Illini Football & CFB 2020

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#76
So this article says that some are pushing for a spring schedule, but it could cause a monumental financial loss or something to that affect. Why would moving to spring cost anything, other than the competition among different sports? With the current and expected rise in medical cases, it seems that if we even begin to play this fall, the season will be cut short at some point. Spring is not for football, I get it. But assuming we have a vaccine by winter, wouldn't a full season be the best solution?

ncaa probably doesn’t want its bell cow (March madness) competing against its other top product.
 
       
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#77
I think Lovie gets a pass on this year.
 
       
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Didn't see that Joseph Thompson was transferring. Was this announced a couple of days ago?
 
       
#80
Limiting Memorial Stadium to 20% capacity? Not far off of our average attendance so that shouldn't be a problem.
 
       
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This actually is somewhat encouraging to me. They're making specific, concrete plans for a season (and releasing them publicly). Similar to what MLB started about 3 weeks ago, and that looks like it will at least get off the ground. College football still has about two months to work through things, hopefully see progress with the pandemic nationwide, and do things right.

I just want to see 5 Illinois wins this fall. Is that too much to ask in this trainwreck of a year?!
 
       
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...hopefully see progress with the pandemic nationwide...

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” ― Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption
 
       
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Having High School Sports in the Fall is going to be determined by the Governor. Does anyone know if he also has control of having or not having college Fall sports in Illinois?
 
       
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Having High School Sports in the Fall is going to be determined by the Governor. Does anyone know if he also has control of having or not having college Fall sports in Illinois?
I don’t believe he would make that call, but for public universities he possibly could. He certainly has the ability to make rules that would make it difficult to comply with while holding games.
 
       
#93
Limiting Memorial Stadium to 20% capacity?

They're doing something similar at O'Brien Field for EIU games too: https://eiupanthers.com/news/2020/7/17/season-ticket-renewals.aspx

Among the policies they're going to have (which I would assume the U of I and other colleges and universities in the state will have something similar):
-Face coverings must be worn when entering and moving around the stadium
-Seating locations will in a socially distance set-up for this season
-There will a no rentry policy at O'Brien Field for the 2020 season
-Entry and Exit points to the stadium will be clearly marked for fans along with ushers available to help direct fans
-There will be no tailgating allowed this year
 
       
#95
Forgottonia
Tate said yesterday that Smalling was not returning to the team. I don’t know if it’s injury or transfer related or something else. Cerny also not returning.
 
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Well it's looking like I'll be a 1st time season ticket holder next season... No tailgating and social distancing during a sports game = no thanks
 
       
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For some reason I can't find that in the link. Are you referring to 1:26 from the start of the podcast or from the end of the broadcast?
1 hour 26 minutes from the start.
 
       
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