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Lets start with one of the top RBs in college football saying that he's not real fired up with his head coach

 

 

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Chris Doyle, the $800k a year strength and conditioning coach at Iowa is out after a former player expose on Twitter showed him to be racially insensitive at the very least. If any of it is true, and I suspect at least most, if not all, was, he got what he deserved. 
 

Hopefully the program can learn and become stronger. There were a couple complaints about Brian Ferentz, the coach’s son, and seemingly heir apparent, but it looks like he won’t be sent packing, although when his dad hangs them up, Brian now might not get the job.

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30 minutes ago, Dick Allen said:

Chris Doyle, the $800k a year strength and conditioning coach at Iowa is out after a former player expose on Twitter showed him to be racially insensitive at the very least. If any of it is true, and I suspect at least most, if not all, was, he got what he deserved. 
 

Hopefully the program can learn and become stronger. There were a couple complaints about Brian Ferentz, the coach’s son, and seemingly heir apparent, but it looks like he won’t be sent packing, although when his dad hangs them up, Brian now might not get the job.

Hopefully as everything progresses people learn to change their behavior.  I'm not convinced you can change what they truly believe, but if enough people face these types of consequences maybe they'll be afraid for their jobs and change their behavior. 

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To me, the biggest statement those players could make is to not play for those coaches anymore.  If the university refuses to make a change, then you need to make the change and unfortunately that is another price they have to pay to make a statement.  But continuing to play for those coaches and letting them profit off of you is unacceptable in my opinion.

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1/4 of the University of Texas football team tested positive within the first week of return to workouts. Another 20% of the team is now in isolation for 2 weeks after having been in contact with positive cases. 

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29329177/texas-says-13-football-players-test-positive-coronavirus?linkId=91182183

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43 minutes ago, Balta1701 said:

1/4 of the University of Texas football team tested positive within the first week of return to workouts. Another 20% of the team is now in isolation for 2 weeks after having been in contact with positive cases. 

https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29329177/texas-says-13-football-players-test-positive-coronavirus?linkId=91182183

Which is why I don't see any league finishing a season. 

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Just saw an article that due to the virus, the Big 10 wants to go to  a conference only schedule for fall 2020.

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The Ivy League has cancelled all Fall Sports.

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1 hour ago, ptatc said:

The Ivy League has cancelled all Fall Sports.

They can because they don't need the revenue or the enrollment.  It is easy for them to do. 

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16 minutes ago, Harry Chappas said:

They can because they don't need the revenue or the enrollment.  It is easy for them to do. 

Actually they are having revenue issues. There are very few sports that actually make a profit. Brown had actually terminated their track and field program due to revenue issues. However, once the BLM protested because it would severely decrease their aid to under represented groups, it was reinstated. The decreased revenue and refunds due to the pandemic is hitting all schools. Dartmouth has eliminated 5 sports. Stanford while not an Ivy League school has eliminated 11 varsity sports.

As a group there only 5 sports which generate a profit across DI schools: all men's sports, basketball, baseball, Lacrosse, Hockey and Wrestling. Certain schools may generate profits from sports such as football but as a whole sports do not generate much profit.

 

16 minutes ago, Harry Chappas said:

They can because they don't need the revenue or the enrollment.  It is easy for them to do. 

 

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On 7/9/2020 at 5:25 PM, ptatc said:

Actually they are having revenue issues. There are very few sports that actually make a profit. Brown had actually terminated their track and field program due to revenue issues. However, once the BLM protested because it would severely decrease their aid to under represented groups, it was reinstated. The decreased revenue and refunds due to the pandemic is hitting all schools. Dartmouth has eliminated 5 sports. Stanford while not an Ivy League school has eliminated 11 varsity sports.

As a group there only 5 sports which generate a profit across DI schools: all men's sports, basketball, baseball, Lacrosse, Hockey and Wrestling. Certain schools may generate profits from sports such as football but as a whole sports do not generate much profit.

 

 

My point was more about enrollment.  Smaller schools use sports to attract students.  I do not believe the Ivy League needs this.  Ivy league schools can drop sports enrollment will not move at all.  I think certain schools are dropping sports under the guise of COVID because it is easier. 

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I just received a call from NIU football ticket sales manager, she is not sure how the tickets will be sold as this point and said the earliest home game is October so everything up in the air as far as the MAC conference the way it looks

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This is the kind of shit we're going to see in the college game, unpaid teenage labor being exploited further and pressured into ignoring the virus until someone gets really sick.

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