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Author Topic: 2020-21 College Football Thread  (Read 6917 times)

Mr. Nielsen

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2020, 08:51:20 AM »
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2020, 10:37:37 AM »
Big Ten New Schedule
https://twitter.com/bigten/status/1290994202931847171


A group claiming to represent over 1,000 Big Ten football players just released this.

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/big-ten-covid-19-football-season

"The NCAA — which is known for its zeal for regulations and enforcement — has had ample time to prepare for the safe return of its athletes to competition, yet it has done nothing. Its laissez-faire approach is forcing each conference and each school to create its own plan, resulting in inconsistent policies, procedures and protocols.

Given that the NCAA and conference leadership have not asked for our input, we feel compelled to call for clarity, commitment, and action regarding our common-sense proposal below.

We have started a dialogue in good faith with the Big Ten and hope that the NCAA will follow suit. Given the short time frame, and with our season at stake, this conversation must happen now."
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #27 on: August 05, 2020, 10:41:04 AM »
UConn has canceled its football season.

Did they cancel or just announce they wouldn't play competitive football this year
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #28 on: August 05, 2020, 11:18:06 AM »
Did they cancel or just announce they wouldn't play competitive football this year

They're being called "the first major-college football team to cancel their season."

Obviously, "major-college football" is open to a range of definitions.

Seriously, this is a shame, but it's just the first of many, if not all. You can't ask college students to do something that professional athletes (specifically, major-league baseball players) are incapable of when it comes to keeping themselves and their families safe from a global pandemic.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #29 on: August 05, 2020, 11:25:34 AM »
Well, maybe it should have been said FBS school.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2020, 11:53:44 AM »
This Big Ten schedule gives people something to talk about, but I’ll be very surprised if these games are played.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2020, 12:48:27 PM »
UConn has canceled its football season.

Step one of eliminating their football program entirely.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2020, 12:52:48 PM »
https://sports.yahoo.com/college-foo...163008561.html

As problems mount, college football's outlook appears grim: 'You can feel the tidal wave coming'

"It’s too early to declare the 2020 football season over. But the path to cancellation appears more obvious than the path to any type of functional and recognizable season. The beginning of the end is upon us, getting closer as the drumbeat of the news cycle grows louder and louder."
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2020, 10:26:35 AM »
The MAC has canceled it's football season.  First FBS conference to do so.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #34 on: August 08, 2020, 10:31:45 AM »
The MAC has canceled it's football season.  First FBS conference to do so.

Gonna miss Tuesday night MACtion.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2020, 10:44:37 AM »
The MAC has canceled it's football season.  First FBS conference to do so.

Lot of those schools depend on big paycheck buy games from the P5 schools, so it’s not entirely surprising

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2020, 10:51:18 AM »
@PeteThamel: Source: Big Ten presidents are meeting today. All options are on the table. There's some presidential momentum for canceling the fall football season. It's unknown if there's enough support to make that decision today.

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« Reply #37 on: August 08, 2020, 11:15:40 AM »
@PeteThamel: Source: Big Ten presidents are meeting today. All options are on the table. There's some presidential momentum for canceling the fall football season. It's unknown if there's enough support to make that decision today.


Apparently they just decided to postpone full contact practices.  IOW, they just delayed.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2020, 06:18:15 PM »
See ya later football!

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2020, 06:24:27 PM »
Symbolic of our failures as a country. Too much ignorance. Too much bravado. Now we don’t get nice things.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2020, 07:20:50 PM »
Yup.   
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #41 on: August 09, 2020, 07:41:46 PM »
I 100 percent believe this.

@MattHayesCFB: Power 5 AD just texted: “You and your colleagues are chasing the wrong story. The virus alone is enough to stop the season. But presidents are terrified of players organizing. It’s the paradigm shift to change amateur sports.” (1of2)
@MattHayesCFB: (2of2) “You potentially lose one season with the virus. You lose the entire framework of your mission statement with players organizing. They need time to figure out how to attack it.”

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #42 on: August 09, 2020, 09:56:22 PM »
I saw a tweet that basically said if you’re having the players on campus and playing while the majority of students are home and online distance learning only, they are basically pro athletes and not “student athletes” and that’s a damaging position for the powers that be opposing NIL

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #43 on: August 09, 2020, 10:04:53 PM »
I saw a tweet that basically said if you’re having the players on campus and playing while the majority of students are home and online distance learning only, they are basically pro athletes and not “student athletes” and that’s a damaging position for the powers that be opposing NIL

This is the most unintentionally funny tweet I've read on the matter. When you back your way into a good point...
https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1292611383901786113?s=19
I think this is all going to fail spectacularly in all sports and demonstrate exactly how extensively our governments mismanaged this

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2020, 05:17:32 AM »
Multiple media outlets reporting that the Big Ten will move their football season to the spring.  No word on when play would start, but with weather issues you would think March at the earliest.  Perhaps they could shift the games to all indoor stadiums (Minneapolis, Detroit, Indianapolis).  Will be interested to see how it will play out with the NFL draft scheduled for April 29th.

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« Reply #45 on: August 10, 2020, 07:19:30 AM »
I saw a tweet that basically said if you’re having the players on campus and playing while the majority of students are home and online distance learning only, they are basically pro athletes and not “student athletes” and that’s a damaging position for the powers that be opposing NIL

With all of the benefits that student athletes already get above and beyond the “normal” student, having football players live on campus in a bubble doesn’t seem outrageous.

I just don’t think the sport is run very well.  When it is flush with cash, no one cares. But in times of emergency when coordination is needed, everything falls apart.

We had a major P5 athletic director still not dismissing full stands at games just a few weeks ago. That should tell you everything about their mindset. They wanted business as normal and didn’t do enough to fix figure out how to make some kind of season happen.
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #46 on: August 10, 2020, 07:51:10 AM »
Going to be a rough morning for “amateurism” fans who puffed their chests over “We Want to Play”.

The players are organizing while leadership of the conferences and the NCAA flail away. 
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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #47 on: August 10, 2020, 10:46:30 AM »
Big 10 is out.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #48 on: August 10, 2020, 12:26:05 PM »
Big 10 is out.

League spokesman says otherwise and no vote has been taken.
Though it may just be a matter of time.

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Re: 2020-21 College Football Thread
« Reply #49 on: August 10, 2020, 12:40:04 PM »
League spokesman says otherwise and no vote has been taken.
Though it may just be a matter of time.

According to the Detroit Free Press, a vote was taken over the weekend and only Nebraska and Iowa voted to play.

Although I believe that there is still some intention to try to play in the spring.

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/college/2020/08/10/big-ten-football-cancels-season-michigan-michigan-state/3332277001/