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  • ARM
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2020-2021

    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    I put in my normal order, because even if it turns out to be a $100 donation to the VB program, it's still not that much ...
    Thanks; you're a great supporter of women's athletics.

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  • robertearle
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2020-2021

    Originally posted by gwhinwi View Post
    I got the email from them this morning as well.

    It's hard for me to give the UW an interest free loan at this point. I'm having a really hard time imagining sports going on in the fall with (m)any fans in attendance, so I'll be waiting on just about everything.
    There's a guy who sits near my a half-dozen times a season, using the season seats of a friend of his. And he has told me a number of times how he has tried to get reserved season tickets, and has not been able to, and he's stuck with general admission and has to get there early to get a decent seat etc, etc. I guess I signed up at just the right time - Carlini's soph year - so I had no such trouble at all, and I have a seat I really like, section E seven rows up. I'd really hate to give that up, and get sent to "the back of the line" by not getting tickets this year. No idea if that would/will happen if you sit out this year, but I don't wanna risk it.

    With only general admission to women's hockey, "sitting out" the year wouldn't have that problem.
    Last edited by robertearle; 06-01-2020, 12:37 PM.

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  • gwhinwi
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2020-2021

    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    This definitely goes in the "for what it's worth" category.

    This morning (Monday) I go out to get my regular mail, and in the mail is a letter from the UW Athletic Dept informing me that starting on June 1st (that is, today) volleyball season tickets will be available for order. No prior email informing me of any such pending sale, as would usually be the case (I then check email and there is one there sent out at 8:32 AM announcing the sale starting at 8:30 AM.)

    And no announced schedule of any kind, either on-line or in either the email or regular mailing. In the past five years or so, the schedule has been announced somewhere around the 1st of May (season usually starts with an intra-squad game mid-August, with the first real matches late August or Labor Day weekend).

    And no mention anywhere of COVID or COVID related issues, etc etc

    I put in my normal order, because even if it turns out to be a $100 donation to the VB program, it's still not that much (more than women's hockey, but about what a single football game costs). And I maintain my usual seat for next year, and afterward (assigned seats, and harder and harder to get good seats, as the team has improved; sellouts are just about a given these days.)

    So, as I said, offered FWIW.
    I got the email from them this morning as well.

    It's hard for me to give the UW an interest free loan at this point. I'm having a really hard time imagining sports going on in the fall with (m)any fans in attendance, so I'll be waiting on just about everything.

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  • robertearle
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2020-2021

    This definitely goes in the "for what it's worth" category.

    This morning (Monday) I go out to get my regular mail, and in the mail is a letter from the UW Athletic Dept informing me that starting on June 1st (that is, today) volleyball season tickets will be available for order. No prior email informing me of any such pending sale, as would usually be the case (I then check email and there is one there sent out at 8:32 AM announcing the sale starting at 8:30 AM.)

    And no announced schedule of any kind, either on-line or in either the email or regular mailing. In the past five years or so, the schedule has been announced somewhere around the 1st of May (season usually starts with an intra-squad game mid-August, with the first real matches late August or Labor Day weekend).

    And no mention anywhere of COVID or COVID related issues, etc etc

    I put in my normal order, because even if it turns out to be a $100 donation to the VB program, it's still not that much (more than women's hockey, but about what a single football game costs). And I maintain my usual seat for next year, and afterward (assigned seats, and harder and harder to get good seats, as the team has improved; sellouts are just about a given these days.)

    So, as I said, offered FWIW.
    Last edited by robertearle; 06-01-2020, 12:00 PM.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by D2D View Post
    River Fallsí Rowe drafted by Minnesota Whitecaps
    https://www.rivertowns.net/sports/ho...sota-Whitecaps
    Fascinating considering one occasional poster was all over her play for UW this past season. Of course it comes down to where the players will be living post college, so that may shrink the drafting pool, but still a neat accomplishment to be drafted.

