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PostPosted: 11/12/20 7:07 pm    ::: Ivy League cancels winter sports Reply Reply with quote

Not surprised...
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Ivy League Outlines Intercollegiate Athletics Plans; No Competition For Winter Sports

PRINCETON, N.J. – Consistent with its commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of student-athletes, the greater campus community and general public, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has decided that league schools will not conduct intercollegiate athletics competition in winter sports during the 2020-21 season. In addition, the Ivy League will not conduct competition for fall sports during the upcoming spring semester. Lastly, intercollegiate athletics competition for spring sports is postponed through at least the end of February 2021.

The unanimous decisions by the Ivy League Council of Presidents follow extended consideration of options and strategies to mitigate the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, an analysis of current increasing rates of COVID-19 – locally, regionally and nationally – and the resulting need to continue the campus policies related to travel, group size and visitors to campus that safeguard the campus and community.

Athletics training opportunities and practices for enrolled student-athletes will be permitted, provided they are structured in accordance with each institution’s procedures and applicable state and local regulations. This approach is consistent with the phased approach implemented by the Ivy League for all sports in the fall 2020 term.


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PostPosted: 11/12/20 7:34 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

But what will it take to get others to follow suit?
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PostPosted: 11/12/20 7:40 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Here’s a bit more from the email:
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Winter and fall sport student-athletes will not lose a season of Ivy League or NCAA eligibility, whether or not they enroll. Students who wish to pursue competition during a fifth-year of undergraduate education at their home institution, if permitted, or as a graduate student elsewhere will need to work with their institutions in accordance with campus policy to determine their options beyond their current anticipated graduation date... Student-athletes, their families and coaches are again being asked to make enormous sacrifices for the good of public health — and we do not make this decision lightly. While these decisions come with great disappointment and frustration, our commitment to the safety and lasting health of our student-athletes and wider communities must remain our highest priority.

We look forward to the day when intercollegiate athletics — which are such an important part of the fabric of our campus communities — will safely return in a manner and format we all know and appreciate.


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PostPosted: 11/13/20 11:39 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I foresee more cancellations in the Northeast. The Ivies' decision to cancel winter sports not only impacts their own conference, it also eliminates half the teams from the ECAC, and hockey is a big deal here. The Patriot League has already cancelled OOC basketball games, and the NESCAC cancelled its winter sports competition a month ago.


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PostPosted: 11/13/20 12:44 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I don't know. It was an easier financial decision to cancel football/fall sports as there is no big payout coming from the NCAA regarding college football. However, the men's basketball tournament does have some money attached to it and after already losing that revenue this past year, I don't know how many leagues are in a hurry to do so again this year. The NCAA has made it pretty clear they are going to do everything in their power to have a tournament and it remains to be seen if they will dole out the money to conferences that opt out of the season should they be able to hold said NCAA Tournament.

I know this decision isn't about the money, but it is about the money. Conferences like the Northeast, America East, the MAAC, etc rely on that revenue for them to survive. Not getting it 2 years in a row would be extremely detrimental as I know a couple of those conferences run on a shoestring budget as it is. Granted they have actually saved a little money so far this year without having to host/sponsor fall championships.


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PostPosted: 11/20/20 3:04 pm    ::: Re: Ivy League cancels winter sports Reply Reply with quote

CalwbbFan wrote:
Not surprised...
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Ivy League Outlines Intercollegiate Athletics Plans; No Competition For Winter Sports

PRINCETON, N.J. – Consistent with its commitment to safeguard the health and wellbeing of student-athletes, the greater campus community and general public, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has decided that league schools will not conduct intercollegiate athletics competition in winter sports during the 2020-21 season. In addition, the Ivy League will not conduct competition for fall sports during the upcoming spring semester. Lastly, intercollegiate athletics competition for spring sports is postponed through at least the end of February 2021.

The unanimous decisions by the Ivy League Council of Presidents follow extended consideration of options and strategies to mitigate the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, an analysis of current increasing rates of COVID-19 – locally, regionally and nationally – and the resulting need to continue the campus policies related to travel, group size and visitors to campus that safeguard the campus and community.

Athletics training opportunities and practices for enrolled student-athletes will be permitted, provided they are structured in accordance with each institution’s procedures and applicable state and local regulations. This approach is consistent with the phased approach implemented by the Ivy League for all sports in the fall 2020 term.


Ivies do not allow grad students to play using their remaining eligibility, many transfer their eligibility to other D1 institutions...3 of the seniors on the men's basketball team are seeking transfers, including Boehim's son (his other son plays for him at Syracuse).

Given that both men's and women's hockey at Cornell last year were both ranked #1 nationally, the cancellation of the tournaments were a particular disappointment, as we would have hosted a lot of fun games (but also taken a lot of risk before the University was set up to handle it). So far we've lost spring 2020, Fall/Winter 2020-21...I hope the spring athletes get a chance to play rather than losing two full years of action.


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