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ODU Will Not Play Athletics This Fall, Postpones Fall Sports
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(08-10-2020 11:08 AM)Blue_Trombone Wrote:  The shoe has dropped:

https://www.pilotonline.com/sports/colle...7vJtlGafBA

I think we all saw this coming, hoped it wouldn't happen, but figured it would.
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Best move for the students, staff, community, and state.
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(08-10-2020 11:17 AM)smudge12 Wrote:  Best move for the students, staff, community, and state.

Wrong
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(08-10-2020 11:17 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:17 AM)smudge12 Wrote:  Best move for the students, staff, community, and state.

Wrong

I think in the long run it is the best. There's little benefit in playing in front of a stadium that can only hold a 1/3rd or whatever number fans are allowed in. How do you pick and chose which fans that have season tickets can and can't come to the game? Is it a lottery? Do they send an email and say "people in these seats can come to this game. The rest stay home." It's just a logistic and political nightmare.

Take my money and apply it towards next season and I'll just tack on some next year to help refill the coffers.
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(08-10-2020 11:17 AM)cmett003 Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:17 AM)smudge12 Wrote:  Best move for the students, staff, community, and state.

Wrong

Shutting down the fall was going to happen, it was just a matter of when and who was going to make the decision. If ODU didn't make it, it would have been made for them at some point in the fall season when contact tracing will take out a roster.
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(08-10-2020 11:17 AM)smudge12 Wrote:  Best move for the students, staff, community, and state.

Agreed
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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

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

Agreed. If we can't safely have a season with no restrictions on capacity then there is really no point in doing it. Wait until the spring when conditions are hopefully better.
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(08-10-2020 11:21 AM)bit_9 Wrote:  Take my money and apply it towards next season and I'll just tack on some next year to help refill the coffers.

Agreed.

And if anyone is financially capable, I'm sure ODU will appreciate any extra donations right now.
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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.
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I was so looking forward to this football season. Best Home Schedule ever, seven games, plus a new HC.

It is a good decision for the School. Way to many unknowns. and this Covid is for real...
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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.
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It was never happening anyways. At least we got some practice in. Did anyone really think there was any chance of a football season this fall?
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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.

ODU administrators consulted with state and local health officials and all of the school’s fall coaches before concluding that football and other fall sports could not be played safely.

I took this line in the article as implying their could be legal ramifications by the state if ODU went ahead and played.

At this point, I would be surprised if any school in Virginia played a down this fall.
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(08-10-2020 11:30 AM)bit_9 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.

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 them 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.
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(08-10-2020 11:33 AM)monarx Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:30 AM)bit_9 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.

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?
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(08-10-2020 11:24 AM)Grommet Wrote:  
(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

Same.

correct, and they waited as long as possible
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(08-10-2020 11:34 AM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:33 AM)monarx Wrote:  
(08-10-2020 11:30 AM)bit_9 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.

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?
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Best decision. It seems like there will be some schools that are determined to try to play this fall. I will be surprised if it doesn't turn into a complete cluster by the middle of October.
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