2020 Non-conference schedule

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

Post by ccsuhoops » Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:10 pm

They need to figure this out. The virus is not going to go away any time soon so they can't continue to cancel the world over it. Fact of life is we need to figure out ways to live with it till its not an issue. There is a vaccine in the works, mask usage and physical distancing has proven to work. Allow 50% capacity in all the stadiums, spread everyone out, everyone wears a gd mask and lets go.

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

Post by J.J. » Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:29 pm

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Wed Jul 15, 2020 5:10 pm
They need to figure this out. The virus is not going to go away any time soon so they can't continue to cancel the world over it. Fact of life is we need to figure out ways to live with it till its not an issue. There is a vaccine in the works, mask usage and physical distancing has proven to work. Allow 50% capacity in all the stadiums, spread everyone out, everyone wears a gd mask and lets go.
I tend to agree in the big picture, but unfortunately the U.S. doesn't seem to be up for the challenge right now. Let's hope there is a collective awakening from the public and politicians in the next few weeks

The situation in Connecticut and Rhode Island is the best in the country right now - our numbers are great! With some accepted safety protocols (mask requirements, social distancing, isolation for high-risk individuals, etc), I think we could go back to the classrooms and athletic fields this fall.

That being said, the Governor, NCAA, and other stakeholders on a National level will actually have a lot more influence on what happens at CCSU and UConn this year. We are not really in control of major decision for the classroom or athletics on our own - the decisions of governments (State & Federal) as well as other universities (both peers and non-peers) will dictate a lot of what we have to do.

This is not an ideal situation and I have the utmost appreciation for President Toro and AD Pincince. They are tying to lead in these unprecedented circumstances, when the fact remains, ultimately they will have to follow and make the best of whatever situation is dictated to them from the State of Connecticut, NCAA, and NEC members.

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

Post by hilltopper » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:50 am

The whole world has gone back to school, with, obviously, common sense guidelines.
Its an election year in the US. There is a saying, "during an election year every decision is political"

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

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The whole world has gone back to school, with, obviously, common sense guidelines.
Its an election year in the US. There is a saying, "during an election year every decision is political"
Exactly Hill, which is exactly why I despise politics, left, right, whatever, just give me my gd football games so I can get the heck out of the house, lol

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

Post by ccsuhoops » Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:57 pm

Looks like the Big East is going in conference only for fall sports. If we are as good as last year, this wont give us much competition but its way better than nothing.

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Post by Deltaguy1 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:07 pm

And, as always, the quarterback will be key. That's the big unknown. That was the case last year and we lucked out. Who knows about this year.

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Post by hilltopper » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:11 pm

Yes, one could argue that Central's last two QB's were each the best in the league. Its tough to live up to that standard.

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

Post by J.J. » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:07 pm

Not looking good for this season.

NE-10 (SCSU and UNH) announced no sports until January.

Colonial (CAA) is rumored to be cancelling football this fall.

It's still possible for the NEC to play, but it is looking doubtful.

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Post by J.J. » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:37 pm

It appears that the CAA is cancelling league play, but is allowing it's schools to create an independent non-conf
football schedule if they wish.

Tweets indicate JMU will try to put together a schedule. Will be interesting to see what tMaine, UNH, URI, Albany, and SBU do.

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Post by The Unknown Fan » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:51 pm

Add the Patriot League as another conference who earlier this week called off fall sports.

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

Post by hilltopper » Fri Jul 17, 2020 11:33 am

It doesn't look good. The chances for any kind of football season seem to be diminishing rapidly.
And a full (conference and non conference) BB schedule is likely not going to happen.

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Post by Shoreline » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:53 pm

From the WTNH-8 website:

BOSTON, Mass. (WTNH) — The America East announced Friday that the conference is postponing fall sports due to COVID-19 concerns.

The conference was very clear that this is a postponement of fall sports, not a cancellation. The decision impacts University of Hartford athletics.

The health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches and staff is paramount, and it is our number one responsibility. This was not an easy decision for the America East to make — we all want to have a fall season for our student-athletes, fans and others — but it was made with health and safety as the highest priority. We look forward to a return to play as soon as we can, and I am confident that we will be stronger than ever when we can compete once again.

STATEMENT FROM AMY HUTCHINSON – UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD INTERIM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
Athletics activities and student-athlete services for fall sports including but not limited to training, practice, strength and conditioning, athletic training and academic support will be permitted at each institution’s discretion in adherence with NCAA rules and local and state health and safety guidelines.

The decision and framework for fall sports operations were unanimously approved by the league’s Board of Presidents. Further, the conference will continue to monitor the landscape and conditions surrounding the pandemic, locally, regionally and nationally, and make any decisions or announcements at a later date regarding its winter sports, as necessary.

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Re: 2020 Non-conference schedule

Post by ccsuhoops » Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:39 pm

That would suck for football. Assuming the season would end in June, then they are back at it again for August? Keeping everything in conferences, limiting attendance to half capacity, spread out and mandate masks is the best solution.

All these other states are just delayed on what we went through. In a few weeks they too will flatten their curves and hopefully the freakin vaccine passes the final hurdle. Canceling totally in July is premature. At the very least delay. Seems like all the conferences are simply panicking as the season draws nearer. Most of these fall sports play to very few people. Heck the travel leagues for kids are all playing in surrounding ct towns. Too bad all this stuff has to be politicized and stats manipulated to suit a specific agenda and nobody knows the truth. Again, I despise politics, both sides suck 😝

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