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Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: Yesterday at 06:47:06 pm »
Again... notice that the decisions are high-endowment schools which are suspending sports. I just don't think this is going to be a huge wave in general ... not at this time.

You do not need to start with the again because it makes it seem like you think you have some unique insight here.  Everyone understands that wealthy institutions are going to move more quickly on the matter. 

And it is not just a matter of money.

Amherst and Williams know that an outbreak on the soccer team is national news whereas an outbreak at the MCLA is barely making the Boston Globe.

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: Yesterday at 04:27:41 pm »
Yeah, I was hesitating on building my own schedule because I do not expect them to play.

I feel like everything is going to come crashing down in August.

I mean, why repopulate the dorms, dining halls, libraries and then say sorry, but no soccer?

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: Yesterday at 03:18:15 pm »
I think we can assume that we will have a few more changes before the Fall begins, but if the UAA is able to continue as planned, that would leave a team such as Washington University needing 5 games in October and 1 game in November assuming that they play Chicago.

Hard to think about these with so much left to be determined...

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: Yesterday at 01:55:41 pm »

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: Yesterday at 01:11:05 pm »
It's not entirely clear to me if the financial hit is as big as advertised, in terms of the impact of whether athletes come back or not.  I know athletes can be as much as 35-40% of a student body, but the number not coming back specifically because of a missed Fall season has got to be significantly less, and I would think there is some variance among sports and maybe also to some degree gender. 

Two thoughts...

If the Fall season had been cancelled last Fall for whatever reason, a certain percentage of students may have imagined a gap-year that involved an internship, research, backpacking through Europe and so on.  This Fall, the alternatives are what?

The financial hit is going to be big for everyone who brings in a lot of auxiliary revenue and that is a lot of institutions.  This is not only revenue from dormitories, food service, summer camps and so on, but also revenue from medical care and much more.

People go back to the notion of institutional wealth (e.g. endowments) and such...

If you are Johns Hopkins, of course, you are going to be open 100 years from now, but for the short term, you are going to be facing budget cuts, reductions, etc. 

Unfortunately, the auxiliary revenues are going to kill off a number of Division III schools this year without a state or federal bailout.  Hard to know how many.

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: July 03, 2020, 09:20:11 am »
Colleges are worried that infection rates among students will become high enough that they will have no choice but to close campuses again. And the public will go looking for answers and ask why did you do X or Y, prompting more lawsuits.

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:33:19 am »
Interestingly, the total Covid-19 deaths for individual Americans between the age of 0-24 is 171 and a significant percentage of these deaths can be attributed to both Covid-19 and one or more comorbidities.

This number is certainly lower because of the the shutdown of almost every college and universities so we have to consider that.

And for those who are infected by Covid-19, there is a risk of lifelong consequences including heart and lung damage.

A tough call regardless of how you look at it.

Apparently, North Central was founded as North Central College in Plainfield in 1861, then they changed the name to North-Western College, then they changed it back to North Central in 1926.

Two wins over Michigan State too.

Learn something new everyday.

Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: June 29, 2020, 06:19:10 pm »
Williams is going to have to cut the budget somewhere.

15% of revenue is $22 million though I am sure tuition revenue is less than the overall reported revenue for a variety of reasons.

Northeast Region / Re: MBB: NESCAC
« on: June 29, 2020, 02:54:00 pm »
Williams is discounting tuition, room and board by 15%. Wow!

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: June 28, 2020, 11:11:24 am »
I think the postseason will be cancelled for.

But, I still think we will get a condensed regular season.

There are so many institutions that are going to open the doors (and dorms, fields, arenas) or close for good.

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: June 26, 2020, 04:22:40 pm »
I feel confident that students will understand that any season is better than no season at all. 

Especially after an extended period of lock down and isolation.

Men's soccer / Re: Covid Impacts on Upcoming Season
« on: June 26, 2020, 11:19:58 am »
There is so much that is unknown and unknowable at this point, but I cannot imagine how it is possible.

Washington University, as an example, already plays three CCIW teams this season and assuming they play UChicago, is it possible to add 6 games at this point?

I could see the soccer season moved to the Spring, but more likely, I would say part of the schedule is played in the Fall and part in the Spring.

Todd, I appreciate the candor.

I have to say, I might have derailed the conversation on race by bringing up the point about gender.  I do apologize for that.

As far as addressing the elephant in the room, I am not sure that it is going to be obvious to everyone that you were the best candidate, though that may be the case.  I thought you would be the favorite for what it is worth.

I am not as convinced by the athletic director argument to be honest unless what he was saying was that the hire had a proven track record as a fundraiser.

Multi-Regional Topics / Re: MBB: University Athletic Association
« on: June 25, 2020, 10:38:46 am »
I do like that Rochester schedule and it seems as though they will have a higher SOS than last season.  And every non-conference game is close to home (or at home) except for the Ohio road trip.

But yeah, let's hope there is a season.

By the way, Emory was involved in four of the more dramatic league games last season.

Emory at Brandeis
Chicago at Emory
Washington University at Emory
Emory at Case Western Reserve

Emory added the home win over Washington University to YouTube along with the games against Rochester, Brandeis, Oshkosh and others.

As sad as I was about the outcome, this was a good game to watch:

The Case Western Reserve game is also on YouTube:

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