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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Still Eeyore View Post
    I had been wondering what this would mean for the eligibility of athletes in sports that have had seasons cancelled. Apparently, I'm not the only one, as the commissioners of the SEC and the Big 12 have said that this is under discussion. I have to imagine that, for winter sports like hockey, the eligibility status of athletes will be unchanged. A player who was a senior this year (redshirt or otherwise) is still done as a college player.

    But for the spring sports that are just getting started, this is a potential nightmare. Does this mean that every athlete on the teams is taking a redshirt? What about players who have already been redshirted once? Do they get to take a second? And what is this going to mean for incoming freshmen who were expecting scholarship money if the entire senior class sticks around?
    The NCAA always allows for special circumstances, like a medical redshirt even if they have already redshirted in the past.

    True, for the winter sports, they already played this year. It's just like if your team didn't make the playoffs. You're done.

    But for the Spring sports, I got to think the NCAA will grant everyone a redshirt if you ask. If they don't, they are going to look really, really bad, and the last thing the NCAA wants is more bad press on how they treat the athletes.

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  • Still Eeyore
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    Re: Coronavirus

    I had been wondering what this would mean for the eligibility of athletes in sports that have had seasons cancelled. Apparently, I'm not the only one, as the commissioners of the SEC and the Big 12 have said that this is under discussion. I have to imagine that, for winter sports like hockey, the eligibility status of athletes will be unchanged. A player who was a senior this year (redshirt or otherwise) is still done as a college player.

    But for the spring sports that are just getting started, this is a potential nightmare. Does this mean that every athlete on the teams is taking a redshirt? What about players who have already been redshirted once? Do they get to take a second? And what is this going to mean for incoming freshmen who were expecting scholarship money if the entire senior class sticks around?

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  • Offsides Guy
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    Originally posted by Still Eeyore View Post
    It should be noted that "slow the spread" is what's at play now. At this point, the virus has escaped containment, and we're all going to be exposed to it eventually, though that doesn't mean that we'll all catch it. But slowing it down is still important. If we don't, there's a good chance that it overwhelms the health care system. There are only about 100,000 ventilators in the United States to use to treat the critically ill, and it's not like all of the other conditions for which people need them have gone away just because Covid-19 arrived. There are also limited numbers of hospital beds. So, we need to stretch out the timeline for people getting ill.
    Yes. Thank you!

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  • Still Eeyore
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    Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    And with the horrifying lack of testing going on, there could be dozens or more athletes who already have it. We need to take action now to slow the spread.
    It should be noted that "slow the spread" is what's at play now. At this point, the virus has escaped containment, and we're all going to be exposed to it eventually, though that doesn't mean that we'll all catch it. But slowing it down is still important. If we don't, there's a good chance that it overwhelms the health care system. There are only about 100,000 ventilators in the United States to use to treat the critically ill, and it's not like all of the other conditions for which people need them have gone away just because Covid-19 arrived. There are also limited numbers of hospital beds. So, we need to stretch out the timeline for people getting ill.

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  • robertearle
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    Two bits of 'gallows humor' occurred to me just now.

    I was flipping through channels on TV, and I came across a game from the Wisconsin high school girls' state basketball tournament. And I was about to change away from it when I thought "watch a few minutes... it may be the last sports on TV you'll see in a long, long time".

    Then I went past ESPN and Fox Sports Wisconsin, and though "Geez, what the hell are they gonna do with all that air time for the next couple months?!?"

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by slapshot willy View Post
    It’s nuts. Instead of cancelling wouldn’t a delay or something have worked, say in a couple of weeks or until things maybe get better ? If it doesn’t at least u tried. And if u have to change the setup, do it. Instead of a frozen 4 have a frozen 8.
    Sounds corny, but hey......at least they’d be playing. No fans, even family not allowed. Free streaming. As for location just figure something out. These girls (and men’s teams) have worked their asses off and I especially feel for the seniors.
    There are already two players in the NBA who tested positive.

    And with the horrifying lack of testing going on, there could be dozens or more athletes who already have it. We need to take action now to slow the spread.

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  • slapshot willy
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    It’s nuts. Instead of cancelling wouldn’t a delay or something have worked, say in a couple of weeks or until things maybe get better ? If it doesn’t at least u tried. And if u have to change the setup, do it. Instead of a frozen 4 have a frozen 8.
    Sounds corny, but hey......at least they’d be playing. No fans, even family not allowed. Free streaming. As for location just figure something out. These girls (and men’s teams) have worked their asses off and I especially feel for the seniors.

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  • Nowheresville
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    (On the other hand, two new cases confirmed in Dane County today, transmitted from a case earlier this week who had been travelling when they became infected. Not 'community spread' yet, but getting closer.)
    And that's assuming it hasn't already happened, we just don't know it. You have to have pretty severe symptoms before we are even testing, and the first community spread cases in Washington, for example, almost certainly happened at least a week or two before it was ever known or announced.

    Honestly, the best thing about these cancellations is that hopefully it will push other employers to start also taking mitigation steps. I work at one of the largest employers in Dane County and even though a significant portion of our workforce could work from home, nothing has been said about it yet. (I'm guessing that will change next week, if not tomorrow)

    Still, a bummer of a day as a sports fan.

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  • Reddington
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    Unfortunate end to a wide open final 8.

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  • robertearle
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    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    Thank you for your service!
    LOL. It's not exactly joining the army.

    I know the city and county clerks offices are working on 'mitigation' techniques to reduce whatever risk there might be; poll workers will learn more about them next week.

    (On the other hand, two new cases confirmed in Dane County today, transmitted from a case earlier this week who had been travelling when they became infected. Not 'community spread' yet, but getting closer.)

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  • Offsides Guy
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    I'm working at the polls for the Wisconsin primary on April 7, where I will come into some degree of contact with a couple hundred or more people. Easter is five days later. Most likely, I'll be skipping the usual drive to see brothers sisters nieces etc over that weekend.
    Thank you for your service!

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  • vicb
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    I only have 3 words to say: **** YOU CORONAVIRUS!

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  • robertearle
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    Re: Coronavirus

    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    Funny you say this as I literally emailed my brothers & sisters last night suggesting none of us have face-to-face contact with Mom for two weeks after traveling for Spring Break, work, etc. Great minds think alike!
    I'm working at the polls for the Wisconsin primary on April 7, where I will come into some degree of contact with a couple hundred or more people. Easter is five days later. Most likely, I'll be skipping the usual drive to see brothers sisters nieces etc over that weekend.

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  • Offsides Guy
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    You can through common sense. My sister just got back from California from a conference. My family and my parents are not going to see her for 2 weeks. Common sense. If I had got to go to the hockey game, I was not going to see my parents for at least 2 weeks.
    Funny you say this as I literally emailed my brothers & sisters last night suggesting none of us have face-to-face contact with Mom for two weeks after traveling for Spring Break, work, etc. Great minds think alike!

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    Can you keep the players from coming in contact with anybody in the next few weeks? Absolutely not.
    You can through common sense. My sister just got back from California from a conference. My family and my parents are not going to see her for 2 weeks. Common sense. If I had got to go to the hockey game, I was not going to see my parents for at least 2 weeks.

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