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2020-08-10 11:46:29 AM  
I'm a Penn State alum.

As much as I will miss the games and especially the Blue Band this year, this is the RIGHT Decision.
 
2020-08-10 11:48:31 AM  
100% support it.
 
2020-08-10 11:49:37 AM  
I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?
 
2020-08-10 11:53:00 AM  

gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?


SEC? Not a farking chance.
 
2020-08-10 11:53:09 AM  

gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?


By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.
 
2020-08-10 11:54:49 AM  

geom_00: I'm a Penn State alum.

As much as I will miss the games and especially the Blue Band this year, this is the RIGHT Decision.


Agree on all counts.  Give the players an extra year of eligibility, pack up the stadium, and we'll see Coach Franklin and the team in 2021-22.  It's the right decision for all involved.
 
2020-08-10 11:56:03 AM  
I guess they finally decided that college sports aren't about the money and instead about providing a safe and fulfilling scholastic environment
 
2020-08-10 11:57:50 AM  
And nothing of value was lost.
 
2020-08-10 11:59:58 AM  
it sucks, but it's the right decision.

also - I have to wonder if the SEC will now declare that they will play (with fans in the stands), reach out to other schools that may not have agreed with the conference decision to cancel their season, and try to get them to join?

/and if history repeats itself, which it usually seems to do, I wonder if they even get to the first week of the season before one or more schools have a massive outbreak and their plan collapses?
 
2020-08-10 12:00:15 PM  
Anyone who didn't see this coming was willfully blind.
 
2020-08-10 12:01:13 PM  

NewportBarGuy: 100% support it.


THIS times a google plex!
 
2020-08-10 12:02:43 PM  

poconojoe: it sucks, but it's the right decision.

also - I have to wonder if the SEC will now declare that they will play (with fans in the stands), reach out to other schools that may not have agreed with the conference decision to cancel their season, and try to get them to join?

/and if history repeats itself, which it usually seems to do, I wonder if they even get to the first week of the season before one or more schools have a massive outbreak and their plan collapses?


What's going on in the MLB right now shows that we are not ready for team sports with large teams.  The solution the NHL and NBA have of sealing everyone in bubbles is not tenable for college football, and, as we can see, MLB is struggling to keep up even with teams far smaller than a college football team.

/don't get your hopes up for the NFL either
 
2020-08-10 12:06:05 PM  
So they only conferences playing football will be the ones who are good at football?
 
2020-08-10 12:06:29 PM  

Marbleisheavy: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.


The SEC will cancel, but not at the same time.

FWIW, the SEC school presidents =/= the SEC fan base. When the other conferences in the P5 shut down and there's not going to be a title given, it won't be worth it to the SEC to play, at least in the fall.

The advantage of spring football, if it happens, is that it's relatively warm enough in January, February, and March to play at their stadiums. The B1G schools, especially the ones in states bordering Canada, can't play in their stadiums.
 
2020-08-10 12:06:39 PM  
Tr0mBoNe:

Aka, insurance lawyers looked deep into things, and the pesky "student" part will fark us over in a court case setting president that will wipe out endowments, so they decided they won't cover us.
 
2020-08-10 12:06:39 PM  

Marbleisheavy: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.


As of this morning, the Big 12 and ACC are dithering and the SEC is full speed ahead. It would be nice if the state government told the state schools they couldn't play, but I can't see the governor of Alabama telling UA not to play football.
 
2020-08-10 12:08:31 PM  

mikaloyd: So they only conferences playing football will be the ones who are good at football and nothing else?


FTFY
 
2020-08-10 12:10:15 PM  

geom_00: I'm a Penn State alum.

As much as I will miss the games and especially the Blue Band this year, this is the RIGHT Decision.


You'll be the exception.  Most of them will go apoplectic because no CFB and a chance to talk shiat.
 
2020-08-10 12:16:37 PM  
The presidents voted, 12-2, Sunday to end the fall sports in the conference. Only Nebraska and Iowa voted to play, Dan Patrick said on his radio show Monday.

Of course they did.
 
2020-08-10 12:17:59 PM  

JAGChem82: Marbleisheavy: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.

