Tennessee Sports: It’s college athletics time in Tennessee

Tennessee Sports at the college level will soon be getting back underway after the NCAA announced that voluntary activities can begin.

After waiting for months, we are finally starting to see the light at the end of the college sports tunnel as the NCAA approves universities to begin voluntary activities for football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball.

This is a huge step in the right direction unless you don’t want to see sports be played this fall, and it gets the NCAA one step closer to confirming an entire college football schedule will be played in the fall.

We’ve seen a handful of athletic directors, and even state politicians already come out publicly and say there will be a college football season, including Tennessee Athletic Director Phillip Fulmer, who said he is hopeful that a college football season will be played.

Fulmer also made the news for being the only SEC AD for saying “No” to bringing football back on June 1st. Fulmer proposed a June 15th return date. It looks like Fulmer will be wrong as the NCAA approves to begin the first step of bringing college football and other sports back for the fall.

The news was broken by Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports and brought a flurry of opinions on both sides of the argument. I’ll let you guess how some people reacted to this news.

It looks more and more like we’re going to see football and basketball played this fall, and eventually other Spring sports next year. This doesn’t guarantee anything for any sport, but it does offer a sense of hope as the NCAA takes a small step in the direction towards sports taking place this fall.

Maybe the NCAA decided to move forward with this because of the recent push for college athletics and college football especially, over the past couple of weeks.

There are only so many quarantine activities that teams can take place in, so it’ll be refreshing to get athletes back on campus.