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  • Reddington
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    I'm not giving up yet with Women's soccer leading the way.

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  • Timothy A
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    Delay the start of the season until 1/1, then play a regular season through April, ditch the conference playoffs and run a 16 team ncaa tourney with 2 8 team round robins to decide the final 4 (top 2 from each site), then play a final 4 the next week. Done by mid May. There's no way we're seeing any hockey in 2020.

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  • DDad16
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    Originally posted by Reddington View Post
    Bizarro world. Thanksgiving is a magic date and students will have to finish the semester online, but before Thanksgiving it is okay to be at school. Another magic date is Jan 1 and apparently it will be okay to play at that time.
    I think the magical date is Nov. 4 (the day after the elections). This will all go away after that!
    Last edited by DDad16; 07-01-2020, 09:24 AM. Reason: Trying to add a smiley face... Obviously doing something wrong!

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  • Cornholio
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    RPI cancelled fall sports. A lot of P5 football coaches are not optimistic on their season. If football does not happen or is cut back, winter sports are in doubt.

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  • Reddington
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    Bizarro world. Thanksgiving is a magic date and students will have to finish the semester online, but before Thanksgiving it is okay to be at school. Another magic date is Jan 1 and apparently it will be okay to play at that time.

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  • GTOWN
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    Originally posted by DDad16 View Post

    I have seen announcements from several schools following this same logic. Not necessarily hockey related, but the school itself in general.

    My daughter recently received a survey from her school asking the athletes what they would like to see for the upcoming season. Anywhere from a regular season with no changes, to no season at all. I'm sure most athletes are going to want to compete. Hopefully it isn't just a ploy to make the athletes feel like they have a voice. We'll see how things turn out.
    Apparently there's an NCAA meeting in early July to establish some parameters / details for the proposed upcoming season.

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  • DDad16
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    Originally posted by Rightnut View Post
    Colgate announced that it is returning to campus on time. Students will be sent home just before Thanksgiving and do last week or two of classes on line before finals. No word on impact on hockey.
    I have seen announcements from several schools following this same logic. Not necessarily hockey related, but the school itself in general.

    My daughter recently received a survey from her school asking the athletes what they would like to see for the upcoming season. Anywhere from a regular season with no changes, to no season at all. I'm sure most athletes are going to want to compete. Hopefully it isn't just a ploy to make the athletes feel like they have a voice. We'll see how things turn out.

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  • Rightnut
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    Colgate announced that it is returning to campus on time. Students will be sent home just before Thanksgiving and do last week or two of classes on line before finals. No word on impact on hockey.

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  • Double Eagle
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    https://www.pressherald.com/2020/06/...ity-athletics/

    Bowdoin has shut down all Varsity sports for Fall and Winter.

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  • Rightnut
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    Lafayette told its students that they are returning to campus as scheduled in August and leaving at Thanksgiving. Given that its a Patriot League school, as is Colgate, and is similar in size and fairly remote locations like many ECAC schools, I think this is a good sign. I assume that they have at least had discussions with other similarly situated schools.

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  • Cornholio
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    This article has me both more optimistic and more concerned about college sports in general:
    https://www.espn.com/college-sports/...virus-pandemic

    Reason for optimism: If students are not on campus and sport basically don't run as normal (namely football and basketball), it will shock the system so much that the entire college model is in question. Hence everyone has a very big incentive to get things 'back to normal' from this fall.

    Reason for concern is obvious - the financial impact already suffered mixed with uncertainty going forward, schools have already started to make significant changes and it looks to be inevitable serious changes need to happen, especially at the schools that don't play Power5 football. The pandemic just forced an underlying structural issue.

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  • D2D
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    Originally posted by Reddington View Post
    ...but can kids this age adhere to whatever protocol is established?
    You mean like no group hugs after a goal is scored?
    Last edited by D2D; 06-10-2020, 05:43 PM.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by Reddington View Post
    And interestingly enough, the Norwegian prime minister has been quoted in retrospect "we should have copied Sweden.". Norway is often cited as the anthisesis of Sweden. The WHO was touting Sweden for awhile after bashing them for two months. I can't keep track of all this stuff as it all changes so fast.
    The latest out of Sweden isn't great. It has had a recent spike, the state epidemiologist admits his approach was flawed, and Sweden is ending its daily updates as a scandal is brewing. Obviously not the fiasco that the US is, but not exactly Taiwan, Iceland, or South Korea either.

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  • Reddington
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    Except Denmark did shut down and then reopened. And interestingly enough, the Norwegian prime minister has been quoted in retrospect "we should have copied Sweden.". Norway is often cited as the anthisesis of Sweden. The WHO was touting Sweden for awhile after bashing them for two months. I can't keep track of all this stuff as it all changes so fast.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by Reddington View Post
    The Santa Anita racetrack has pulled it off, but can kids this age adhere to whatever protocol is established? I'm not sure they can, but I am sure hoping. I'm encouraged by the reports coming out of Denmark regarding bringing the kids back to school and how Denmark took a chance this Spring in bringing the students back to school and it all worked out.
    The size of schools like Penn State and Ohio State dwarfs the number of people involved in a fan-less Santa Anita. Denmark makes me think of Sweden, which was a success story for staying open through Covid-19, right up until it wasn't.

    It probably doesn't even matter, because in the heat of summer, most people will likely abandon any pretext of distancing and just go about their lives, as long as they last.

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