The SEC will cancel, but not at the same time.

FWIW, the SEC school presidents =/= the SEC fan base. When the other conferences in the P5 shut down and there's not going to be a title given, it won't be worth it to the SEC to play, at least in the fall.

The advantage of spring football, if it happens, is that it's relatively warm enough in January, February, and March to play at their stadiums. The B1G schools, especially the ones in states bordering Canada, can't play in their stadiums.


I'm a Packers fan and UW alum, we can play in snow.  I went to an outdoor UW hockey game at Camp Randall where I couldn't feel my feet by the end of the second period.
 
2020-08-10 12:18:08 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

SEC? Not a farking chance.


It's that culture and heritage of killing black men they have to defend.
 
2020-08-10 12:18:31 PM  

gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?


At one point this weekend they were talking about having all 5 main conferences announce at once, to avoid the PR of "last to announce".

Also, apparently the Corn Belt wants to still play; Iowa and Nebraska as the dissenters.
 
2020-08-10 12:18:40 PM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: The presidents voted, 12-2, Sunday to end the fall sports in the conference. Only Nebraska and Iowa voted to play, Dan Patrick said on his radio show Monday.

Of course they did.


Nebraska wanted their precious sellout streak to continue.
 
2020-08-10 12:19:07 PM  

KC Dutchman: mikaloyd: So they only conferences playing football will be the ones who are good at football and nothing else?

FTFY


What are the B1G schools best at? Rape?
 
2020-08-10 12:19:59 PM  

jake_lex: poconojoe: it sucks, but it's the right decision.

also - I have to wonder if the SEC will now declare that they will play (with fans in the stands), reach out to other schools that may not have agreed with the conference decision to cancel their season, and try to get them to join?

/and if history repeats itself, which it usually seems to do, I wonder if they even get to the first week of the season before one or more schools have a massive outbreak and their plan collapses?

What's going on in the MLB right now shows that we are not ready for team sports with large teams.  The solution the NHL and NBA have of sealing everyone in bubbles is not tenable for college football, and, as we can see, MLB is struggling to keep up even with teams far smaller than a college football team.

/don't get your hopes up for the NFL either


The thing is - with baseball, there is a natural way to reschedule games.  Rainout? Play a doubleheader the next day.  Obviously, the Cardinals situation has to be remedied at some point, and there aren't the usual number of off days because of the compacted schedule, but you can still put together something that resembles a fair schedule.

Because the NFL is stupidly trying to do their full schedule as it was originally created, they're going to have a much bigger problem on their hands if/when a team has a Cardinals-esque issue.  If a team has to miss one game due to an outbreak, you can't just make it up as a doubleheader or on an off-day - there are no off days (unless the teams miraculously have the same bye week).

The college teams will agree to postpone (not cancel) to the spring, so that everybody does the same thing.
 
2020-08-10 12:20:01 PM  
wait until people figure out there's no reason to think it will be safe to play in the spring, either
 
2020-08-10 12:21:23 PM  
 
2020-08-10 12:21:50 PM  
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2020-08-10 12:23:03 PM  

ElwoodCuse: wait until people figure out there's no reason to think it will be safe to play in the spring, either


I'm sure we will be going through these deliberations against in January.

On a completely different note.  Apparently, even with zero possibility of players in the stands, Baseball is still honoring the TV blackouts.
 
2020-08-10 12:23:31 PM  
SEC will still go ahead and claim they wrested the national title away from Clemson.  Meanwhile, the spring conferences will have their own self-declared national champions.
 
2020-08-10 12:24:10 PM  

ElwoodCuse: wait until people figure out there's no reason to think it will be safe to play in the spring, either


Also - wait until the colleges figure out that playing basketball in a non-bubble situation won't be safe in November.
 
2020-08-10 12:24:45 PM  

mikaloyd: KC Dutchman: mikaloyd: So they only conferences playing football will be the ones who are good at football and nothing else?

FTFY

What are the B1G schools best at? Rape?


I mean, at least half of the conference has kids who went there to play school as well as sports.
 
2020-08-10 12:24:45 PM  

BizarreMan: ElwoodCuse: wait until people figure out there's no reason to think it will be safe to play in the spring, either

I'm sure we will be going through these deliberations against in January.

