While everyone is desperate to see college athletics this fall and winter, most of us are just hoping and praying it works out. WVU basketball assistant Erik Martin has actually presented a plan of action for the upcoming 2020-20201 college basketball season with a college basketball “bubble” approach.
It’s pretty simple. Coach Martin proposes the games are played in two-week “blocks” where they would be playing three games a week and then returning home for two weeks.
Check it out:
Big 12 Basketball Bubble ‘21:
10 teams go to KC and play 6 games in a 2 week span. Game 2 days off game 2 days off, until they get to 6. They return to campus for 2 weeks to catch up on academics for 2 weeks. They repeat this cycle 2 more times. Teams play 18 in 10 weeks?
— Erik Martin (@CoachEMartinWVU) August 15, 2020
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With the NBA, MLB and other professional sports leagues getting back underway there have been some different approaches taken. It’s hard to argue the success of the “NBA bubble” as there has yet to be a teamwide outbreak. Meanwhile, the MLB has had several teams have to shut it down due to Coronavirus outbreaks.
Will 18 to 22 year old young men be on board with staying in a bubble? There’s no question it would certainly present some challenges.
No matter where you stand on Coach Martin’s idea, it’s good to see people being proactive and proposing different ideas to handle this difficult situation.
Even though college basketball is a few months away, this virus has been here for going on six months, so it’s important to prepare for the worst. One thing this virus has shown us is weeks turns into months very quickly.