Univ of Arizona President and Cardiologist on Pac-12 Decision PacTrojan Junior Member Joined: Aug 24, 2017 Messages: 843 Likes Received: 734 Aug 15, 2020 #1 University of Arizona president Robert Robbins, the former chair of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Stanford gives insight into the decision by the Pac-12 Presidents. “The sentiment among the conference leaders was unanimous – especially in light of emerging information linking COVID-19 to myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart. Several Big Ten student-athletes have been diagnosed with the condition, according to reports. The Big Ten preceded the Pac-12 in postponing fall sports. Robbins is a cardiac surgeon who has devoted much of his professional life to studying and researching cardiac disease and treatment. Even though he considers the chance of a “major, adverse event” happening to an otherwise healthy young athlete to be “infinitesimally small,” just one such incident would constitute a worst-case scenario. “It's just not worth it,” Robbins said. Robbins elaborated on the Pac-12’s decision, explained how viruses can lead to heart problems...” https://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/football/the-hardest-easiest-call-ua-president-robert-c-robbins-says-pac-12-did-the-right/article_fac03470-dd3a-11ea-95e2-a7c6e30d15d3.html Troy70 likes this.