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Why in the World Are Texas Universities Playing Football in Front of Fans?
On Saturday, the Texas Longhorns opened the NCAA football season by beating the UTEP Miners 59–3. It wasn’t much of a contest, and the outcome was never in question. But there were plenty of non-football questions swirling around the matchup whose answers were less predetermined: How many of the more than 15,000 fans in the stadium were infected with COVID-19? Would they be passing it to one another as they waited in line to enter, as they cheered in the stands, or as they stood in line for concessions? What message did university officials send to students, who have been ordered to avoid large gatherings? Vegas oddsmakers had the Longhorns entering the contest as a 42-point favorite; alas, no one was prepared to offer odds…View Original Post