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RE: COVID and basketball
anyone know if its spread throughout the team, or are we still only needing the one person to recover?
01-25-2021 09:42 PM
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01-28-2021 06:04 PM
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RE: COVID and basketball
Tangentially related, but Mario Mullen, who played BB here in the early 90s and is now the HC for Ocean Lakes, caught covid the first week of practice and is now in ICU.
01-28-2021 06:19 PM
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(01-28-2021 06:19 PM)Grommet Wrote:  Tangentially related, but Mario Mullen, who played BB here in the early 90s and is now the HC for Ocean Lakes, caught covid the first week of practice and is now in ICU.

Mario Mullen is one of the primary reasons we beat Vilanova in the NCAA Tournament. He was in Capel's dog house all year and then had a great game that night.
01-28-2021 07:54 PM
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Never knew he was in the dog house, but recall he had some major back issues that really slowed him down his senior year.

WE have had a lot of really good players pass thru ODU who rarely get mentioned but were very important players during their time. Mario is one of them.
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01-29-2021 07:39 AM
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From a car crash on campus, wasn't it? Or am I misremembering?
01-29-2021 06:32 PM
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RE: COVID and basketball
Anyone heard anything on this return to practice?

https://twitter.com/jmacdonaldsport/stat...86402?s=21
01-30-2021 03:52 PM
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(01-30-2021 03:52 PM)ODU BBALL Wrote:  Anyone heard anything on this return to practice?

https://twitter.com/jmacdonaldsport/stat...86402?s=21

Other than that tweet, no. Does the conference have a protocol for making up missed games?
01-30-2021 04:04 PM
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COVID and basketball
I'll wait till there is more info before I jump to conclusions.
01-30-2021 05:16 PM
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I don't think anyone is jumping to any conclusions since we have only been asking if anyone knows anything more about this.
01-30-2021 06:21 PM
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(01-30-2021 06:21 PM)ODU BBALL Wrote:  I don't think anyone is jumping to any conclusions since we have only been asking if anyone knows anything more about this.
I should clarify. I had just got done reading the main boards wku fans reaction.
01-30-2021 06:28 PM
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(01-30-2021 06:28 PM)bit_9 Wrote:  
(01-30-2021 06:21 PM)ODU BBALL Wrote:  I don't think anyone is jumping to any conclusions since we have only been asking if anyone knows anything more about this.
I should clarify. I had just got done reading the main boards wku fans reaction.


Unfortunately they have a point. The way this year has been handled is an embarrassment.


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RE: COVID and basketball
Mullen is out of ICU.
01-30-2021 09:21 PM
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(01-30-2021 09:21 PM)Grommet Wrote:  Mullen is out of ICU.

Mullen was a huge part of that 3 overtime NCAA team. I believe he was an undersized power forward that had to rebound because of The Big O blowing out his knee early in the year. Jones, Mullen, Sessoms, and David Harvey made that team very special.
01-30-2021 10:49 PM
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RE: COVID and basketball
This year is nothing more than a scrimmage.
01-30-2021 10:58 PM
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(01-30-2021 10:49 PM)elon77 Wrote:  
(01-30-2021 09:21 PM)Grommet Wrote:  Mullen is out of ICU.

Mullen was a huge part of that 3 overtime NCAA team. I believe he was an undersized power forward that had to rebound because of The Big O blowing out his knee early in the year. Jones, Mullen, Sessoms, and David Harvey made that team very special.

One of my favorite teams. Harvey played with a ton of heart and I think was a very undersized center.
01-31-2021 08:55 AM
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RE: COVID and basketball
(01-30-2021 10:58 PM)Monarch Pride Wrote:  This year is nothing more than a scrimmage.

So it seems.

Athletics is an adjunct to the overall academic mission of the school, and leadership has every right (and in fact a responsibility) to subordinate the interests of the school's athletic programs if they threaten the health of the interests of the institution, actual or financial.

ODU is not alone in treating the virus - - which is very real, at least for the vulnerable among us - - as preemptive of athletics. How could it not? But I also think that there is a serious risk that the school will end up looking like a unreliable patsy - - to its students, to its fans, to its present and prospective future conference mates - - if it becomes apparent that the lockdowns were politically driven. ODU's more-protective-than-most response in hindsight will viewed, at least by some, that as a betrayal of trust.