On a completely different note.  Apparently, even with zero possibility of players in the stands, Baseball is still honoring the TV blackouts.


It's not the fans in the stands issue, it's making local fans tune into the local broadcast, where the real money is.
 
2020-08-10 12:32:02 PM  
Fark you subby for the headline. Couldn't you use some other school, like 'Rutgers will not go winless this year'?
 
2020-08-10 12:34:10 PM  

Alley Rat: Fark you subby for the headline. Couldn't you use some other school, like 'Rutgers will not go winless this year'?


Rutgers will go winless this year, though.
 
2020-08-10 12:39:12 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: BizarreMan: ElwoodCuse: wait until people figure out there's no reason to think it will be safe to play in the spring, either

I'm sure we will be going through these deliberations against in January.

On a completely different note.  Apparently, even with zero possibility of players in the stands, Baseball is still honoring the TV blackouts.

It's not the fans in the stands issue, it's making local fans tune into the local broadcast, where the real money is.


Note: does not apply to Pac-12 Conference.

/Half of Oregon can't even watch the Civil War rivalry game anymore
 
2020-08-10 12:40:21 PM  

meanmutton: Alley Rat: Fark you subby for the headline. Couldn't you use some other school, like 'Rutgers will not go winless this year'?

Rutgers will go winless this year, though.


Dammit...

I meant they won't lose 10 games this year.
 
2020-08-10 12:40:44 PM  

mikaloyd: KC Dutchman: mikaloyd: So they only conferences playing football will be the ones who are good at football and nothing else?

FTFY

What are the B1G schools best at? Rape?


Don't know about the rest of them, but my Big Ten alma mater is at the forefront of coronavirus research, including being one of the first institutions to sequence the virus' genome.

https://grad.wisc.edu/2020/06/09/coro​n​avirus-sequencing-leads-to-insights-on​-transmission-vaccine-development/

https://news.wisc.edu/simpler-covid-1​9​-test-could-provide-results-in-hours-f​rom-saliva/

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/he​a​lth-med-fit/uw-drug-delivery-study-use​s-same-method-as-covid-19-vaccine-cand​idate/article_9eb1bc86-0ca0-52f5-ad16-​9366cebc99d0.html

I love Camp Randall Stadium on a Saturday afternoon, but the above is much more important than that.
 
2020-08-10 12:45:06 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

SEC? Not a farking chance.


It's their best shot at a national championship, to have no other conferences playing.
 
2020-08-10 12:48:28 PM  
The kids that start signing endorsement deals right away will probably be the most distraught of the bunch.
 
2020-08-10 12:50:28 PM  

Big 900: mikaloyd: KC Dutchman: mikaloyd: So they only conferences playing football will be the ones who are good at football and nothing else?

FTFY

What are the B1G schools best at? Rape?

Don't know about the rest of them, but my Big Ten alma mater is at the forefront of coronavirus research, including being one of the first institutions to sequence the virus' genome.

https://grad.wisc.edu/2020/06/09/coron​avirus-sequencing-leads-to-insights-on​-transmission-vaccine-development/

https://news.wisc.edu/simpler-covid-19​-test-could-provide-results-in-hours-f​rom-saliva/

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/hea​lth-med-fit/uw-drug-delivery-study-use​s-same-method-as-covid-19-vaccine-cand​idate/article_9eb1bc86-0ca0-52f5-ad16-​9366cebc99d0.html

I love Camp Randall Stadium on a Saturday afternoon, but the above is much more important than that.


Also, to his point, Rape is only a degree at the STATE schools in the Big Ten.

And Nebraska.
 
2020-08-10 12:51:06 PM  

JAGChem82: Marbleisheavy: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.

The SEC will cancel, but not at the same time.

FWIW, the SEC school presidents =/= the SEC fan base. When the other conferences in the P5 shut down and there's not going to be a title given, it won't be worth it to the SEC to play, at least in the fall.

The advantage of spring football, if it happens, is that it's relatively warm enough in January, February, and March to play at their stadiums. The B1G schools, especially the ones in states bordering Canada, can't play in their stadiums.


