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Everything posted by LHU125

  1. More so the ideas that people complained about in wrestling prior to the pandemic. Recognizing changes that came to the sport like a shortened season and "extra matches" are a good thing and mean nothing if we go back to complaining about "growing the sport". If you want to complain about masks though I am sure there are plenty of echo chambers on Twitter you can visit. This post was about wrestling.
  2. What do you see as the biggest changes to the sport (at any level) following the pandemic? We talk about "Growing the Sport" and all that but will we revert back to the old ways of thinking? Senior level duals, a shortened college season, multi-mat dual meets, and a spotlight on women's wrestling are just some of the positives that have come to the sport as we navigated Covid. I think how we adjust moving forward will be just as important as it was during the pandemic.
  3. I can't verify the credibility of the original poster but here is the closest thing to a legitimate schedule I have seen so far. ‐---------------------------------------------------------------- "2021 NCAA DIVISION I TELEVISION SCHEDULE Thursday March 18th 11:00 AM NCAA Wrestling Championship (First Round) ESPNU 2:00 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship (Session 2) ESPNU 6:00 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship (Session 3) ESPN2 9:00 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship (Session 4) ESPN2 11:30 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship REPEAT ESPNU Friday March 19th 11:00 AM NCAA Wrestling Championship (Quarterfinals) ESPNU 3:00 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship (Session 4) ESPNU 8:00 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship (Semifinals) ESPN 11:00 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship REPEAT ESPNU Saturday March 20th 11:00 AM NCAA Wrestling Championship (Medal Round) ESPN2 7:00 PM NCAA Wrestling Championship Finals ESPN ESPN3 Service Will Stream Each Mat Through Out Until the Championship Finals."
  4. I'm used to a decent Cinnabon troll post at this point but I'll admit, this one got me.
  5. Is anyone honestly picking Cass? C'mon.
  6. Exactly. Leave it to the wresting community to complain about wrestlers getting opportunities outside of the norm. Just a few months ago we weren't even sure there would be a season. Just enjoy the wrestling and be thankful.
  7. I mean I think we can all agree that no matter what they came up with people would be upset with the decision. This is the NCAA we're talking about.
  8. You are right, however those waivers are very rare. Athletes like Malcom Perry who go pro do occasionally get them, but it's not something the academies are keen on giving out.
  9. Anyone else feel like it's just the same guys on all these cards but in a different order?
  10. You might be surprised. https://www.capitalgazette.com/education/naval-academy/ac-cn-naval-academy-hopper-hall-20201016-qiqzhvz7rjcgxci25mtzneqmsy-story.html
  11. The higher the numbers get the lower the chance of fans. Just hoping we have a championship.
  12. Boy are we are lucky to have this many doctors and healthcare professionals participating in these forums.
  13. Can't just erase and give up on 50+ years of compliance and governing that easy.
  14. State and school mandates and guidelines will play a big factor. For example, schools in NY probably won't be able travel outside of the state. Who knows if Ivy Leagues will even be open for students, let alone athletes. The second big issue I see is testing and it's cost on schools. Say your wrestling team has a 30 man roster that needs tested twice a week. Say it's about $25 bucks a test, twice a week per wrestler, that's almost $20,000 for a 3 month season just for testing. The NCAA has fully taken a hands off approach and has pretty much left it up to conferences and schools and they're working through it now.
  15. Or instead...that American's decided money was more important than education.
  16. The unspoken component to all of this (particularly this season) is testing. The Patriot League for example would require athletes to be tested 3 times a week. That adds up to alot of dollars and cents for sports that essentially make nothing in return. This is assuming that schools have the expendable income to provide that testing. I'd imagine many teams are looking at steep roster cuts or not paying for testing all together for certain sports.
  17. Not always that simple as many SIDs cover multiple sports and to update the back-end of a website with a current roster (when many coaches haven't made cuts or evaluated their team due to Covid) it falls to the back of the to-do list. There's a ton of time consumption for SIDs having to squeeze every possible ounce of positivity in the current sports world. Lastly, many schools are cutting additional staff and merging duties to existing staff. It's tough out there and for the amount of coverage that schools gave to their current and even post graduate athletes for Senior Nationals was pretty cool imo. Even if it was just for a weekend.
  18. Can you blame them? For most that aren't on a full-ride you're still spending thousands of dollars each year at a university. Now, perhaps more than ever, guys are being forced into looking at the bigger picture of their post-athletic careers. Regardless of where you stand on it, Covid is forcing a lot of people to look in the mirror.
  19. As with most things this is easier said than done. Endowments must be built high enough that programs can survive on the interest. I'm sure plenty of programs would love to have 5 million sitting in the bank but realistically that's the number that many programs would require to stick around.
  20. Despite the fact that so many seem to think that the ENTIRE planet shutting down in one form or another over a global pandemic is a personal attack on their freedom and ability to enjoy things, the reality is there is a very slim chance of any college sports this year. Regardless of if you believe in the dangers of the virus or not, colleges and universities would be slapped with an insane amount of liability to make sports happen. In addition, the economic hit that many schools have had, they are focused on figuring out how to bring students back safely because they need that room and board money. Then in goes to testing, costs of vaccines , etc. Simply put there are so many factors that go into all levels of sport right now that to just say "we need sports and fans now, rabble rabble rabble" is ignorant and quite frankly a sad take.
  21. Even assuming that there is an actual vaccine made by the end of the year, the logicistics of getting it to schools is going to be a nightmare. That and looking at the costs of regular testing, vaccine costs for universities (especially small ones) I just can't see it. Resources are going to go to football teams if anything and I imagine most non-revenue sports will be left in the dust.
  22. Pending that all countries can and will agree to the criteria to hold the events. I personally don't see it happening but would love to watch high quality wrestling again.
  23. I see your point, but he WAS a world team member (David Taylor or not he was, s*** happens) as far a relevancy to the sport. He is an idiot however and I dislike the Flobro's promoting that kind of frat dude behavior. It's fine in doses but they've just become out of pocket with it.
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