The New York Jets may not hold their training camp on the campus of SUNY-Cortland, in upstate New York, because of the lockout. In previous years, the professional football team trained there but finished at least a week before students returned for the fall semester.
The failure to agree on a collective-bargaining agreement is threatening to delay or cancel the 2011 NFL season.
The Jets may have to move their training camp to their headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey. But head coach Rex Ryan is reportedly against such a move, because he prefers the players stay together, away from their homes, for the bulk of the camp. Some reports say the Jets must alert SUNY-Cortland by July 1 if the team plans to train there this summer.
A SUNY-Cortland source told NJ.com, We're moving ahead, assuming the Jets will be coming. But also knowing everything is up in the air, knowing they may not be coming.
The Jets training camp at SUNY-Cortland was featured prominently in HBO's Hard Knocks TV show last year.