You're saying the Big 10 schools can't play in cold weather?  It has snowed quite of few times on late fall games in the Big 10.
 
2020-08-10 12:57:17 PM  

TheFoz: JAGChem82: Marbleisheavy: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.

The SEC will cancel, but not at the same time.

FWIW, the SEC school presidents =/= the SEC fan base. When the other conferences in the P5 shut down and there's not going to be a title given, it won't be worth it to the SEC to play, at least in the fall.

The advantage of spring football, if it happens, is that it's relatively warm enough in January, February, and March to play at their stadiums. The B1G schools, especially the ones in states bordering Canada, can't play in their stadiums.

I'm a Packers fan and UW alum, we can play in snow.  I went to an outdoor UW hockey game at Camp Randall where I couldn't feel my feet by the end of the second period.


Many of the B1G stadiums generally aren't designed for winter use though; just for until the end of November. Fields don't heating elements to keep the ground from turning into concrete, concourses aren't well-shielded from the cold, etc.
 
2020-08-10 12:58:56 PM  
I have to imagine that this has more to do with the student athletes organizing a collective group that felt like a union more than anything else.
 
2020-08-10 1:00:18 PM  

great_tigers: I have to imagine that this has more to do with the student athletes organizing a collective group that felt like a union more than anything else.


I'm sure that news will go over well in administrations.
 
2020-08-10 1:01:26 PM  

Rwa2play: geom_00: I'm a Penn State alum.

As much as I will miss the games and especially the Blue Band this year, this is the RIGHT Decision.

You'll be the exception.  Most of them will go apoplectic because no CFB and a chance to talk shiat.


also a PSU alum (who still lives and works in State College).  It's the right decision.
 
2020-08-10 1:02:27 PM  

Cheesehead_Dave: TheFoz: JAGChem82: Marbleisheavy: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.

The SEC will cancel, but not at the same time.

FWIW, the SEC school presidents =/= the SEC fan base. When the other conferences in the P5 shut down and there's not going to be a title given, it won't be worth it to the SEC to play, at least in the fall.

The advantage of spring football, if it happens, is that it's relatively warm enough in January, February, and March to play at their stadiums. The B1G schools, especially the ones in states bordering Canada, can't play in their stadiums.

I'm a Packers fan and UW alum, we can play in snow.  I went to an outdoor UW hockey game at Camp Randall where I couldn't feel my feet by the end of the second period.

Many of the B1G stadiums generally aren't designed for winter use though; just for until the end of November. Fields don't heating elements to keep the ground from turning into concrete, concourses aren't well-shielded from the cold, etc.


Good points.

I *hate* cold weather and don't enjoy sporting events in cold weather but if *needed* they could probably make it work.
 
2020-08-10 1:03:32 PM  

Hospitaller: JAGChem82: Marbleisheavy: gregz18: I'm sure that the Pac-12 will work with them hand-in-hand.

Will the SEC, ACC, and Big 12 follow suit right away?

By end of day Wednesday, one of those 3 will do it.  My guess is big 12.

Then the other two by Friday.

The SEC will cancel, but not at the same time.

FWIW, the SEC school presidents =/= the SEC fan base. When the other conferences in the P5 shut down and there's not going to be a title given, it won't be worth it to the SEC to play, at least in the fall.

The advantage of spring football, if it happens, is that it's relatively warm enough in January, February, and March to play at their stadiums. The B1G schools, especially the ones in states bordering Canada, can't play in their stadiums.

You're saying the Big 10 schools can't play in cold weather?  It has snowed quite of few times on late fall games in the Big 10.


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2020-08-10 1:05:38 PM  

puffy999: great_tigers: I have to imagine that this has more to do with the student athletes organizing a collective group that felt like a union more than anything else.

I'm sure that news will go over well in administrations.


That effort could have a bigger long-term effect than the pandemic.
 
2020-08-10 1:08:45 PM  
As someone who occasionally follows the exploits of Northwestern or Illinois... neither have played much football for the better part of the decade, with NU only on occasion spasming to an OK season. So not much will have been lost.

/glad I don't live in Flavortown where CFB is all they got
 
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