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  1. 2nd Degree Gopher

    2020 Season Tickets

    I can't fully answer your questions because things are changing in this regard, but if you have fully digital tickets, I expect that you won't be getting "the packet." Like most sporting venues in town, the U would like to transition to electronic tickets, but they have been slower to do so for...
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    University of Minnesota won't use Minneapolis police officers for football games, other events in wake of George Floyd death

    I am not sure why it matters whether he was declared dead at the scene or at the hospital, and we'll probably all see the reports eventually, but my understanding is that he was unresponsive at the scene and despite efforts to resuscitate him he was later declared dead at the hospital. I don't...
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    I'm no expert, but is this a good thing?...

    It isn't typically too hard to find police officers looking to make extra money with these types of side jobs, so I'd be surprised if they have too much trouble staffing football games, concerts, etc. There are a lot of officers from smaller departments who don't make a lot of money and need...
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    All Things COVID-19 College Football Impact

    From what I have been told, they will collect renewals as usual. If some or all of the games are not played or are played without fans, ticket holders will be offered the option of a full refund, including scholarship seating donations, or a credit for next year at something more than 100% (as...
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    House: One of my breakout candidates for the Gophers in 2020: WR Chris Autman-Bell

    Hope that you are right and that we get a chance to be there in person to see it play out!
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    House: One of my breakout candidates for the Gophers in 2020: WR Chris Autman-Bell

    More dynamic? Possibly. More productive? I have my doubts.
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    All Things COVID-19 College Football Impact

    Of course you are correct. There would certainly be significant adjustments to the distribution and far more money would flow to the schools which are participating, but the conference wouldn't strip any member institution of their funding over something like this. The strength of the Big Ten...
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    All Things COVID-19 College Football Impact

    Why are you quoting me and acting like we are disagreeing? The post I responded to predicted that either all the conference teams would play or that none would and that it would be the conference that would "unilaterally" decide that everyone was in or everyone was out. You saying the...
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    All Things COVID-19 College Football Impact

    If it turns out that some schools play and some do not, I am sure that there would be an adjustment to the revenue distribution, just as there would be adjustments to the television contracts, sponsorship agreements, etc. Who would suggest otherwise? It sure does. Again, who would suggest...
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    STrib: The sports fan experience might never be the same

    Assuming that there is a season next winter, I fully expect that the U will offer any season ticket holders who want or need a year away to do just that with no loss of seating priority, Gopher Score, etc. That will be true whether the reason is financial, health-related or some combination of...
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    All Things COVID-19 College Football Impact

    The Big Ten doesn't have the power to make a "unilateral" decision that would require all member schools to field football teams. They may decide whether or not they have a conference football season, but they cannot require member institutions to field teams and to play in an environment where...
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    Chip: Can every Gophers sport survive the budget cutting ahead?

    This is a good point. I know Coyle has said that he conferences daily with Big Ten ADs and Kevin Warren and also has regular conferences with ADs from other Power 5 conferences (or whatever they are calling themselves these days). I don't know that they are working on collaborative solutions...
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    Chip: Can every Gophers sport survive the budget cutting ahead?

    Yeah, it's difficult to predict what will happen this year, but they certainly will have matches in the future that would draw far more spectators than the Pav can hold. They have passed on that revenue over the last few years, I don't think they can do that now. In a landscape where most of...
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    Chip: Can every Gophers sport survive the budget cutting ahead?

    Volleyball isn't a profitable sport at the U, but like softball it is very popular and has the potential for significant revenue growth. Might even break even someday. There has been a reluctance at the U to try to maximize revenue from women's sports. For good or for ill, they are seen as...
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    University of Arizona president says fall football increasingly unlikely, more answers needed

    I don't know what you meant, I just know what you wrote. So your objection was that I suggested that NCAA (and others) would be involved in the decision-making process rather than the CFP? And that when you said the conferences would decide, you meant that they would decide collectively and...
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    University of Arizona president says fall football increasingly unlikely, more answers needed

    Yeah, I don't have time today to get into another one of these pissing contests with you where you post your nonsense and then say that you didn't mean what you wrote. My bad. I should know by now that when you say something like "won't nobody be able to tell them otherwise" what you really...
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    University of Arizona president says fall football increasingly unlikely, more answers needed

    You are hilarious. The member institutions of the Big Ten have a great deal of autonomy, but they do not and would not make such decisions without the input and support, or at least tolerance, of the local and state governments on which they depend.
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    University of Arizona president says fall football increasingly unlikely, more answers needed

    Well, I certainly think at some point the conferences will decide whether they are going to have a conference season or not, but the NCAA is going to have to decide on whether there will be fall football, spring football or no football. I can't imagine a scenario where the SEC plays in the fall...
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    University of Arizona president says fall football increasingly unlikely, more answers needed

    One reason would be that we aren't handling this with a national plan, but rather with a series of local plans. So just because Arizona decides it's safe for students to return to its campus doesn't mean that the other schools they might play will be in the same position. It also doesn't mean...
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    Take the Wonderlic test and report your score.

    The results aren't intended to measure football ability. The purpose of giving the test is largely to measure reading ability and aptitude for learning by reading (as opposed to learning by other methods). As I understand it, there is a conventional wisdom in the NFL that the most efficient...
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