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Latest NBA And College Football Plans To Return – Basketball In Orlando?

Sebastina the Ibis
FILE – In this Sept. 29, 2012, file photo, University of Miami’s mascot Sebastian the Ibis leads players onto the field before a NCAA college football game against North Carolina State in Miami. Miami’s three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets completed on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. It satisfies one of the most damning sanctions the Hurricanes were issued, though some aftereffects – scholarship reductions in football and men’s basketball, most notably – will remain felt for a few more months. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

It’s starting to sound like the NBA’s return to action may happen at Disney World.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania says the Orlando facility is the “clear frontrunner” to serve as the NBA’s ‘bubble city’ – a neutral site where all the games can be played.

It’s not clear if the NBA’s regular season would resume or if the league would go straight to the playoffs.

It’s also been rumored that the start of next season could be delayed until Christmas if the 2020 season goes deep into the summer.

Meanwhile, in college football, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh says “heck yeah, I’d be comfortable coaching a game without any fans.”

He told ESPN’s “Get Up” Wednesday that “you can definitely test both teams, you can test the officials and everybody.” But testing 100,000 fans? “Probably not”

“If the choice were play in front of no fans or not play, then I would choose to play in front of no fans. And I think probably every guy I’ve talked to on our team, that’s the way they feel about it.”

How different will games be sans fans? Do you like these plans if it means getting sports back?