Although the decision was made with their best interest in mind, thousands of student athletes and coaches are expressing their disappointment over the Mountain West Conference’s resolution to call off all fall sporting events.
Among them is Tom Burman, the athletic director of the University of Wyoming. “The decision by the Mountain West Board of Directors to suspend the fall seasons was focused on the health and well-being of our student athletes,” he says. “I know it is disappointing for all of us to not have fall sports this season. Most of all it is disappointing to our student-athletes who have been working so hard in preparation for their fall seasons.”
In reaction to complaints, a conference official says while she feels for the young athletes, the move was necessary.
“Through the hard work of many over the past several months, the conference made every effort to create an opportunity for our student-athletes to compete,” says Mary Papazian, the chairwoman for the Mountain West board of directors.
“And we empathize with the disappointment this creates for everyone associated with our programs.”
Why is the NFL moving forward with the season when colleges feel it would unsafe to play? Do you agree with the decision?