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Not a bad schedule under the circumstances, assuming things don't get cancelled...

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11-16-2020 06:34 PM
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Welp that didn't last long. Game with Wright State cancelled. Let's see how many more survive.
11-20-2020 06:46 PM
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(11-20-2020 06:46 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Welp that didn't last long. Game with Wright State cancelled. Let's see how many more survive.

Now down to four nonleague games.
11-20-2020 10:07 PM
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it's just gonna play out like football. there will be games. most of them won't have fans beyond and couple hundred family, friends, band, cheerleaders. some will get cancelled. it may only impact some teams a couple times, but it might wipe away half the season for others. a couple leagues probably won't play until next semester if the public health emergency isn't under more control. not going deep on the politics of this but the fact is if the hospitals are full of sick people and even the modestly infected can be superspreaders for a few days in crowded indoor spaces it is challenging to have uniform safe policies for team sports and games.

what makes sense is not to rush from conference tournaments to the national tourneys. there's a decent chance the virus will be in decline by then and there's a chance to do some late season tournaments organized by ranking. say a few weeks of regional tournaments where everyone plays and has a chance to do something memorable, while replacing to a degree the first 3 weeks of the season and the expected covid cancellations. i.e. an indiana-kentucky crossover tournament where the top 8 teams are in one regional (for example: louisville, kentucky, indiana, purdue, butler, western kentucky, northern kentucky, notre dame). and 8 lower ranked teams are in a separate one (ball st, valpo, indiana st, murray state, e kentucky, evansville, morehead st, iupui). 2 weeks later do a kentucky-ohio-michigan version with 5 or 6 teams from each state in a 2 level regional tournament. meanwhile, any teams who have had recent covid exposure or outbreaks can isolate during this period and prepare for the post-season. then, you seed and announce the tournament fields and you put some money into the cbi or something to make it a national tournament for everyone not invited to the dance or NIT. with some creative thinking and working around realistic expectations of managing the virus it will be a better season.
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11-21-2020 01:01 AM
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(11-21-2020 01:01 AM)pono Wrote:  it's just gonna play out like football. there will be games. most of them won't have fans beyond and couple hundred family, friends, band, cheerleaders. some will get cancelled. it may only impact some teams a couple times, but it might wipe away half the season for others. a couple leagues probably won't play until next semester if the public health emergency isn't under more control. not going deep on the politics of this but the fact is if the hospitals are full of sick people and even the modestly infected can be superspreaders for a few days in crowded indoor spaces it is challenging to have uniform safe policies for team sports and games.

what makes sense is not to rush from conference tournaments to the national tourneys. there's a decent chance the virus will be in decline by then and there's a chance to do some late season tournaments organized by ranking. say a few weeks of regional tournaments where everyone plays and has a chance to do something memorable, while replacing to a degree the first 3 weeks of the season and the expected covid cancellations. i.e. an indiana-kentucky crossover tournament where the top 8 teams are in one regional (for example: louisville, kentucky, indiana, purdue, butler, western kentucky, northern kentucky, notre dame). and 8 lower ranked teams are in a separate one (ball st, valpo, indiana st, murray state, e kentucky, evansville, morehead st, iupui). 2 weeks later do a kentucky-ohio-michigan version with 5 or 6 teams from each state in a 2 level regional tournament. meanwhile, any teams who have had recent covid exposure or outbreaks can isolate during this period and prepare for the post-season. then, you seed and announce the tournament fields and you put some money into the cbi or something to make it a national tournament for everyone not invited to the dance or NIT. with some creative thinking and working around realistic expectations of managing the virus it will be a better season.

I see basketball as an even more difficult covid problem than football. These players are indoors and in each others faces, breathing heavy for nearly all of the 40 minute game. And given the short benches it will take a small number of infected players to drive cancellations and postponements. And they will play their entire season during a ramped up covid infection environment which is dramatically at higher level than it has been for much of the abbreviated football season. Hospitals and other healthcare providers will become overwhelmed this winter. IMO there is a significant chance that the NCAA will have to terminate the season early. Hope not but its hard for me to see how they are able to safely compete over the next three or four months which will be the most dangerous part of the pandemic.
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11-23-2020 12:36 PM
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