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L.C.
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  Message Not Read  There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/9/2020 11:12:16 AM 

 
 
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It's still a long ways off. What are people expecting football to look like this Fall?


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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/9/2020 1:52:14 PM 
I voted for "limited fans, social distancing" but think the answer will actually be more like "limited fans, social distancing and fewer games."

I suspect that some non-conference games with high travel requirements will be cancelled; maybe those will be made up for with local teams, but wouldn't surprise me if we have a weird year where there are some teams who play 13 games and others who play 11.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/9/2020 6:23:06 PM 
SEE BELOW. This is all you need to know.

Last year, almost half of Kent State’s operating revenue total ($29,460,111) came from student fees (just over $14 million), which would decrease if student enrollment numbers are down in 2020-21.
Another major concern for the Kent State Athletic Department as a whole is the 2020 college football season. While most administrators believe that football will be played this fall, potential schedule alterations include the elimination of non-conference games. Contests could also be played in front of drastically reduced crowds as Power Five programs attempt to meet social distancing requirements.


Since 2018 the Kent State Athletic Department’s operating revenue has been bolstered by the decision to have its football team play three guarantee games against top Power Five programs each season. Kent State’s football program received $3.65 million in 2019 from guarantee games, which equates to 12.4 % of last year’s total operating revenue.
The Flashes have contracts to play 2020 games at Penn State (Sept. 5 season opener), Kentucky (Sept. 19) and Alabama (Sept. 26), and would earn $5 million for playing those contests this fall. However, if those games are not played, or are contested in front of reduced crowds, those contracts could be altered or voided altogether.
If Kent State receives only partial payout or no money at all for playing those three guarantee games, the consequences for the athletic program as a whole would be dire. Additional cuts would likely have to be made to help neutralize the loss of revenue.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/9/2020 9:00:14 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
I voted for "limited fans, social distancing" but think the answer will actually be more like "limited fans, social distancing and fewer games."

I suspect that some non-conference games with high travel requirements will be cancelled; maybe those will be made up for with local teams, but wouldn't surprise me if we have a weird year where there are some teams who play 13 games and others who play 11.


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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/9/2020 10:28:37 PM 
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
I voted for "limited fans, social distancing" but think the answer will actually be more like "limited fans, social distancing and fewer games."


NAIA preparing this exact approach - announcements at the conference level will take place over next few weeks.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 6:38:22 AM 
cc-cat wrote:
Bobcat Love's Sense of Shame wrote:
I voted for "limited fans, social distancing" but think the answer will actually be more like "limited fans, social distancing and fewer games."


NAIA preparing this exact approach - announcements at the conference level will take place over next few weeks.


NAIA has been doing the fewer fan thing for years.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 9:38:08 AM 
So if the 19 pronostigators are correct and there are fewer fans let in, what will be the formula/method for making the decisions on who gets in and where they get to sit?
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 10:35:23 AM 
Going to be interesting to see how marching bands deal with this.

U Conn. already canceled their marching band's fall season.

Seating,drill,etc. all will have to adjust.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 11:15:41 AM 
Alan, I posed your question to Jacob in the AD office. He had no answer, just that they are working on it.


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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 1:58:25 PM 
If schools are going to shorten seasons and start winter break at Thanksgiving, on would think that basketball will be effected as well
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 1:59:01 PM 
Mike Johnson wrote:
Alan, I posed your question to Jacob in the AD office. He had no answer, just that they are working on it.


Like we actually have an issue with selling out?
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 1:59:10 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
Going to be interesting to see how marching bands deal with this.

U Conn. already canceled their marching band's fall season.

Seating,drill,etc. all will have to adjust.


Announce that in light of COVID19 reduced capacity the ugly will not be admitted. No enforcement necessary, it’ll sort itself out.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 3:41:39 PM 
Marshall will be close to a sell out if they permit all fans to attend. Marshall always brings a bunch of fans.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 3:48:04 PM 
The last few times Ohio has hosted The Herd the attendance has been 20,000 plus. If fans can attend that game, Peden will be packed.
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 4:33:15 PM 
Interesting developments out of Iowa. This may or may not be restricted to the incident at this school.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/iowa-foot... /
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 4:54:45 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Mike Johnson wrote:
Alan, I posed your question to Jacob in the AD office. He had no answer, just that they are working on it.


Like we actually have an issue with selling out?

Now is the time to expand to 35,000! With the extra seats, there will be plenty of room for social distancing between families!


