It's Official - The Big Ten has postponed its fall football season

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Next question - will the Gophers pursue a new schedule like Nebraska, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan are doing?
 

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Next question - will the Gophers pursue a new schedule like Nebraska, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan are doing?
absolutely not if you look at the stance the administration has taken regarding this
 

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Next question - will the Gophers pursue a new schedule like Nebraska, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan are doing?
Key word pursue, sounds like TV rights and other B1G contracts might prevent this
 

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Key word pursue, sounds like TV rights and other B1G contracts might prevent this
It will be complicated but if those five teams team up I don't think the Big Ten will be in a position to stand in their way. Big ten might need those 5 more than those 5 need the big ten, if it comes right down to it.
 

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Next question - will the Gophers pursue a new schedule like Nebraska, Iowa, Penn State, Ohio State and Michigan are doing?
Given that the University Presidents made this decision I would highly doubt anyone in the conference will go against it.

On top of that, now that the Big Ten has done it the rest will fall in line pretty quickly. The SEC will probably hold out the longest but once the other Power 5 conferences all decide to move to the spring the SEC will give as well and join in. This all has felt very inevitable for some time now.
 

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The only reason they are pretending like their will be a spring season is to reduce breakage.
It was now or never.
 

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Given that the University Presidents made this decision I would highly doubt anyone in the conference will go against it.

On top of that, now that the Big Ten has done it the rest will fall in line pretty quickly. The SEC will probably hold out the longest but once the other Power 5 conferences all decide to move to the spring the SEC will give as well and join in. This all has felt very inevitable for some time now.
Agree with a lot of that especially the inevitability and the rest probably falling in line quickly. But the next few days will be combustible
 

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Not surprising. Better to be safe than sorry. No matter how much people want to see football, the universities couldn't risk the liability.
And is there liability exposure by not having a season? Seniors wanted a chance to show their stuff to get into the NFL, and if that season doesn't happen, you've hurt their ability to make it to that big paycheck. My point being there are multiple sides to the decisions being made.
 

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And is there liability exposure by not having a season? Seniors wanted a chance to show their stuff to get into the NFL, and if that season doesn't happen, you've hurt their ability to make it to that big paycheck. My point being there are multiple sides to the decisions being made.
Hard to imagine that's a "liability" for the school...
 

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Hard to imagine that's a "liability" for the school...
There's a lot of Tweets from seniors saying they want to play so they can build their "I'm NFL" resume. You know some lawyer's going to chase that ambulance... There are lawsuits already filed w/rpt to students not getting the services (meaning classroom instructions) for which they paid. It's not much of a stretch to apply that thinking to students that signed a contract to participate in a sport, and the school then making the decision to not offer that sport. Interesting times ahead for Coyle et. al.
 

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Can we swear in this forum? My response to this news is a simple 4 letter word.
 

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There's a lot of Tweets from seniors saying they want to play so they can build their "I'm NFL" resume. You know some lawyer's going to chase that ambulance... There are lawsuits already filed w/rpt to students not getting the services (meaning classroom instructions) for which they paid. It's not much of a stretch to apply that thinking to students that signed a contract to participate in a sport, and the school then making the decision to not offer that sport. Interesting times ahead for Coyle et. al.
One thing you can always count on is that someone will be willing to sue and there will be a lawyer out there willing to take the case.
 

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There's a lot of Tweets from seniors saying they want to play so they can build their "I'm NFL" resume. You know some lawyer's going to chase that ambulance... There are lawsuits already filed w/rpt to students not getting the services (meaning classroom instructions) for which they paid. It's not much of a stretch to apply that thinking to students that signed a contract to participate in a sport, and the school then making the decision to not offer that sport. Interesting times ahead for Coyle et. al.
Someone might do a thing.

But it's not a serious liability.
 

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From a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota regarding myocarditis and college sports:
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If #medical experts for the Pac-12 and Big 10 #CollegeFootball conferences are using the very good @JAMACardio paper on cardiac MRI findings in #COVID19 patients as compelling for cancellation, that is a big FOUL. The data does NOT support this at all! #WeWantToPlay #RefuseToFear
 

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The we will try to play in the spring narrative isn't based in reality. That isn't happening. No college football until the fall of 2021.

