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(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

If that happens, y'all will finally get rid of me. I assume the conference is cancelling or this decision wouldn't have been made.

I feel bad for the kids. If anyone plays, the NCAA needs to allow for immediate transfers with no sitting out or penalty.
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(08-10-2020 11:41 AM)ODUODUODU Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:34 AM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:33 AM)monarx Wrote:  
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(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

I wonder if we were signaled that it's coming and got out in front for PR reasons. A lot of people are genuinely afraid. This could really play well on the recruiting trail. Nothing like a disaster to spin positive PR out of? That sounds calculated and cold but it's realty.

Maybe. But that could backfire too. I like the approach of looking like your ready to do anything to play. That we are that tough and committed and ready to win. Then when CUSA cancels, just blame it on TU WM and say “well, we wanted to play”. I wonder if the conference actually is going to play and forced Woods hand to cancel independently. If the whole G5 plays successfully except the MAC, UConn and ODU... that will be embarrassing.

That's true too. Wonder how many SWOT analysis' they did on the white board before making the decision?


Seems like if MLB can't do it safely, how could CFB?

MLB can do it safely. Their rules are ridiculous. The sport might be more socially distancing than golf.
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Bummed but not surprised. Now I'm praying for late winter, early spring football

Wonder if the team can continue to practice?
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Does this include basketball, which starts later in the fall, or only the early fall sports?
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ODU Will Not Play Athletics This Fall, Postpones Fall Sports
So what is the NCAA going to do about edibility? Give another year?
This could really help this team in the long run.


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(08-10-2020 11:23 AM)ODUalum78 Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:17 AM)smudge12 Wrote:  Best move for the students, staff, community, and state.

Agreed

Yeppers
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(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

This. Why did we have to be the 2nd FBS program to cancel the season. Wait it out. Within the next week, everything will likely be cancelled?
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Maybe ODU should just drop back to FCS. Never that competitive in FBS in the first place.
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(08-10-2020 12:06 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

This. Why did we have to be the 2nd FBS program to cancel the season. Wait it out. Within the next week, everything will likely be cancelled?

Wood is on the hot seat. Cancelling due to COVID gives him an excuse for the upcoming financial disaster. Zero risk.
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(08-10-2020 12:15 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:06 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

This. Why did we have to be the 2nd FBS program to cancel the season. Wait it out. Within the next week, everything will likely be cancelled?

Wood is on the hot seat. Cancelling due to COVID gives him an excuse for the upcoming financial disaster. Zero risk.

It probably helps mitigate the financial losses. We wouldn't be getting much revenue for playing this year but all the costs.
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(08-10-2020 12:15 PM)Johns1124 Wrote:  Maybe ODU should just drop back to FCS. Never that competitive in FBS in the first place.

Breaks a 15-year silence to make a weak jab at ODU. Color me impressed, didn't know we meant that much to you.
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(08-10-2020 12:15 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:06 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

This. Why did we have to be the 2nd FBS program to cancel the season. Wait it out. Within the next week, everything will likely be cancelled?

Wood is on the hot seat. Cancelling due to COVID gives him an excuse for the upcoming financial disaster. Zero risk.

Wood asked us to convert our season tickets to donations for this year but will he be willing to convert some of his salary to donations
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(08-10-2020 12:22 PM)mturn017 Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:15 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:06 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

This. Why did we have to be the 2nd FBS program to cancel the season. Wait it out. Within the next week, everything will likely be cancelled?

Wood is on the hot seat. Cancelling due to COVID gives him an excuse for the upcoming financial disaster. Zero risk.

It probably helps mitigate the financial losses. We wouldn't be getting much revenue for playing this year but all the costs.

Guess that depends, but it certainly mitigates all risks.
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I think we all knew -- at least somewhere in the nether regions of our minds -- that Monarch football was not going to be played this fall. I fully expect C-USA to shut it down soon. We can only hope that some time early next year, we will be able to watch our Monarchs in the first ever (and hopefully last) spring football season.

Cheers, all!
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(08-10-2020 12:24 PM)AimHigher Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:15 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:06 PM)Monarchblue Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:27 AM)monarx Wrote:  Best move. But if CUSA actually plays successfully, we will look like idiots. Why not wait for CUSA to cancel and then just blame the conference? We held out this long.

This. Why did we have to be the 2nd FBS program to cancel the season. Wait it out. Within the next week, everything will likely be cancelled?

Wood is on the hot seat. Cancelling due to COVID gives him an excuse for the upcoming financial disaster. Zero risk.

Wood asked us to convert our season tickets to donations for this year but will he be willing to convert some of his salary to donations

They're going to have to have some across the board cuts in the AD. Haven't seen any details but if he's not taking a substantial pay cut then get your pitchforks ready.
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Announcing before CUSA is very, very interesting to me. Outside of that this was expected
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My guess is that, like Hampton (we presume) with the Big South and Northern Illinois with the MAC, ODU flagged its intentions to CUSA and had their blessing to shut down. Despite the caterwauling of some of our friends on the CUSA board, there's not going to be relevant blowback from making a move that in large part is borne of safety, and one that the Ivy and Big 10 have made. ODU has obligations to their conference, but they have bigger ones to their students, faculty, staff and community. They have to do what's best for them. Given that most schools in Virginia have shut down fall sports (I think UVa., VT, Liberty, Radford, Longwood and VMI are the holdouts), they're far from the only regional school making that decision.
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(08-10-2020 12:00 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  Does this include basketball, which starts later in the fall, or only the early fall sports?

This quote is from the article written by Harry Minium and available on the ODU Football web site.

"This decision applies to fall sports but does not include men's and women's basketball and swimming, which are set to compete this winter."

https://odusports.com/news/2020/8/10/foo...eason.aspx
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(08-10-2020 12:43 PM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:00 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  Does this include basketball, which starts later in the fall, or only the early fall sports?

This quote is from the article written by Harry Minium and available on the ODU Football web site.

"This decision applies to fall sports but does not include men's and women's basketball and swimming, which are set to compete this winter."

https://odusports.com/news/2020/8/10/foo...eason.aspx

Thanks, not sure how I missed that.
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(08-10-2020 12:43 PM)ODU AGGIE Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 12:00 PM)EverRespect Wrote:  Does this include basketball, which starts later in the fall, or only the early fall sports?

This quote is from the article written by Harry Minium and available on the ODU Football web site.

"This decision applies to fall sports but does not include men's and women's basketball and swimming, which are set to compete this winter."

https://odusports.com/news/2020/8/10/foo...eason.aspx

Correct. Nationally, schools are prepping as if both MBB/WBB will go as scheduled. My call is that you will see schools hold off on decisions until October, similar to the late July/early August developments with FB.
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