Just out of curiosity, how do you get a baseball team "safely" to an away game? O.k., I know you'll all throw that one out. But, it's the same as an orchestra or choir rehearsal. If you don't have one, you can't have the others.
And fwiw, I think that testing, isolating, etc. were the way to go for all colleges, but I do question the huge sums being spent to allow D1 (non-revenue) teams to play "safely", when the rest of the students don't get their activities. They are not spending thousands so that the orchestra can play, even if it's a top-ranked orchestra. They could have scrapped conference play altogether, and had D1 teams play locally, but they did not do that. Now their athletics budgets are way in the red.