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PostPosted: 01/12/21 5:11 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
ucbart wrote:
Marquette Fan wrote:
Villanova is the latest Big East team to pause due to Covid. Their next 3 games against UCONN, Providence and DePaul have been postponed.


Providence is now on pause, UCONN played them Saturday, so tomorrow's game against Seton Hall has been postponed. UCONN is probably not going to make the 13-game threshold. We have just been crushed by Covid pauses, from a game and quality of opponents standpoint.


They've played 7 and as long as the BE tournament happens they need only 3 more regular season games to qualify.


I thought they had to play 12 with the conference tournament counting as the 13th.

Anyway, I looked through as I was curious and I was quite surprised to see how many schools had only played 2, 3 or 4 games so far this year. There were several, with some of the schools of interest with low games played:

2 - St Louis and Georgetown
4 - St Joe's
5 - Florida State and Virginia (0-5 to boot)
6 - Tulsa, SMU, Dayton, Syracuse, Pitt, Ohio State, Oregon St, Vandy
7 - Kansas, UConn, Marquette, Seton Hall, Missouri

But man, if you were to look at the mid and low major leagues, it is crazy how many have played so few games over the month and a half since the season began.


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PostPosted: 01/12/21 6:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Is Stanford still unable to return to campus? If so it has to be a pain living out of a suitcase for this long, sleeping in hotels. Do they have a base of operations or are they nomads? Has anyone reported on it's effect on the Trees' mental state?


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PostPosted: 01/12/21 9:52 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
Is Stanford still unable to return to campus? If so it has to be a pain living out of a suitcase for this long, sleeping in hotels. Do they have a base of operations or are they nomads? Has anyone reported on it's effect on the Trees' mental state?


They are still nomads and cannot go into Santa Clara County without extended quarantine. The restrictions won't be changed until ICU capacity goes above 15%. Currently it's at 6%. TVD has said she is amazed at how well the team is handling it. My understanding is that they are going early and staying longer at their away games, but not sure where they are staying inbetween. They seem to be practicing at a variety of places wherever they can get access to gyms. And they, like all Stanford students, are attending school remotely.

And I haven't heard anything more about the three who were unable to play against Oregon because of 'tracing'.



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PostPosted: 01/12/21 11:33 pm    ::: The three players who were out are back Reply Reply with quote

Tara said today in a fan Zoom thing that the players were back practicing so I assume the issue was contact tracing, not a positive for any of the players.


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PostPosted: 01/13/21 8:54 am    ::: Reply Reply with quote

linkster wrote:
ucbart wrote:
Marquette Fan wrote:
Villanova is the latest Big East team to pause due to Covid. Their next 3 games against UCONN, Providence and DePaul have been postponed.


Providence is now on pause, UCONN played them Saturday, so tomorrow's game against Seton Hall has been postponed. UCONN is probably not going to make the 13-game threshold. We have just been crushed by Covid pauses, from a game and quality of opponents standpoint.


They've played 7 and as long as the BE tournament happens they need only 3 more regular season games to qualify.


With the majority of the teams in the BE being in the NE and these states having the strictest COVID guidelines, the conference should've come up with a plan far before now to be in a "bubble" for January and February. If they'd followed "the science," it's been well known that January-mid February would be peak virus season. I mean, it's not like these kids have to be near campus at this point when classes resume. If they'd gone full bubble for 5-6 weeks from the start, this could all have been avoided. I realize that this is a $$$ issue, but this is just insane to me at this point.

I mean, college football teams have players testing positive and the teams are playing and the players are in quarantine only. I realize CFB drives the bus of college athletics, but isn't someone, somewhere being like, "uhhhhhh hey, hypocrites, a word."


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PostPosted: 01/13/21 5:47 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

NC State still in protocols, and thus the game at Louisville is postponed, as per LaChina Robinson.

On one hand, I'm mildly freaked out; on the other hand, I was already freaking out at Louisville putting 5000 fans in the stands, so at least that's not happening.



