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Tue Aug 11, 2020, 09:57 PM

Big 12 to move forward with plans for fall football season, sources say

Source: ESPN

The conference's board of directors met for more than an hour on Tuesday to discuss the future of the season in the midst of the Big Ten and Pac-12 decisions to postpone fall sports until 2021.

Much attention was on the Big 12 meeting after the ACC and SEC publicly affirmed their intention to continue moving forward.

The decision now leaves three of the Power 5 conferences intent on playing for now.

The Big 12 athletic directors are set to meet late Tuesday

Read more: Link to sourcehttps://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29642207/big-12-move-forward-plans-fall-football-season-source-says



just punting the cancelation until after classes go 100% online after the refund period, SEC will be last to cancel

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pstokely Aug 11 OP
LonePirate Aug 11 #1
underpants Aug 11 #4
underpants Aug 11 #2
Yavin4 Aug 11 #3
VMA131Marine Aug 11 #5
roamer65 Aug 11 #7
pstokely Aug 11 #13
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 12 #17
pstokely Aug 11 #11
TheDemsshouldhireme Aug 11 #6
pstokely Aug 11 #12
Thekaspervote Aug 11 #8
LiberalFighter Aug 11 #10
mac56 Aug 11 #9
oasis Aug 11 #14
SunSeeker Aug 12 #15
Buckeye_Democrat Aug 12 #16
a la izquierda Aug 12 #18
ouija Aug 12 #19
Steelrolled Aug 12 #20

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:03 PM

1. When the conference is dominated by schools in OK and TX, of course they will play.

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Response to LonePirate (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:07 PM

4. You beat me to it

Baylor
Texas Tech.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:06 PM

2. SEC is looking for a playing partner. Big 12 has 10 members.

Big 10 has 14.

Look at where the Big 12 schools are

Texas including Baylor and Texas Tech
Kansas
Iowa
West Virginia
Oklahoma


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_12_Conference_football

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:07 PM

3. If the SEC cancels, people will lose their minds.

And Trump will be toast.

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:13 PM

5. The SECs decision to play is purely political

Itís going to cost some players their health.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:28 PM

7. It shows the difference between northern and southern states.

Northern states are more concerned about the health and safety of their residents.

Southern ones arenít.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:42 PM

13. Good Southern manners, no mask mandates

rude NYers with their mask mandates and lack of abortion waiting periods

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Response to pstokely (Reply #13)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:51 AM

17. I drove to New Orleans to see Ohio State play...

... Alabama a few years ago (so I'd obviously like to see the games played IF it was feasible... which it's not), and the myth about Southern manners was definitely shattered right away. (Unless that city is a bad representative of it.)

The female restaurant employees seemed to think I was flirting with them* just because I was polite and nice. The local men treated them like crap. I'd be concerned about getting spit in my food if I behaved that way here!

* I heard them talking to each other in the distance, giggling and discussing getting together with me.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:38 PM

11. $ mostly

Even if they can't have fans at games, they still get the TV $, but many college towns do have mask mandates in capacity limits in place even in the SEC but they're still planning for at least some in person classed and many have begun moving in students

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Response to Yavin4 (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:16 PM

6. Lets hope if hurts him in the midwest and mid-atlantic

like Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Minnesota with what the Big 10 did. This year of continuous crap gets even worse. Lot of football fans that will shave a couple of more points off Trump. I truly believe there is an eroding chunk of his base that can longer ignore the crap show this year continues to be.

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Response to TheDemsshouldhireme (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:41 PM

12. And AZ

will he lose FL, IA, GA once the SEC, ACC and B12 cancel?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:29 PM

8. I'll give them 2 weeks of practice, no games will be played..too many will be sick

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:30 PM

10. Yep!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 10:30 PM

9. There's no social distancing on fourth-and-one.

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Response to mac56 (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 11, 2020, 11:11 PM

14. What will a "huddle" look like?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:25 AM

15. Insanity! Covid-19 probably won't kill these players, but it could easily end their careers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/29/sports/coronavirus-survivors-athletes.html. Even if it leaves them with just a 5% diminution in heart strength, that would be career ending at this elite level of competition. Wait until a cure or vaccine for fuck's sake.

The smart ones are opting out. https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2020-07-06/heres-the-athletes-who-have-opted-out-of-playing-amid-coronavirus-crisis

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 01:31 AM

16. I hope they come to their senses.



The organ problems after infection isn't a minor issue!

And relying on the athletes and coaches to make the right decision is foolish -- e.g., "They want to do it, so why stop them?!"

Social distancing just can't happen in football. If they're determined to do it, then come up with technology to protect the players from inhaling the droplets and aerosols of the other players.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 05:17 AM

18. Thank god I'm teaching online...

since the Big 12 only gives a shit about money and not its players, other students, faculty or staff. Iím an alum of one school and a professor at another.
I cannot wait to leave this profession behind.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 05:44 AM

19. Buckeye here

Very painful and people of my ilk are on suicide watch. Word is from good sources is that the coaches in the SEC know that there will be no college football this year nor in the Spring.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 12, 2020, 12:50 PM

20. Many people don't understand that you continue to work on a plan

until you change it. You can't afford to wait around. This is how the world gets stuff done.

The Big 10 put out a game schedule last week, and practice rules, and a few days later cancelled it all.

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