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Delay of Game: Football & COVID-19 | October 2020 | Louisiana Public Square

No tailgating. Restricted fan attendance. Athletes opting out of playing. Some football conferences postponing their entire seasons. The coronavirus has not only upended Louisianans’ daily lives but their most popular sport – football. Whether high school, collegiate or professional, the experience for Louisiana football players and spectators this fall will be unprecedented.

What can fans expect this football season? How are teams addressing the health concerns of athletes and attendees? What are the potential economic impacts to businesses and the state from deeply disrupted schedules? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more.

Our panelists will be:

Segment One: High School

  • Eric Held, Louisiana High School Athletic Association
  • Coach Dwain Jenkins, Lutcher High School; Louisiana Football Coaches Association
  • George L. Hart, III; senior running back, Catholic High School

Segment Two: College

  • Gabriel Feldman, Director, Sports Law Program at Tulane University; Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance
  • Loren C. Scott, PhD, Professor Emeritus LSU Economics
  • Commissioner Charles F. McClelland, Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC)
  • Shelly Mullenix, MS, ATC, MSW, Senior Associate Athletics Director: Health & Wellness LSU Athletics

Segment Three: Professional

  • Gabriel Feldman, Director, Sports Law Program at Tulane University; Associate Provost for NCAA Compliance
  • Loren C. Scott, PhD, Professor Emeritus LSU Economics
  • Zachary Binney, Ph.D., Epidemiologist with Oxford College at Emory University, former consultant to NFL and NCAA teams

The episode features interviews with Andre Vige, Eunice High Football Coach; Herb Vincent, Southeastern Conference Associate Commissioner for Communications; Broderick Fobbs, Grambling University Head Football Coach and Zachary Binney, epidemiologist at Oxford College of Emory University.

Beth Courtney, LPB CEO, and Andre’ Moreau, LPB news anchor, will host.

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