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  1. This gets so much right... https://www.underthebutton.com/article/2021/04/ivy-league-2021-sports BY DANNY CHIARODIT APRIL 4, 2021 AT 11:41 PM The Ivy League announced this week that it is canceling all sports seasons for the remainder of 2021, as well as 2022, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Robin Harris, executive director of the Ivy League, held a press conference to announce the decision. “I am pleased to say that our great league will not be playing sports for the foreseeable future,” Harris said. “We are once again taking the lead on this issue, and I am determined to uphold our league’s reputation as the safest conference in America.” Based on her Zoom background, Harris appeared to be on a beach during the press conference. She would not divulge her location, but sources close to the situation are reporting that Harris has been vacationing in the COVID-19 hot spot Puerto Rico. Harris went on to outline the plans for a potential 2023 return to play. “We are in the process of manufacturing personalized body bubbles for each of our student-athletes. These bubbles resemble the ones that parents put their children in when they want them to burn off some steam without injuring themselves. “Student-athletes will wear these body bubbles during competition and in the classroom, and we trust that the other major conferences such as the Southeastern Conference will follow our lead by utilizing this technology.” The Ivy League’s decision to cancel the 2021-22 season comes just three weeks after Penn Athletics Director M. Grace Calhoun announced that she was leaving Penn for the head of athletics job at Brown University. Calhoun sat down with The Daily Pennsylvanian for an exclusive interview, something she had never done during her seven-year tenure. “I have to be honest, I knew this decision to cancel Ivy League sports was coming,” Calhoun said. “So I thought the best course of action would be to go to a school where most students don’t know that sports exist there.” We wanted to get a sense for how this decision would affect the entire West Philadelphia community, so we interviewed the first three people* we saw walking around on 42nd and Walnut streets. All three said that they weren’t personally consulted about the decision to cancel Ivy League sports. Shame on you, Ivy League. We also wanted to get the perspective of student-athletes, so we sent a message in the DP-wide Slack channel asking to interview student-athletes, but only ones who were furious with the Ivy League. Sure enough, we got two angry Penn athletes to talk to us. Both of them said the same exact thing. “The best part about playing sports at an Ivy League school was that we could look down upon all the non-athletic losers who don’t know what it’s like to be real adults and have to go to practice from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day, while also juggling a full course load at a top-tier institution,” they said simultaneously in their puffy Penn Athletics winter coats. It’s safe to say that no one is happy with Ivy sports being canceled for yet another year, but Harris didn’t seem to care. When asked about the negative effects that this decision could have on the schools themselves, Harris rolled her eyes, muted her mic, and sauntered off to the beach, where she indulged in shots of Don Julio with her spring break posse. *Correction: It was later discovered that these three people were not actually West Philadelphia residents and that they were, in fact, personally consulted by the Ivy League. The DP regrets the error, but not really.
  2. Nobody’s hips leave parallel any more - the onus for scoring/stalling has moved to bottom, thus the lack of activity/scoring on the mat.
  3. The Ivys are playing sports next year - otherwise, there was no point to the recently announced grad student eligibility waiver. Also, Penn’s team has recently been allowed back in the wrestling room.
  4. Does Vatican City have a team?
  5. Refs are not calling stalling this year. I’ve learned not to expect it...ever
  6. Cassioppi wrestling his mirror...
  7. Ferrari-Amine tonight will be awesome theater.
  8. I don’t think Myles Amine is the oldest wrestler in the tournament. But, he wrestles like it. And, I like it. So sound fundamentally
  9. My brother wrestled at Rutgers - love Jersey
  10. Ferrari-Warner - who am I supposed to cheer for?
  11. Marinelli has wrestled quite a few low scoring matches this year. Seemed a little slow on his feet, even before his mid-season break. Wonder how his weight cut is this season.
  12. I thought Deakin had just met his Buchanan. Seemed like Franek was perfectly matched against Deakin’s offense, then a clean double wins it.
  13. Well, that will be a team point.
  14. Myles Amine's hands have gotten so much better with his redshirt/Olympic training.
  15. Poznanski-Deprez is going to be really interesting tomorrow.
  16. Penn State winning the tournament is not likely, but these regular decisions are not helping.
  17. A clear explanation would be to say that the rules state you restart at the original time (if that is the case). Instead, we got that "explanation"...
  18. You are beating the #1 seed with less than 10 seconds left. I would want that TD reconfirmed by another ref. Maybe it was clearer in person. I didn't think the TV angle was 100% conclusive...particularly given the mess we just saw in Heil-Lewallen.
  19. Did Fresno State not have a brick to throw? Chances to reverse are small, but what are they saving it for?
  20. I think Cael needs to work on Joe Lee's definition of "having fun".
  21. If this is truly a chance to give the table staff a break, expect to be charged for two more sessions by the NCAA moving forward.
  22. Science has shown COVID-19 transmission between 157s and 165s is excessively high. Much higher than between any other weight classes. I will be happy when this whole stupid "year" is over.
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