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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11161 on: June 29, 2020, 07:00:29 pm »
That sucks. But I'm not surprised.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11162 on: June 30, 2020, 11:23:44 am »
MWC has announced intent to move forward with athletics this fall, and plan includes a split into geographic divisions to minimize travel and overnights. Sport-specific plans/schedules have not been announced, probably likely still being formulated. ADs gonna be busy...

https://midwestconference.org/news/2020/6/30/general-midwest-conference-expects-to-play-this-fall-with-precautions.aspx


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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11163 on: July 10, 2020, 09:20:21 am »
Haven't heard this directly tied to MWC football but have heard possibility of temporary "conference" alignments in general discussion for other sports to minimize travel. Makes some sense for football: Use the Wiscy schools as an example. Lakeland, Ripon, Lawrence, SNC (that's the North Division) Carroll, Wisc Lutheran, Concordia, Carthage (or Beloit?) make up the South. Everybody ditches their previously scheduled N-C games and start play mid-late September so you can minimize on-campus training time before school starts, players report when students do. Seven games, then a cross-over to determine champ. No overnights.

Would require, of course, a sit-down with the heads of families to make it work, but similar could be done with central Illinois membership, Iowa-based membership, and Chicagoland membership.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11164 on: July 14, 2020, 04:04:41 pm »
Lawrence release today. No mention of sports.

Lawrence sets plans for fall term; partners with Bellin Health for COVID-19 testing

APPLETON – Bellin Health will perform regular COVID-19 testing at Lawrence University during the coming academic year, part of a comprehensive plan for reopening the campus for fall term, university officials announced today.

The Appleton campus will open as planned for the fall term, which begins Sept. 14, with both students and faculty having the option to be on campus or remain remote. Classes will be offered in a mix of in-person and distance learning, with physical distancing requirements in place on campus.

“The university has contracted with Bellin Health to be our health care partner as we adapt as a community to living with COVID-19,” Lawrence President Mark Burstein said. “They will provide on-campus testing for all community members. We are also fortunate to have long-term existing relationships with Ascension and ThedaCare health systems in the Fox Valley, who will continue to supply essential local support.”

Students will be tested for COVID-19 by Bellin medical personnel when they arrive this fall and again 14 days later. Faculty and staff will be tested as they return to campus. Students, faculty, and staff living or working on campus will then need to complete a daily screening of temperature and symptoms. The university will continue to collaborate with the Appleton Health Department for contact tracing for anyone who tests positive for the virus
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The academic year at Lawrence will look different than any before. Physical distancing rules will be in place and all members of the community will be required to wear masks in all indoor public spaces, including classrooms, as well as outdoor spaces where physical distancing is not possible. All members of the Lawrence community who opt to be on campus will need to sign a community pledge agreeing to follow the distancing and face-covering rules.

Lawrence’s pandemic planning team consulted with health experts, both within Wisconsin and around the country, and with various faculty, students, staff, and trustees through the shared governance process, Burstein said.

“Our goal was to ensure that every Lawrentian will have the opportunity to learn, teach, and work as fully and safely as possible,” he said.
For more information, see the Planning for Fall 2020 web site at Lawrence.edu: https://blogs.lawrence.edu/fall-2020/  For interview requests, contact Ed Berthiaume, director of public information, at ed.c.berthiaume@lawrence.edu or 920-228-0508.
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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11165 on: July 17, 2020, 04:34:17 pm »

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11166 on: July 27, 2020, 10:31:31 am »
MWC announcing fall sports being moved to the spring today.

CCIW as well.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11167 on: July 27, 2020, 10:48:31 am »
MWC announcing fall sports being moved to the spring today.

CCIW as well.

Ugh. What a logistical clusterfoog that's gonna be.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11168 on: July 27, 2020, 02:16:35 pm »
MWC announcing fall sports being moved to the spring today.

CCIW as well.

Ugh. What a logistical clusterfoog that's gonna be.

MWC competition suspended for remainder of 2020. No language in the MWC statement that says fall sports are being moved to spring, but says stuff like "could include the opportunity," and "remain under consideration."

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11169 on: August 05, 2020, 02:55:46 pm »
Good news for SNC gridders and other fall athletes. Norby 9th plan now gets students a 9th semester tuition-free. This would appear to remove the most significant barrier to football players interested in using the extra season of athletic eligibility that they’ll likely have thanks to COVID. Similar plan also in place at Pacific Lutheran.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11170 on: August 18, 2020, 07:00:32 pm »
Former St. Norbert HC Jim Purtill hired as Wesley's offensive coordinator.

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11171 on: September 25, 2020, 11:43:56 pm »
Hello all!

Usually I post items about WashU games that I have or will broadcast, or about general observations from other games and events.  However, this post regards a topic that is quite a bit different--with the athletic shoe being on the broadcaster's foot.

I am going to attempt to cover 100 miles in a solo charity ultramarathon through an event that I have organized.  "Rett Gets Rocked Virtual Ultra Weekend" will be conducted in the subdivision where I live in St. Charles, MO, to raise awareness and research funds for Rett syndrome.  I get started at 9 a.m. Central on Saturday, October 3 and end at 5 p.m. Sunday, October 4.  Proceeds from the event will be split between Rettsyndrome.org (the only national organization spearheading research and providing resources for affected patients and their families) and the Rett Spectrum Clinic--a collaboration between the WashU School of Medicine and St. Louis Children's Hospital.

Rett syndrome is a rare, non-inherited neurological disorder that is caused by a gene mutation in the brain.  Rett strikes typically when a child is 6-18 months old, and it takes away the child's ability to move and communicate.  Most of them end up in wheelchairs with active minds, but mired in the physical rubble that Rett creates.  And, the neurological damage prevents verbal communication and arm and hand movement for sign language.

In essence, Rett does to a child what Lucy in the "Peanuts" comic strip does to Charlie Brown when he tries to kick the football that she is holding.  The only difference is that Charlie Brown can get back up to try again.  Those who are afflicted with Rett syndrome don't get another chance to enjoy a vibrant life.

If you would like to make a donation to the cause, here is the link to my Rett Racers donation page:  https://rettracer.everydayhero.com/us/rett-gets-rocked-2020

Thanks for your time and consideration, and let's hope that we get back to playing and broadcasting sports much sooner than later!

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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11172 on: September 27, 2020, 09:24:47 pm »
4 members resign from Beloit College Board of Trustees

https://www.wifr.com/2020/09/24/4-members-resign-from-beloit-college-board-of-trustees/

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Beloit College suffered a blow after local billionaire and businesswoman Diane Hendricks along with three others resigned from the board of trustees.

In a statement on Thursday, school leaders acknowledged the departures but gave no reason for the actions. Other board members who stepped down are Jim Packard, Chuck McQuaid and Jim Sanger.

Researching the web...

Diane Hendricks is the country’s richest self-made billionaire and co-founder and Chair of ABC Supply.

In 2016 Hendricks was named vice chair for the Trump Victory Committee.


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Re: FB: Midwest Conference
« Reply #11173 on: January 27, 2021, 09:17:31 am »
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