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2020-07-09 6:05:01 PM  
That makes zero farking sense.
 
2020-07-09 6:31:39 PM  
So Iowa is cancelling games with Iowa State and Northern Iowa so they can fly to Penn State?

yeah. makes sense
 
2020-07-09 6:38:37 PM  
Plus it throws the rest of college football into disarray as now other conferences have to decide how to fill schedule vacancies.  I guess if all conferences moved to the same type schedule it would be ok.  It is all academic anyway, it is looking ever more doubtful that large scale team sports will have any sort of chance of actually occurring.
 
2020-07-09 6:51:23 PM  
Yay.  Michigan won't lose at Washington again.
 
2020-07-09 6:53:55 PM  
Notre Dame missing out on my Badgers whooping their ass at Lambeau upsets me
 
2020-07-09 6:58:33 PM  
So will I.
 
2020-07-09 6:58:49 PM  
Hrm,.... don't have time to play with myself.

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2020-07-09 6:59:32 PM  

edmo: That makes zero farking sense.


Travel on planes much?
 
2020-07-09 7:01:07 PM  
The main reason is to ensure that the testing protocols are the same across the board, but I doubt fall sports will happen anyway.
 
2020-07-09 7:02:24 PM  
There wont be a college football season in 2020. Along with a lot of other shiat. There is a shiat show coming SOON and the folks in the US that thought no big deal Trump is president hahhah we'll show em  all with our meme presidency are about to find out that it actually matters who is president.
 
2020-07-09 7:03:58 PM  
This just buys them a week or two to cancel the season when it's clear things aren't getting better.
 
2020-07-09 7:18:07 PM  
After the season is cancelled, I wonder how long it will take before teams start claiming the 2020 National Championship.
 
2020-07-09 7:41:52 PM  
Not gonna matter.  This is only the first wave of cancellation.  SEC (Mizzou here, locally) wants to play some ball but mostly because they have a TV network that can generate big money even if there are no fans in stands.  Imagine the ratings if SEC has the only college games on Saturday.  Last I heard, Mizzou had about ten COVID positive athletes and we've just begun.  I'm not hopeful.
 
2020-07-09 7:47:21 PM  

edmo: That makes zero farking sense.


It gives schools a ton more flexibility with scheduling if everything goes to shiat again.
 
2020-07-09 8:02:58 PM  
RIP to all those small schools that depend on that check from the big boys to come get an ass whooping.
 
2020-07-09 8:05:45 PM  

Serathnal: After the season is cancelled, I wonder how long it will take before teams start claiming the 2020 National Championship.


Florida State will be claiming the 2020 National Championship before the end of the week, right after a few other schools do (to include LSU, Oklahoma, Nebraska, USC, UCLA, Alabama, Auburn, Oregon, Oregon State, and That School In Columbus Ohio (THE Original Sucky University).
 
2020-07-09 8:05:56 PM  
Nice headline, subby.
 
2020-07-09 8:20:34 PM  
Don't "student-athletes" have some other responsibility than playing football?  I feel like maybe they do, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

I get the feeling that these rich white farks who are losing their golden geese would suit up and play themselves if they could.
 
2020-07-09 8:28:35 PM  
I'll only be playing with my Middling-6.
 
2020-07-09 8:29:08 PM  

edmo: That makes zero farking sense.


Things will probably get cancelled. But there are some reasons.

Big Ten might be worried that the smaller schools' testing and prevention programs aren't as good.

Big Ten schools might actually LOSE money on the buy games if no one shows up to them.  Could be a lot fans thinking "I'll risk it for Michigan but not Buffalo"

Taking those games out of the schedule make rescheduling easier if teams take a week or two off in the middle of the season to get healthy.
 
2020-07-09 8:32:22 PM  
So will I, but you don't see ME putting press releases out about it.
 
2020-07-09 8:32:43 PM  

Slow To Return: Don't "student-athletes" have some other responsibility than playing football?  I feel like maybe they do, but I can't quite put my finger on it.

I get the feeling that these rich white farks who are losing their golden geese would suit up and play themselves if they could.


Yes, some have falsely worked at car dealerships over the years
 
2020-07-09 8:33:02 PM  
/jk don't worry about your boy
 
2020-07-09 8:42:27 PM  
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2020-07-09 8:48:22 PM  
As a Wisconsin Alum I'll be in my bunk...?
 
2020-07-09 8:49:19 PM  

eagles95: Notre Dame missing out on my Badgers whooping their ass at Lambeau upsets me


Sucks, I was gonna go to that game.

Guess I'd rather be alive though.

/On Wisconsin!
 
2020-07-09 8:49:56 PM  

vert0: edmo: That makes zero farking sense.

Travel on planes much?


Probably fewer of the non conference games require plane trips compared to in conference.
 
