The UConn athletic department announced Friday that it has waived the April 20th deadline for football season tickets removal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This move is in line with the university’s recent statements, in which university President Tom Katsouleas has expressed doubt that the 2020 football season will be played as scheduled in the fall.
#UConn Athletics have released a statement clarifying "there have been no decisions made to cancel fall sports at UConn," saying that decision would be "premature."— Daily Campus Sports (@dcsportsdept) April 21, 2020
Professors have been told by the university to prepare for online-only classes, and If UConn doesn’t have students on campus for the fall semester, it’s unlikely that the football season will take place.
NCAA football is in a unique situation in regards to the coronavirus pandemic. Where professional sports have kicked around plans to open back up the season in “bubbles,” so to speak, with players isolated from their friends, families, and the outside world as a whole in a single area in order to finish out their seasons, college sports cannot.
UConn’s statement on waiving the season ticket deadline, which you can read here, is the equivalent of kicking the ball down the road.