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The UConn Pod: Fall sports coming into focus (feat. John Robinson IV)

It’s looking more and more like fall sports will return at the start of the new semester. In this episode of the podcast, we discuss how different sports will be affected and more.

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We’re in the fourth month of quarantine but we’ve finally got some meaty sports news to talk about. With UConn releasing its initial plan to re-open campus, the chances of fall sports happening are looking better and better.

On this episode of the pod, we discuss that plan and the Big East’s decision to move its fall sports to divisions. We also touch on the possibility of sports being eliminated due to COVID-19-related financial challenges and the effects of the pandemic on the programs that are safe as well.

We also cover women’s basketball, including how the Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament will be held at Mohegan Sun.

Finally, we wrap up our discussion with football’s positive momentum, even if bands won’t be there in the fall. After that, former UConn football player John Robinson IV joins the pod to talk about the recent Black Lives Matter protests and his experience as a black athlete at the school. He also gets into what drew him to UConn as a recruit and what ultimately made him decide to leave the school and transfer elsewhere.