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  • Originally posted by tandfman View Post
    The Ivy Leauge has canceled all sports for the rest of this calendar year. It's possible that some fall sports could be re-scheduled for the spring, but doing that with cross country would, of course, create a conflict with outdoor track & field. https://www.si.com/college/2020/07/0...ootball-spring
    This is where @@it gets real. Will the major conferences bite the bullet and follow suit?

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    • Originally posted by Dave View Post

      This is where @@it gets real. Will the major conferences bite the bullet and follow suit?
      The Ivies were the first conference to cancel their basketball tournament too.

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      • Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post

        The Ivies were the first conference to cancel their basketball tournament too.
        And, if I correctly recall, they were the first schools to pull out of the NCAA Indoor T&F Championships before the NCAA shut it down.
        Last edited by wamego relays champ; 07-09-2020, 06:04 AM.

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        • Originally posted by Dave View Post
          This is where @@it gets real. Will the major conferences bite the bullet and follow suit?
          The Power 5 are going to do everything in their power to keep fall sports (if for no other reason than to keep football in play), but the writing on the wall (increasing covid numbers) says they are probably doomed.

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          • Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post

            And, if I correctly recall, they were the first schools to pull out of the NCAA Indoor T&F Championships before the NCAA shut it down.
            I think you recall correctly. That's my recollection too.

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            • Originally posted by wamego relays champ View Post

              And, if I correctly recall, they were the first schools to pull out of the NCAA Indoor T&F Championships before the NCAA shut it down.
              I don't know if they were first but the shutdown of all sports happened within a short period of time, and within a 48 hour period, every professional and collegiate domino had fallen.

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              • Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                The Power 5 are going to do everything in their power to keep fall sports (if for no other reason than to keep football in play), but the writing on the wall (increasing covid numbers) says they are probably doomed.
                Especially since the news keeps getting worse in Florida....

                9,000 new cases at a 23% positivity rate indicates a state -- and a population -- that just aren't interested in taking the actions necessary to slow the spread. We have the technology and the roadmaps of the northeast and midwestern states

                https://mobile.twitter.com/joshtpm/s...39702503395328

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                • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                  Especially since the news keeps getting worse in Florida....
                  We ain't the sharpest arrows in the quiver.

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                  • Meanwhile....curious how long this pipedream lasts...

                    Big Ten moving to conference-only model for all sports this fall

                    https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...mpression=true

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                    • Cannot stress enough who the real decision-makers are: 1. Coronavirus 2. State and local governments and health officials 3. University presidents 4. Power 5 commissioners

                      https://mobile.twitter.com/CFBHeathe...25894467936262

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                      • Meanwhile....in the Daily Emerald...

                        Sterling: Football season could jeopardize students

                        However, in the midst of the global pandemic, UO has decided to not release the number of student athletes that have tested positive for COVID-19. This calls into question UO’s treatment of its players and whether the university is primarily motivated by profit or the safety of its unpaid student athletes. This is a discouraging sign for UO’s overall handling of COVID-19 as it approaches the 2020-21 school year in a state where COVID-19 cases are rising in record numbers each and every day.

                        Universities around the country are reporting alarmingly high numbers of cases among their student athlete populations, and this secretive move by UO indicates potentially the same. Having a college football season in 2020-21 involves risking the health and lives of unpaid collegiate athletes and the general student population. There is rising skepticism around the nation regarding the legitimacy of the possibility that a traditional season is played.

                        It is in the best interest of both UO and its student population to not have a college football season this year. It is impossible to social distance or wear a mask while competing. Furthermore, national competitions while students arrive from around the country could provide a breeding ground for the virus. Moreover, UO’s choice to not report case totals indicates oversight and lack of preparedness to handle the continuously evolving situation.

                        https://www.dailyemerald.com/opinion...feed3b9d0.html

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                        • 'We’re Definitely Heading the Wrong Way': As Virus Cases Spike, Hurdles to a College Football Season Mount

                          The clock is ticking on making decisions regarding the 2020 college football season, and the outlook has significantly changed in the last couple weeks.

                          https://www.si.com/.amp/college/2020...mpression=true

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                          • The Big 10 now sprawls geographically. If they're trying to minimize team travel, I suppose they could make sure that Rutgers, Maryland and Penn State don't play Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. They'd still have a 10-game season.

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                            • While everyone was discussing whether college football will occur this fall, no one has commented about the article on the home page. China has cancelled all international sporting events for the rest of the year. While the article doesn't specifically mention track & field, it looks like Shanghai and the TBA DL meet are toast. The article does mention that 4 ATP tennis tournaments, including Shanghai Masters, are cancelled. And 6 WTA tennis tournaments, including the WTA Year End @ Shenzen. I'm thinking the WTA might try to find another site for that, IF they succeed in playing their earlier scheduled tournaments in August-October, but good luck finding that much prize money.

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                              • China cancelling everything is not surprising.

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