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As junior college basketball moves to January hope is dwindling the NCAA season will start on time

The National Junior College Athletic Association announced Monday that it will not conduct any “close-contact” sports — like football and basketball — in the fall semester. Instead, the NJCAA’s new plan is to start basketball season in January and football season in March. And though this isn’t necessarily a sign of what’s to come at the Division I level, it sure feels like it could be as COVID-19 cases continue to spike in a way that makes playing college sports in the United States any time soon difficult bordering on impossible.

In short, things are not going well.

The Big Ten and Pac-12 have already announced they will not play non-league football games this fall, and more power conferences are expected to eventually do the same (if they even play football at all in the fall, which is obviously in question). Meantime, few people outside of college basketball are

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Consumers Want More Time Before Returning to Retail Establishments

As businesses work on accommodating pandemic safety concerns to reopen their doors for customers, consumers are saying ‘not so fast.’

A survey conducted in late June by mobile technology provider, SafetyCulture, sought to gauge consumers’ perceptions about the reopenings of nonessential establishments, such as restaurants, bars and even office buildings.

The news isn’t good for businesses hoping to recoup their customer base, as the majority of respondents said they weren’t comfortable frequenting such establishments for at least a few more months.

A slow return to normal

Throughout the pandemic, consumers understandably have expressed a reluctance to shop in brick-and-mortar stores. In response, businesses have implemented new procedures, such as social distancing guidelines and thorough cleaning methods, to try to reduce the risks of COVID-19 transmission.

However, those efforts might not be enough. Among respondents to the SafetyCulture survey, 71% said they would not feel very comfortable shopping in a

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