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  • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Woods could not work out with the team because it would send a mixed message and his locker should be emptied by Monday.
    Rolovich then urged Woods to tell others they would face the same consequences.
    Attitudes like this is kinda the reason the group is protesting.

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    • Given what MLB is going through, I still think it can make it to the playoffs.

      But I do not see how the NFL will do it without at least ending the season late. Football is a contact sport and if one team has an outbreak, it will easily pass it on to another. And if the NFL has to postpone games, all it can do is tack them on to the end of the season.

      As for college season, the Power Conferences can all start their seasons but some teams will inevitably have outbreaks and have to cancel games that cannot be made-up. Some may just end their season and that is the way it will be. We still may see a playoff and some major bowls but I suspect the smaller bowls will cancel because the finances are not there to do them with empty stadiums.

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      • Baseball looks doomed....football is irresponsible at this point. 8 Patriot players, among 48 overall are sitting out.

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        • https://www.espn.com/college-footbal...ue-coronavirus

          Uconn first FBS team to cancel their season.

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          • Nadal is sitting out the U.S. Open and passing up an opportunity to catch Federer due to concerns about COVID-19.

            https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/...g-play-us-open
            Last edited by jazzcyclist; 08-05-2020, 05:38 PM.

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            • The French Open begins on 9/27. Nadal will try to catch up to Federer there.

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              • Madrid tennis (week after U.S. Open) was cancelled yesterday because of increased lockdown provisions in Madrid area. So only Rome in between U.S. Open & French Open. The WTA resumed its schedule this week in Palermo. Both ATP & WTA have Cincinnati (albeit held in NYC) still on their schedule the week prior to U.S. Open.

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                • and the PGA starts tomorrow (sans spectators).

                  could be a chilly wind that will make things rather interesting

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                  • Meanwhile...

                    Hotline prediction: If/when college football shuts down for the fall, the process with start with the Big Ten. It's closer to closing up than many realize. (And can afford to take that position relative to most peers.)

                    https://mobile.twitter.com/wilnerhot...96510287405056

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                    • Meanwhile....


                      BREAKING: #Pac12 planning mammoth loan program to rescue cash-strapped athletic depts if football canceled, per internal docs obtained by the Hotline:

                      https://mobile.twitter.com/wilnerhot...45047043940352

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                      • Indianapolis 500, just called it quits for ALL fans.

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                        • Meanwhile...

                          Among complaints from Colorado State athletes staffers: Coaches have told players not to report COVID-19 symptoms, threatened players with reduced playing time if they quarantine and claim CSU is altering contact tracing reports to keep players practicing

                          https://mobile.twitter.com/Kevin_Lyt...66084212174848

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                          • Opinion: Is there any moral way for CSU, college sports to proceed during a pandemic?


                            As we charge headfirst into a college sports season in the middle of a pandemic you wonder, who will have the nerve to make it stop?

                            Is there any moral argument to be made in favor of fall college sports proceeding as planned?

                            Please let me know if there is, because I can’t see it.

                            This looks like a money grab. At best, moving forward is bad optics. At worst, it’s a soulless use of students as guinea pigs to make sure the budgets of colleges stay balanced even if it means endangering those who bring in the money.

                            https://amp.coloradoan.com/amp/32904...mpression=true

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                            • The latest on #B1G scheduling: After Rutgers outbreak, delay the season? Pull the plug?


                              Sources say that after Warren learned Monday of the COVID-19 outbreak at Rutgers — NJ.com reported that 28 football players plus “multiple team staffers” have been infected, forcing the team into isolation until Saturday — he reconsidered the conference’s next step.

                              These developments are among those adding to the exponentially growing concern regarding a 2020 season:
                              • A second Major League Baseball team, the St. Louis Cardinals, suffered a COVID-19 outbreak, sounding alarms regarding sports leagues that operate outside a bubble.
                              • A sixth Big Ten football program paused workouts, with Northwestern joining Ohio State, Maryland, Michigan State, Indiana and Rutgers.
                              NU’s stoppage was caused by a single positive COVID-19 test, but contact tracing prompted a quarantine of more than two dozen players. The school hopes to resume workouts Wednesday.

                              The Rutgers case is more problematic because of the soaring number of cases.
                              • The mother of an Indiana football player got the Big Ten’s attention Monday with a Facebook post. Debbie Rucker cautioned that her son Brady Feeney, a freshman offensive lineman, ended up in the emergency room with breathing issues after being infected with the coronavirus
                              “After 14 days of hell battling the horrible virus … now we are dealing with possible heart issues!” she wrote. “Bottom line, even if your son’s schools do everything right to protect them, they CAN’T PROTECT THEM!!”


                              https://mobile.twitter.com/TeddyGree...48410497204225
                              Last edited by Conor Dary; 08-05-2020, 06:37 PM.

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                              • Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post
                                Football in the fall is rather irresponsible and won't work anyways... they act like the only obstacle is public opinion rather than the relentless C19...

                                Multiple sources said part of the motivation for the Power 5 considering hosting its own fall Olympic sports seasons is to justify playing football, the revenue-driving sport for all athletic departments at that level. If all the other sports are canceled but football perseveres on its own, the optics would open up the schools to severe criticism. Thus, playing all fall sports would allow those schools to say that they are not uniquely subjecting football players to any risk.
                                +1 on this

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