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#101 BSLWillieSeanCoughlan

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Posted 09 July 2020 - 04:17 PM

Notre Dame: https://twitter.com/...7360564225?s=21
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Posted 09 July 2020 - 04:43 PM

CIAA cancels all fall sports, except football, whose decision should come in 5, 4, 3, 2...
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Posted 10 July 2020 - 08:21 AM

The Ringer: College Football Is at a Tipping Point in 2020 and Beyond



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Posted 10 July 2020 - 03:12 PM

BSL: College Football 2020: An Intra-Conference Only Season?

 

A quick perspective on what the 2020-21 season might look like.

 

EDIT: I updated the article to note the Pac-12's announcement an hour ago that they are joining the Big Ten in going to a conference-only football schedule.

 

https://pac-12.com/a...ay-several-fall


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Posted 11 July 2020 - 08:12 AM

If a conference only schedule is to cut back on the number of games expecting that they will have a shortened season then I get that.

 

But if its a travel based restriction then it doesn't pass the snicker test. How can it be ok for Washington State to travel to LA but not to drive 8 miles down the road to play U of Idaho????



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Posted 12 July 2020 - 08:27 AM

ESPN: What do Pac-12 and Big Ten decisions mean for college football?
https://www.espn.com...ollege-football



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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:30 PM

Time to face reality; “No one is playing college football in the fall.”

https://sports.yahoo...-170634809.html
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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:32 PM

I think pro sports happen but college sports add an entire extra layer of complexity. I doubt we see a fall season.
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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:56 PM

I think pro sports happen but college sports add an entire extra layer of complexity. I doubt we see a fall season.

 

And college football, given the sheer number of people involved, is probably the most complex sport of all in a pandemic. I don't see how it happens either. These announcements of conference-only schedules are just kicking the can down the road. I think around the end of this month we're going to get the announcement college football fans are dreading....no games this fall.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:52 AM

As painful as it is to admit, I think y'all are correct. Just not going to be any fall college sports.



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 12:53 PM

ESPN: What do Pac-12 and Big Ten decisions mean for college football?
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I think it means I am not going to have an excuse for not doing things around the house on Saturday.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:08 PM

I think pro sports happen but college sports add an entire extra layer of complexity. I doubt we see a fall season.

That's where I'm at too, making unpaid athletes show up on campus if no other students will be on campus would look pretty terrible I think 



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:17 PM

Play in the spring. Play your games on Saturdays. Hoops plays during the week and Sundays. Very few hoops games on Saturdays. Run the NCAA tourney during the time college is off between the reg season and bowls.

If you need to delay next season till October that’s fine.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 07:03 PM

Play in the spring. Play your games on Saturdays. Hoops plays during the week and Sundays. Very few hoops games on Saturdays. Run the NCAA tourney during the time college is off between the reg season and bowls.

If you need to delay next season till October that’s fine.


I can see games being played in the Spring... but doubt NFL prospects will be in those games.



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Posted 15 July 2020 - 05:50 PM

CBS Sports: 

 

SEC Top 10 Players
https://www.cbssport...he-2020-season/

 

Big Ten Top 10 Players
https://www.cbssport...he-2020-season/

 

Big 12 Top 10 Players

https://www.cbssport...he-2020-season/



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Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:02 AM

Play in the spring. Play your games on Saturdays. Hoops plays during the week and Sundays. Very few hoops games on Saturdays. Run the NCAA tourney during the time college is off between the reg season and bowls.

If you need to delay next season till October that’s fine.

 

This is not really correct. As an example the MWC plays most all their basketball games on Saturday not Sunday. Doesn't mean you couldn't run them concurrently but at least here that would be required. 

 

Just dump the bowl games all together. The real value to the schools is the extra practice time. They mostly loose money anyway and if you are playing in the spring then there is little value in extra practices. In fact you could argue its a negative. Players would need some time off before summer run PRP start and fall camps in August.



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Posted 16 July 2020 - 09:22 AM

This is not really correct. As an example the MWC plays most all their basketball games on Saturday not Sunday. Doesn't mean you couldn't run them concurrently but at least here that would be required.

Just dump the bowl games all together. The real value to the schools is the extra practice time. They mostly loose money anyway and if you are playing in the spring then there is little value in extra practices. In fact you could argue its a negative. Players would need some time off before summer run PRP start and fall camps in August.

I meant change the hoops schedule to not play Saturday. I get they play on Saturday a lot under normal circumstances.

There is baseball, and occasionally there are other things of note

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 07:49 PM

I meant change the hoops schedule to not play Saturday. I get they play on Saturday a lot under normal circumstances.

Gotcha. The problem with playing on Sunday is then trying to travel home and get to class on Monday. May be doable but there is a reason they play on Saturday. Personally I think if they move football to spring they just have to bite the bullet and overlap.



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Posted 17 July 2020 - 06:50 PM

The SEC announced it will still honor scholarships for any student athletes who elect not to participate their fall sports, including football. While it's obviously the right thing to do, I don't see how it alleviates any pressure a player would feel to play if he doesn't feel it's safe from COVID-19.

 

The conference had a league-wide meeting among ADs this past Monday, but they apparently chose not to do any more than that for now. Greg Sankey even said that schools like Alabama and Texas A&M, who each lost an opponent when the Pac-12 cancelled its non conference games, should be able to schedule new opponents because other teams have faced similar impact from the Big Ten and Pac-12 decisions. [insert pic of ostrich with head in sand]

 

Meanwhile, UNC HC Mack Brown said on Paul Finebaum's show that it's time for college football to have a commissioner. This pandemic has definitely shone a light on how the disjointed structure in the sport has made responding to the situation all the more difficult.



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Posted 19 July 2020 - 09:40 AM

ESPN: A spring 2021 college football season? What a coronavirus-impacted schedule might look like
https://www.espn.com...edule-look-like






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