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Everything posted by NWAkron

  1. They aren't going to take the team down to South Carolina in this situation. I think a conference only season is the best route to go if they can make it happen. The states in the MAC have things somewhat more under control.
  2. If we in this community, state, and country all want to see college sports again before Fall 2021, we need to wear a mask, wash our hands, and not gather in crowded bars and restaurants, etc. It's really simple. The oppositional defiance from the absolutely ignorant amongst us is ruining life for all of us including these athletes (who also bear the burden as well of watching out for themselves and their teammates).
  3. THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER. (although some of these "sports" are clearly superfluous) Stanford University, which has one of the largest Division I sports programs in the country, is cutting 11 of its varsity sports after the 2020-21 season, citing a financial deficit that became significantly more problematic due to the coronavirus pandemic. "Stanford will discontinue 11 of our varsity sports programs at the conclusion of the 2020-21 academic year: men’s and women’s fencing, field hockey, lightweight rowing, men’s rowing, co-ed and women’s sailing, squash, synchronized swimming, men’s volleyball and wrestling," the university said in a statement, describing the decision as "heartbreaking." Stanford currently has 36 Division I varsity sports, double the national average. The institution explained that the size of its athletics program had created a financial strain in recent years.
  4. Who's to say i haven't done that? Actually, during some tense moments when the Zips are down by 7 or 8 early in the second half I often remove myself to the bleachers.
  5. DeWine is allowing contact sports under certain guidelines. It's going to be up to the athletes to look out for themselves, each other, and their families.
  6. Yes. Police Unions have the same problem (and I don't mean politically or to take a side in the police situations), but they also are at times so blinded by loyalty and the desire to not ever give ground that they stay stupid things and hurt those whom they serve. However, the union members see someone fighting for them and often miss the nuance especially when it comes to their jobs, salaries, or benefits.
  7. No limousines in Akron. This isnt about liberal v conservative. Union leaders are elected to see only one side and that's the union side and to oppose anything that hurts or takes something away from the union members. But 100% agree that the athletes are students as well and her attitude is condescending towards them. However, she's doing what is her job and that's to fight for her members. Its high stakes negotiations.
  8. https://www.beaconjournal.com/sports/20200705/university-of-akron-football-zips-players-coaches-taking-covid-19-precautions They are giving it the old college try. A for Effort.
  9. These guys can't catch a break. Some are probably living with parents and can't risk it. He'll even if they got a job in Europe they couldn't go.
  10. considering, that Columbus and Franklin County is the hottest of the COVID hot spots this isn't surprising.
  11. yes, it's all over the Beacon and the union president is painting athletics as the evil that must be destroyed. Because the Director of Family Studies is an expert in such matters. She has a position paper that will demonstrate how much $$ the U will save by moving to Division 2.
  12. And we can all wear paper bags over our heads (dual purpose)
  13. i think this is the perfect year for the Zips to catch everyone off guard and win the whole thing!
  14. they could open to season ticket holders and everyone can spread out. limit concessions. there would be plenty of room. hell they could even spread the band out over the entire east side of the stadium.
  15. What's your point? Can I not decide for myself what is "good news" to me?
  16. absolutely, Wake Forest is the fall back school for prep school kids who don't get into Ivy League or UNC, Duke, etc. Groce and Co. are going to offer him a supportive and solid environment to succeed.
  17. Wake Forest suspends Sharone Wright, Michael Wynn vs. Pittsburgh Jan 3, 2020 Associated Press Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest sophomores Sharone Wright Jr. and Michael Wynn have been suspended for Saturday's game at Pittsburgh. The team announced the one-game suspensions Friday, saying they were for "failing to uphold the standards of Wake Forest Basketball." The school didn't elaborate on specifics in its statement. Wright is averaging 3.4 points while Wynn is averaging 1.3 points for the Demon Deacons (7-5, 0-2 ACC). It will be Wake Forest's first game since beating North Carolina A&T on Dec. 21.
  18. Best news I've had in awhile. Thanks for finding and sharing.
  19. I'm realistic but its good to be hopeful. Ohio and Michigan so far are containing outbreaks. I'd be happy with a 9 game MAC season.
  20. Yeah, and my friend's son had a double-header baseball game. I'm going to keep hoping they can get the players on the field.
  21. Miami basketball is a dumpster fire with that only shining moment beating Buffalo in round 1 this year
  22. 23 Clemson players and staff test positive for COVID 19. Most are asymptomatic. Arizona, SC, Georgia, Florida and other southern states are hot beds for COVID.
  23. i think with the COVID people lost interest and those who have season tickets, donors, etc, don't necessarily want or need that type of access.
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