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  • How Canceling College Football’s Season Will Backfire On Universities, NCAA

    08/12/2020 6:30:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 119 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/12/2020 | Hutson Mason
    College football players have been voiceless for far too long. As the 2020 season hangs in the balance, they may not get what they want, but they’re not going down quietly. Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and his member university presidents held a meeting Tuesday morning to address the viability of playing football in the fall. As of Tuesday afternoon, The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Big Ten has officially canceled its season, making it the first Power 5 conference to do so.
  • Statement on the Big Ten Announcement - College Football Cancelled

    08/11/2020 12:35:28 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies
    University of Wisconsin - Madison ^ | August 11, 2020 | UW Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Athletic Director Barry Alvarez
    MADISON, WI — As we all know, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, both personally and professionally. For many students and staff, it has brought anxiety and stress and we are all looking forward to a time when things begin to look and feel more "normal." For many months, we had hoped that the return of fall collegiate sports might be an opportunity to restore some sense of normalcy and provide brighter moments for our university, our city and our state. Even so, today's decision by the Big Ten to postpone the fall 2020 sports season...
  • Big Ten cancels college football season for fall 2020, hopes to play in spring 2021

    08/11/2020 12:12:03 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 52 replies
    CBS Sports Online ^ | 8/11/20 | Dennis Dodd & Adam Silverstein
    Following a morning meeting of the conference's presidents, the Big Ten on Tuesday has decided to cancel the college football season for fall 2020 with hopes of playing in spring 2021, league sources tell CBS Sports. With this decision, the Big Ten has become the first Power Five conference to decide not to play this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Sentiment throughout college football entering Sunday night was that the Big Ten and Pac-12 would cancel their seasons this week. However, the combination of outspoken coaches and the #WeWantToPlay X #WeAreUnited movement that developed suddenly late Sunday seemed to give...
  • Big Ten presidents reportedly meeting tonight as ‘vast majority’ favor scrapping fall football season

    08/09/2020 6:05:59 PM PDT · by Libloather · 86 replies
    mlive ^ | 8/09/20 | Matt Wenzel
    With the college football season in serious jeopardy due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Big Ten could be closer to pulling the plug. According to a report from ESPN, the “vast majority” of Big Ten presidents are in favor of postponing the season while hoping to play in the spring. Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel reported Big Ten presidents and chancellors are scheduled to meet Sunday night. A Big Ten spokesman confirmed to MLive on Saturday that conference presidents and chancellors were meeting that day but there was no vote planned on playing football this fall. The conference on Saturday morning...
  • J[ames] M[adison] U[niversity] suspends fall football [ed]

    08/08/2020 4:18:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    WBBT ^ | August 7, 2020 | Marc Davis
    James Madison has suspended its 2020 fall football season, the school announced on Friday. The athletic department release cited nationwide developments over the course of the week and the impending cancellation of the NCAA FCS Championships as factors in the decision. The department will now shift its focus to exploring a spring football season.
  • Punt in the Time of Corona: 66 NFL Players Decline Playing Over Covid Concerns

    08/08/2020 4:07:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | August 8, 2020 | Brad Slager
    With the pandemic affecting most every manner of entertainment this year, one of the anticipated breaks in the entertainment void has been the return of professional sports. Over the past couple of weeks Major League baseball, the NBA, and the NHL have restarted their schedules, with some mixed results. To go along with some softening of interest from fans due to the political activism on display, there have also been coronavirus outbreaks on a number of the baseball teams interrupting the schedule.  Also gearing up is the NFL, as training camps opened this week while the league is still grappling...
  • Derrius Guice arrested on domestic violence charges, released by Washington’s NFL team

    08/07/2020 6:53:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | By Sam Fortier, Nicki Jhabvala and Les Carpenter August 7, 2020 at 7:36 PM EDT
    Shortly after running back Derrius Guice was arrested Friday on domestic violence-related charges, the Washington Football Team announced it was releasing the 23-year-old running back. Guice faces charges that include one count of strangulation, a felony, according to a spokesman for the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The other charges are three counts of assault and battery as well as one count of destruction of property... Washington selected Guice in the second round of the 2018 draft after the running back fell out of the first round because of questions about his maturity and durability. At the time, the team felt...
  • [NY Football] Giants' DeAndre Baker charged with armed robbery with a firearm [ed]

    08/07/2020 10:05:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 7, 2020 | Liz Roscher
    DeAndre Baker, cornerback for the New York Giants, has been charged with four counts of robbery with a firearm after allegedly robbing a party in South Miami in May. Seattle Seahawks defensive back Quinton Dunbar, who was also arrested for the same crime, is not being charged due to “insufficient evidence.”
  • Pac-12 Ready to Secure a Billion Dollars' Worth of Loans if Football Season is Canceled

    08/05/2020 1:08:03 PM PDT · by C19fan · 30 replies
    The Big Lead ^ | August 5, 3030 | Stephen Douglas
    The Pac-12 is planning a loan program that would allow each of the conference's member schools to receive up to $83 million. The loans, which could total nearly a billion dollars, would be available in the event that the college football season is canceled. Here's what an anonymous source told the Mercury News:
  • As problems mount, college football's outlook appears grim: 'You can feel the tidal wave coming'

    08/05/2020 12:23:40 PM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | August 5, 2020 | Pete Thamel
    The painful unwinding of the 2020 college football season is upon us. So many significant events for the sport have been squeezed into the last 72 hours that it feels like the rat-a-tat lyrics to the old REM song, “It’s the end of the world.” Except no one feels fine. The most visceral news came with UConn football canceling the 2020 season on Wednesday morning, the first Division I program to do so. Then there are the star defections – Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley, Minnesota’s Rashod Bateman and the expectation that Penn State’s Micah Parsons will join them soon. It...

