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    Los Angeles County’s stay-at-home orders will “with all certainty” be extended for the next three months, county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer acknowledged during a Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday.
    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...ard-new-normal

    Yeah, college football ain't happening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...ard-new-normal

    Yeah, college football ain't happening.
    What if school starts up in January, and they play a short season that semester?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    What if school starts up in January, and they play a short season that semester?
    The problem with football is you need a good 4-5 weeks of camp/practice before the season starts. If kids aren't on campus in Nov/Dec, then practice won't be happening. I guess you could just move football to Feb-May but that might not work for some schools that share facilities, of course we still may not have fans in the stands so maybe the size of hte facility doens't matter.

    I just don't think college football has the logistics and money to have a season this year. The money isn't there for a large portion of teams to have a season where they have to spend millions on additional logistics, testing, etc. and that money certainly isn't there if there are no fans in the stands buying tickets/souvenirs/concessions/etc.

    THe only thing I think might happen is that the NCAA leaves it up to conferences to decide what to do and the SEC (and maybe one or two others) decides to play a conference only schedule, which is there only option. The SEC has the facilities and money but most importantly they would have the backing of most of their local/state governments and fans to play. I think they might even have some level of fans in the stadium. But the PAC ain't doing that and a good portion of the Big 10 and ACC wouldn't either.
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    Look, I think you're right that there will be no football this season. I'm just trying to hold onto the outside hope that it somehow works out. I still haven't cancelled my reservations for the BYU @ Minnesota game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    https://www.latimes.com/california/s...ard-new-normal

    Yeah, college football ain't happening in Pac-12 country.
    FIFY.

    As I mentioned in another thread the SEC and Big-12 are making other plans with rescheduling their California Pac-12 games. Hopefully, BYU is doing the same with their two California games. Of course, the question is would the non-cali Pac-12 teams be blocked from playing their games. That would suck for Utah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Ted View Post
    FIFY.

    As I mentioned in another thread the SEC and Big-12 are making other plans with rescheduling their California Pac-12 games. Hopefully, BYU is doing the same with their two California games. Of course, the question is would the non-cali Pac-12 teams be blocked from playing their games. That would suck for Utah.
    If the Pac-12 doesn't play then their players should be allowed to transfer with no penalty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wapiti View Post
    If the Pac-12 doesn't play then their players should be allowed to transfer with no penalty.
    Also someone should give Utah a swift kick in the crotch just because.
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    Quote Originally Posted by All-American View Post
    Also someone should give Utah a swift kick in the crotch just because.
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    Big 12 will have football even if President E. Gordon Gee has to suit up...

    WVU president Gee vows football will be played, even if he has to 'suit up'

    West Virginia University president E. Gordon Gee vows that the Mountaineers will play football this fall “even if I have suit up.”

    “I’ve got my ankles taped, I’m ready to go in,” the 76-year-old Gee joked in an interview with WOWK-TV broadcast this week. “But I think again, with everything we’re going to do it based on what is safe, what is healthy for our fans and what is healthy for our student athletes. But I do believe that we will play football.”

    Despite uncertainly around the coronavirus pandemic, all Big 12 schools, including West Virginia, plan to open campuses for the fall semester, a key step toward launching fall sports.
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    https://twitter.com/TollyTaylor/stat...234430978?s=19

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mormon Red Death View Post
    https://twitter.com/TollyTaylor/stat...234430978?s=19

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    Seems like a smart move... Get the students home before prime flu season.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
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    It's interesting to watch everything unfold during this pandemic. It seems no one wants to make the first move, so they're trying to maximize options. Well what's going to happen after the Ivy League schools make their decision today?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    It's interesting to watch everything unfold during this pandemic. It seems no one wants to make the first move, so they're trying to maximize options. Well what's going to happen after the Ivy League schools make their decision today?

    The Ivy League was the first domino when they canceled their conference basketball tournament. Everyone followed suit within the next day or two. I just don't see any way we have football this fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    It's interesting to watch everything unfold during this pandemic. It seems no one wants to make the first move, so they're trying to maximize options. Well what's going to happen after the Ivy League schools make their decision today?

    Nothing against the Ivy League but why allow them to "lead the way" when it comes to football? I see a big difference with not only the size of teams but stadium capacity between the Ivy League and say the SEC. Also, I think smaller college towns should have a big concern because it's possible to have in the neighborhood of 100K fans descend on a small college town resulting in a hot spot that the town cannot deal with because they do not have the capacity for medical facilities. Kind of like those small ski towns where infected tourists would visit and then leave and then soon after the local population gets sick with limited medical capacity.

