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RE: FCS MEAC joining IVY,Patriot cancelling all fall sports CAA for football as well
CAA Football is separate from the CAA as a whole, so as of now it's apparently just the football conference that has cancelled.

But, they have said members are free to play as independents if they choose (Which is probably true for a lot of these cancelled conferences) so we'll see.

The logical side of me knows cancelling is a smarter call, but I'd be lying if I said part of me didn't want W&M to play as an independent.
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(07-16-2020 07:34 PM)TDenverFan Wrote:  CAA Football is separate from the CAA as a whole, so as of now it's apparently just the football conference that has cancelled.

But, they have said members are free to play as independents if they choose (Which is probably true for a lot of these cancelled conferences) so we'll see.

The logical side of me knows cancelling is a smarter call, but I'd be lying if I said part of me didn't want W&M to play as an independent.

I guess this must be state by state logistical issues. CAA football is pretty spread out.
I suspect we will see a lot more basketball and FCS conferences cancel. They don't have the TV money.
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(07-17-2020 10:06 AM)bullet Wrote:  
(07-16-2020 07:34 PM)TDenverFan Wrote:  CAA Football is separate from the CAA as a whole, so as of now it's apparently just the football conference that has cancelled.

But, they have said members are free to play as independents if they choose (Which is probably true for a lot of these cancelled conferences) so we'll see.

The logical side of me knows cancelling is a smarter call, but I'd be lying if I said part of me didn't want W&M to play as an independent.

I guess this must be state by state logistical issues. CAA football is pretty spread out.
I suspect we will see a lot more basketball and FCS conferences cancel. They don't have the TV money.

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A10 is postponing fall sports, hopes to play them in the spring, but does have a look-in window in September should the COVID risk be reduced enough to roll out a reduced fall schedule.

What if the NCAA decides to not postpone the fall championships and you've committed to not playing in the fall: do you reverse course and try to make a fall schedule work, play in the spring with no NCAA playoffs, or just not play at all this school year? I think sooner rather than later there'll be enough of a critical mass of conferences and schools passing on fall sports that the NCAA will be compelled to postpone/cancel fall championships, but it's at least a possibility.
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(07-17-2020 10:52 AM)Cyniclone Wrote:  A10 is postponing fall sports, hopes to play them in the spring, but does have a look-in window in September should the COVID risk be reduced enough to roll out a reduced fall schedule.

What if the NCAA decides to not postpone the fall championships and you've committed to not playing in the fall: do you reverse course and try to make a fall schedule work, play in the spring with no NCAA playoffs, or just not play at all this school year? I think sooner rather than later there'll be enough of a critical mass of conferences and schools passing on fall sports that the NCAA will be compelled to postpone/cancel fall championships, but it's at least a possibility.

That's 4 out of 32. Given their basketball strength, I expected them to be one of the later conferences.
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(07-17-2020 01:29 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(07-17-2020 10:52 AM)Cyniclone Wrote:  A10 is postponing fall sports, hopes to play them in the spring, but does have a look-in window in September should the COVID risk be reduced enough to roll out a reduced fall schedule.

What if the NCAA decides to not postpone the fall championships and you've committed to not playing in the fall: do you reverse course and try to make a fall schedule work, play in the spring with no NCAA playoffs, or just not play at all this school year? I think sooner rather than later there'll be enough of a critical mass of conferences and schools passing on fall sports that the NCAA will be compelled to postpone/cancel fall championships, but it's at least a possibility.

That's 4 out of 32. Given their basketball strength, I expected them to be one of the later conferences.

A-10 is pretty spread out though, teams in NC, VA, DC, PA, OH, MO, NY, MA, RI. Sure, they're not the MOST spread out, but if we're looking at state-by-state quarantines, that's a lot of patchwork.
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CAA said each of its schools can do as they wish w/r/t fall sports, with the conference's blessing.

William & Mary and Hofstra have already announced no fall sports.
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(07-17-2020 01:55 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  CAA said each of its schools can do as they wish w/r/t fall sports, with the conference's blessing.

William & Mary and Hofstra have already announced no fall sports.

So have Delaware, Towson, Stony Brook, Drexel, UNH, Maine, Northeastern, Rhode Island, and Albany have all cancelled, some of those are football only members.

Richmond's statement was a little vague, but implied they wouldn't play football. A10 has cancelled the other sports.

Villanova's statement was also a little vague, they basically said they're exploring different options, but did not commit either way.

College of Charleston, UNCW, JMU, and Elon are the only ones that seem to plan to play.
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The SWAC can be added, officially on Monday

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(07-17-2020 02:51 PM)TDenverFan Wrote:  
(07-17-2020 01:55 PM)Cyniclone Wrote:  CAA said each of its schools can do as they wish w/r/t fall sports, with the conference's blessing.

William & Mary and Hofstra have already announced no fall sports.

So have Delaware, Towson, Stony Brook, Drexel, UNH, Maine, Northeastern, Rhode Island, and Albany have all cancelled, some of those are football only members.

Richmond's statement was a little vague, but implied they wouldn't play football. A10 has cancelled the other sports.

Villanova's statement was also a little vague, they basically said they're exploring different options, but did not commit either way.

College of Charleston, UNCW, JMU, and Elon are the only ones that seem to plan to play.

