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Everything posted by RichB

  1. Normal Norms favorite. Movie. The professor stranded on an island without Gilligan (and Ginger and MAry Ann
  2. Glad to see someone else agrees on name abbreviations. OrSU, OkSU, OhSU(not tOSU) To be fully endowed, not just scholarships: Coaches and assistant coaches(also Trainers, weight coaches etc), Transportation, Equipment(I guess mostly uniforms, Mat depreciation, say 10% of the cost of a Mat annually), other stuff
  3. Obviously Furman never had a team (or many decades ago) who was their former AD?
  4. I knew a girl who went to Rutgers on an academic Scholarship, but was recruited as a swimmer. Coach wanted her to RedShirt Freshman year. She said no, and switched to Synchronized swimming. Also Knew a girl with a similar story in California. Told to RS Frosh year for Soccer, switched to Rugby. Don't know how often it happens in other sports, but it does happen. Note, a whole wrestling team could shut down and everyone get six years. 1971-72 Bloomsburg had a terrible preseaon for injuries, then a terrible tournament for injuries at East Strodsburg, then a terrible scrimmage at Lehigh, They went from 35 wrestlers, to only 8 healthy guys, Suspended the season. I believe their 3 studs (Shorty Hitchcock and Gimp will remember the other 2) all had 6 year careers,
  5. Talked to a rower. They are going to try to save that also
  6. Wrestling and Basketball pushed to like 1 year after the pandemic got serious. Because they are inside sports. Competitive cheer and Gymnastics are "winter" inside sports. Maybe they figure attendance will be insignificant?
  7. Why in the world would an outdoor club be a facetious suggestion? All you need is a 42 ft square flat area, and a 42 ft sq tarp. maybe some protective mats, if you use a parking lot instead of grass. You roll them out at the start of each session, and back at the end of practice. If the rain comes up suddenly, it will not hurt the mats. Put some fans up on one side, and you mitigated the problem. It is not safe, but it is safer than indoors with no fans. Maybe as safe as indoor basketball. No, I don't think it is safe, but someone could do it, and maybe get away with it
  8. I think gyms in NJ are open for outdoor exercise groups. So I could imagine maybe an outdoor wrestling club.
  9. So I think Army and BYU are the only other independents. They may have to play each other 6 time, plus Army play Air Force and navy
  10. Interesting that Men's Rugby is #1 and women's Rugby not mentioned. Side note Football family includes three Genera Gridiron Football, Rugby type Football, Soccer Football Species within the genera: Gridiron: 12 person-- Canadian 11 Person- Standard USA 9 Person 8 Person 6 Perspn Flag or Touch XX? Rugby type 15 person 7 person Australian Rules Irish Rules XX? Soccer type 11 person full size pitch fewer persons and smaller pitch XXX?
  11. NCAA dual championship, 4 "regional: groupings of 20 teams. hold those tournaments the same weekend as NCAA. Before hand, select the four teams in each regional tournament, and send them to NCAA instead. Hold the event at the AllState arena next to O;Hare Airport. Everyone can get a direct flight to there, No more than a 16 hour drive from Anywhere save the far west. 4 regional hosts would be teams that know they cannot qualify. Use D2, D3, NAIA teams to round the Regionals to 16, all tournaments, 4 meets for everyone.
  12. Stanford also replaced a 90,000 seat football stadium, which once held the Super Bowl, with a 50,000 seat stadium. Why? (Luxury boxes?) I do not see Penn tearing down Franklin Field
  13. Men's is club varsity, but that is a technicality, allowing LU to avoid T9 potential problems. Simple enough, not an NCAA sport, also an unofficial Patriot League sport. Otherwise they are treated, pretty much, the same. This is why so many are idiotic to complain about women's rowing (which dates to 1875 at Welsley.) I suppose the PSAC teams may drop to D2. Lock Haven Would be least likely to downgrade, since their Field Hockey is D1
  14. I might have thought Stanford Rpwing was a bigger surprise, but they are non NCAA. I wonder if they consider themselves not competitive with Cal-Berkley, Like Lafayette not being able to compete in wrestling with Lehigh, despite being at the locus of HS wresting.
