You obviously don’t understand strikes and especially this environment now. What do employers do once people go on strike, they stop paying them, because the employee has decided to not perform the tasks agreed upon, which means they quit their jobs, at least temporarily. You don’t want people who aren’t working wondering around the facility bothering those who are working. Usually those employees aren’t paid, these athletes are getting to keep their scholarships per most articles, schools are being nice in that regard. If the school treated them as typical strikers, their scholarship would have been halted.It's dumb because people and I assume players strike to negotiate and return to the "jobs". Are you that clueless on strikes? They didn't "quit".
We have this thing called Covid today also. If you have players that are not going to participate, you don’t want them near the team or facility, too much risk with the fine line we are walking. Not a time to be a Karen with college football.
So you have an athlete who was signed paperwork that outlines a plan to strike, which means you are not going to play or practice, the coach lets them keep their scholarship, but tells them to clean out their locker. If the players are on strike, they won’t need their locker. So that is why it doesn’t really matter if they are considered on the tram since they are striking because as long as they get a scholarship, the school can’t give it to someone else so they are per NCAA part of the team. They are choosing not to perform so what difference does it make if they aren’t part of the team now. This environment says the coach can’t have spare people wandering around.