Over the course of the pandemic, droves of COVID-19 denialists have found every reason to break the rules. From anti-mask protests to vaccine skepticism, rallying Americans to comply with COVID-19 guidelines has not been easy.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I relented to going to the gym with a friend last September — lifting weights, running on the treadmill and doing crunches and pull-ups was not my definition of fun.
Many of our childhood memories are filled with nostalgia-packed episodes of our favorite cartoons. And we mainly found them in one place: cable TV. But times have changed.
Prioritizing our physical health over our mental health isn’t doing us or anyone else a service. If anything, it is reckless and irresponsible.
For weeks, players were told to expect five days of rest in lieu of the usual All-Star weekend, as a result of the pandemic and safety concerns surrounding gatherings like the ASG. But then, seemingly out of nowhere, the league switched its stance.
Four weeks ago, I sat down in front of my laptop to write this column.
This year was The Year. Sure, every year is The Year if you ask Bills Mafia, but this year was The Year. The Bills, who hadn’t made it beyond the wild card round since 1995, were finally on the brink of going to the Super Bowl!
How is it possible that at a time when 71% of students are reporting increased stress and an even greater percentage are experiencing difficulty concentrating and disruptions to sleep schedules, UB is about to embark on a completely break-less semester?
2020 brought with it major historical events. The year started off with a near war between Iran and America. The assasination of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was then followed up with a retaliatory missile strike on an American base. Australian bushfires burned millions of acres and killed billions of animals. The escalation of COVID led to worldwide lockdowns, an international disruption to everyday life and tragedy throughout the world. Additionally, protests for racial justice, the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and many other important incidents occurred.
Everybody knew playing a college basketball season during COVID-19 was a risk. College football was the pandemic guinea pig and had over 200 games canceled this season. Basketball coaches knew this and went ahead anyway.
As the regular season comes to an end, it’s an appropriate time to reflect on the college football year that was 2020. While it hasn’t been an ideal year, 2020 has actually produced some of the greatest success stories in college football history.
The Bulls are having the kind of season college dreams are made of.