While colleges in blue states run by Democrat governors, like Michigan State University, are locking down students and threatening them with a $200 fine, 6 months in jail, or both, for meeting in groups larger than the local government deems acceptable or safe—college students in the south are getting on with their lives.
According to the CDC, of the more than 194k deaths from COVID-19, there have been 321 deaths of people 15-24 years of age.
So, why are students in blue states being locked down while the majority of students in the south are getting COVID, staying at school, recovering, and getting back to their lives?
LSU Head Coach Ed Orgeron isn’t hiding under his desk and waiting for COVID to take away his kid’s football season. When asked about COVID and how it’s affecting his season, Oregon said that most of his players have already had COVID and have recovered. His comments caused liberal journalist’s heads to spin.
Daily Mail reports – Most of LSU’s football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, leaving the coaching staff hopeful those players will remain eligible to play the bulk of the season.
Orgeron made his comments while discussing how he would plan for the possibility of seemingly healthy starters or regulars suddenly being deemed ineligible to suit up for the defending national champions because of a positive COVID-19 test.
The coach explained that because players who have recovered from COVID-19 do not have to be tested again for 90 days under Southeastern Conference protocols, he figures he won’t likely have to worry about those who’ve come back from the virus suddenly being ruled out again because of it.
‘I think, not all of our players, but most of our players have caught it,’ Orgeron said during a video conference, adding later that he did not know the percentage of the roster that had tested positive.
‘I think, hopefully, that once you catch it, you don’t get it again,’ Orgeron added. ‘I’m not a doctor. I think they have that 90-day window, so most of the players that have caught it, we do feel like they’ll be eligible for games.
‘So we look at the players that have caught it and say, ‘OK these guys should be eligible,’ Orgeron continued. ‘We look at the players who haven’t caught it; we talk to them about being very, very careful so they’re eligible for games. But we know that the players that haven’t caught it, we have to have some backups in their position ready in case they catch it. So we’re looking at our roster in that manner.’
Meanwhile, Big 10 football just announced they will be participating in the upcoming football season, but with some adjustments.
MSN – Each team will play at least eight games — six in its division and two crossovers to be determined. Teams will play two of the three crossover opponents on their original schedules. The weekend of Dec. 19 will feature the championship game at a site to be determined. Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis is possible, but so are campus sites.
The other 12 teams also will have the “opportunity” to face one another that weekend, as Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez put it. The games would pit No. 2 from the West versus No. 2 from the East, 3 versus 3, etc. A 7v7 matchup sounds more like a soccer scrimmage.
USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, an Ohio native and Northwestern alumna who sits on NU’s 64-member Board of Trustees, described this as the darkest day in the conference’s sports history: “The day the vaunted conference caved. It choked. It got scared. It became the SEC.”
She pointed to national testing deficiencies for non-athletes and COVID-19 outbreaks at Michigan State, Wisconsin and Maryland. Nationally, alarms went off when LSU coach Ed Orgeron casually mentioned that “most of our players have caught it” and said he hopes they don’t have to miss any games.