Ben Frederickson: College sports world holds its breath as SEC goes toe-to-toe with COVID

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Anyone who knows anything about both college football and COVID-19 realized this season was going to get messy.And now, officially, it is.Messy because the thought of playing through the pandemic forced us to realize there was no good answer. It didn’t really feel right to ask unpaid student athletes to play through a pandemic like professionals. But at the same time, it didn’t really feel right to stop them if they wanted to, especially when a lost college football season after a lost March Madness would have resulted in lost programs, scholarships and jobs.Messy because, log…

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