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Anyway, happy birthday!

I'm so disappointed that the ACC bailed out ND. Would have been great to watch them flap in the wind after so many years of insisting they are too special to be part of a conference. Not that any of i

looking forward to ND being the UGa of the ACC.  Both schools even have police issues.

As of today, the current time frame for a decision as to whether the season starts on time is projected to come by the 2nd week in July. Mainly due to the logistics of having to get everything ready. So that could change. But that is the goal right now. Alabama is very lucky in that University of Alabama at Birmingham is one of the top research hospitals in the country (and the developers of Remdesivir) is part of our state system. They are also a part of helping in the University's decision making process. Including how many fans might be allowed to attend games in our 100,000+ seat stadium. Also seeing how the NBA workouts go will be a guide in regard to if there is a positive case, how wide the spread might be (or not). And how to proceed re quarantine (or not) for those who test negative but have been exposed.

There are a LOT of possibilities. As of now, the hope is for a full schedule, as scheduled currently. If that can't happen, some of the options (but certainly not all) are starting the season later (possibly even the winter); a "conference games only" schedule; and an 8 game only schedule - then conference championships followed by the Playoffs. Our AD is the current President of the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.  So he has very good insight into who is thinking what in regard to the season. Including that there are some schools that (as of today) are not planning to play football this year. But most are in and chomping at the bit to get going. 

 

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Changes are coming 😪. Looks like there will be an announcement next week. The "good " news is, the season (as of now) is still a go...

Best hope is for therapeutics doing well in Phase 3 trials to keep from shutting everything down.

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And, as a (very long) ps:

The SEC had just decided today during the weekly virtual meeting to wait as long as possible (aka late July as the earliest-but possibly early August) to make decisions re the start of the season. And whether to seriously consider conference only. That was a change from last month.

Nothing like having decisions made for you (presuming other conferences go with the B1G 10) 😡.

Absolutely no harm to wait on a final decision.

G5 schools are going to suffer the most.

Granted there's extreme SEC bias here--but there are some opponents in the P5 schools who originally had scheduled 'tough' out of conference games (I won't mention any names- USC, Texas, OSU- who are absolutely thrilled to dodge those probable early season Ls.

All said, I am just hoping there can be a season. But only if it can be safe (a therapeutic) for the players and staffs. Otherwise, shut it down.

[end rambling rant/]

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Not football related, per se, but Stanford and Dartmouth have announced they're reducing the number of varsity sports they field. Both schools have some of the largest athletic programs in the country - 36 and 35 teams respectively. At Dartmouth, 12% of their students are varsity athletes.

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On 7/9/2020 at 3:53 PM, Evelyn said:

There is one bright spot if everyone cancels OOC games and goes Conference only.😈 Notre Dame would be hosed (sorry if there are any ND fans/alums on here).

I'm so disappointed that the ACC bailed out ND. Would have been great to watch them flap in the wind after so many years of insisting they are too special to be part of a conference. Not that any of it matters if the season isn't completed.

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Unfortunately it works out really well for ND. They and the ACC will share revenues equally. So, presuming Clemson makes the Playoffs again, that is a boost to ND's revenue. No way they would get those post season dollars (not to mention the bonus money from the ACC Championship too).

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