Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

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Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by Henny » Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:06 pm

https://navysports.com/news/2020/7/3/la ... -navy.aspx

This is the week UD is currently scheduled to go to Maine.
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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by jd of de » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:21 pm

Henny wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:06 pm
https://navysports.com/news/2020/7/3/la ... -navy.aspx

This is the week UD is currently scheduled to go to Maine.
Looking at the expense side the Hens would eliminate the expense of a $85,000 charter air flight.

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by Info Hound » Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:28 pm

jd of de wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:21 pm


Looking at the expense side the Hens would eliminate the expense of a $85,000 charter air flight.
And, get a nice payday to offset a likely cancelled NC State game. Works for me.

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by jd of de » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:36 pm

If the Patriot League is not playing before 9/19 or 9/26, these are the affected games.

8/29 … Fordham @ Stony Brook … canceled
9/4 … Colgate @ Western Michigan … canceled
9/4 … Stony Brook @ Western Michigan … added

9/3 … Lehigh @ Villanova
9/5 … Lafayette @ Sacred Heart
9/5 … Georgetown @ Marist
9/5 … Bryant @ Fordham

9/12 … Lafayette @ Navy … canceled
9/12 … Colgate @ William & Mary
9/12 … Fordham @ Hawaii
9/12 … Dayton @ Georgetown
9/12 … Lehigh @ Holy Cross

9/19 … Columbia @ Lehigh … assumed canceled by Ivy
9/19 … Georgetown @ Harvard … assumed canceled by Ivy
9/19 … William & Mary @ Lafayette
9/19 … Colgate @ Syracuse

The Ivy League pulled down their football schedule, but are expected to announce a 7-game, conference games only schedule next week (7/8).

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by jd of de » Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:46 pm

Just for fun ... a revised Hen schedule

9/5 … Delaware @ JMU
9/12 … Delaware drops @ Maine to avoid flying … Lafayette has already dropped Navy ... Delaware @ Navy
9/19 … LIU @ Delaware
9/26 … Delaware drops @ NC State to avoid flying … Ivy Penn drops Lafayette … Lafayette @ Delaware
10/3 … Elon drops @ Delaware to avoid flying … Ivy Brown drops Rhode Island … Delaware @ Rhode Island
10/10 … Open Week
10/17 … Delaware @ Stony Brook
10/24 … William & Mary @ Delaware
10/31 … Delaware @ Albany
11/7 … Towson @ Delaware
11/14 … Villanova @ Delaware
11/21 … Delaware State @ Delaware

And no charter air flights. Now that was easy :lol: :lol:

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by HENJOHN » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:21 pm

Good guess JD. Would make some sense. Five Home games outta 8 would work. Hope there's a season.
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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by tenn hen » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:34 pm

Too logical :wink:
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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by jd of de » Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:45 pm

Also, Mike London said some schools have discussed home-home CAA games.

Maine is scheduled at Richmond on 9/26. Delaware could host Richmond instead of Lafayette that day.

That puts a Delaware back to 8 CAA games; 4 home and 4 away.

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by Info Hound » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:55 pm

I like these ideas. Let's do it.

I'll sit anywhere in the stadium, I don't care.

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by BlueHenBill » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:57 pm

jd of de, Good job. How would bus trips to URI (and JMU, Stony Brook & Albany) be handled? One overnight stay before the game and bus home right after game or round trip same day? Also, if most CAA members drop Maine (and/or Elon?) or vice-versa how can Maine (and Elon?) play enough CAA games?
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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by jd of de » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:59 pm

There is a better than average chance the CAA will not look equal or fair, depending on the decisions each school makes. No doubt some of those decisions will be to adhere to state mandates as well.

Maine may only play CAA games within their pod; home-home against Albany, Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Elon may do the same with JMU, Richmond and William & Mary.

Towson, Delaware and Villanova could well play 8 CAA games because of their centralized location.

Who knows? But I’ll bet money it won’t look equal or fair given the restraints each school will be dealing with. Given the times, any football season will be considered a success and rightfully so.

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by jd of de » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:16 pm

BHTC bus trips, if there are any (if fans are allowed with limits, will visiting schools get any tickets?) the bus trip itself will be sold out at 26 riders so the 2 seats a couple occupy will have no one in the seats in front of, behind and across from them.

The buses themselves now have plexiglass between the driver and passengers, have hand sanitizer on board, masks are required by the bus company and the passenger area is disinfected before the trip, during the game and after each trip.

We have hotels reserved for all the scheduled away games but we will deal with those particulars when we know more.

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Re: Lafayette cancels on Navy - Sept 12th

Post by akashaquest » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:51 am

Lafayette's cancelation is the least of USNA's football-related issues. The faculty member's intel on this one:

The USNA leadership has frequently and loudly voiced their intention to focus on our core mission during the pandemic: the commissioning of Naval and Marine Corps officers. That's it. Full Stop. It's been all hands on deck to satisfy academic requirements, physical training requirements, and military training requirements, but NCAA sports have been discussed as a want not a need.

The Superintendent has not announced any decision yet, and I am certainly not speaking for him, but based on the questions he's asking the Faculty Senate, here is my guess where this will likely go: Given that all 4400+ members of the Brigade live in the same complex, 3 or 4 to a room, there is a *very* strong possibility that the Brigade will not be able to reform in its entirety after the summer training block. We're trying to have Plebe Summer as normally as possible (because it's absolutely essential to the mission) after a 2 week onsite quarantine, but that's 1500 Midshipmen spread out all across the living quarters not 4400 packed in like sardines.

As such, there is a very high probability that the Service Academies will opt to not participate in intercollegiate sports because those represent COVID19 exposure vectors that put that core mission at risk. This is consistent with his management of the faculty: we have been tasked with planning for remote teaching in the Fall with a possible transition to a hybrid model where lab courses meet live but the lectures remain virtual even if they can completely reform the Brigade. After quarantine, the Faculty coming and going are actually the largest risk vector...

Again, just one person's viewpoint, but I'm calling my shot on this one.

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