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What will happen with the 2020 college football season?

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Could put this under the NFL thread or here, as it seems both the NFL and NCAA will be in the same boat...Herbstreit thinks NFL and college football won’t be played in 2020.
“I’ll be shocked if we have NFL football this fall, if we have college football. I’ll be so surprised if that happens. Just because from what I understand, people that I listen to, you’re 12 to 18 months from a [coronavirus] vaccine. I don’t know how you let these guys go into locker rooms and let stadiums be filled up and how you can play ball. I just don’t know how you can do it with the optics of it. Next thing you know you got a locker room full of guys that are sick. And that’s on your watch? I wouldn’t want to have that.”

As much as I hate to say it, I think we’re scratching the surface of where this thing’s gonna go. You don't all of the sudden come up with something in July or August and say, 'Okay we're good to go' and turn 'em loose!
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Good possibility.
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I’d be very surprised. There are places that will be ahead of the curve but others where hot spots will fire back up. Unless we have cheap and available testing and effective anti-virus development (which could be just few months away), I’m thinking no.
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Good call!

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Shutting down the NCAA tourney is one thing, but I don't think the Notre Dame's, Texas', and Alabama's of the world will go a season without their University's cash cow. We'll see how this plays out.

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Another thing- who said football has to be played Sept-Dec? I imagine the season could be delayed 1,2,3 or even 4 months..
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I can see a season where they play but many places allow no fans in the stadiums to personally watch...
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dbackjon wrote:
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:02 pm
Good possibility.
I think it's a terrible possibility. :( ;)
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NDSU finally meets a worthy foe

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The worst-case scenario is that crowds won't be allowed at games. The NCAA bends over backwards to be seen as being socially responsible, so they could do that. Remember that Power 5 TV networks and CFP money from ESPN is where the serious money is made, not ticket sales.

If we're in a situation where a football season cancellation could happen, we've got much, much bigger problems than the pandemic.
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Silenoz wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:24 am
NDSU finally meets a worthy foe
:rofl: POTY nominee
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89Hen wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:53 am
Silenoz wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:24 am
NDSU finally meets a worthy foe
:rofl: POTY nominee
Something to stop the run. Hopefully our QB still gets 3 more years if the season is cancelled.
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Gil Dobie wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:00 am
89Hen wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:53 am

:rofl: POTY nominee
Something to stop the run. Hopefully our QB plays another year before he transfers to a P5 program.
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UNI88 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:02 am
Gil Dobie wrote:
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Something to stop the run. Hopefully our QB plays another year before he transfers to a P5 program.
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One site even mentions possibility of entering the draft early.
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89Hen wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:53 am
Silenoz wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:24 am
NDSU finally meets a worthy foe
:rofl: POTY nominee
Yeah, that would make 2 seasons this decade they didn't win the NC..
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I highly doubt this given the way free agency has gone crazy....
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2020 college football season reportedly could be played in spring 2021
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/ncaafb ... li=BBnba9I

I do think college football will somewhat mirror the NFL as to what happens...
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If fans required to wear face masks & players when not on the field?

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Silenoz wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:24 am
NDSU finally meets a worthy foe
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Won’t happen! These businesses are losing big money, and it won’t be long before the powers that be say “it’s time to cut the crap!”
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P5 drives the Div I bus, and frankly, the entire NCAA sports bus. Whatever P5s will do, G5s will do, which I-AA will do, which Div II and III will do. From last week, rather lengthy SI article:
Power 5 public universities made an average of $28.2 million in profit last year on football, according to self-reported financial documents SI examined. The discrepancy between football and all other sports is severe across the country. Even in the basketball-crazed ACC, football outperforms hoops. The average ACC football program made $15.9 million, while the average basketball school pulled in $6.1 million. Among the 65 Power 5s and Notre Dame, just four schools had a men’s basketball team make more than its football team: Syracuse, Duke, Kentucky and Louisville.
..football is such a financial force for athletic departments and universities that one Group of Five athletic director says, “If they have to start football in a blizzard in January, they’re going to do it.”
https://www.si.com/college/2020/04/08/c ... oronavirus

Me thinks that sometime between Sept and Feb, college football is going to have its opening weekend...
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Momentum builds for a February-to-May college football season in 2021
https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... on-in-2021
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BDKJMU wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Momentum builds for a February-to-May college football season in 2021
https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... on-in-2021
Tough sledding for the February & March games. Really happy NDSU has an indoor stadium. 4 hour drive each way, in winter weather won't be fun.
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BDKJMU wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:12 pm
P5 drives the Div I bus, and frankly, the entire NCAA sports bus. Whatever P5s will do, G5s will do, which I-AA will do, which Div II and III will do. From last week, rather lengthy SI article:
Power 5 public universities made an average of $28.2 million in profit last year on football, according to self-reported financial documents SI examined. The discrepancy between football and all other sports is severe across the country. Even in the basketball-crazed ACC, football outperforms hoops. The average ACC football program made $15.9 million, while the average basketball school pulled in $6.1 million. Among the 65 Power 5s and Notre Dame, just four schools had a men’s basketball team make more than its football team: Syracuse, Duke, Kentucky and Louisville.
..football is such a financial force for athletic departments and universities that one Group of Five athletic director says, “If they have to start football in a blizzard in January, they’re going to do it.”
https://www.si.com/college/2020/04/08/c ... oronavirus

Me thinks that sometime between Sept and Feb, college football is going to have its opening weekend...
Would be a boon for heavy run offenses the longer the season is pushed back into winter.

And I figured the dollars FB brings in would ensure a FB season would happen eventually. Thank you capitalism!

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BDKJMU wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 2:21 pm
Momentum builds for a February-to-May college football season in 2021
https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... on-in-2021
It's official, Montana State can't smoke us in 2020. Streak. Over. :licker:

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