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College football will be shut down until campuses reopen

Honestly, who knows when that will be.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 31 Belk Bowl - Virginia Tech v Kentucky Photo by John Byrum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Kentucky Wildcats football program and the NCAA as a whole already have limited recruiting, but even more limitations will start as summer and fall practices will begin in even the next few months.

It’s all dependent on the coronavirus, a norvel illness sweeping the United States like a wildfire. The virus, also known as COVID-19, has infected over two million people worldwide and is not being taken lightly by governor Andy Beshear.

That said, this one goes over even Beshear’s head as the bulk of Power Five commissioners spot with Vice President Mike Pence. For College Football, they may not be playing until regularity has been restored.

The College Football Playoff Management Committee shared a message with Pence during scheduled conference call. It was Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby that uttered the few sentences that sank the hearts of college football fans.

“Our players are students. If we’re not in college, we’re not having contests,” Big 12 commissioner Bowlsby told CBS Sports.

“Our message was, we need to get universities and colleges back open, that we were education-based programs, and we weren’t going to have sports until we had something closer to normal college going on,” he also noted.

According to Kentucky Sports Radio’s Nick Roush, the “commissioners of Power Five and Group of Five conferences, along with Notre Dame’s athletic director and CFB Playoff executive director Bill Hancock were on the call with President Trump’s righthand man.”

What lies ahead are murky waters.

When will the virus start to subside? Will it start to subside? There are so many question marks that make having tens of thousands of fans in a stadium seem far fetched at the moment.

That said, with a solid incoming recruiting class, Kentucky was looking to continue its recent success, having won the Belk Bowl to cap their 2019 season. Let’s hope they still can.