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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 5:36:30 PM 
Alan Swank wrote:
So if the 19 pronostigators are correct and there are fewer fans let in, what will be the formula/method for making the decisions on who gets in and where they get to sit?


They'll probably sell only reserved seats, no gen ad the day of the game, and do the social distancing through the sale of tickets. Just limit the number of tickets sold for each game (no problem for the MACtion games) and assign the seats with distancing in mind. Same would apply to the student section -- they have to pick up tickets in advance. At Peden the band might sit in the north end zone seats on both sides and wear masks between numbers.

As for the number of games, I expect some of the OOC games may be cancelled or filled with substitute teams because of reopening issues. If the expected second wave hits in November some conference and bowl games would be cancelled as well. I think most teams will play fewer than their full 12-game schedule, so bowl eligibility will likely be based on .500 or better records rather than the six or seven win requirement. Conference affiliations will likely be ignored for bowl games.


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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 6:16:21 PM 
BillyTheCat wrote:
Mike Johnson wrote:
Alan, I posed your question to Jacob in the AD office. He had no answer, just that they are working on it.


Like we actually have an issue with selling out?


I think this was more directed at the Tower Club. If the six foot rule is enforced every other row would be empty so who gets to come and who doesn't?
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/10/2020 6:33:54 PM 
Pataskala wrote:
Alan Swank wrote:
So if the 19 pronostigators are correct and there are fewer fans let in, what will be the formula/method for making the decisions on who gets in and where they get to sit?


They'll probably sell only reserved seats, no gen ad the day of the game, and do the social distancing through the sale of tickets. Just limit the number of tickets sold for each game (no problem for the MACtion games) and assign the seats with distancing in mind. Same would apply to the student section -- they have to pick up tickets in advance. At Peden the band might sit in the north end zone seats on both sides and wear masks between numbers.

As for the number of games, I expect some of the OOC games may be cancelled or filled with substitute teams because of reopening issues. If the expected second wave hits in November some conference and bowl games would be cancelled as well. I think most teams will play fewer than their full 12-game schedule, so bowl eligibility will likely be based on .500 or better records rather than the six or seven win requirement. Conference affiliations will likely be ignored for bowl games.


It's only the second week of June and football games aren't until September. If games are not played outdoors in the fall, then highly doubt that indoor athletics will have a season. Not sure anyone knows what will happen in three months.

Last Edited: 6/10/2020 6:35:15 PM by Bobcat1996

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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/11/2020 9:22:54 AM 
Alan Swank wrote:
Interesting developments out of Iowa. This may or may not be restricted to the incident at this school.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/iowa-foot... /


Just ordered me an Iowa Hawkeyes shirt
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/11/2020 11:48:02 AM 
Alan Swank wrote:
BillyTheCat wrote:
Mike Johnson wrote:
Alan, I posed your question to Jacob in the AD office. He had no answer, just that they are working on it.


Like we actually have an issue with selling out?


I think this was more directed at the Tower Club. If the six foot rule is enforced every other row would be empty so who gets to come and who doesn't?


As my late wife Lynne, fluent in Spanish, would say in purposely fracturing that language, "Alan, correctomundo!"


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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/11/2020 12:17:03 PM 
Mike Johnson wrote:

As my late wife Lynne, fluent in Spanish, would say in purposely fracturing that language, "Alan, correctomundo!"


Always thought that was Fonzie. :-)
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/11/2020 5:17:52 PM 
What about the Senior Citizen, will he be allowed on the sideline? Will he have to wear a mask? When one of em screws up will it be a federal or state law he breaks by getting in the kids face?
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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/11/2020 5:49:23 PM 
rpbobcat wrote:
Mike Johnson wrote:

As my late wife Lynne, fluent in Spanish, would say in purposely fracturing that language, "Alan, correctomundo!"


Always thought that was Fonzie. :-)


I never watched Fonzie but maybe Lynne did. Or perhaps Fonzie picked it up from Lynne. :-)


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  Message Not Read  RE: There will be football this Fall
   Posted: 6/12/2020 7:57:16 AM 
I think it will vary by state. Some states will allow fans in a usual crowded setting, some distanced, some no fans, and I suspect a few states won't even allow the games to take place. Then within those states, there will be varying levels of implementation among the schools.

This is what we are currently dealing with on travel Baseball right now. It is the wild west of some teams not playing, some trying to play but not having a home field, and so on.


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