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UA players adjust to abnormality

Sydney Parr and Braxton Burnside still are adjusting to being off the field at a time when they normally would be in the middle of their softball seasons.

The University of Arkansas players are not accustomed to being away from the chatter of teammates as the calendar moves into spring, but the coronavirus pandemic has changed everything.

"As athletes, we have been wired for so long to have these extremely busy schedules from the weight room to class to practice to putting in extra work," said Parr, a senior from North Little Rock. "So I'm not going to lie, the first week at home was an adjustment.