NCAA Embarrassing Itself With College World Series Coverage Demands

The NCAA is strongly encouraging media members to cover the College World Series virtually. This proves they have no desire to follow science as it seems they’re more focused on pandering.

What a disappointment.

“No in-person press conferences or interviews,” WAFB channel 9’s Jacques Doucet tweeted Saturday evening. “No opportunities for stand-ups in stadium while any players, coaches or officials are in the venue. Practice day is closed.”

How does any of this make sense? The whole point should be to protect players and fans from a deadly virus, and states free of regulation have shown us we don’t need a shutdown to do so. So why isn’t the NCAA taking those examples seriously?

They imply that letting athletes and media members come and go as they please is negligence when it’s quite the opposite. Holding our sports media away from players because of a virus that poses almost no risk to them is tragic. It’s brutal for the growth of college sports and ineffective all around.

Fans of college baseball should demand better. Any limitations like fan attendance or mask mandates have no purpose other than to pretend we care. Dr. Fauci said himself via private email that masks do nothing to stop the virus, and data shows that players are under no risk from the virus. It’s really too bad we’ve given up on science and become obsessed with misconstruing data to control the masses. Our media should be able to cover the College World Series, free of vaccine or any other type of meaningless gesture of “safety.” Let everyone do their jobs so we can get this show on the road.

Written by Gary Sheffield, Jr

Gary Sheffield Jr is the son of should-be MLB Hall of Famer, Gary Sheffield. He covers basketball and baseball for OutKick.com, chats with the Purple and Gold faithful on LakersNation, and shitposts on Twitter. You can follow him at GarySheffieldJr

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  1. I’ve enjoyed watching the games, but those media requirements are idiotic and unscientific. Given how much college baseball struggles for attention, I just don’t get it.

  2. With no on-site announcers, why even have any at all? Someone could type in pertinent information on the cryon on the bottom of the screen.

    Most MLB teams don’t have TV announcers on road games. Radio guys are traveling, but TV guys miss out.

  3. Never would have happened at Rosenblatt. What about the fans…. Oh wait, we don’t give a flying f*#%. Omaha deserves better. Putrid assholes. But you’re attacking both Fauci and the science, everyone!!! FML. You’re like the Georgia athletic director deciding when it’s too early to drink, or too early for music, etc., in the early 2000s. Mark Emmert syndrome has taken over.

  4. Seriously, FARK YOU!

    This wasn’t said any more clearly: “Any limitations like fan attendance or mask mandates have no purpose other than to pretend we care”

    So many FARKS.

  5. It hasn’t been about science for a long time now.

    There is a shamelessness in doubling down on the political posturing, at this point. We really have 2 America’s now. One group that likes the country and wants to see it continue. The other that doesn’t and wants to shut it down

  6. The NCAA leadership is composed of far left elites who would rather Covid restrictions last forever. They are corrupt, incompetent and display no leadership on anything that really matters. Sound familiar? Xiden Administration.

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