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  4. George is a public figure and as such takes a bit of a beating on this board and elsewhere. Beatings go with the territory. However, he did throw the University a lifeline with this article as it relates to public discussion about the Athletic Department. Can the University right the public message?
  5. Geez. Very, very serious ones. When does basketball season start?
  6. What kind of allegations are in these contracts?
  7. I fell for it, too, and sent a text to someone which I had to retract. Because of these contractual allegations, I can't see the MAC cancelling first.
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  9. Wow... I was got by that one. Thanks for the clarification.
  10. The real MAC isn't likely to limit anything and let the bigger conferences try to change and modify the schedule.
  11. Seems like it may be tough to argue that it's impossible to play a MAC opponent if you're playing 8-10 conference games. Especially for the B1G - when we have the same footprint. Clemson may have an easier time arguing against bringing us in from Ohio
  12. "Many if not all contracts include a force majeure clause, a provision excusing one or both parties’ obligations when circumstances arise beyond their control that make the contract impossible. Like, for instance, a global pandemic. However, there could be a legal opening, suggests another Group of Five AD. In the Big Ten’s case, the conference still plans to play football—just not against conference foes. “At the end of the day, is there going to be enough reason to stand on to get out of paying the guarantees?” asks the AD." https://www.si.com/college/2020/07/10/college-football-buy-games-group-of-five
  13. "Competition will be limited to MAC institutional members beginning no earlier than September 18th, 2020 and with the goal of reaching NCAA minimums in all sports." I added the bold in what is throwing me for a loop. So, based on that, would non-conference games PRIOR to September 18th still be played? That doesn't sound like cancelling the non conference schedule. In which case, the YSU game is September 5th, 2020 and would still be played?
  14. They might be contractually obligated to pay. What argument do they have not to play/pay when they are going to go ahead and still play their conference games as of now? P5 is the one breaching the contracts. Even though they might have to pay, they are still likely coming out ahead financially by canceling the games. Don't have to deal with game day costs and they likely aren't missing out on ticket revenue. The more I think about it, I'm pretty confident G5's will at least get a substantial fraction of their payout in whatever channel they have to go through. A P5 being proactive and paying may think they are doing it for good PR or whatever, but realistically they are just avoiding a bunch of legal fees + eventually paying out by doing so.
  15. Good catch, Big Jim. Looks like I simply made a mistake. Both Hudl dot com and Maxpreps dot com also have him listed as a DL. I'll correct Post #1.
  16. Maxpreps has Andre Proffitt listed as a DT. https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/andre-proffitt/K2v1o5j-EeiAyNdjx8XCRA/default.htm Blue & Gold, Can you state why you have him listed as an OL. Where did you get that information? If he is a DT, then Coach Arth has recruited 4 DL prospects, three who have excellent size, (280, 260, 280, and 230 lb). I have always been concerned with the DL at Akron. Usually, the recruits are not that big or not rated at all, and the play over the years has been suspect at best. We have gotten some good transfers or JUCO's for the DL that have played well. If these 4 guys turn out to be talented, then Coach has done a great job and the DL will be set for years. However, when I watch Proffitt's game film, I do not see a lot of very positive plays. Anyhow, I have trust in Arth, and this is one more recruit that will help Akron turn the corner in the future and become a MAC force. Go Zips
  17. ABJ: UA suggested change in division status could prove expensive
  18. You aren't missing much. Parking is terrible. Leg room for four foot tall people. Terrible traffic on game day. It would also be an inferno. Count your lucky stars
  19. Wrong MAC but that's what's going to eventually happen to the right MAC. Los Cruces' and Clemson's economy are going to take a huge hit from not getting the traveling Zips fans.
  20. A punter, a 2018 graduate so not sure where to put this
  21. I haven't read Marla's story yet, but it appears she's touching on something I've been saying for years: there should be no Athletics budget at UA; Athletics should be grouped under UA Marketing/Advertising.
  22. I see I should completely wake up before posting, sorry about that
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