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Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts

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

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    Jon Rothstein
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    Dan Gavitt on the CDC's mandatory 14-day quarantine if one player tests positive for COVID-19: "We're hopeful that may evolve during the season. I don't anticipate that there's going to be a change before the season begins."
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    Jon Rothstein
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    NCAA Senior VP of Basketball Dan Gavitt tells me that recent COVID-19 spikes have influenced the NCAA's thoughts regarding putting the 2021 NCAA Tournament in a bubble.



    https://www.sandiegouniontribune.co...ain-west-conference-bubble-schedule-las-vegas:

    "The Mountain West released an 18-game conference basketball schedule earlier this month. The plan for now is to stick with it.

    Or maybe that should be, the hope is to stick with it.

    The West Coast Conference is seriously considering a bubble format in Las Vegas for its league season, and Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson admitted the WCC might have company."
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    Jeff Goodman
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    One head coach to me last night:

    “We aren’t in an MTE, and we have no idea who we are playing right now or when. Have zero contracts.”

    The season starts in 26 days.
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    Mason will be playing in the Williams College MTE. Other schools will be Le Moyne and Lebanon Valley.
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    Jon Rothstein
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    Sources: Fordham has paused basketball workouts for two weeks after a program member has tested positive for COVID-19. This is the first positive test within the Rams' athletic department since August.



    Jon Rothstein
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    Sources: Conference-USA is considering playing its league games back-to-back on Friday/Saturday this season instead of Thursday/Saturday for safety purposes. Games will be held at same location. ADs are expected to vote this week on ruling.


    Jon Rothstein
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    Sources: WCC Presidents will review and discuss this week whether or not the conference will play its league games in a bubble in this season. WCC is looking at multiple sites in Las Vegas for bubble play.
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    Jon Rothstein
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    UConn's attendance for home games at Gampel Pavilion this season will be limited to families of both coaches and student-athletes, per release.
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    Surprised it includes coaches families but not the players families.
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    UConn's attendance for home games at Gampel Pavilion this season will be limited to families of both coaches and student-athletes, per release.
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    Sorry read it while driving. I’m a dumb. I read it as families of the coaches, and Student athletes of the school. Like other teams can come watch. Ha been a long day.
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    Jon Rothstein
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    COVID cancellations in the Atlantic 10 have put an incredible focus on Dayton (Sioux Falls), Richmond (Kentucky, WVU), Davidson (Asheville), & Saint Louis (Nebraska) to perform well early in the season.

    League simply doesn't have many opportunities to move needle.
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    Jon Rothstein
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    Source: This is now official. Conference-USA will play its league games this season on Fridays and Saturday in the same location.
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    Jeff Goodman
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    Horizon League has decided on the following, per source: 20 games, back to back days, playing same team, with first games Dec. 19.
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    Jon Rothstein
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    Sources: The Big East is intensifying its plans for a January bubble due to recent spikes in COVID-19. League is currently exploring multiple locations.
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    Matt Norlander
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    Duke will have no fans for this game. "This is done," source says. The reason the Champions Classic is not going to be in the same building is due to differing COVID-19 protocols between Big 12/SEC and ACC/Big Ten. This makes it a lot easier and doesn't threaten more messiness.


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    News: Duke vs. Michigan State’s Champions Classic game will be held at Cameron Indoor Stadium this year, on Dec. 1, source confirms to @CBSSports. @AdamZagoria had it first. Kansas vs. Kentucky is going to be in Indianapolis. Tip-off times not yet decided.
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    8-0 BYU is still looking to add games to its football schedule this year. They have only 2 games left, hosting N Alabama on 11/21 and San Diego St on 12/12.
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    Interesting from the NFL's Chief Medical Officer:

    “We have seen zero evidence of transmission player-to-player on the field, either during games or practices, which I think is an important and powerful statement,” Sills said. “And it also confirms what other sports leagues have found around the world. We regularly communicate with World Rugby, Australian rules football, European soccer leagues. To date, no one has documented a case of player-to-player transmission in a field sporting environment.

    “Obviously, I don’t think we’re at the point where we’d say it cannot occur, but none of us have seen yet, and that’s certainly encouraging.”

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2020/11/09/mmqb-week-9-lamar-jackson-ravens-growing-dolphins-giants-saints
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    Maybe Garrett Johnson will decommit and come to mason
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    If I’m a head coach who lost a kid to an Ivy I’m def reaching back out tonight to test the waters.
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