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  1. 3 points
    10 years from now us fans won’t care that the 2020 season got cancelled. What we would remember is if multiple college athletes got sick and spread it to their vulnerable family members or if an athlete died from COVID. As much as if sucks horribly for the finances and the players, you have to prioritize human life.
  2. 2 points
    Well put, BK. I would also suggest that one of the reasons there are only a few replies to this thread in particular is the blatantly transparent animus the originator has towards the football program (and probably the basketball program as well). It’s a free country (sort of) & he’s entitled to his opinions, but, speaking for myself, I generally simply choose not to respond to his posts, which should not be misconstrued as a lack of interest on my part in the program, a sentiment I dare say is not unique to me. However, as a public service, I will endeavor to sum things up in my own inimitable style: there’s this pesky pandemic, which has resulted in cancellation of the football season. It’s highly questionable whether there will be a basketball season and/or spring football. Meanwhile, I’m comfortable in assuming that otherwise, the day-to-day affairs of the programs are going forward, even in the absence of bulletins to that effect. What else, rhetorically speaking, is there to know right now?
  3. 2 points
    Was down to Texas and Virginia. Good for Shane. He was a great Tiger.
  4. 2 points
    Look at the latest story with the Miami Marlins (https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/29547211/two-mlb-games-postponed-marlins-outbreak). These are professional athletes with millions of dollars on the line and twelve members of the team (including some staff) now have COVID. Now these individuals are staying in Philly for the next few days to undergo testing, etc. How does anyone expect any college sport, let alone football, to go forward? Football has more personnel than any other sport and there will surely be no bubble for college sports. Could you imagine if a team travels to another state and then a bunch of players test positive. I'm sure the colleges will love the idea of putting up a football team at a hotel for a week or so. Who knows how the Marlins players got sick. Hypothetically (and probably a good guess) a few players went out to a bar/club and got it and then possibly spread it amongst the team. Professional athletes have lots of $$ on the line and you would think they would be incentivized not to go out to the bars/club or engage in behaviour at which they may be exposed, but that was possibly not the case. Now, you're going to tell me that college athletes/students are going to not put themselves in risky behaviour that may potentially expose themselves, teammates, staff, etc. when they have little on the line. What happens when a coach or staff member unknowingly spreads it some players and one of the players has a bad reaction. Could you imagine the lawsuits? There is a lot of money on the line, but there is a whole lot more at stake if they try to go forward and it fails badly.
  5. 1 point
    I'm sure RA was supremely disappointed when the CAA pulled the plug, especially since so much effort had gone into working with the team/staff remotely and coming up with a plan to proceed. And then ... it's all gone. I wouldn't have known what to say either, or seen much point in it. My disappointment (apart from just missing out on games and cheering us on) is that we had a chance to be pretty good with Shane, DeBerry, and Ron Johnson all back, a very good o-line, some promising defenders, and Constantine. Now, at least some of those prospects for the coming season have all vanished, even if games are played in the spring. I fear the same way about b-ball, with Big Vic, the UAB transfer, and our returnees giving us reason to hope. Would be a real shame if that season falls by the wayside too.
  6. 1 point
    I disagree and think a number of people will miss the team not playing this fall. I would assume RA has spoken to the most important people, the players, coaches, etc. Otherwise, I'm not overly concerned about statements from the Admin, etc. regarding football or any sports right now during this very crazy and fluid situation. I don't think it's unreasonable to sit and wait to see how shit plays out before making public statements. Look at Big 10 and Pac 12, they were all about going forward with football within conference and making alternative plans, but it was never going to happen. Everything is upside down. I'm not sure what kind of bubble you all live in, but there's a whole lot more pressing issues than whether Towson football or any football is played this fall. Millions of people are out of work and/or are working at reduced salaries wondering how they will make ends meet. People with children are worried whether their children will be safe at school this year and if they are not going to be in school, how will they work while also watching their children. Nobody cares about any sports right now. I'm a diehard Mets fan and have maybe watch 4 innings total this year. Sports of any kind is the last thing on my mind. I live in NYC and it's a fucking ghost town. Sorry, I just need to vent a little. Hope you all are well.
