Big 10 football cancels the season.

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  1. GREG

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    College football is shot for the year. There are talks about them moving it into the Spring of 2021. NFL Draft cannot be done after June 2nd so if the season ended early May I guess they could make it work? A lot of players are going to opt out though
     
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    I heard that the Mac, Big 10, and PAC 12 are all canceling. The MAC is canceling because it lost its big money games with Big 10 teams and can't afford the testning. The SEC is trying to rally teams to stay and play. Oklahoma, Texas, Iowa and Nebraska are trying to get other teams to play. The ACC is on the fence.

    The issue isn't player safety. Joel Klatt of Fox Sports was on the Dan Patrick Show and he said that if the players' safety was the issue they'd play, as they would be tested twice a week, and could be kept in more of a bubble. He said the issue was liability, and that the decisions makers (University Presidents) are the ones pulling the plug.

    Trevor Lawrence is trying to get them to institute a liability waiver that players could sign. Klatt also had a great idea. He said extend the college season to 16 weeks, but only have them play 8 games, in other words play once every two weeks. He said in that way teams could quarantine, and if a player or players did test positive, there would be less chance that they'd have to not play a game.

    It does seem like they could come up with a liability waiver and find a way to make it work, but perhaps the best thing is for all sports to just shut down for this year.
     
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    Bet the SEC still plays
     
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    The two teams in the Big10 that wanted to play were Nebraska and Iowa. It wouldn't shock me if the SEC tries to get all of these other teams to play in a big conference together
     
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    If there is no CFB this year I wonder if the NFL (assuming they have a season) would move some of their games to Saturday if they are allowed to do that.
     
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    The NFL is already looking into doing that.

    A report came out a couple days ago that said they will be moving 3 games likely to Saturday to fill the opening
     
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    fixed :confused:
     
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    I'm hoping we don't see a big spike in crime, drugs, etc. among college kids. And I'm not taking about petty crime and snorting some coke on Saturday night.

    Sports keep kids a lot more grounded and studies show it's linked to a better GPA. Obviously there are a number of reasons why (including a requirement to keep grades above a certain level and go to class and what not). The first one was on intramural sports below but still.

    https://www.studyfinds.org/playing-sports-college-better-grades/

    https://www.fnu.edu/the-link-between-sports-and-academic-performance/
     
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    “From source: If conference can pass updated safety measures and procedures, Big Ten targeting Oct. 10 to start football season.” - Dan Patrick

    — Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) September 1, 2020

    Maybe we do get CFB from the Big Ten this year after all.
     
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    One-third of COVID-19 positive Big Ten athletes have myocarditis, Penn State athletic doctor says
    Cassandra Negley
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    Yahoo SportsSeptember 3, 2020, 12:41 PM EDT

    Around one-third of Big Ten athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appear to have myocarditis, according to Penn State's director of athletic medicine.

    Wayne Sebastianelli delivered the information during a State College Area Board of School Directors meeting on Monday that was reported on by the Centre Daily Times. The data underscores Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren's open letter explaining why the conference postponed its fall sports seasons.

    Sebastianelli called the level of inflammation in the studies "alarming."

    Sebastianelli linked COVID-19 and myocarditis, an inflammation of the heart muscle that reduces the heart's ability to pump blood and can be fatal if not addressed. It is the third-leading cause of sudden death in young people, per Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Michael Ackerman.

    "When we looked at our COVID-positive athletes, whether they were symptomatic or not, 30 to roughly 35 percent of their heart muscles (are) inflamed," Sebastianelli said. "And we really just don't know what to do with it right now. It's still very early in the infection. Some of that has led to the Pac-12 and the Big Ten's decision to sort of put a hiatus on what's happening."

    Myocarditis was reportedly linked last month to several Big Ten athletes who contracted COVID-19. It can cause cardiomyopathy, a disease of the heart muscle.

    "You could have a very high-level athlete who's got a very superior VO2 max and cardiac output who gets infected with COVID and can drop his or her VO2 max and cardiac output just by 10 percent, and that could make them go from elite status to average status," Sebastianelli said. "We don't know that. We don't know how long that's going to last. What we have seen is when people have been studied with cardiac MRI scans - symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID infections - is a level of inflammation in cardiac muscle that just is alarming."

    The Big Ten postponed its football season in early August and there were reports that the issue of myocarditis was discussed within the meetings. The only thing the conference provided on the decision at the time was that "there was too much uncertainty regarding potential medical risks to allow our student-athletes to compete this fall."

    A week later, first-year commissioner Kevin Warren penned an open letter to clarify the situation. He wrote it "was thorough and deliberative [decision], and based on sound feedback, guidance and advice from medical experts."

    He pointed to cardiomyopathy in the letter and wrote there was "simply too much we do not know about this virus."

    The data provided by Penn State's director of athletic medicine puts numbers on those concerns and shows the seriousness of COVID-19's impacts. The long-term effects are still being studied and discovered.
     

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