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Should There Be A College Football Season This Fall? (And Is That The Right Question To Ask?)

Two of the 'Power 5' NCAA conferences - the Big 10 and Pac 12 - have already postponed their football seasons due to the pandemic.  The three others - the ACC, Big 12, and SEC - are forging ahead...for now.  Should there be a season?  Dr. Victoria Jackson says asking that glosses over so much of what ails college athletics and the athletes themselves.  She's a professor of sports history and religious studies at Arizona State University, and former college athlete herself at UNC Chapel Hill.  She and the Shoops discuss her column published earlier this summer in the Boston Globe.

(Music featured includes Running Away and Impulsing by Borrtex)  

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.