Is this comment too political? If so, take it down. I won't be offended.

Or is it just that you disagree? If so, think about what is best for the school - - which most of you have far greater ties to than I. I am no longer a football season ticket holder, and have no plans on renewing. I am sure that I will renew for next year's men's basketball season. I love the sport too much. But it will take a while to get the bad taste out of my mouth for what was done to all of us this year.

To be clear none of this is specific to ODU, which of course MUST comply with the directives of our spineless governor. But the school in my view hasn't shown much care for what is best for the students and fans. I'm sad about that.
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(01-31-2021 08:55 AM)VB Monarch Wrote:  
(01-30-2021 10:49 PM)elon77 Wrote:  
(01-30-2021 09:21 PM)Grommet Wrote:  Mullen is out of ICU.

Mullen was a huge part of that 3 overtime NCAA team. I believe he was an undersized power forward that had to rebound because of The Big O blowing out his knee early in the year. Jones, Mullen, Sessoms, and David Harvey made that team very special.

One of my favorite teams. Harvey played with a ton of heart and I think was a very undersized center.

Maybe 6'7 or 6'8 and limit offensive skill, but he was a beast on the boards and on defense.
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(01-31-2021 10:00 AM)AdoptedMonarch Wrote:  
(01-30-2021 10:58 PM)Monarch Pride Wrote:  This year is nothing more than a scrimmage.

So it seems.

Athletics is an adjunct to the overall academic mission of the school, and leadership has every right (and in fact a responsibility) to subordinate the interests of the school's athletic programs if they threaten the health of the interests of the institution, actual or financial.

ODU is not alone in treating the virus - - which is very real, at least for the vulnerable among us - - as preemptive of athletics. How could it not? But I also think that there is a serious risk that the school will end up looking like a unreliable patsy - - to its students, to its fans, to its present and prospective future conference mates - - if it becomes apparent that the lockdowns were politically driven. ODU's more-protective-than-most response in hindsight will viewed, at least by some, that as a betrayal of trust.

Is this comment too political? If so, take it down. I won't be offended.

Or is it just that you disagree? If so, think about what is best for the school - - which most of you have far greater ties to than I. I am no longer a football season ticket holder, and have no plans on renewing. I am sure that I will renew for next year's men's basketball season. I love the sport too much. But it will take a while to get the bad taste out of my mouth for what was done to all of us this year.

To be clear none of this is specific to ODU, which of course MUST comply with the directives of our spineless governor. But the school in my view hasn't shown much care for what is best for the students and fans. I'm sad about that.


I’m no fan of the governor either, but it could be worse. California is a disaster and at least he isn’t that loony toon in Michigan. I guess I am somewhat thankful that at least my son is able to play soccer.


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01-31-2021 11:09 AM
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RE: COVID and basketball
(01-31-2021 10:00 AM)AdoptedMonarch Wrote:  
(01-30-2021 10:58 PM)Monarch Pride Wrote:  This year is nothing more than a scrimmage.

So it seems.

Athletics is an adjunct to the overall academic mission of the school, and leadership has every right (and in fact a responsibility) to subordinate the interests of the school's athletic programs if they threaten the health of the interests of the institution, actual or financial.

ODU is not alone in treating the virus - - which is very real, at least for the vulnerable among us - - as preemptive of athletics. How could it not? But I also think that there is a serious risk that the school will end up looking like a unreliable patsy - - to its students, to its fans, to its present and prospective future conference mates - - if it becomes apparent that the lockdowns were politically driven. ODU's more-protective-than-most response in hindsight will viewed, at least by some, that as a betrayal of trust.

Is this comment too political? If so, take it down. I won't be offended.

Or is it just that you disagree? If so, think about what is best for the school - - which most of you have far greater ties to than I. I am no longer a football season ticket holder, and have no plans on renewing. I am sure that I will renew for next year's men's basketball season. I love the sport too much. But it will take a while to get the bad taste out of my mouth for what was done to all of us this year.

To be clear none of this is specific to ODU, which of course MUST comply with the directives of our spineless governor. But the school in my view hasn't shown much care for what is best for the students and fans. I'm sad about that.
I thought the requirement to "pause" the program for COVID was dictated by the conference. The only control the governor has is how many fans can attend events.
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