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2 hours ago, dbunting said:

I have zero vibes that the season will be played. 

They may try to play a season, but I highly doubt it finishes. There's just no way to justify it other than greed. Students can't go to class. The fuck are we playing sports over?

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7 hours ago, dbunting said:

I have zero vibes that the season will be played. The idiots are not making smart decisions. Why the hell are any schools allowing spring/summer practices? Keep them all away until like two weeks before the season is to begin. Gives them time to monitor the situation before putting kids in harms way. Have to protect the kids from themselves. 

To this, I would point out that the entire UK football team tested negative.

Ditto to the basketball team.  The basketball team is breaking camp now to head home for two weeks to see family before returning presumably not to leave again until they hoist the championship trophy in early April!

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4 hours ago, Tywin et al. said:

 Students can't go to class. The fuck are we playing sports over?

UK is testing every student on arrival to campus.  I’m actually pretty excited about it.  Will be the closest thing we have to a truly large random sampling.  30,000 young adults (who have likely been engaging in risky activities) with no reason to have been tested.  To this point, the vast majority of tests have been administered to people either with symptoms or reason to believe they’ve been exposed.  This will give us a much clearer picture of the general population.

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On 8/1/2020 at 10:40 PM, Rhom said:

To this, I would point out that the entire UK football team tested negative.

Ditto to the basketball team.  The basketball team is breaking camp now to head home for two weeks to see family before returning presumably not to leave again until they hoist the championship trophy in early April!

To this I would say so did the Marlins, until they didn't. 

That's probably a snippy sounding reply and it is not meant to be, just not sure on a better way to word it.

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UConn Huskies pulling the plug first-

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5f2ab0d6c5b6e96a22ac2557

UConn citing "Unacceptable Risk to our Student Athletes!" and will not be playing football for the 2020 season.

I may have to pony up for some U Conn gear/jerseys this year because they just became my heroes for the season, excellent profile in courage imo.

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This was inevitable:
 

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Commissioners of the Power 5 conferences held an emergency meeting on Sunday, as there is growing concern among college athletics officials that the upcoming football season and other fall sports can't be played because of the coronavirus pandemic, sources told ESPN.

Several sources have indicated to ESPN that Big Ten presidents, following a meeting on Saturday, are ready to pull the plug on its fall sports season, and they wanted to gauge if commissioners and university presidents and chancellors from the other Power 5 conferences -- the ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC -- will fall in line with them.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29629669/power-5-talking-no-fall-football

The big boys can survive this, but this only increase the likelihood that many second tier and smaller universities may close over the pandemic.

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Per reports, Big10 and Pac12 have voted to not do football this season.

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I am all for games being played in empty stadiums (see Europe's soccer leagues as an example) but the question is will the NCAA and the conferences accept such a scenario? Will the public accept it?

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10 minutes ago, Corvinus85 said:

I am all for games being played in empty stadiums (see Europe's soccer leagues as an example) but the question is will the NCAA and the conferences accept such a scenario? Will the public accept it?

I need to do some research, but I'm guessing in various a lot by which teams make their money off of the gate verses T.V. rights. On the latter, I heard a good point today that the NFL is probably drooling for the entire season to be canceled, because they have no shame in taking those media spots. They could air almost every game across four networks.

I was really shocked to hear Wisconsin, as an example, foot makes up $100m of their $140m annul athletic department's budget. This is going to hurt a lot, and it will trickle down because a lot of the non-power five teams depend on those cupcake game checks. 

(Also, as a side note, European soccer is probably a bad comparison. Those people are pros, so they are getting something valuable for the risks they're taking. And their countries have handled this pandemic better. At the end of the day it's really hard to justify college athletics when we can even be sure if the student body as a whole can return to campus)

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On 8/5/2020 at 11:44 AM, DireWolfSpirit said:

UConn Huskies pulling the plug first-

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5f2ab0d6c5b6e96a22ac2557

UConn citing "Unacceptable Risk to our Student Athletes!" and will not be playing football for the 2020 season.

I may have to pony up for some U Conn gear/jerseys this year because they just became my heroes for the season, excellent profile in courage imo.

Uconn football finally gaining fans after choosing not to play football. Seems about right.

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This is concerning. 

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29633697/heart-condition-linked-covid-19-fuels-power-5-concern-season-viability

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Myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle, has been found in at least five Big Ten Conference athletes and among several other athletes in other conferences, according to two sources with knowledge of athletes' medical care.

 

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12 minutes ago, The Great Unwashed said:

Okay, yeah, if that's true, then sports are pretty much over for a while.

We're going to have the Mayor from Jaws like scene with the SEC and ACC. 

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Just saw an article on ESPN where Nebraska HC Frost said Nebraska is planning to play this season even exploring playing outside the B1G... made me lol, only chance they have at winning 10 games! They expected to dominate the Big when joining and haven't really ever gained any ground.

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14 minutes ago, dbunting said:

Just saw an article on ESPN where Nebraska HC Frost said Nebraska is planning to play this season even exploring playing outside the B1G... made me lol, only chance they have at winning 10 games! They expected to dominate the Big when joining and haven't really ever gained any ground.

And I'd tell any university that did that that they'd be suspended indefinitely from all athletic competitions within the conference. 

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10 minutes ago, Tywin et al. said:

And I'd tell any university that did that that they'd be suspended indefinitely from all athletic competitions within the conference. 

Hell, that or kicked out entirely.

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3 minutes ago, dbunting said:

Hell, that or kicked out entirely.

I'm not sure you can go that far, and the legalities of everything would be a complete nightmare. It's sad though that people want to put the money before the safety of amateur college students. And it's so sad to see people try and make arguments that it's anything other than about the money. 

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I read an article the other day that said the actual risk of COVID-19 from playing football is fairly slim.  It’s the wider concerns of contracting it while in the unregulated collegiate environment that makes it more difficult to keep under control.

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15 minutes ago, Rhom said:

I read an article the other day that said the actual risk of COVID-19 from playing football is fairly slim.  It’s the wider concerns of contracting it while in the unregulated collegiate environment that makes it more difficult to keep under control.

Link? It seems counterintuitive to say the chances of spreading are slim given there's so many people just on the field and the amount of contact makes the spread more likely. Now it does sound valid that the collegiate environment could be worse, but "playing football" is not just in between lines, and it would be easy to see the virus getting into teams respective training facilities. 

It really seems like a bad idea, but it's not surprising that some regions really don't want to give up their seasons because of the economic drivers they are.  

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