College Athletics in the Time of COVID-19

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College Athletics in the Time of COVID-19

Total enrollment is up this semester at the University of Kentucky and retention rates continue to improve. While official numbers won’t be available until October, they’re clearly doing something right.

UK Executive VP for Finance and Administration, Dr. Eric Monday, and Athletic Director Mitch Barnhart join EAB’s Carla Hickman for a discussion of how the fall semester is going so far. They talk about the planning and preparations that went on across the summer and that involved more than 500 UK students, faculty and staff working together for a safe return to campus.

Mr. Barnhart shares his experience working with the medical task force established by the Southeastern Conference to enable student athletes to return to competition. He cites their hard work, along with lessons learned from professional sports leagues, for giving his school and many others the chance to resume collegiate athletics this year and to experience the very real contributions that sports make to university life.

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