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Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:45 pm
by hens05alum
I think you have the story right January. UA exercising some clause to terminate the deal because of ROI. Makes sense since UCLA can't be that valuable a partner for UA. They've sucked for a while at both football and basektball.

I wonder if Lavar Ball and his Big Baller Brand could finally get their foot in the door. :lol:

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:14 pm
by jd of de
23 at Texas Tech test positive.

https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... et-recover

197 were tested (players, coaches & support staff) adding perspective to the positive number. It’s a good guess that is similar testing number for all college football teams. The difference between maximum FBS and FCS rosters is only 5 players and 2 coaches.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:27 pm
by UD '01 grad

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:54 pm
by Gannonfan
Wasn't sure if this was posted here already. Morehouse College (granted, DII and small) decided not to play football this upcoming season. Familiar words to what exists at the FCS level - they already lose money on the program anyway, and the costs to test players at the frequency you would need to are significant. What might work for a UD where it didn't work here is the idea of isolating the team as much as possible - Morehouse and the like aren't big schools, so dormitory space is limited at best. UD has quite the layout of dormitory space, and that was before the incoming freshman class shrank due to kids not sure they want to start college (and pay) in this environment.

https://www.si.com/college/2020/06/30/m ... oronavirus

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:34 am
by UDJoe
Patriot League will announce its intentions about fall sports on July 8.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:01 pm
by UD '01 grad
Penn State AD: A Spring 2021 season a last resort

https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... ast-resort

From article

Conferences at every level have been working on various models in case the fall is disrupted by the pandemic, but the spring contingency plan garnered more attention this week after TMG Sports reported the Ivy League is considering forgoing the entire fall in favor of a seven-game, conference-only spring season that would begin in April and conclude in mid-May.

The Ivy League will announce a final decision on fall sports July 8, but FBS decision-makers continue to move forward, albeit cautiously.

"The effects of the decisions made in July are going to reverberate for a while," MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:20 pm
by BlueHenBill
UD '01 grad wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Penn State AD: A Spring 2021 season a last resort

https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... ast-resort

From article

Conferences at every level have been working on various models in case the fall is disrupted by the pandemic, but the spring contingency plan garnered more attention this week after TMG Sports reported the Ivy League is considering forgoing the entire fall in favor of a seven-game, conference-only spring season that would begin in April and conclude in mid-May.

The Ivy League will announce a final decision on fall sports July 8, but FBS decision-makers continue to move forward, albeit cautiously.

"The effects of the decisions made in July are going to reverberate for a while," MAC commissioner Jon Steinbrecher said.
How do you play FB (or any sport) in May, take only about 1 month off, resume training in July, report to camp in Aug, and then play for another 3 months from late Aug/early Sep thru Nov? Player conditioning, health, and safety would be difficult to say the least without having more of a gap between seasons.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:58 pm
by UD '01 grad
It all comes down to money with all of these decisions.

NASCAR has to fulfill its Cup Series television contract with Fox and NBC, which is why it squeezed three races into a week in the spring and have more multi-race weekends coming in August.

NBA is building a $150 million bubble in Florida for games.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/293 ... 50-million

If it's play or don't get paid, the games will be played somehow, someway. Fans or no fans.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:29 pm
by BlueHenBill
UD '01 grad wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:58 pm
It all comes down to money with all of these decisions.

NASCAR has to fulfill its Cup Series television contract with Fox and NBC, which is why it squeezed three races into a week in the spring and have more multi-race weekends coming in August.

NBA is building a $150 million bubble in Florida for games.

https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/293 ... 50-million

If it's play or don't get paid, the games will be played somehow, someway. Fans or no fans.
Different don't you think for college student/athletes?

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:00 pm
by UD '01 grad
Well hopefully health and safety is the top consideration for all this, college athletes included.

I don't know specifics as far as tv contracts for college football (playoff games on ESPN, the SEC on CBS, Big Ten Network, etc.).

If games don't get played I imagine there is less money to go around and/or some deals could get voided.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:55 pm
by jd of de
The Ivy League will release the full plans for the fall sports season on July 8th. They have already announced that football will be a conference only schedule.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:50 pm
by jd of de
Stony Brook now opening season at Western Michigan.

The Patriot League is delaying the start of their football season. Stony Brook had been scheduled to play Fordham to open the season and Colgate had been scheduled to play at Western Michigan.

Stony Brook still plans to travel to Florida Atlantic the following weekend.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:15 am
by UD '01 grad

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:29 pm
by Hensfansince03
Was in South Carolina last weekend. No social distancing or masks. No one cared about virus. More people complaining about the potential for the mask ordinance than the virus. If you want to visit a place close by where you would never know the pandemic is happening go vacation there. Its a great time. Spent all the money I would have in Dewey in Rehobeth this summer in North Myrtle. Governor is making threats in an effort to get more compliance from public with mitigation measures. Too much money on the line for college football. Players have zero risk of death or hospitalization from virus. Chances are they will not allow fans but play the games at least early season. After election vaccine will come out a couple months later, vaccine manufactures will make tons of money, and things will get back to "normal"

Its looks like most programs are doing voluntary workouts and good chance practice begins early August as normal? Anyone got info on any conferences releasing time lines? As of 2 weeks ago it appeared most places were prepping and had a timeline in mind.

Re: When will College Football resume? Links and references.

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:17 pm
by jd of de
Von Miller of the Denver Broncos called the disease a “surreal” experience and said he struggled at first to work out. Other athletes have endured lingering lung and other health issues.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/spor ... letes.html