to say that all sports in its conference would be paused until Jan. 1, including basketball. … [Read more...] about Big Ten, Pac-12 Pull Plug on Fall Football Amid Pandemic Fears
The prospect of any U.S. college football being played during the traditional fall season amid the COVID-19 pandemic was thrown into doubt well before the Big Ten and Pac-12 postponed their seasons. Three other lesser conferences, including the Ivy League, which represents such prestigious schools as Harvard, Yale and Princeton, have either postponed or outright canceled their football seasons. Medical experts have expressed concern that otherwise young and healthy athletes could develop long term health problems if they contract COVID-19, including heart and lung damage. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 Pandemic Prompts Two Major US College Athletic Conferences to Postpone 2020 Football Seasons
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“There was a feeling that this would be the end of central business districts because of terrorism. But businesses continued to want to locate there," says Charles McNally, a spokesman for New York University's Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy. "There’s reason to believe demand will rebound.” … [Read more...] about As the Pandemic Empties Office Buildings, Can Those Spaces Help Solve the Housing Crisis?
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order on June 3 that permitted sports venues to expand capacity at open-air stadiums from 25% to 50%. Dallas FC said that it will allow 5,110 fans to attend, which is slightly less than 25% of the 20,500 capacity of the stadium. … [Read more...] about FC Dallas soccer game will be the first major league sports event played in front of a crowd since pandemic