For contact sports, social distancing isn't a workable option. As football, hockey and other sports move ahead toward restarting, those involved are aware of the challenges they face. Can they keep their seasons and sports viable?
Taquarius Wair was a starter for the Minneapolis North football team and a backup running back at Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minn. He lost four fingers and suffered burns over 55% of his body in a 2005 house fire.
A Hall of Fame soccer coach from Concordia College called himself out in a 1,000-word essay about racism while the men's basketball coach at St. Thomas found a blessing in the near complete shutdown of sports.
Hopkins senior Paige Bueckers, the best prep girls' basketball player, has kept her focus on the future amid the pandemic. As the Star Tribune salutes the Class of 2020, we share Paige's story and her motivation.