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  1. 5 hours ago, ionel said:

    You know ... back when folks thought it was ok to take their masks off when they went to bed at night ... kindve hard to remember ... but ... them old thinkings.  ;)

    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. 



    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. 14 hours ago, Eagle26 said:

    This is the elitist mentality so prevalent in the sport of wrestling that hurts us at a developmental level. We think if you aren’t a National champ or AA, who cares? For some wrestlers, becoming a National Qualifier is a huge accomplishment. Why should we not try to give the wrestlers a fair shake to earn that title?!

    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. 

  5. 7 minutes ago, Plasmodium said:

    Military deferment is allowed, so after military obligation is complete why can't a former service academy athlete enroll in grad school and compete?

    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. 

  6. 1 hour ago, klehner said:

    Isn't that a bit misleading?  I don't think that Navy has many fine arts or English literature graduates, which would tend to bring down the average salaries.  Compare majors across universities, and I'm guessing that there are many majors where Navy is *not* at the top.  Like computer science:  I doubt Navy beats Stanford, MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, etc.

    You might be surprised. https://www.capitalgazette.com/education/naval-academy/ac-cn-naval-academy-hopper-hall-20201016-qiqzhvz7rjcgxci25mtzneqmsy-story.html

  7. 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. 

  8. 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.

  9. On 10/10/2020 at 1:24 AM, Swayz said:

    Then as a dam coach,  promote your team and get the information on how to do it.  Anymore most programs even at smaller levels give the athletes a fillable link.  They submit, and it automatically loads.  Then it's one click approval to make it live.   I get there are cuts (it's everywhere...I freaking work in public health and we have huge department cuts, unless you are in COVID19 or Disaster Preparedness).   But,  at some point,  you owe it to your fan base, and the parents of the wrestlers you recruited to have a roster up.   

    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. 

  10. 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.  

  11. 10 hours ago, Billyhoyle said:

    This is the exact model that needs to be applied throughout the country. An independent endowment fund for the sport that does not stick with the university if they cut the sport. If you are an alum at a university and do not have this set up, start ASAP. 

    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.

  12. 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. 

  13. 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. 

  14. 6 hours ago, gimpeltf said:

    U23 Worlds Finland 11/23-29

    Junior Worlds Serbia 12/4-10

    Senior Worlds Serbia 12/12-20

    All above- all styles.

    All still on UWW site.

    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. 

  15. 9 hours ago, hammerlockthree said:

    I am a paying customer. 

    I don't like seeing our sports leading media platform undermine itself constantly with this fanboy approach to their jobs. Let's say you are correct, and Pyles was tacitly admitting that they bailed on Downey because his tweets were not PC enough, that means they grabbed a guy whose almost entire relevance to the sport was being a loud idiot on social media, offered him $10,000, and then bailed on him because it turned out he is a loud idiot on social media. This is not competence. 

    If it turns out Downey has basically committed a crime and they can't talk about it(as lurker thinks), then they should say that, or say nothing, not treat their customers like a bunch of idiots. 

    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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