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First DI conference cancels Fall sports
The Ivy League. They have some smart folks up there. I wonder who will be next.

The California College Collegiate Association (CCCA) cancelled Fall sports awhile ago but they are a DII conference.

I figured Texas and Southern states would be the last to cancel, but with the current surges who knows.
07-08-2020 06:15 PM
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(07-08-2020 06:15 PM)mjs Wrote:  The Ivy League. They have some smart folks up there. I wonder who will be next.

The California College Collegiate Association (CCCA) cancelled Fall sports awhile ago but they are a DII conference.

I figured Texas and Southern states would be the last to cancel, but with the current surges who knows.

As I recall, the general sentiment to the Ivy League when they were first to cancel their conference tournament and shut down their spring sports was they were overreacting. Within a week, all had taken the same action.

Whether or not others follow here is unknown, but it does make sense. Wouldn’t it be better to kick everything to January with the hope of having seasons with something closer to normal, rather than trying to keep putting fingers in a sand dyke to try to stop a tsunami, and potentially create a complete disaster for college sports?
07-08-2020 07:41 PM
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(07-08-2020 07:41 PM)PTJR Wrote:  
(07-08-2020 06:15 PM)mjs Wrote:  The Ivy League. They have some smart folks up there. I wonder who will be next.

The California College Collegiate Association (CCCA) cancelled Fall sports awhile ago but they are a DII conference.

I figured Texas and Southern states would be the last to cancel, but with the current surges who knows.

As I recall, the general sentiment to the Ivy League when they were first to cancel their conference tournament and shut down their spring sports was they were overreacting. Within a week, all had taken the same action.

Whether or not others follow here is unknown, but it does make sense. Wouldn’t it be better to kick everything to January with the hope of having seasons with something closer to normal, rather than trying to keep putting fingers in a sand dyke to try to stop a tsunami, and potentially create a complete disaster for college sports?

I agree. The worst thing would be starting up fall college sports and then having to shut them down again after a few games. Starting to feel like what the pro sports leagues are doing is crazy. What is the point? (I guess money). Most feel like they won't make it through their shortened seasons. I just don't think I'll get a ton of enjoyment out of watching games in empty stadiums or arenas. Part of the excitement of watching an NBA playoff game, for example, is the atmosphere created by the fans. I think it will feel more like a scrimmage than a real game. Lets do what we need to stop the virus, like just about every other developed country in the world, and with some luck maybe we can get back to almost normal early next year. Unfortunately, a true normal won't return until we have a vaccine which is still likely, at least, a year away.
07-09-2020 11:13 AM
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(07-09-2020 11:13 AM)mjs Wrote:  
(07-08-2020 07:41 PM)PTJR Wrote:  
(07-08-2020 06:15 PM)mjs Wrote:  The Ivy League. They have some smart folks up there. I wonder who will be next.

The California College Collegiate Association (CCCA) cancelled Fall sports awhile ago but they are a DII conference.

I figured Texas and Southern states would be the last to cancel, but with the current surges who knows.

As I recall, the general sentiment to the Ivy League when they were first to cancel their conference tournament and shut down their spring sports was they were overreacting. Within a week, all had taken the same action.

Whether or not others follow here is unknown, but it does make sense. Wouldn’t it be better to kick everything to January with the hope of having seasons with something closer to normal, rather than trying to keep putting fingers in a sand dyke to try to stop a tsunami, and potentially create a complete disaster for college sports?

I agree. The worst thing would be starting up fall college sports and then having to shut them down again after a few games. Starting to feel like what the pro sports leagues are doing is crazy. What is the point? (I guess money). Most feel like they won't make it through their shortened seasons. I just don't think I'll get a ton of enjoyment out of watching games in empty stadiums or arenas. Part of the excitement of watching an NBA playoff game, for example, is the atmosphere created by the fans. I think it will feel more like a scrimmage than a real game. Lets do what we need to stop the virus, like just about every other developed country in the world, and with some luck maybe we can get back to almost normal early next year. Unfortunately, a true normal won't return until we have a vaccine which is still likely, at least, a year away.

Here a paragraph from a Sports Illustrated article this morning about how we got ourselves screwed by the virus:

“One of the oldest aphorisms in sports is to respect your opponent. America didn’t respect COVID-19—not enough to stay quarantined and wear masks and do what it had to do. Complacency, arrogance and stubbornness didn’t get the job done, and now the increasingly costly bills for that disrespect are coming due.”
07-09-2020 12:27 PM
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