By KEITH TAYLOR, Kentucky Today
Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart Barnhart said approximately 100 to 120 student-athletes have made their way back to campus and the school has focused on a return to activity during the past few weeks.
“We continue to adjust our protocol as we watch the situations,” Barnhart said. “It’s pretty fluid.”
Barnhart was glad to hear Gov. Andy Beshear give the approval for fans in the stands for the Kentucky Derby and said that’s a positive sign for college and other athletic programs in the state.
“That’s encouraging to me that we will have opportunities to bring our people back together,” he said. “But that’s one component in one piece of return to play and I said it publicly before there’s a difference between returned activity and return to play. We’re working our way through all those details.
“I think that that there’s going to be clearly conversations as it relates to activities in our state. There’s clearly conversations that will take place as it relates to activities in our league and we’ve got to combine all these pieces of information and pull them together in a spot where it’s best for the University of Kentucky and our fan base and we’re not there yet.”
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Keith Taylor is sports editor for Kentucky Today. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter @keithtaylor21