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By: Aliphatic
8/11/2020 3:19 PM

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I believe there was a some of chatter that Florida, Georgia, and some of the other southern states were going to allow college football to go ahead.

Whether the college football players from the north can be recruited to play in the south was waiting to be seen, as I understand it.

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By: OceanBlue
8/11/2020 3:25 PM

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I believe there was a some of chatter that Florida, Georgia, and some of the other southern states were going to allow college football to go ahead.

Whether the college football players from the north can be recruited to play in the south was waiting to be seen, as I understand it.

Aliphatic


Last I checked, the GA Virginia game was cancelled - not sure how much was Stoken (CFB Pres), conference only, or something else.

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By: Aliphatic
8/11/2020 3:27 PM

It’s just rumor but apparently the SEC was going to play football and are trying to recruit the best players from the big ten?

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By: Robert
8/12/2020 2:06 PM

I believe the SEC, ACC and Big 12 will soon be following the PAC 12 and Big 10. Spring football is also not going to happen. I fear college hoop is next to go.

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By: J4yDubs
8/12/2020 2:54 PM

I think they should give it a go. If they run into problems, then cancel or deal the problems. The team I follow (UNC) hasn't had a positive result since the beginning of July. If they follow the appropriate precautions and do frequent testing, they should be able to do it. I do think they should allow anyone to opt out (without losing anything) and if they do opt out gain another year of eligibility. No questions asked.

John

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By: Aliphatic
8/12/2020 3:03 PM

I think they should give it a go. If they run into problems, then cancel or deal the problems. The team I follow (UNC) hasn't had a positive result since the beginning of July. If they follow the appropriate precautions and do frequent testing, they should be able to do it. I do think they should allow anyone to opt out (without losing anything) and if they do opt out gain another year of eligibility. No questions asked.

John

J4yDubs


Gonna disagree with you on this one.

Shut it down. The younger crowd is developing myocarditis even if asymptomatic. Let’s not risk heart disease to kids for the sake of college football.

Now if the NFL players who make millions of dollars want to risk their health, that’s another story.

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By: J4yDubs
8/12/2020 3:47 PM


Gonna disagree with you on this one.

Shut it down. The younger crowd is developing myocarditis even if asymptomatic. Let’s not risk heart disease to kids for the sake of college football.

Aliphatic

I'd argue that they are safer in their controlled and monitored sporting environments given the precautions and testing that they receive. Sports is a huge part of some of these kids lives. Taking that away could put them at more risk because they wouldn't have the structure and routines they get with sports.

COVID-19 isn't going away. It's a risk for everyone, everywhere. I don't see how, if the precautions and testing are done, sports increases that risk.

John

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By: Bill
8/12/2020 6:59 PM

I love College Football but this was the right thing to do.

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By: nicki
8/12/2020 9:01 PM

I love College Football but this was the right thing to do.

Bill


I agree, I am disappointed but not surprised. Its for the best.

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By: Floyd
8/12/2020 9:59 PM

I agree, they need to shut it down before the season. If the SEC and others start the season then shut it down, how would the NCAA handle eligibility for those players? If they already were redshirted, they burn a year for a few games.

Combined with the potential long term effects on the student-athletes, the right decision is to shut it down and work towards a spring season.

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By: Mikec
8/14/2020 12:12 AM

What does the NCAA have to say about athletes changing schools? Under normal circumstances if you transfer you have to sit out a year except for defined exceptions.

While games being postponed or cancelled sucks for the kids let’s not forget that many people who work at these games will not get paid. Ticket takers, ushers, parking, concessions, etc. I know that many of the game day security who normally would work Nat’s games would also work Maryland Terrapins games. Now with no fans at MLB games, those security people aren’t hired, add in no college football, less and less income. Many of these individuals also would work Caps and Wizards games too.

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By: OceanBlue
8/15/2020 11:09 AM

What does the NCAA have to say about athletes changing schools? Under normal circumstances if you transfer you have to sit out a year except for defined exceptions.

Mikec
Yep, and, the student athlete needs to be "released" by their current program.

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By: Gettysburg Lady
8/16/2020 8:41 AM

I am sad there will be no Penn State football but think it was the best decision. Too many varibles that cannot be controlled, It is not worth the risk to coaches and players. Lots of lost revenue but its not worth dying over. As for the NCAA and allowing players to change schools - don't know what to say about that. Im not a big fan of the NCAA but I hope the figure it out.

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By: Blue Fish
8/16/2020 9:30 AM

The ACC Board of Directors announced that if public health guidance allows, all seven ACC sponsored fall sports will begin competition during the week of Sept. 7-12.

In other words, the countdown has begun but the finger is on the pause button. I just have a feeling it's not going to happen.

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By: hoi toide
8/16/2020 2:34 PM

Hinton James was the athletic dorm back in the day, not sure that’s still the case. Ehringhaus and Granville dorms as well.



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By: hoi toide
8/16/2020 2:38 PM


By: J4yDubs
8/16/2020 7:36 PM

Hinton James was the athletic dorm back in the day, not sure that’s still the case. Ehringhaus and Granville dorms as well.

hoi toide

The higher profile athletes are normally off campus housing now (2-3 per). At least for Basketball.

There was also a party just posted that looks like trouble waiting to happen. I don't get it. These kids are obviously smart, so why do this crap? It's just stupid and embarrassing.

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By: J4yDubs
8/16/2020 7:42 PM

The Oklahoma Sooners news kinda supports my point above. While in training camp they went 4 weeks without a positive test. The coach let them off for 1 week and when they came back they had 9 test positive.

So, where do you think these kids are safest?

John

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By: J4yDubs
8/17/2020 8:01 PM

UNC is going full time remote online learning as of Wednesday. 1 week after starting the Fall Semester. They got 135 positive results in that 1 week!

Student Athletes will continue to do to online learning on and off campus and will still have workouts and practice. Basically, they will be in a bubble now with the other students having to be remote.

The student newspaper didn't pull any punches. Laughing smiley



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