Can't imagine JMU having much luck with independent scheduling. Even if nobody else postpones or cancels, and there's no chance of that, then W&M, VCU, Richmond, George Mason, Hampton and Norfolk State are off the board for in-state competition, and they usually play a few games in every sport against schools from that group. The Big South at least seems to be taking the CAA tack of allowing schools to make their own decisions about playing, because Hampton didn't wait for a conferencewide edict to cancel, which also means Radford and Longwood could follow suit.

Probably a moot point but might as well play out the possibilities while they're still out there.
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(07-17-2020 05:18 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  The SWAC can be added, officially on Monday

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https://bangordailynews.com/2020/07/17/s...ls-season/

Here is the CAA's statement:

RICHMOND, Va. (July 17, 2020) - The Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors has released the following statement in regards to participation in Fall Sports by member institutions during the 2020 season.

“The institutions of the Colonial Athletic Association recognize that we compete in a Conference made up of ten distinctive institutions that are located in eight states. As one Conference, we share a commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes, campuses, and communities. As we each navigate this pandemic, we recognize that each of our ten members must rely on local and state guidance, as well as medical expertise that may result in different decisions and different timelines for each institution. Therefore, we support each other and the unique circumstances of each of our campuses and communities to make decisions that are best for them. We do so as ten institutions aligned as one Conference.”
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https://www.deseret.com/sports/2020/7/15...ntain-west

A summary. Article was 7/17 4 pm.
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(07-17-2020 08:25 PM)bullet Wrote:  Here is the CAA's statement:

RICHMOND, Va. (July 17, 2020) - The Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors has released the following statement in regards to participation in Fall Sports by member institutions during the 2020 season.

“The institutions of the Colonial Athletic Association recognize that we compete in a Conference made up of ten distinctive institutions that are located in eight states. As one Conference, we share a commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes, campuses, and communities. As we each navigate this pandemic, we recognize that each of our ten members must rely on local and state guidance, as well as medical expertise that may result in different decisions and different timelines for each institution. Therefore, we support each other and the unique circumstances of each of our campuses and communities to make decisions that are best for them. We do so as ten institutions aligned as one Conference.”

Translation:
We are 10 schools that really dont want to be together and dont make such sense together but need access to auto bids.
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The Horizon League has delayed all sports until October 1st.
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(07-17-2020 08:25 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(07-17-2020 05:18 PM)Stugray2 Wrote:  The SWAC can be added, officially on Monday

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https://twitter.com/Brett_McMurphy/statu...1718163456

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https://bangordailynews.com/2020/07/17/s...ls-season/

Here is the CAA's statement:

RICHMOND, Va. (July 17, 2020) - The Colonial Athletic Association Board of Directors has released the following statement in regards to participation in Fall Sports by member institutions during the 2020 season.

“The institutions of the Colonial Athletic Association recognize that we compete in a Conference made up of ten distinctive institutions that are located in eight states. As one Conference, we share a commitment to the health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes, campuses, and communities. As we each navigate this pandemic, we recognize that each of our ten members must rely on local and state guidance, as well as medical expertise that may result in different decisions and different timelines for each institution. Therefore, we support each other and the unique circumstances of each of our campuses and communities to make decisions that are best for them. We do so as ten institutions aligned as one Conference.”

(07-18-2020 07:58 PM)dxdtdemon Wrote:  The Horizon League has delayed all sports until October 1st.

West Coast delayed until September 24.
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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/18/will-col...onomy.html

Only 11% expect the season to be cancelled. Here's why:

"... An outright cancellation would devastate the college sports economy. Football is the industry’s primary revenue engine, and a lost season could wipe out $4 billion in total revenue, according to ESPN. The implications would reach far beyond the field itself...."
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How much would ESPN save in payments to conferences if no football becomes a reality?

For these smaller conferences that are not dependent on ESPN tv money I completely understand the desire to cancel. You are going to make any money when you cant sell tickets
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(07-20-2020 06:17 PM)solohawks Wrote:  How much would ESPN save in payments to conferences if no football becomes a reality?

For these smaller conferences that are not dependent on ESPN tv money I completely understand the desire to cancel. You are going to make any money when you cant sell tickets

A bunch, but they will lose massive amounts in advertising revenues.
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(07-20-2020 05:37 PM)bullet Wrote:  https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/18/will-col...onomy.html

Only 11% expect the season to be cancelled. Here's why:

"... An outright cancellation would devastate the college sports economy. Football is the industry’s primary revenue engine, and a lost season could wipe out $4 billion in total revenue, according to ESPN. The implications would reach far beyond the field itself...."

This is what I keep coming back to. There's just too much money at stake. As long as the MLB and NBA are successful (yes, I realize that they are pros and in relative bubbles), the the vast majority of FBS is going to use that as cover to play a season and at least cash in TV revenue.
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I guess the conferences that are unanimous have already ruled. A lot of Division II and III conferences, where money is not an issue, have cancelled. So far only 6.5 (CAA half have cancelled) of the 32 Division I have cancelled. The academic Patriot and Ivy, the cash strapped HBCUs MEAC and SWAC, the America East and Atlantic 10. Everybody else seems to be sitting and waiting.
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