2020-07-09 8:55:34 PM  
every conference has different standards for testing etc...
 
2020-07-09 10:14:07 PM  

edmo: That makes zero farking sense.


"By limiting competition to other Big Ten institutions, the Conference will have the greatest flexibility to adjust its own operations throughout the season and make quick decisions in real-time based on the most current evolving medical advice and the fluid nature of the pandemic."

It's about being able to quickly reschedule on the fly if, say, Penn State has to quarantine itself for two weeks.  It'll be much easier to move games and opponents around if they don't have to deal with outside organizations, so that they can get the maximum amount of games (telecasts) no matter what happens.
 
2020-07-09 10:16:49 PM  
Play all 12-13 games. But all of them have to be against your traditional State rival.
 
2020-07-09 10:25:08 PM  
There are penalties in the forms of cash payments when teams cancel games. I'm sure the contracts are absolutely lawyered to death so I'm sure there is a provision for something like this but I wonder if the penalty is 100% as it would be if a cancellation has been made so that a marquee game at a neutral site can take place. I know a few schools in the Big Ten and I'm sure there are others, who have cancelled games for that specific reason in the past.

Not too relevant here but from memory, ESPN has paid part of that fee so that they can make the matchups.
 
2020-07-09 10:44:02 PM  

WoodyHayes: There are penalties in the forms of cash payments when teams cancel games. I'm sure the contracts are absolutely lawyered to death so I'm sure there is a provision for something like this but I wonder if the penalty is 100% as it would be if a cancellation has been made so that a marquee game at a neutral site can take place. I know a few schools in the Big Ten and I'm sure there are others, who have cancelled games for that specific reason in the past.

Not too relevant here but from memory, ESPN has paid part of that fee so that they can make the matchups.


And what about the small schools that rely on that money coming in from playing the big schools (Alabama vs Northeast Alabama State Univerity A & M)?
 
2020-07-09 11:01:23 PM  

Slow To Return: WoodyHayes: There are penalties in the forms of cash payments when teams cancel games. I'm sure the contracts are absolutely lawyered to death so I'm sure there is a provision for something like this but I wonder if the penalty is 100% as it would be if a cancellation has been made so that a marquee game at a neutral site can take place. I know a few schools in the Big Ten and I'm sure there are others, who have cancelled games for that specific reason in the past.

Not too relevant here but from memory, ESPN has paid part of that fee so that they can make the matchups.

And what about the small schools that rely on that money coming in from playing the big schools (Alabama vs Northeast Alabama State Univerity A & M)?


Sucks for them, pretty damn hard. You seem like you already know it but yeah, the non-revenue sports at those schools are in for a world of hurt. Sure hope the language in the contracts means 100% of the penalty still gets doled out.

I-AA schools were screaming about that very issue not too long ago.
 
2020-07-09 11:15:06 PM  

WoodyHayes: There are penalties in the forms of cash payments when teams cancel games. I'm sure the contracts are absolutely lawyered to death so I'm sure there is a provision for something like this but I wonder if the penalty is 100% as it would be if a cancellation has been made so that a marquee game at a neutral site can take place. I know a few schools in the Big Ten and I'm sure there are others, who have cancelled games for that specific reason in the past.

Not too relevant here but from memory, ESPN has paid part of that fee so that they can make the matchups.


You would think so, but there are things that don't enter even the imagination of lawyers. Case in point the Akron at Nebraska that was to be Scott Frost's debut, cancelled because of a fierce storm after kickoff. Contracts didn't clearly address that possibility.

/I'm not bitter
//Sat in the rain for over an hour watching the storms roll south of Lincoln before they made the announcement
///Lightning is pretty
 
2020-07-09 11:40:58 PM  
WIsconsin can't play App State at home but can fly to the DC Metro to play Maryland.

This is stupid....expect the season to get called by August.  Maybe if you take away the SEC and ACC for a year, maybe all those dipshiats down south will finally get the message about how we could have gotten this under control if you could have only followed a simple request for a few weeks.
 
2020-07-09 11:47:51 PM  

vert0: edmo: That makes zero farking sense.

Travel on planes much?


So your theory is 100% of the risk arises from traveling on an airplane?

That makes zero farking sense.
 
2020-07-09 11:59:24 PM  
Dear  MOM  (Indiana U) & DAD (Purdue U)
Sorry.
I kept the Rose Bowl stuff but things are tight now.
Son
 
2020-07-10 12:39:21 AM  

WoodyHayes: Slow To Return: WoodyHayes: There are penalties in the forms of cash payments when teams cancel games. I'm sure the contracts are absolutely lawyered to death so I'm sure there is a provision for something like this but I wonder if the penalty is 100% as it would be if a cancellation has been made so that a marquee game at a neutral site can take place. I know a few schools in the Big Ten and I'm sure there are others, who have cancelled games for that specific reason in the past.

