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  1. Lot of names and repetition, but I’ve only seen Hunter mentioned once. I’d expect the route with the guy who has been there for past 16 years.
  2. WVU has and is getting some good young talent to get into the 15 range. 2-3 AAs per year starting next year (3 very aggressive but is possible). Peyton Hall is going to be a big timer. Other guys making a little noise as their careers are getting started. They have 6 freshmen in the starting lineup
  3. "The competition status of schools for 2021 also did not impact the calculation of pre-allocations." So Cornell impacted the 5-year historical average for EIWA qualifiers, but they will not be participating in the conference tournament.
  4. How can they do that with EIWA with Ivy's opted out, which SHOULD make a large impact
  5. I’d like to hear more on this move. It sounds like there was tension with Admin and people at AU not fond of Moore. He was doing good things at AU. It sounds like there could be more to this politically.
  6. Cody has grown up a big Michigan fan FWIW
  7. I think the TV contract for Big Ten schools is worth a little over $50mil per year. Don't need fans in the stands to make that payday, but it surely helps. Only 8 games has already eaten away at that contract value. I'll use WVU in the Big 12 as an example. Our TV deal is worth approx $45 mil. Only 10 games instead of 12. AD says we will lose $4mil in tv revenue for each of those 10 games that aren't played. In conjunction, since these tv deals are with the conference, for every game not played by a conference member, we lose $400,000 from that pot. Big Ten needs games to keep that pot as full as possible. Especially when you see schools like Minnesota say they are going to be in the red $70 million this year and they end up dropping 3 sports programs. On the issue of players signing waivers that they won't sue if they get Covid, the NCAA has already come don saying that such waivers would be legally invalid. Finally, as Lurker mentioned above, the protocols put in place at other schools have done immense jobs protecting student athletes. Better than them being in the general population. Heck, the regular, extensive testing helped uncover an unrelated heart defect for the TCU quarterback (Duggan) that has helped him get treatment. Big Ten playing football is HUGE for wrestling because of the way it funds our sport.
  8. Freshman year at WVU I was late to a preseason lift because I had an exam that ran long and there is no easy way for a car-less freshman to get from the downtown campus out to the football stadium facility. Strength coach was very “understanding.” Rather than go through the lift with the team, I was directed to run the stadium steps of our 65.000 seat stadium. Upon further thought, I was told to do it while carrying our 265 lbs heavyweight (I was 165) I was finishing when the team was done lifting and came out for conditioning. My legs were jello and I could barely run the sprints. Needless to say, I did not make my sprint times so I got to do wheelbarrows around the field. Overall fantastic afternoon and introduction for a freshman. Definitely no way I could have done anything differently to not have drawn that task.
  9. I don't think you can fault Iowa much on their state demographics, where the population is almost 91% white. African American students make u 3% of the student population. Hispanics make up 7.1% of the student population. A PoC is just not going to feel surrounded by people like them in Iowa City. Plus, it's Iowa City. How many PoC's are going to go out of their way to go to school at Iowa for reasons outside of athletics and/or academic focuses/scholarships? Remember, there aren't that many PoC's in Iowa's population, so majority would be coming from outside. This is not to say that there is 0 racism on campus, but I honestly believe it probably isn't dramatically worse than many other schools across the US with small minority populations outside of the west coast/north east. I see the lack of PoC's on Iowa's team as more of a correlation to local populations rather than a causation of. Doesn't mean the Iowa can't do better, but this discussion is only stemming from the football program's current issues. I don't think there's reason to start a fire where there is one.
  10. The schools in my area that are struggling with numbers fielded full teams for decades. School enrollments are not smaller. Other sports aren't really poaching athletes. I fought the fight as a coach in one of the public schools. Kids do not want to wrestle anymore.
  11. I still struggle to understand completely what some college coaches mean by "split the score." I know it's about pouring points on and increase the lead, but what is the official concept of the terminology?
  12. Similar to study hall commandos, in college we had some "GPA guys." Terrible wrestlers, but coach keeps them on the squad for the 4.0 GPAs to keep the team APR up.
  13. Would probably need to also save a female sport as well to maintain Title IX compliance.
  14. They've got the women's group all fired up now. Expecting some fall out from this upcoming event and the women's perspective. Saw a lead female wrestler just complain about lack of women in the Fargo highlight that they just posted. I think Flo is going to get bombarded from the women going forward.
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