    08/04/2020 9:42:28 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    illinoispolicy ^ | 08/03/2020 | Ben Szalinski
    The Friday night lights will be dark and high school stadiums quiet across Illinois this fall because Gov. J.B. Pritzker imposed new COVID-19 guidelines and restrictions on sports for the upcoming school year. The new rules are stricter than in neighboring states. After discussion with the governor’s office over the guidelines, the Illinois High School Association decided to move higher-risk sports such as football, volleyball and soccer to the spring. Golf, tennis, cross country and swimming will begin on schedule in compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines Pritzker announced July 29. Nationally, Illinois and five other states were the only ones...
  • Rutgers football team has a massive, growing COVID-19 outbreak

    08/04/2020 5:20:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    For The Win ^ | August 4, 2020 | Matt Clapp
    Last Wednesday, it was announced that 15 players on the Rutgers football team tested positive for COVID-19, with the outbreak linked to an on-campus party. And less than a week later, the amount of positive tests for Scarlet Knights football players has nearly doubled, to go with positive tests for staff members. Keith Sargeant of reports that 28 Rutgers football players and multiple staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Reports: SEC to play 10-game conference schedule, won't start season until Sept. 26

    07/30/2020 1:48:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 30, 2020 | Nick Bromberg
    The SEC is delaying the start of its college football season. Per multiple reports, the conference is implementing a 10-game conference-only schedule for each team similar to the ACC, Big Ten and Pac-12. But unlike those three conferences, the SEC is also moving the start of football season back. The first SEC games will kick off on Sept. 26, three weeks after the original Week 1 start date on Labor Day weekend. The delay means that the SEC Championship Game won’t be played until Dec. 19 instead of Dec. 5.
  • ACC football, fall sports, moving forward beginning in September

    07/30/2020 9:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    WWBT ^ | July 29, 2020 | Marc Davis
    ACC fall sports, including football, will move forward with some schedule modifications, the conference announced on Wednesday afternoon. Football programs within the league will play 11-game schedules, which include 10 conference games and one non-league contest beginning the week of September 7-12. Only one division will be recognized this year, with the teams holding the two highest winning percentages advancing to the ACC Championship game. That will be held at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on December 12 or 19.
  • Sources: Patriots' Dont'a Hightower, Patrick Chung to opt out of 2020 season

    07/28/2020 10:52:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 28, 2020 | Mike Reiss
    New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower and safety Patrick Chung are among the starters opting out of the 2020 season, league sources told ESPN on Tuesday.‬ Running back Brandon Bolden also is planning to opt out of the season, a source told ESPN. Starting offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, fullback Danny Vitale and reserve offensive lineman Najee Toran earlier decided to opt out for the Patriots.
  • To Hell With Professional Sports

    07/28/2020 4:09:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 121 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    At the outset, I have to say that I’ve never been the biggest sports fan on the planet. So it isn’t a big sacrifice for me to say I’m not going to watch professional sports this year, or maybe ever again. I never actively shunned pro sports, and as a kid I wouldn’t have missed a Tigers or Lions game for just about anything in the world, I just found other things to do as I got older. But I’d wander back for interesting games or championships – there are few things a person isn’t directly involved with that are...
  • NFL to stencil 'End Racism' on end zone borders as part of social justice rollout for kickoff week

    07/27/2020 3:54:45 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 127 replies
    ESPN ^ | July 27, 2020 | by Jason Reid
    As part of the NFL's ongoing commitment to social justice programs, the messages "It Takes All of Us" and "End Racism" will be stenciled on all end zone borders for home openers, the league office informed clubs in a memo Monday obtained by ESPN. The two messages of inclusion, which will be stenciled on opposite end zones during kickoff week, are key elements of the league's broader, multifaceted rollout intended to highlight its efforts to support diversity and inclusion while the new season begins. The end zone messages demonstrate "how football and the NFL brings people together to work as...
  • Could a military academy win the college football title this season?

    07/26/2020 6:20:14 AM PDT · by foreverfree · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7/20/20 | Pete Thamel
    With the fate of the 2020 college football season in flux, the only certainty about the season remains the constant uncertainty. With big decisions by Power Five commissioners looming about the sport’s immediate future, the most prepared schools to play football this season remain the three military academies who play FBS football.
  • Jets trade Jamal Adams to Seahawks for two first-round picks

    07/26/2020 4:57:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2020 | Chris Cwik
    The New York Jets won’t keep safety Jamal Adams around after all. The team finally dealt Adams on Saturday, sending him to the Seattle Seahawks. In exchange for Adams, the Jets received a first-round pick in both the 2021 and 2022 NFL drafts, a 2021 third-round pick and safety Bradley McDougald. The Seahawks also received a 2022 fourth-round pick. While Adams is being traded, he’s not going to his dream destination. In June, Adams — who is from Texas — told a Dallas Cowboys fan he was “trying to” get to Dallas.
  • Bean Counters And Football: What's Ahead?

    07/23/2020 7:56:23 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 3 replies
    As you know one job of bean counters is to get together in a corporate board room and figure out how many people are going to die from their product. Then they analyze the financial risks. College/NFL players are the beans(cheap commodity). As the NCAA/NFL weigh the risks where there will be few deaths-if any-do they go ahead with this major production? I say yes.