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    • #127480
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      PlainsUte
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      There goes another TDS opponent (Northern Illinois).  Are they down to, what, 6 games?

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      [not sure how to take your sarcasm comment, but knowing there ARE people feeling this way …]
      What makes a vaccine in January “a miracle”??  There are already several vaccines in Stage-2 or starting Phase-3 trials.  Governments and other entities have already pledged $Billlions to support production prior to Phase-3 trial completion.   Astra Zenaca (Oxford vaccine) says they will start shipping in October and have full-scale production before the end of the year.    As far as sports it depends how far down the priority list colleges and college students go in getting available vaccines.   As a University employee I am already strongly encouraged to get the flu vaccine every year due to being around the campus student population that is generally seen as a high risk group due to class sizes and sometimes crowded living arrangements (dorms and shared apartments). Due to the potential transmission factors, I expect college students to be pretty high on the priority list despite the lower fatality risks identified with their younger age.

      Cancel/Delay is 95% about liability for potential cardiac side effects of COVID-19.   The players are now released to  be now out in the general population 24/7 where they actually have a higher chance of getting COVID-19 than in the very controlled conditions and regular testing of the athletic programs, but, hey, if they get it outside of football the athletic department is off the hook for liabiltiy.  If the players are given a vaccine that has been deemed safe and effective then the athletic departments would no longer be seen as culpable and they will play the games.    The weather is going to be another challenge, but they’re already playing games in late November so maybe Jan and Feb will be OK.

    • #127650
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      C’mon.  In order to transfer there has to be a vacancy at the other University and its pretty much too late now, anyway.

    • #127649

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      20 games in 12 months?  Sure.  If they play in the NFL they could play up to 23 games in 4-5 months!!

    • #127647

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      Russia is cutting short testing of vaccine and just going ahead with offering it.

    • #127472
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      Problem in this country if administrators say “football is on” and then if any one person or fan dies of COVID connected to the football team playing then they will be sued.  No administrator wants to be sued.

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      Just saw that Chip Kelly and his wife had it in March.  Wow.  Glad they’re OK.

    • #127438

      PlainsUte
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      Right, the teams probably travel with 100 people each and then there’s the grounds crew, officials, cameramen, security, etc.  I assume PSU can apply for a waiver for, say, 400 in a 100,000 seat stadium, but not 20,000 fans.

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