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  • Lurky McLurkface
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    Re: Coronavirus

    I've decided to just curl up in the corner and quietly weep as I wait for the end. Or until the Frozen Four, whichever comes first.

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  • robertearle
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    Re: Coronavirus

    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    If the B16 BB tourney is still being played in front of people, then I don't see why the UW game should be played in front of no one, especially with the low amount of cases in WI. That being said, I'd bet they play the game with no spectators. If it goes on and I am one who is in the high risk zone (older and/or a history of lung issues), then I am staying home, it makes sense.

    What would make no sense is to allow all these college kids to leave their campuses for spring break. That would be one of the dumbest moves in the history of recorded society. Any semblance of control would be thrown out the window.
    The UW Chancellor has recommended that students not travel during spring break, but there's nothing they can do to stop students from going. Break for Madison starts Saturday, with classes resuming March 23.

    Also, yesterday Barry Alvarez (UW Athletic Director) told the media that the Athletic Department was going to have an 'emergency meeting" on Tuesday night to discuss their response to COV-19. No word on any decisions. Topics discussed undoubtedly would have been women's hockey, high school boys basketball tournament. and an 8K run sponsored by the UW coming up in late April that usually drawing better than 10,000 participants, and maybe double that with friends and spectators, etc (I was already skipping the run this year - achilles tendonitis - but my niece and her husband were/are coming to town to run.)

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by MAHOCKEY FAN View Post
    Or they could just invite the Minnesota teams so they don’t have to fly!


    However, only the Girls Tier I tournaments are in Minnesota (Blaine). All the other Girls and Youth tournaments are elsewhere in the country.

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  • Lindsay
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    If the B16 BB tourney is still being played in front of people, then I don't see why the UW game should be played in front of no one, especially with the low amount of cases in WI. That being said, I'd bet they play the game with no spectators. If it goes on and I am one who is in the high risk zone (older and/or a history of lung issues), then I am staying home, it makes sense.

    What would make no sense is to allow all these college kids to leave their campuses for spring break. That would be one of the dumbest moves in the history of recorded society. Any semblance of control would be thrown out the window.
    Maybe the B16 BB should rethink their policy. I honestly donít know, donít claim to have medical expertise but it is definitely disheartening to see some organizations doing everything they can to help, and others not caring at all (Blue Jackets). And itís tough because you donít get a sense there is a strong leading voice leading this mess so people are all over the map in how they are responding.

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  • Lindsay
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    Originally posted by NMH View Post
    The Massachusetts governor made a bunch of rules for government employees today and suggested the same be applied to public employees. No large gatherings was one of the edicts.
    However, a lot of places have placed that number at 5,000, which would mean we'll be having a very interesting conversation about the Frozen Four.

    In all the cancellations and edicts that have already come down, there's not been a discussion about if media is still allowed at games closed to fans and the NCAA woho comms guy didn't have an answer for me. Should they close it to fans and media, I'm sure we'll see teleconferences or Skype calls or some other way for the media to get questions in.
    In Ohio, media is in the ďessentialĒ group according to DeWine, and media are allowed. Of course the Blue Jackets are ignoring the advice altogether and having fans too but thatís a separate issue.

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