  15. Can Air Force survive when they are the only D1 west of Ames and Stillwater?
  16. In 1980 Cal Poly had 2 #1 seeds. They went 1-2. Admittedly Cal Poly had a nonseed place (8th)
  17. Teasdale can get three more D1 years if Iowa drops the sport
  18. It looks like the assault on Anthony preceded most, if not all, the murders
  19. The governor of Illinois is opening state park camping Friday 29. National Forest camping in Illinois is closed, save a site or two. In fact over 90% of federal campsites are closed. If you Crap in a gold commode, you have nothing but contempt for those who use vault toilets.
  20. The young lady, Lines in Emmaus, Near Allentown, my 60 year old friend and his wife are teachers in a 15 people per sq mi part of Maine, They are teachers and got it on an early march field trip. My Classmate lives in Little Rock. I have been on Zoom parties with folks in Vail , Moab, and Costa Rico all on lockdown. All professional outdoors-men. Also Have a friend in Allentown area whose elderly father died of it in a nursing home.Every County in pa has had at least 2 cases, and there are 3 with under 7500 pop, Why are cases where they are? Planes Asia kept landing at Seattle, san Francisco, LA throughout Feb and Early March, Including 1000s of Americans returning from China. Then there were 100s of thousands returning from Europe Landing at 3 NYC airports. Boston, Philadelphia, DC, Detroit, Chicago. The Americans were crowded with the Europeans for hours. There were no tests. Someone refused to accept WHO tests. Maybe Southern Illinois would have more of a Problem if Air Italia had a direct route Milan to Belleville Should we ignore Nuclear War because you knew no-one who died in Nuclear War? I did (so did Gimp, my cousin Bill)
  21. Although it was nice to be considered high risk, along with Football, competitive cheer and dancing were also included, along with Male Lacrosse. Actually, Wrestling should be considered highest risk, along with judo, and maybe some other combat sports. boxing might be worse than wrestling as face to face is worse than even constant touching. One thing a lot of people are talking about is fatality rate, whether it be, 0.3% or 3.0%. there is also the incomplete recovery rate. If a person has gone from before a 50 mile a week runner to an after 1 mile a day walker with an oxygen cart. Hard to say he has actually recovered. Consider something like this: Recovery 0. Death Recovery 1. Essentially bed ridden, maybe ok to get in a wheelchair with help Recovery 2. Able to walk with an oxygen card Recovery 3. From Runner to Walker Recovery 4. from runner to jogger. recovery 5. No change other than what would expect from say a month of Bronchitis. Etc Etc. I have seen no study on this. It would be interesting to see how any wrestlers or other vigorous college athletes have fared. Friends I have with recovery level. 28 year old super fit girl, Says she is fine. but a couple of miserable weeks. 60 year old guy; maybe milder than the 28 year old girl, his wife maybe a little worse. = And a 70 year old HS classmate. Only word I can use to describe him is solid. Better student than natural, better athlete than natural. Came out of the hospital with some kind of heart problem. Maybe not too bad but....
  22. 'Twas I who said 19 days after NCAA-BBall. Even with Playoffs, a single purpose Arena can work around a 4 day interregnum. If it means rotating the tournament primarily between the Penguins Arena and The Blues Arena, that is OK by me. With that date, and the first events of the season being between the end of Finals (say Dec 15-21) and Christmas, it would mean like a 12 day shorter season, which feels right. .If it were 5 days. NCAA might not like championships of their possibly 3-4 sports (ice Hockey) on the same weekend, The next weekend could be OK, just compete with a less popular (attendance wise) sport - swimming or indoor track?. The conference Championships would be the same weekend As Basketball, But men's is Saturday-Monday, so if most of the conferences have finals Sunday. Again, next year, may be a short season, so be it
  23. Pretty sure for many years there was an AHL team called the Cleveland Barons. I see that for a couple years there Was an NHL team by that name, which, it looks like combined with another team to become San Jose, Looking Further it appears the AHL was founded with a team called the Cleveland Falcons, that became for a long time Cleveland Barons. When the NHL team formed, the Barons moved South to Jacksonville, then Syracuse, then disappeared, I don't really follow Hockey, but being 15 miles from Hershey it is hard to not catch something on sports I did not know where the lake Erie Monsters were located- could have been Toledo.
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