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  • D2D
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    River Falls’ Rowe drafted by Minnesota Whitecaps
    https://www.rivertowns.net/sports/ho...sota-Whitecaps

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  • Rightnut
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    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    As long as non-athletes and athletes are given the same options I am fine with it.
    Ok- we solved that problem! Excellent work. On to the next one.

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  • Offsides Guy
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    Originally posted by Rightnut View Post
    Why not just ask the student athletes if they want to play? Itís not like the schools would be sending them unwillingly into a war zone. There is negligible risk to that demographic. You make it sound like the schools are sending these unwitting pawns into a dangerous situation. I would expect the vast majority would jump at the chance to play. The ones I know would.

    Athletes could play and go to class on line or in person. Non athletes could attend class with the same options. Professors could teach with appropriate protections and spacing.
    As long as non-athletes and athletes are given the same options I am fine with it.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    You can't be serious. If colleges took your advice they'd lose all credibility as institutions of higher education.
    If B16 football or men's BB doesn't play, hockey is dead. It's all about the stick and the puck.

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  • Rightnut
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    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    You can't be serious. If colleges took your advice they'd lose all credibility as institutions of higher education. These are student athletes, not athletes. In addition, your idea has the colleges blatantly sending players the message, "We need you for the money and, as such, we're willing to put you more at risk than our other students."

    If there was any subgroup of students I'd consider bringing back under your plan, it would be those people studying disciplines that might help the world better deal with the next pandemic. Sports doesn't even register on the list of important things compared to the teachings and research focused on that.
    Why not just ask the student athletes if they want to play? Itís not like the schools would be sending them unwillingly into a war zone. There is negligible risk to that demographic. You make it sound like the schools are sending these unwitting pawns into a dangerous situation. I would expect the vast majority would jump at the chance to play. The ones I know would.

    Athletes could play and go to class on line or in person. Non athletes could attend class with the same options. Professors could teach with appropriate protections and spacing.

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  • vicb
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2020-2021

    Originally posted by Offsides Guy View Post
    You can't be serious. If colleges took your advice they'd lose all credibility as institutions of higher education. These are student athletes, not athletes. In addition, your idea has the colleges blatantly sending players the message, "We need you for the money and, as such, we're willing to put you more at risk than our other students."

    If there was any subgroup of students I'd consider bringing back under your plan, it would be those people studying disciplines that might help the world better deal with the next pandemic. Sports doesn't even register on the list of important things compared to the teachings and research focused on that.
    What he said.

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  • Offsides Guy
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    Originally posted by Timothy A View Post
    One hope is the costs of the tests may go down as they get further developed. I would develop a plan where the athletes live on campus and get tested frequently and do most of their classes online. The rest should just stay home and do the online thing. The reason for the athletes just coming to campus is without football and bb money, athletics are doomed. Then the B16 network could use all their channels for different sports and make money on TV revenue.
    You can't be serious. If colleges took your advice they'd lose all credibility as institutions of higher education. These are student athletes, not athletes. In addition, your idea has the colleges blatantly sending players the message, "We need you for the money and, as such, we're willing to put you more at risk than our other students."

    If there was any subgroup of students I'd consider bringing back under your plan, it would be those people studying disciplines that might help the world better deal with the next pandemic. Sports doesn't even register on the list of important things compared to the teachings and research focused on that.

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  • Timothy A
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    Originally posted by robertearle View Post
    The headline sounds hopeful. The story itself, not so much...

    https://www.channel3000.com/uw-syste...ses-this-fall/
    One hope is the costs of the tests may go down as they get further developed. I would develop a plan where the athletes live on campus and get tested frequently and do most of their classes online. The rest should just stay home and do the online thing. The reason for the athletes just coming to campus is without football and bb money, athletics are doomed. Then the B16 network could use all their channels for different sports and make money on TV revenue.

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  • robertearle
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2020-2021

    The headline sounds hopeful. The story itself, not so much...


    https://www.channel3000.com/uw-syste...ses-this-fall/

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  • FiveHoleFrenzy
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    Re: Wisconsin Badgers 2020-2021

    Originally posted by Sieve1 View Post
    Before that we should really hope there is college football & basketball or no one else will play
    Truth...

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