    My point of reference is Lincoln, NE. On game day, in Memorial Stadium there are banners hanging everywhere: "Californians for Nebraska", "North Texans for Nebraska", etc. Lincoln is not a small town, but I could see it get overwhelmed quickly because of the sheer number of visiting fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bo Diddley View Post
    It's interesting to watch everything unfold during this pandemic. It seems no one wants to make the first move, so they're trying to maximize options. Well what's going to happen after the Ivy League schools make their decision today?
    I'm still in the "doubtful" camp as to whether or not there is college football this fall. I also am not convinced that postponing the season until the spring is going to work either. The chance of a vaccine being widely available in the spring of 2021 seems remote. There will be a vaccine and it'll be distributed but it likely won't be avialable widely enough and in time for a spring season. Plus, I don't think college football players count as essential workers and essential workers will get the vaccine first.

    I'm also starting to be more doubtful about the NFL playing although I still think they'll have a full season. One good point I heard was that the problem with football not being in a bubble like the NBA is that position players spend a lot of tim together in the weight room, film room and on the field. If one gets sick then you could end up with a whole position group getting COVID. Then what do you do when the entire Oline is in quarantine for 2-3 weeks? You aren't going to just let Aaron Rodgers scramble around behind a line of scrubs.

    NFL players do make good money so they can probably quarantine better and the NFL has the resources to do testing and provide more standard protocols. College athletes are dirt poor and have little incentive to put their health at risk and most schools don't have the money to pay for the testing/protocols needed to have a season and they especially don't have the money if they play with no fans in the stands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    NFL players do make good money so they can probably quarantine better and the NFL has the resources to do testing and provide more standard protocols. College athletes are dirt poor and have little incentive to put their health at risk and most schools don't have the money to pay for the testing/protocols needed to have a season and they especially don't have the money if they play with no fans in the stands.
    Have you met college football players? The vast majority will absolutely play if it is up to them. It won't be up to them, which is a good thing.
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    It's official. Ivy league postpones football until spring.

    Also, not football related, but Stanford cut 11 programs after this season including men's volleyball. Sheesh.

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    The only hope is for djt to order colleges to play the season.
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    Ivy league sucks. Hope nobody follows suit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    It's official. Ivy league postpones football until spring.

    Also, not football related, but Stanford cut 11 programs after this season including men's volleyball. Sheesh.
    Doesn't Stanford have a huge athletic endowment?

    Also are they going to lose their stranglehold on the Learfield Cup?
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    Looks like the Big 10 is likely going with a conference only schedule meaning BYU is screwed out of a couple games.

    https://twitter.com/insidenu/status/...Fid%3D24017168

    This could get bad for our boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paperback Writer View Post
    Nothing against the Ivy League but why allow them to "lead the way" when it comes to football? I see a big difference with not only the size of teams but stadium capacity between the Ivy League and say the SEC. Also, I think smaller college towns should have a big concern because it's possible to have in the neighborhood of 100K fans descend on a small college town resulting in a hot spot that the town cannot deal with because they do not have the capacity for medical facilities. Kind of like those small ski towns where infected tourists would visit and then leave and then soon after the local population gets sick with limited medical capacity.

    My point of reference is Lincoln, NE. On game day, in Memorial Stadium there are banners hanging everywhere: "Californians for Nebraska", "North Texans for Nebraska", etc. Lincoln is not a small town, but I could see it get overwhelmed quickly because of the sheer number of visiting fans.
    So, seems like you agree with the Ivy League's decision?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiveCoug View Post
    It's official. Ivy league postpones football until spring.

    Also, not football related, but Stanford cut 11 programs after this season including men's volleyball. Sheesh.
    Sucks, but... these were college sports?? Field hockey and rowing, men's VB and wrestling. Okay, those are loses. The rest....

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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    Sucks, but... these were college sports?? Field hockey and rowing, men's VB and wrestling. Okay, those are loses. The rest....
    Rowing?

    But, but, but . . . how are those Loughlin girls going to get into college?
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    Quote Originally Posted by myboynoah View Post
    Rowing?

    But, but, but . . . how are those Loughlin girls going to get into college?
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    Still don't think a season lasts more than a month. If this country can't stop the spread in summer, no way it's going to last through another spike this fall. It happens in spring or not at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USUC View Post
    Sounds like the P12 is next in line to announce same thing. It's really tough being a byu fan sometimes.

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