Universities cautiously begin first steps toward fall football season

Universities are planning to make sure all is in order for their athletes with hopes for a college football season like normal.

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June 9, 2020 - 10:01 AM

LSU celebrates after defeating the Clemson, 42-25, in the College Football Playoff National Championship game at Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans on January 13, 2020. Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images/TNS

College football is scheduled to kick off in less than three months and there are plenty of reasons to be hopeful that games will be played Labor Day weekend.

Universities across the country are taking the first cautious, detailed steps toward playing football in a pandemic, attempting to build COVID-19-free bubbles around their teams as players begin voluntary workouts.

“I think the start of the race has a lot to do with how you finish it,” Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades said.

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