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The 2020 College Football Season

Discussion in 'College Football' started by ScriptOhio, Mar 24, 2020.

  1. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  2. ochre

    ochre Senior

    James Brooks wonders what they called it before.
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  3. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  4. OUatl

    OUatl Sophmore

    Unfortunately, he’s not wrong.... I think it will be tough to have any sports for the next 6-8 months.. hope I’m wrong
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2020
  5. Jaxbuck

    Jaxbuck I hate tsun ‘18 Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Understand the logic but fortunately, he is wrong.

    A lot.
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  6. Mike80

    Mike80 Avenge Woody

  7. Onebuckfan

    Onebuckfan classof76

    That 2021 NFL Rookie of the Year is shaping up as an all timer..JB,Tua,Chase, Trevor, Fields
  8. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.


    If you thought you would be bad off without football this fall, just listen to the college athletic directors. To them, it's literally a matter of life and death for their athletic programs.

    “There better be (a season) or many programs will be out of business,” an athletic director said.

    “Quite simply,” added another AD, “it would be devastating.”

    Another AD was more direct: “If there’s no season, we will be f*****.”


    “This has been crazy with high anxiety,” a Power Five AD said. “The potential financial impact is starting to be understood.”

    Added another Power Five AD: “As of right now, I have no clue if there will be a full season. But if we don’t, it will get ugly.”

    “Most of the Power Five schools wouldn’t miss a beat,” a Group of Five AD said, “but it would be devastating to the rest of us.”

    Yet another predicted an even grimmer outlook: “If we’re aren’t back (playing) by the fall, it will look like the Great Depression, and we will be in soup lines.”

    As a full-time football blogger, I also empathize!

    But this is also why I'm fairly confident college football will exist in the next 12 months, because I'm far, far down on the list of people who will be boned if it doesn't, and that's saying something because I would still feel it substantially.

    Maybe the season won't start in August, maybe there will be limited spectators, maybe it'll be a shortened season, but I'm confident they'll work out something because the fate of most athletic departments depends on it.

    They've got five months to figure something out. That seems like an eternity in COVID-19 time.

    EXECS FEELING IT, TOO. I love nothing more than to blast the NCAA for its incessant bullshit, but today I have to tip the cap at least a bit because the organization's execs have decided to take a pay cut in response to the NCAA's financial crisis.

    NCAA President Mark Emmert and members of the association’s senior management will be cutting their pay by 20% and the association’s vice presidents will be cutting their pay by 10% due to financial pressure the NCAA is facing from the coronavirus pandemic, according to a memo obtained Tuesday by USA TODAY Sports.

    Now, before you applaud too much, the NCAA cut distributions to the schools by more than 50 percent. So by only cutting their salaries by 20 or 10 percent, they're still making out better than the folks they represent.

    But hey, it's better than nothing, I guess.

    Entire articles:
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  9. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Perhaps the mid-majors shouldn't be running financially unsustainable athletic departments kept afloat only by milking students for fees.
  10. OSU_Buckguy

    OSU_Buckguy Senior

    no way next season happens as planned. however, if it somehow does, teams are going to look janky.

    no reason to make a decision right now, but a shortened regular season consisting of only conference games starting in october looks better and better. then again, how much will effectively moving back the season one month actually matter?

  11. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

  12. ORD_Buckeye

    ORD_Buckeye Wrong glass, Sir.

    Ohio State will get by. The university in the last few years has built up a one billion dollar operating surplus. The hit to room & board revenue will be tough though, and I'm not holding out too much hope on us completing that $4.5B fundraising campaign on time. Elsewhere around the state, this might just shape up to be the necessary culling of the system that Ohio politics has always prevented.
  13. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  14. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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