My god that’s awful and frankly no reason not to play.
What's OCC's or SUNY's incentive to run kids out there this spring? Sucks for the players though.
If we go through 2021 as we did 2020, it will be interesting to see how the non-revenue collegiate sports landscape shifts. There is not a lot of incentive to field varsity teams at most schools.
what’s the incentive any year though? They don’t make any money any year.
Disappointing but very wise decision to end season. Witness pro and collegiate sports that play a truncated and contagious schedule. Many athletes infected, games cancelled. I have lost interest in emaciated college and pro seasons. Little if any meaning except to gain TV money. I hope SU follows OCC's fine example.Hopefully the occ admin is conscious how their decision affects student athletes beyond just no games, The structure of sports helps many student athletes in many ways whether that be time management, guidance and monitioring etc. Take that away, throw in remote learning and some will fall through the cracks.. OCC coaches and counselors need to be active with assistance.
As far as Cuselax, once again going to be at a disadvantage in preparation. Tough hearing about others practicing while a team with high hopes is idled. Recall mumps cutting prep short a few years back, had negative impacted but this is worst .A abbreviated fall hindered by a issue still not closed and now a further delay. Be a short window with much catching up to do. Both coaches and players must be going crazy.
Disappointing but very wise decision to end season. Witness pro and collegiate sports that play a truncated and contagious schedule. Many athletes infected, games cancelled. I have lost interest in emaciated college and pro seasons. Little if any meaning except to gain TV money. I hope SU follows OCC's fine example.
I mean, this is really it though. Look at the two conferences most aggressively holding out - the Ivy, and the NESCAC. Both conferences include schools who (allegedly) prioritize education. All their schools have substantial endowments. They do not need prospective student-athletes for the purpose of paying full-freight tuition or even for the application fees.
People can debate the level of risk (you know my boys have been participating since summer without issue), but for some of these schools, there is absolutely no reason to take on even a slight amount of risk, let alone the administrative inconvenience.
This is obviously a massive topic, but if the heavy-hitter P5 schools breakaway and do their own thing for football, I could see it triggering a massive reaction where most lower-level and non-revenue sports basically become club, or the NCAA model comes more into line with club competition.