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PostPosted: 01/13/21 8:25 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

ucbart wrote:
linkster wrote:
ucbart wrote:
Marquette Fan wrote:
Villanova is the latest Big East team to pause due to Covid. Their next 3 games against UCONN, Providence and DePaul have been postponed.


Providence is now on pause, UCONN played them Saturday, so tomorrow's game against Seton Hall has been postponed. UCONN is probably not going to make the 13-game threshold. We have just been crushed by Covid pauses, from a game and quality of opponents standpoint.


They've played 7 and as long as the BE tournament happens they need only 3 more regular season games to qualify.


With the majority of the teams in the BE being in the NE and these states having the strictest COVID guidelines, the conference should've come up with a plan far before now to be in a "bubble" for January and February. If they'd followed "the science," it's been well known that January-mid February would be peak virus season. I mean, it's not like these kids have to be near campus at this point when classes resume. If they'd gone full bubble for 5-6 weeks from the start, this could all have been avoided. I realize that this is a $$$ issue, but this is just insane to me at this point.

I mean, college football teams have players testing positive and the teams are playing and the players are in quarantine only. I realize CFB drives the bus of college athletics, but isn't someone, somewhere being like, "uhhhhhh hey, hypocrites, a word."


And Wisconsin has had horrendous numbers too so that doesn't help either. Truthfully I don't think the conference really cares about Women's Basketball and if they can fit in their season - figure they only care about Men's Basketball.


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PostPosted: 01/14/21 2:59 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Virginia has decided to end their season now. They last played on December 13th:

https://richmond.com/sports/college/uva-womens-basketball-shuts-down-season-due-to-covid-19/article_70124b9c-7a98-5a11-87dd-44c7b5fa40ee.html


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PostPosted: 01/14/21 3:06 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

I still believe the Ivy League made the right decision.


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PostPosted: 01/14/21 4:55 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

https://statenews.com/article/2021/01/michigan-state-womens-hoops-versus-illinois-postponed-for-covid-19

Michigan State is out tonight vs Illinois. Their men’s team is paused as well.

Michigan State is supposed to visit Michigan for a midday game on Monday, but no postponement has been announced for that one yet.


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PostPosted: 01/14/21 6:19 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

San Jose State has called it for the season.


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PostPosted: 01/14/21 7:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

mzonefan wrote:
San Jose State has called it for the season.


They're in the same county as Stanford and, as a state school, probably doesn't have the resources to stay on the road forever. Crying or Very sad



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PostPosted: 01/15/21 5:43 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Michigan State’s pause continues. Monday’s game at Michigan has been postponed.


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PostPosted: 01/15/21 5:46 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

Rutgers has postponed vs Indiana on Monday. This is the fourth missed game for the Scarlet Knights.


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PostPosted: 01/17/21 12:38 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

And here we go for the winless Cal Bears. Yesterday they announced their game today vs. Utah is cancelled due to COVID developments within their program. Today: https://twitter.com/CalWBBall/status/1350850382281363456

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Due to recent COVID-19 developments within our program, California’s games against USC, UCLA, Washington and Washington State have been postponed.


As we were discussing here, this kind of event could very well make Cal the next (Power-5) program to call it a season.



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PostPosted: 01/17/21 1:03 pm    ::: Reply Reply with quote

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Baylor women's basketball coach Kim Mulkey, who returned to the sideline Saturday for the first time since Dec. 19, said she is feeling OK physically after having experienced COVID-19. But when asked if she is concerned about the season being completed amid a pandemic, she didn't mince words.

"The answer is this: The season will continue on. It's called the almighty dollar," Mulkey said after the Lady Bears lost 75-71 to Iowa State in Waco, Texas, ending the longest current home-court winning streak in Division I women's basketball at 61 games. "The NCAA has to have the almighty dollar from the men's tournament. The almighty dollar is more important than the health and welfare of me, the players or anybody else.

https://www.espn.com/womens-college-basketball/story/_/id/30727296/ncaa-season-goes-almighty-dollar-trumps-health

Besides Kim and Kara, how many other coaches have openly criticized the NCAA's decision to hold this season?

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