Yeah I was going to say this. Hard to find is good since you avoid the crowds and can go in peace.
I question how many players would head to the NFL if the 2020 seasons are cancelled. The NFL would have to draft 2 college classes of unproven NFL talent between two seasons, and the second class wouldn't have played or really practiced a down of football in 1.5 years. I guess they could temporarily expand the roster sizes or something, but it'd still be a gamble for most to get an NFL spot after such a break from college.
The same people who think it's no concern are the ones who could ensure the fall sports are cancelled by throwing parties, licking toilets, and purposely coughing at others. People can debate all the testing, total cases, and death rate all they want, but it's a fact that it can shut down everything until further notice.
There should be massive concerns if we aren't at least returning to normal before the season starts. I think a better question is how soon will the NCAA have to decide? Teams obviously need to practice and prepare beforehand. Would they play a season with very limited practice, or would that be considered dangerous?
Absolutely, and especially before they become a part of Ohio State.
Pretty sure some guy named Saban has been a few times
Hell of a year across the board.
Scary to think the men's football and basketball programs should be at the same level, and likely better, next year
Football and basketball programs are doing pretty well with this transfer craze
Good article and so very true. Over halfway through grad school elsewhere now, but it doesn’t compare to my days in Columbus and Ohio State. Absolutely sucks for all of you to lose a few months, and for it to end abruptly
2014 B1G championship is always a fun one to watch
Wish him the best, and hope wherever he goes next maintains his mental health. Odd and disappointing our program loses players with some frequency.
CJ Walker became quite the player as the season ended, looking forward to seeing that all next year
Seems low considering the beatdown they have coming
Way too many details and moving parts, plus you can only postpone it for so long before it becomes impractical. On top of that, if a player/coach/staff/ref got the virus and spread it, everyone would lash out at the NCAA.
Absolutely. Teams are essentially going to have two freshmen classes at the same time. It’s going to clog the scholarship and recruiting situation. If they bump up the scholarship limits for each sport, they’re not going to be able to switch it back in a year unless they cut an entire class worth of players.
I am very surprised they did something reasonable. But a lot of details to work out. Does the scholarship limit change since a whole class could come back in addition to incoming freshmen? Are players that were ineligible this season going to play next season?
Probably, it’s not much different than ESPN and all the news channels still going on. It’s the large gatherings to be avoided, not necessarily a handful of smaller groups.
Sucks for the seniors across all the canceled sports, but not much you can do. Would be cool if some sort of TBT-style tourney is worked out for all the seniors, but the logistics and players headed to the pro-leagues might prevent that.
For some reason I thought Walker was on his last year - will be nice to have him back next year with how he played this past month.
Drake isn't the all-powerful decision maker, and the virus is doing as it pleases right now. And I imagine it's easier for the school and better for the students to give a firm answer and not let them sit there in limbo.
For the foreseeable future
Not a clue, would be interesting to find out. There are quite a few students, especially international, who have to live on campus and rely on the meal plans. Maybe they're just trying to reduce it a bare minimum of people on campus, since there is no easy solution to keep everyone away and isolated.
Classes aren’t canceled, they’re moving to online-based lectures and such. It also keeps faculty and employees on the safer side.
Maybe an overreaction but it’s far better to be proactive than reactive, especially with all the idiots out there.
Plenty of people are coming in from highly infected areas and going around spreading it after not being screened and not staying home. Just in Atlanta less than two weeks ago there was a single guy who returned from Italy and now it’s up to almost 30 confirmed cases in the city - not all directly related, but still. And just yesterday it was found out a grade school and high school teacher had it while at school, so they’ve cancelled school for at least a day. Sure, the kids are unlikely to be in danger, but they go home and spread it to a more at-risk population, who then go to work and spread it some more.
Will be interesting to see how the B1G does in the NCAA tourney. I wouldn’t be surprised if nearly everyone is out before the Sweet 16, and I wouldn’t be surprised if almost half of the Sweet 16 is B1G. Making it to the second weekend should be the goal for this team
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