I am guessing the winter sports are also looking at the real possibility of being cancelled.
 
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Unless the presidents laid out clear criteria for moving ahead with a spring season that’s obviously not going to happen either. It’s over.

If the NCAA reverses its hands off approach to this and decrees a cancellation then the other conferences are more likely to follow the Big Ten, otherwise there may be a movement to forge ahead. The next 24-72 hours will be interesting.
 

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There's a lot of Tweets from seniors saying they want to play so they can build their "I'm NFL" resume. You know some lawyer's going to chase that ambulance... There are lawsuits already filed w/rpt to students not getting the services (meaning classroom instructions) for which they paid. It's not much of a stretch to apply that thinking to students that signed a contract to participate in a sport, and the school then making the decision to not offer that sport. Interesting times ahead for Coyle et. al.

Seen a lot of dumb takes the last few days... saying that schools should be fearful of lawsuits from players not getting to play a game during the worst global pandemic in 100 years while getting their education paid for in full is up there
 

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Seen a lot of dumb takes the last few days... saying that schools should be fearful of lawsuits from players not getting to play a game during the worst global pandemic in 100 years while getting their education paid for in full is up there
Not to mention the lawsuits for any kind of medical or death cases related to covid would be much costlier financially.
 

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One thing you can always count on is that someone will be willing to sue and there will be a lawyer out there willing to take the case.
The players are learning a life lesson. The overarching and suffocating concern over liability and negative media relations has inflicted collateral damage on (for many) their passion, and bit them in the behinds.

Stay in the basement (alone), kids.
 

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There's a lot of Tweets from seniors saying they want to play so they can build their "I'm NFL" resume. You know some lawyer's going to chase that ambulance... There are lawsuits already filed w/rpt to students not getting the services (meaning classroom instructions) for which they paid. It's not much of a stretch to apply that thinking to students that signed a contract to participate in a sport, and the school then making the decision to not offer that sport. Interesting times ahead for Coyle et. al.
Out of the thousand or more athletes in the B1G football program, I highly doubt the universities are concerned about the liability of a handful of athletes chances in the NFL...Just Sayin'
 

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There's a lot of Tweets from seniors saying they want to play so they can build their "I'm NFL" resume. You know some lawyer's going to chase that ambulance... There are lawsuits already filed w/rpt to students not getting the services (meaning classroom instructions) for which they paid. It's not much of a stretch to apply that thinking to students that signed a contract to participate in a sport, and the school then making the decision to not offer that sport. Interesting times ahead for Coyle et. al.
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From a cardiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota regarding myocarditis and college sports:
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Michael J. Ackerman MD,PhD

@MJAckermanMDPhD
· 4h
If #medical experts for the Pac-12 and Big 10 #CollegeFootball conferences are using the very good @JAMACardio paper on cardiac MRI findings in #COVID19 patients as compelling for cancellation, that is a big FOUL. The data does NOT support this at all! #WeWantToPlay #RefuseToFear
B1G, and now the Pac-12, was looking for something...any kind of liability issue, that they could use to justify their reasoning. In the StarTrib article (https://www.startribune.com/big-ten-postpones-fall-sports-including-football-indefinitely/572078292/) it states:
"Myocarditis can lead to heart failure, abnormal heartbeat and sudden death, according to the Mayo Clinic. The viruses that cause the common cold and hepatitis B and C are among those that can cause myocarditis."
If that were the case, then shouldn't sports have been shut down in previous years during cold season?
 

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Man do I miss Jim Delaney! Warren looked unprepared and lost in his interview. Couldn’t even answer Revsine’s question about whether or not a school could play outside the league for one year on a temporary basis. Worse, he allows a league member to publicly say they don’t agree with this. What a crap show. Nebraska isn’t the only team upset and against this decision according to reports.
 

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It was the right decision. Worst case, one year of no football. Best case, shortened season in the spring.

Makes me happy to be a fan of the leader, with the gumption, and frankly balls, to show how it’s done.

New commissioner showing he was absolutely the correct man for the job!
 
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