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Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Pablo, May 13, 2020.

  1. GMUgemini

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    Why not just wait until after finals? Our semester ends on Dec 4 and finals week is the following week. I would guess a lot of schools have similar schedules.
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    Brett McMurphy
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    ACC announces COVID testing 3 times each week for all team members in football, field hockey, men’s & women’s soccer & volleyball beginning w/week of first competition in fall
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    Brett McMurphy
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    Very cool idea by FIU AD Pete Garcia. FIU students will be given 1st priority for all tickets for home football games this fall. Still working w/campus officials to determine what capacity will be allowed for each game
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    If fans are allowed to attend basketball games this season I hope the opposite happens at GMU. Over the years I have given tens of thousands of dollars to the university. I'm going to be selfish for once and hope that season ticket holders are given first crack. As poor as our attendance has been we could probably have all season ticket holders AND some students in EBA. Time will tell.
  5. GMUgemini

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    We have 500 students who have already tested positive for COVID within 2 weeks of opening. Maybe the AD just wants to make sure the infection stays at the university?

    UCF is up close to 1,000 so far.
  6. Pablo

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    It appears that the University of Arizona is doing much better than your school (ASU) in minimizing the number of positive cases.
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    Brett McMurphy
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    Notre Dame conducted 206 COVID tests of football players in past week w/only 2 positive results. After switching to online classes, Notre Dame returns to in-person classes on Wednesday



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    Brett McMurphy
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    Miami will not permit students to attend 1st 2 home games but will have 25% capacity seating for non-students. UM president Julio Frenk: “This is the prudent course of action at this time, as we continue to prioritize health & safety on campus above all else.”
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    They’re a lot smaller too. We have 58,000 undergrads alone.

    But yeah, we went from 161 after week one to 500 after week two.
  9. sleeperpick

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    Swimom and her fresh baked cookies is the only fan we need in attendance. Although it would be weird to have games and not be with you to complain to each other
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  10. phoenix-arizona

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    Enjoying having to do the daily check ins Gemini? I've gotten a warning email or two.
  11. KAOriginal

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    Still more than 7,000 students with STIs at Mason....

    Be wary of anyone....
  12. GMUgemini

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    Oh yeah. I got one yesterday bc I’m not on campus on Fridays and forgot about it.
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    Oh wow you're actually going onto campus to teach. My classes are all fully online but I still have to remember to do the daily check.
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    Brett McMurphy
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    Notre Dame will have 20% capacity or less for home football games w/priority to students, assuring every student who wants to attend games will be able to do so. Once student demand has been met, remaining tickets will be made available to Notre Dame Faculty & Staff
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    It's pretty interesting to see which schools really need donor support/ticket revenue, and which ones have enough in the reserve fund to do something like this. I'd wager that Notre Dame is one of maybe 5-10 major programs that can take this approach, especially with their TV deal.
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    This is important to remember when programs attempt to restructure non-conference scheduling plans following the NCAA's mid-September announcement and then start planning for the "Golden Window".

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    Source: Most college basketball programs will need clearance from the following five layers in order to participate in games during the upcoming season.

    1. NCAA
    2. Conference
    3. University General Counsel
    4. University Medical Team
    5. University Administration

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    Iowa State will have 25% capacity for home opener Sept. 12. AD Jamie Pollard says if “mitigation actions are successful, we will allow all season ticket purchasers to attend (next home game vs. OU Oct. 3) but if measures not followed Sept. 12 we will have no fans at future games”



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    Virginia Tech is selling fan cut-outs to be placed in Lane Stadium for $70 each. Texas is only charging $50 for its fan cut-outs
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    Brett McMurphy
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    Texas Tech announces elimination of 40 positions in athletic department & salary reductions for all employees earning at least $30,000 per year. Tech is projecting $25 million shortfall in revenue & these measures will save school about $4.5 million over next 12 months


    https://www.dallasnews.com/sports/t...y-cuts-after-budget-shortage/?ocid=uxbndlbing:

    “COVID-19 has had a major financial impact on our athletics department, and it was necessary to make these very difficult decisions. We will continue to support our student-athletes and each other as we move forward.”
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    Brett McMurphy
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    Wake Forest will not be able to have fans vs. Clemson on Sept. 12, its only home game in September. NC State also will not have fans for all home football games in September
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    Jon Rothstein
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    Sources: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. has emerged as a candidate to host a preseason bubble during the upcoming college basketball season.

    A location to watch during the "Golden Window".

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