Commentary: We Need Sports

LU’s Marcel Burton shoots over a defender. Feb. 15, 2020. (Photo by Aaron Spencer)

By Harry Brownell/Clarion staff writer

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY-The COVID-19 pandemic has affected our lives in every aspect, but universities have experienced significant changes and challenges. Chaos, confusion, and unfamiliarity surrounds everything like a heavy mist. However, with the basketball season tipping off on November 21, students and community members are rallying around and showing their school pride.

Attending a basketball game and watching classmates represent your school can be such an uplifting experience. It may not seem like much, but for some it could mean everything. The players, coaches, training staff, and even referees have prepared all year for the season.

For some, athletics may be the only reason they are enrolled in school. Students not retuning due to canceled sports is what the university must avoid. Unfortunately in 2020, it could all be for nothing if COVID continues to rear its ugly head. That is why sports are more important this year than in previous years. In 2020, we have learned that anything can be taken away at any moment. So we should not take anything for granted, even a basketball game.

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