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COVID-19 and college sports: When teams could return to play in Oregon

Here’s what we know about the status of sports at Oregon colleges.

Nate Hanson

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Like most parts of American society, the coronavirus pandemic has affected the landscape of college athletics, with many universities postponing their fall sports seasons.

That means Saturdays this fall won’t be filled with Ducks and Beavers fans donning their universities’ colors and rooting for their teams. It also means the student-athletes who worked all offseason training for the opportunity to compete and show off their skills this fall are left wondering when they’ll be able to play the sport they love again.

That unknown is hanging over college athletics right now, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic as a whole. So while it’s unclear when college athletics will return, at least in Oregon, here’s what we know about the status of sports at Oregon colleges.