The 2020 college football season is just a few months away with thousands of athletes on campus preparing to hit the gridiron this fall. Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 pandemic worsening, the odds of seeing college football this year are dwindling.

The NCAA lifted its moratorium on voluntary workouts for student-athletes beginning on June 1. A move that was supposed to be a major step toward college football being played this fall, has turned into a major factor in COVID-19 spreading across over a hundred collegiate athletes.

As cases skyrocketed across universities, the virus also hit some of the biggest states across the country. States like Florida, California and Texas reported record-highs for new daily cases seemingly every other day. On July 2, the United States set the global record for new COVID-19 cases recorded in a single day.