Track & field navigated the coronavirus-induced shutdown by hewing to what it knows best: scarcely attended meets with little concern - and even less coverage - for the field events.
Big 10 football players' parents are petitioning the conference to reinstate the fall season. Cross-country and track & field athletes, whose sports are dependent on football, should throw their support behind these very public efforts.
Our last post on coronavirus-induced track & field program cuts was starting to get a bit unwieldy, so the list continues here.
Pac-12 schools need more than 50% of football’s revenue just to keep football afloat, let alone financially draining sports like track & field.
Track & field does not make it easy to know who - or what - a professional track & field athlete is. National championship meets are more likely to surface students, side hustlers and ambiguities than an unequivocal pro.
When you’re finding the address for every throws circle, runway (javelin and jump), track start line, pole vault or high jump landing pad, you’re going to come across some unusual things.