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SportsPulse: Mackenzie Salmon connected with Yale’s Dr. Sten Vermund, who specializes in the field of infectious diseases, to get his thoughts on the conferences that are still attempting to play college football in the fall. He did not hold back.

USA TODAY

For college football players at 54 schools across the Football Bowl Subdivision, this will be a semester like no other — a fall without the familiar rhythm of football season.

But that doesn’t mean they’ll be leaving campus, or away from football entirely.

Though their seasons have been scrapped due to concerns about COVID-19, football players across the Big Ten, Pac-12, MAC and Mountain West are still living on campus, still attending practices or workouts, and still benefiting from the usual resources that accompany a football scholarship, including access to academic tutoring and athletic training services.

Those arrangements will continue through the fall after the NCAA’s Division