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  • Hockeybuckeye
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    Sorry for all the hockey players, basketball players, wrestlers, track and field athletes, softball players, baseball players, and on and on.... for having missed out on this moment and this opportunity.
    Indeed, very sorry for them. They are being robbed of their last chance to excel and to possibly end their career as a champion if you are a senior.

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  • Offsides Guy
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    State lines aren't closed. People are still freely travelling about the country. I get it for men's BB, but women's hockey could have done it with so few people involved. They could have moved the FF from Boston to some other less infected site like Madison for instance.
    Correct. The country is not under quarantine but canceling unnecessary gatherings and travel is simply the right thing to do to help stop the spread of the virus. "So few people" can still catch and transmit the virus while traveling, sharing locker rooms, playing against each other, etc. I'm guessing most of those players have grandparents who are part of the high-risk population whom they wouldn't want to spread the virus to as well. Can you keep the players from coming in contact with anybody in the next few weeks? Absolutely not. Can you at least reduce unnecessary school-related travel and gatherings? Absolutely. Again, people WAY smarter than us who are experts in infectious diseases are making these recommendations.

    ADDED: I will say I wish they would have delayed everything for month and made the go/no go decision at that time. The way everything is moving so fast, who knows, in a month it might be safe to travel and play.
    Last edited by Offsides Guy; 03-12-2020, 03:57 PM.

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  • Hockeybuckeye
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    If they were going to play in empty arenas why wouldn't that be enough? But then you would thick that by cancelling they are assuming someone on a team could have it and this will prevent spreading.
    The players back at campus will still be going out to groceries, bars, parties and the like, they won't be in any isolation so where's containment there if a player had it?

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  • robertearle
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    Sorry for all the hockey players, basketball players, wrestlers, track and field athletes, softball players, baseball players, and on and on.... for having missed out on this moment and this opportunity.

    (And then wondering going forward, what sort of eligibility exceptions might be made across the various sports at various points in their seasons.)
    Last edited by robertearle; 03-12-2020, 03:54 PM.

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  • ARM
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    State lines aren't closed. People are still freely travelling about the country. I get it for men's BB, but women's hockey could have done it with so few people involved. They could have moved the FF from Boston to some other less infected site like Madison for instance.
    By next weekend, they might determine that thinner hastens the transmission of the virus. Sad for the kids. The rest of us can go watch our favorite highlight videos from days gone by.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    State lines aren't closed. People are still freely travelling about the country. I get it for men's BB, but women's hockey could have done it with so few people involved. They could have moved the FF from Boston to some other less infected site like Madison for instance.
    One of the main deciders is the schools themselves are shutting down the teams. Duke and Kansas announced they were not allowing their BB team to compete in the NCAAs. Other schools were probably going to follow. Even if the NCAA wanted to continue, their hands were being forced.

    P.S. There is a big difference between traveling and congregating.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    Definitely a shame but playing the games would fly in the face of what medical experts around the world are recommending. Our country needs to put emotions and conveniences aside and all do our best to help prevent the spread of this thing.
    State lines aren't closed. People are still freely travelling about the country. I get it for men's BB, but women's hockey could have done it with so few people involved. They could have moved the FF from Boston to some other less infected site like Madison for instance.

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  • Offsides Guy
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    It's over. UW will be the defending champs for 2 seasons. I think they should have played the games.
    Definitely a shame but playing the games would fly in the face of what medical experts around the world are recommending. Our country needs to put emotions and conveniences aside and all do our best to help prevent the spread of this thing.

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  • Timothy A
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    It's over. UW will be the defending champs for 2 seasons. I think they should have played the games.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post
    Oh, for crying out loud, I was being general in my words. Anyone else in the world knew exactly what I meant.

    Next weekend? It's all going to be cancelled by this weekend.
    Like I said. By this weekend. Done.

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  • Hockeybuckeye
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    The Governor of Ohio just has a press conference announcing no public gatherings of more than 100 (lets see him enforce that) and all public schools closed for 3 weeks.

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  • mnwis
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    "Five of the six (men's) conferences have officially canceled their tournaments today amid the growing worldwide coronavirus crisis. The remaining one, the Big Ten, is expected to follow suit shortly.
    Meanwhile, though the NCAA hasn't said anything yet, it's more than like the entire NCAA Tournament will be canceled as well".




    You would think the women's tournament will be cancelled as well.

    https://www.collegehockeynews.com/ne...ournaments.php



    Now all NCAA winter and spring are cancelled..

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  • Skate79
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    "Five of the six (men's) conferences have officially canceled their tournaments today amid the growing worldwide coronavirus crisis. The remaining one, the Big Ten, is expected to follow suit shortly.
    Meanwhile, though the NCAA hasn't said anything yet, it's more than like the entire NCAA Tournament will be canceled as well".

    You would think the women's tournament will be cancelled as well.

    https://www.collegehockeynews.com/ne...ournaments.php
    The Boston Pride/Minnesota Whitecaps Championship game at Warrior Arena has been postponed.

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by ARM View Post
    The rumor is that MLB will suspend spring training and delay the start of the season.
    No longer rumor. Now at least a 2 week delay.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    Well, that kinda misses my point.

    First "NCAA" isn't a "sport"; it is a number of sports, some of which are holding championships tomorrow, and next week, and ...

    Second, of all those other organizations, none I am aware of has yet called off a national championship. Individual conferences have cancelled their conference championships, and professional sports have 'suspended', but not cancelled their season or championship, etc.

    I'm keeping my eye on NCAA wrestling, next weekend - the same weekend as women's hockey national championship. If there is any sport being considered here where one's "personal space" becomes an issue. it's gotta be wrestling.
    Oh, for crying out loud, I was being general in my words. Anyone else in the world knew exactly what I meant.

    Next weekend? It's all going to be cancelled by this weekend.

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