D1 college soccer under threat

warrior49

SILVER
Pac-12 Womens Soccer, first games pushed back to Sept 26. So basically a six week preseason. Stand by to stand by since a lot can change between then.
 

Copa9

GOLD
I actually believe it is much safer for the student-athletes to return than for the non-athletes. Athletes are all essentially living in a bubble with regular testing and constant oversite. I think it is safer for them than living at home. They are living in a strictly controlled environment. Who knows what non-athletes will do living in apartments and attending classes. No one will be watching over them and at the most they will be told to self monitor. When school starts and student-athletes leave camp and move into the their apartments is when the threat to student-athletes increases dramatically.
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So four and half years of school. That means they will be looking for a job after the majority of the college grads, from their graduating class year, have looked the previous six months, or the college grads who have already started graduate school, or they can defer grad school for a year but then be a year out of finishing that. Unless the grad school allows them to start mid year. Do the majority of grad schools do that? Maybe they would because of loss of income from covid. Difficult decision for sure. But then again maybe the break would be good. Who pays for the extra semester or quarter? Does the school continue a scholarship for an extra semester and can they afford that? Or does the player use their extra year of eligibility to help them get in grad school? Certainly a lot to think about.
 

dk_b

GOLD
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So four and half years of school. That means they will be looking for a job after the majority of the college grads, from their graduating class year, have looked the previous six months, or the college grads who have already started graduate school, or they can defer grad school for a year but then be a year out of finishing that. Unless the grad school allows them to start mid year. Do the majority of grad schools do that? Maybe they would because of loss of income from covid. Difficult decision for sure. But then again maybe the break would be good. Who pays for the extra semester or quarter? Does the school continue a scholarship for an extra semester and can they afford that? Or does the player use their extra year of eligibility to help them get in grad school? Certainly a lot to think about.
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I don't disagree that there's a lot to think about but being out of cycle by 6 months is insignificant given how young these folks are. My first year after college I worked an office job and saved money, traveled for a few months on next to nothing (with an epic hitch-hiking experience in England and Wales, getting burned trading on the black market in Prague, getting threatened by skin heads in Berlin and rousted by cops in Paris . . . so many great stories), worked for a while when I came home, did a teaching program (2d year of Teach For America's existence) and started teaching (which I did for a few years before going to grad school). My point is that at that age, 6 months is absolutely nothing (it's really noting at our age, also (where it matters is for these folks who are up to college age). I would not mind re-living my first year after college, even if it were only 6 months.
 
Well Tuesday is decision day for fall sports.
things are changing so rapidly. I suspect it will all end in a cancellation of fall sports and a resumption in the spring for specific sports. I'm optimistic there will be a vaccine available late this year. Then as spring continues more companies will bring their vaccine to the market and everyone can feel safer about returning to some form of normalcy. I do wonder if colleges will make it mandatory to take the vaccine before coming back to school?
 

SD_Soccer

SILVER
things are changing so rapidly. I suspect it will all end in a cancellation of fall sports and a resumption in the spring for specific sports. I'm optimistic there will be a vaccine available late this year. Then as spring continues more companies will bring their vaccine to the market and everyone can feel safer about returning to some form of normalcy. I do wonder if colleges will make it mandatory to take the vaccine before coming back to school?
I agree on vaccines being available. Several candidates look good (J&J, Pfizer, AZ/Oxford and likely others). I’m not sure why they don’t move all sports to spring 2021, much better chance to get the full football season in which is critical to many athletic departments.
 

CaliKlines

Well-Known Member
I agree on vaccines being available. Several candidates look good (J&J, Pfizer, AZ/Oxford and likely others). I’m not sure why they don’t move all sports to spring 2021, much better chance to get the full football season in which is critical to many athletic departments.
Not enough facilities to handle all sports during the winter/spring. There is only so much grass to go around. In addition, the weight training facilities and medical staff. It would be a logistical nightmare. And how do you handle the College Cup tournament if some schools play in the fall and some play in the spring?
 

SD_Soccer

SILVER
Not enough facilities to handle all sports during the winter/spring. There is only so much grass to go around. In addition, the weight training facilities and medical staff. It would be a logistical nightmare. And how do you handle the College Cup tournament if some schools play in the fall and some play in the spring?
All true. But football pays the bills for all sports at the top D1 schools, and they would potentially have to drop some sports this year if they moved it out. But they are already losing a ton of money with fans not likely to be at football games. Or think of the mid-tier football programs who play 2 to 3 money games each year that make all their athletic programs viable (get paid to go to Alabama or USC). I just don’t know how they get through fall football this year, or how some of the mid-tier schools make the economics work. Hope I am wrong, but I suspect we could see a lot of schools dropping sports, or going to D2 or D3 with lower scholarship (or none) requirements. I would hate to be a college athletic director, difficult spot right now.
 

Eagle33

PREMIER
Not enough facilities to handle all sports during the winter/spring. There is only so much grass to go around. In addition, the weight training facilities and medical staff. It would be a logistical nightmare. And how do you handle the College Cup tournament if some schools play in the fall and some play in the spring?
Some schools have enough grass for all. Big South does - I've seen it. Some don't.
 

beachbum

SILVER ELITE
I agree on vaccines being available. Several candidates look good (J&J, Pfizer, AZ/Oxford and likely others). I’m not sure why they don’t move all sports to spring 2021, much better chance to get the full football season in which is critical to many athletic departments.
Anti virals may be out by October
 

SD_Soccer

SILVER
Anti virals may be out by October
Agree. Scientists are working collaboratively on a global level to solve this. They will get there, they just need a little more time to run through the current trials (to ensure they work and they are safe), and for some still in the development process, to get into trials. Most public focus has been on vaccines, but antivirals that effectively treat this are coming and will have a huge impact for our return to normal.
 
Agree. Scientists are working collaboratively on a global level to solve this. They will get there, they just need a little more time to run through the current trials (to ensure they work and they are safe), and for some still in the development process, to get into trials. Most public focus has been on vaccines, but antivirals that effectively treat this are coming and will have a huge impact for our return to normal.
Exactly!
 
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