  7. 1 point
    Towson University will issue prorated refunds for housing, dining and parking charges, as well as the athletics fee and the auxiliary services fee. Towson will refund 51% of fees related to athletics, intramurals, student recreation, student activity, sustainability and student union operations. That would be half of $17.39 million coming in from student fees which makes up 69% of the budget. In other words, this could be as much as a $8,695,000 budget cut for Athletics for FY20. http://cafidatabase.knightcommission.org/fcs/towson-university#!quicktabs-tab-where_the_money-1 https://www.baltimoresun.com/coronavirus/bs-md-college-park-refunds-20200403-w5czosjnynedrmwx5mj7qf3y3e-story.html
  8. 1 point
    ^Rob has said more or less that “other schools try to poach our players and their strategy is to intentionally go after the same guys as us because they know how good we are at recruiting” Might make sense to keep things low key so bigger schools don’t swoop in and steal our guys away from us
  9. 1 point
    Crickets on this topic. Seems like JMU, Villanova, Elon, Albany etc. have gotten the jump on Towson as far as recruiting for 2021.
  10. 1 point
    Seems like all of this is accelerating the death of football. All the transfers for football and hoops really hurts the CAA. We’ve been struggling as a conference for around 5 years now and this hurts even even more
  11. 1 point
    Now we know what happened with Cory Barnes
  12. 1 point
    I find it interesting that so few posters here seem to care about economics and Towson Athletics.
  13. 1 point
  14. 1 point
    2012...Why? Why is every post that you make,negative? It’s very easy to criticize. What are your solutions?
  15. 1 point
  16. 1 point
    Who pissed in your Wheaties this morning? All you talk about is how unimportant Towson football is. Bitter?
  17. 1 point
    So you think Towson is more marketable because we're in a big tv market? It's doesn't really matter where you are located if no one cares about the program.Towson's season just got cancelled and there are not 15 unique responses on the topic on the only message board.
  18. 1 point
    This creates so many questions. How are scholarships impacted? The simple fix is playing an abbreviated season in the Spring. That way you don't have to be concerned about granting another year of eligibility or balancing scholarship numbers for 5 classes when 2021 kids arrive.
  19. 1 point
    Outside of the families of the players, coaches and former players, plus 600 fans, no one really cares if Towson plays football or not. Students could care less, and that's backed up by their non attendance despite being given free admission for their hefty student fee paid to athletics. The CAA is a hoops league, and since VCU and Mason left, it's been a bad hoops league. One bid hell. Given that 7 of the 12 CAA Football schools are not in the league for other sports, you could well see the CAA dropping football altogether and letting a new entity pick up the torch. America East Football?
  20. 1 point
    JMU can't play themselves....would be a mistake to load up on FBS schools. Would also be dumb to play if conference is playing in the Spring. Can't do both.
  21. 1 point
    This sucks but I can't say I'm surprised. How can they safely have a season this fall with no vaccine? Seems impossible
  22. 1 point
    There is no coaching situation. Contract goes to 2021. Nobody is going to buy out a coach at this juncture. As for the season, if the Ivy League can play in the spring, so can the CAA. Play a conference-only schedule and start in April. Three weeks of preseason. Workouts in the winter indoors and outdoors. Having the new soccer stadium and practice fields can't hurt. Would probably end up moving some lacrosse games there, if necessary. Football, at any level of D-1, should not be played in March for weather reasons and should not go against March Madness.
  23. 1 point
    Exactly. It seems to me that JMU’s efforts to cobble a new schedule is a fool’s errand
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Actually saw this kid last year in person. He looked very good in warm-ups and good size and arm. Unfortunately his team wasn't very good and didn't to much to help him.

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