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Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts

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    Jon Rothstein
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    Sources: The NCAA is considering allowing college basketball teams to work out on the court for up to eight hours a week instead of four, beginning in late September.

    An official decision could come soon.
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    https://www.espn.com/college-sports...ah-issue-furloughs-entire-athletic-department:

    "The University of Utah athletic department will implement department-wide furloughs, including athletic director Mark Harlan, football coach Kyle Whittingham and men's basketball coach Larry Krystkowiak, Harlan said in a radio interview Friday.

    'We've had to make some tough decisions because you can't wait for what might not happen,' Harlan told ESPN 700 host Bill Riley.

    The decision comes with the department facing a financial shortfall that Harlan previously estimated could range from $50-60 million, due to cancellations and postponements from the coronavirus pandemic. Harlan did not provide a specific timeline for when the furloughs will be carried out or for how long the employees, including himself, will be away from work."
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    Brett McMurphy
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    Rice delays start of practice until late September because of “infection rate in Houston & need for highly reliable & very rapid testing results in competitive athletics context.” Rice was supposed to open Oct. 3 at Marshall. C-USA will determine if Rice’s games will be postponed
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    Brett McMurphy
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    Louisiana Tech at Baylor, scheduled for Saturday, has been postponed because of positive COVID tests/contract tracing issues at Louisiana Tech



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    California University of Pennsylvania senior DT Jamain Stephens Jr. died from complications of COVID-19, the school said. The 6-3, 355-pound Stephens was 20. His father, also named Jamain, was a 1st-round draft pick of the Steelers in 1996 & played 5 seasons in the NFL



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    Brett McMurphy
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    Iowa’s athletic department is eliminating/not filling 40 positions due to COVID. Iowa also will require all non-contracted employees, excluding senior staff, to take 15 unpaid furlough days, Gazette reports. Iowa previously cut 4 sports & had pay cuts in department to save $17M
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    https://www.cbssports.com/college-b...ayed-at-connecticuts-mohegan-sun-in-december/:

    "The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, which annually puts on multi-team college basketball events, has sent a detailed pitch to numerous NCAA stakeholders and college basketball programs about how it plans to host at least 32 games for at least 16 teams in a bubble from Dec. 9-20, according to confidential documents obtained by CBS Sports.

    Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, is where the still-unnamed event would take place. The Basketball Hall of Fame, based in nearby Springfield, Massachusetts, has played its Tip-Off tournament at the resort and casino since 2011.

    The Hall of Fame would operate the event with substantial assistance from Mohegan Sun. Frequent COVID-19 testing would be provided by Connecticut-based Hartford Healthcare. In addition to the two events run by the Hall of Fame -- the Tip-Off Tournament and the Hall of Fame Invitational -- sources told CBS Sports the Empire Classic, the Gotham Classic and the Legends Classic are also under consideration to move from their planned New York City-area tournaments up to Uncasville. Here are the 35 schools associated with each of those five events:

    A total number of teams for this event is yet to be determined, but 16 is the initial target. There is also the possibility of holding two separate bubble events to accommodate more teams, one source said. If that happened, the combined teams via the Empire, Gotham and Legends might link up with more MTE tournaments to accommodate a second major event. With ESPN also heavily exploring moving many of its annual November MTE events to Disney World in Orlando, another source said there remains ongoing discussions about if it it would make more sense for some teams to swap out of an ESPN event in order to play closer to home, in the Northeast, at Mohegan Sun."
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    ACC just proposed every D1 program make the tournament in 2021....Did we just make the NCAA tournament? Is it time to extend DP?
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    EBA will henceforth be known as the Dave Paulsen Lob Over The Top Arena. Address 39-51 A10 Lane.
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    So you're saying there's a chance? LOL
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    Is this in lieu of having a normal season?
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    Maybe in lieu of conference tournaments? Nationally televised regional play-in tournaments sounds like a good idea to capture extra revenue for the NCAA.

    This could be similar to the FA Cup in England or the U.S. Open Cup in America (same model) where any team can enter (including amateur teams). The early rounds are for the lower level teams and the higher level teams enter in later rounds (you could give conference regular season champions double byes into the round of -- uh -- would that be 128? I don't even know at that point).
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    I guess this means "hand off at the top of the key and fake to the middle" didn't make the cut, lol
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    That is what the court will be named.
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    Fordham confirmed 2021 NCAA champions. They've been saving it all for this one shot.
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    Either Fordham or Maine..because..well Maine, lol
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    I love it--the college basketball FA Cup. Do it! The Portland Pilots need a W.
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    In last year's RPI we're a 40th seed in a region, playing a 25th seed (Siena, Georgia, Texas St., N.Colorado) in the second (non-play-in) round.

    However, as Miami would have been a 24th seed, I could have seen the committee hooking us up with a revenge match for ratings reasons.
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