Not too relevant here but from memory, ESPN has paid part of that fee so that they can make the matchups.

And what about the small schools that rely on that money coming in from playing the big schools (Alabama vs Northeast Alabama State Univerity A & M)?

Sucks for them, pretty damn hard. You seem like you already know it but yeah, the non-revenue sports at those schools are in for a world of hurt. Sure hope the language in the contracts means 100% of the penalty still gets doled out.

I-AA schools were screaming about that very issue not too long ago.


Yea, I already know.  I cringe when people give big money schools like Alabama or Ohio State or LSU or whatever a hard time for scheduling "cupcakes".  At the end of the day, getting money to those "cupcakes" is more important than national rankings, and I'm glad they do it.  I hope you're right about the guaranteed money.
 
2020-07-10 1:42:34 AM  
NCAA, Need Cash Again, Assholes.
 
2020-07-10 2:18:50 AM  
No bowl games or playoffs for B1G schools this year then.
 
2020-07-10 6:48:53 AM  

mikaloyd: No bowl games or playoffs for B1G schools this year then.


Lol. You think the San Diego County Poinsettia Bowl is happening with no fans?
 
2020-07-10 7:53:38 AM  

baorao: mikaloyd: No bowl games or playoffs for B1G schools this year then.

Lol. You think the San Diego County Poinsettia Bowl is happening with no fans?


And that's one of the MORE desirable bowls to go to.
 
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2020-07-10 8:43:00 AM  

edmo: vert0: edmo: That makes zero farking sense.

Travel on planes much?

So your theory is 100% of the risk arises from traveling on an airplane?

That makes zero farking sense.


Unrelated, but I really hope this commenter was not being tongue in cheek when replying to YOU of all people, asking if you flew in planes much. That would be hilarious.
 
2020-07-10 8:46:22 AM  

baorao: mikaloyd: No bowl games or playoffs for B1G schools this year then.

Lol. You think the San Diego County Poinsettia Bowl is happening with no fans?


A bowl game that folded in 2016 probably isn't going to attract much fans, that's true.
 
2020-07-10 9:58:43 AM  

hotrod2001: WIsconsin can't play App State at home but can fly to the DC Metro to play Maryland.

This is stupid....expect the season to get called by August.  Maybe if you take away the SEC and ACC for a year, maybe all those dipshiats down south will finally get the message about how we could have gotten this under control if you could have only followed a simple request for a few weeks.


It's less about flying to "Metro DC" and more about "forming a virtual bubble and having greater flexibility to reschedule".  By keeping games in conference (and that is for ALL fall sports, not just football), if there is an outbreak at a particular school, the AD's will be able to flex around it much easier.   There will be more open weeks in order to move games.

The article focused mostly on the effects of this on football, but it encompasses all fall sports.
 
2020-07-10 10:00:50 AM  

dark brew: baorao: mikaloyd: No bowl games or playoffs for B1G schools this year then.

Lol. You think the San Diego County Poinsettia Bowl is happening with no fans?

A bowl game that folded in 2016 probably isn't going to attract much fans, that's true.


Sorry you missed the point. I will amend:

You think the Servpro First Responder Bowl is happening with no fans?
 
2020-07-10 10:50:56 AM  
 
2020-07-10 4:03:21 PM  

hotrod2001: WIsconsin can't play App State at home but can fly to the DC Metro to play Maryland.

This is stupid....expect the season to get called by August.  Maybe if you take away the SEC and ACC for a year, maybe all those dipshiats down south will finally get the message about how we could have gotten this under control if you could have only followed a simple request for a few weeks.


This shiat was spread from people traveling from NY. The first case in my county was from someone from Rochester traveling here(Asheville, NC).  And not just NY.
 
2020-07-10 7:10:26 PM  

abmoraz: hotrod2001: WIsconsin can't play App State at home but can fly to the DC Metro to play Maryland.

This is stupid....expect the season to get called by August.  Maybe if you take away the SEC and ACC for a year, maybe all those dipshiats down south will finally get the message about how we could have gotten this under control if you could have only followed a simple request for a few weeks.

It's less about flying to "Metro DC" and more about "forming a virtual bubble and having greater flexibility to reschedule".  By keeping games in conference (and that is for ALL fall sports, not just football), if there is an outbreak at a particular school, the AD's will be able to flex around it much easier.   There will be more open weeks in order to move games.

The article focused mostly on the effects of this on football, but it encompasses all fall sports.


Nebraska has an updated schedule on their site that removed OOC games, but still shows 8 games in October and November (with Purdue on Sept 5 as originally planned).

Doesn't really give much time to adjust anything for an outbreak. It does however make it easier to manage the possibility of postponing games until spring.
 
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