Bob Bowlsby: No Fall Football = No Sports For Academic Year

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No. The league doesn't seem committed to playing from what I can tell. It is true I am not a fan of ISU but the only time I root against them is when they are playing Iowa.
The league seems very committed to playing. The protocols in place are incredible, and every team is ready to play. Bowlsby could not be more clear.
 
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I believe the SEC and ACC will play this fall. Not so sure about the B12.
I never understood how people think the B12 is some swing conference on this. We are talking 4 TX schools and 2 Oklahoma schools. The other 4 aren't exactly closed off to the idea of playing either.
 
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it's been reported by Jeff Snook and others that at that meeting there were 4-5 presidents who were in favor of playing, at least 4 were opposed and the rest were undecided.
During the meeting, Warren steered all discussion away from the fall. Didn't listen to the majority of Big 10 AD's who felt the students were safer with their medical staffs and coaches vs. being on their own. Has been actively lobbying since the announcement for the cancellation of other conferences seasons instead of listening to medical guidance.

The man is a plague on the conference and should be removed immediately.
 

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it's been reported by Jeff Snook and others that at that meeting there were 4-5 presidents who were in favor of playing, at least 4 were opposed and the rest were undecided.
During the meeting, Warren steered all discussion away from the fall. Didn't listen to the majority of Big 10 AD's who felt the students were safer with their medical staffs and coaches vs. being on their own. Has been actively lobbying since the announcement for the cancellation of other conferences seasons instead of listening to medical guidance.

The man is a plague on the conference and should be removed immediately.
If the other conferences play, he is in deep chit so of course he is lobbying for the to cancel. Of course the Big 12 and ACC remember when the B1G poached members from their conference and tried to destroy them, so they are not really anxious to help the B1G.
 
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it's been reported by Jeff Snook and others that at that meeting there were 4-5 presidents who were in favor of playing, at least 4 were opposed and the rest were undecided.
During the meeting, Warren steered all discussion away from the fall. Didn't listen to the majority of Big 10 AD's who felt the students were safer with their medical staffs and coaches vs. being on their own. Has been actively lobbying since the announcement for the cancellation of other conferences seasons instead of listening to medical guidance.

The man is a plague on the conference and should be removed immediately.
Heard on the radio that obviously the likes of Rutgers, MSU, Maryland, and one other were always going to oppose playing. They were expected to be awful. So zero incentives.
 
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Heard on the radio that obviously the likes of Rutgers, MSU, Maryland, and one other were always going to oppose playing. They were expected to be awful. So zero incentives.
you can add minnesota, wisconsin, northwestern, michigan & michigan st to your list of presidents who did not want fall football. the AD's and coaches at all those institutions wanted to move forward but not the presidents/chancellors...some of those presidents may have asked for input from their state governor...seems it is never good when it starts getting that far up the food chain if you are a player/parent/fan.
 

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If the other conferences play, he is in deep chit so of course he is lobbying for the to cancel. Of course the Big 12 and ACC remember when the B1G poached members from their conference and tried to destroy them, so they are not really anxious to help the B1G.
He is in deep chit only if the SEC and B12 play and successfully finish the season without a shutdown. No guarantee on that except through magical thinking.

He is in deep clover if they find out they can't finish the season. We'll know in a month.
 

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Here's the thing...even if it doesn't work out and the Big 12, ACC and SEC can't finish the season, they can still come back and play in the spring. So why not give a try now, and use spring as the fall back. Further, the NCAA has already given a blanket "extra year" to anyone who wants one, whether they play or not this season...so I just don't see ANY advantage in sitting out an attempt at fall football.
 

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it's been reported by Jeff Snook and others that at that meeting there were 4-5 presidents who were in favor of playing, at least 4 were opposed and the rest were undecided.
During the meeting, Warren steered all discussion away from the fall. Didn't listen to the majority of Big 10 AD's who felt the students were safer with their medical staffs and coaches vs. being on their own. Has been actively lobbying since the announcement for the cancellation of other conferences seasons instead of listening to medical guidance.

The man is a plague on the conference and should be removed immediately.
The BIG will never be the same. Financial Loss Crevice will be way too deep dig to out of. Warren and the Presidents knew exactly what they were doing. Warren is just another Georg
 

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IF the other conferences start and don’t get to finish, they should not be allowed to play in the spring. They had their shot and blew it. The only exception will be if the bowls wait to play until after the spring season conferences have finished their seasons. Then and ONLY then can they play ONE bowl game.
 

MesaClone

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IF the other conferences start and don’t get to finish, they should not be allowed to play in the spring. They had their shot and blew it. The only exception will be if the bowls wait to play until after the spring season conferences have finished their seasons. Then and ONLY then can they play ONE bowl game.
While in your opinion they "shouldn't", rest assured that they can play in the spring if they so choose. As importantly, eligibility is literally being suspended for the year so teams that "play" or "do not play" will have the option of giving all players another year if they so choose.

The only mystery here is why the B1G would not take advantage of this situation...as the Big 12-SEC-ACC are doing...and at least try to play fall football. There's really no downside to trying...even if you end up postponing until the spring. Trying to play means better health and monitoring for the athletes, a better chance for maintaining the football revenues that fund all of the other athletic programs, and the chance to allow athletes and families to keep their careers moving forward on a reasonable timeline (especially those interested in the spring football Draft).

So don't tell the other conferences what "should be allowed" just because the B1G made the idiotic decision to undermine its own options. Whatever disadvantages arise from this, they sit at the front doorstep of the B1G commissoner and the school Presidents.
 
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you can add minnesota, wisconsin, northwestern, michigan & michigan st to your list of presidents who did not want fall football. the AD's and coaches at all those institutions wanted to move forward but not the presidents/chancellors...some of those presidents may have asked for input from their state governor...seems it is never good when it starts getting that far up the food chain if you are a player/parent/fan.
If it was up to the Governors of those states all classes would be virtual and there would be no sports at all this year. In case no one noticed, all those schools are located in states that have Democrat Governors who fight against opening their states.