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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

As colleges grapple with the decision of when to resume athletic competition, the NCAA’s chief medical officer suggested mental health issues — especially among Black athletes — are getting insufficient attention.

“That’s often not discussed in this whole return to sport, is how are we addressing mental health issues,’’ said Dr. Brian Hainline, a clinical professor of