March 30: COVID-19 Coverage From Across the Industry | Athletic Business

March 30: COVID-19 Coverage From Across the Industry

As the athletics, fitness and recreation industries take up the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 crisis, we at AB Today want to offer our readers an occasional snapshot of coverage from across the internet. Below you’ll find stories we’ve come across that we hope you might find interesting and some that may help inform your decision-making process as you navigate the current environment.

Construction worker at Rangers' Globe Life Field tests positive for novel coronavirus

An employee of a trade partner working on the finishing touches of Globe Life Field's construction has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). SI.com

Tulane University Athletics donates materials to Tulane Medical Center

Tulane University Athletics stepped up in a big way to battle the COVID-19 pandemic by donating materials to the Tulane Medical Center to support doctors and nurses that are providing care to those in need throughout Southern Louisiana. WDSU

Sources: NBA's top executives to have salaries reduced by 20%

In the midst of a shutdown for the coronavirus pandemic, the NBA is reducing base salaries by 20% for about 100 of the league office's top-earning executives around the world. ESPN

COVID-19 causes closure of BGSU rec center

Due to concerns regarding the novel coronavirus, the Bowling Green State University Student Recreation Center is shut down for the first time since its 2014 renovation. Because the closure is indefinite, Assistant Director of SRC Facilities Dave Hollinger does not have any specific decisions regarding membership adjustments. BG Falcon

Opinion: Granting college spring athletes extra eligibility seems fair but details prove daunting

If doing the “right” thing were the only consideration, Monday’s scheduled NCAA vote to address eligibility for spring sport athletes whose seasons were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic would be a no-questions-asked slam dunk. USA Today

Auburn equipment staff sews up medical masks for EAMC

Auburn sports equipment staffers are sewing up medical masks to send to healthcare facilities that are short of them in the state, turning needles and expertise to some quick volunteer manufacturing as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the state. Opelika-Auburn News

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