The elephant in the room: will there be a college basketball season?

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The elephant in the room: will there be a college basketball season?

Post by pulitzerdave » April 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm

I say with all of the uncertainty about a resurgence of COVID-19 in the fall, and the possibility of online classes and no students on campus, the likelihood of a season is at best 50/50. If there is one, I just don't see areas full of people yet. The season may feel like 30 scrimmages with refs.

TV revenue may or may not help financially, depending on who would want to watch games without the buzz and excitement that fans bring to the game. Maybe only hard-core fans like us would be interested.

Any thoughts?

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Post by tmcats » April 29th, 2020, 12:43 pm

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/4 ... -good-news

it's all dependent on finding a med for c'virus as well as a vaccine. i believe they'll be playing games this winter. 70 companies are working on vaccines today. the above link shows progress on medicine.
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Post by SCKSCat » April 29th, 2020, 1:55 pm

Fauci is warning today that maybe not.

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Post by tmcats » April 29th, 2020, 1:57 pm

SCKSCat wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Fauci is warning today that maybe not.
maybe not what?
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Post by JOKKO » April 29th, 2020, 2:09 pm

pulitzerdave wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm
I say with all of the uncertainty about a resurgence of COVID-19 in the fall, and the possibility of online classes and no students on campus, the likelihood of a season is at best 50/50. If there is one, I just don't see areas full of people yet. The season may feel like 30 scrimmages with refs.

TV revenue may or may not help financially, depending on who would want to watch games without the buzz and excitement that fans bring to the game. Maybe only hard-core fans like us would be interested.

Any thoughts?
TV revenue is what keeps both college & pro alive. Sure, it might seem a little different, but I have never watched a game or the fans. It might seem a little stale, but it would just be like watching any basketball game at OU? It will affect the smaller conferences without the big TV contracts though.

People are currently starved for any sports. The NFL shattered viewer records with the draft last weekend without it being the spectacle that it has become.

Bigger questions will be...what if the NFL & CFB (or just one of them) postpones till the spring? What would happen to the TV contracts for each sport? Which games get bumped? KSU will be living on + at that point. The conferences with a network will be smiling, but they can't show them all live. People might have been ticked at the B12 aligning w PLUS, but they will be able to show all the games. Of course, the announcers may drop a ways down the food chain.

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Post by bhoovy » April 29th, 2020, 2:59 pm

SCKSCat wrote:
April 29th, 2020, 1:55 pm
Fauci is warning today that maybe not.
He needs to stick strictly to medical updates and questions and stay away from thoughts or opinions in regards to local, state and national government.

I listened to and read several others that don’t agree with his assessments and have some very good arguments as to why. He was way off when he said there was nothing for the US to be concerned about back in February and the models he’s looked to try and glean info from have been way off and he was off saying controlling international flights were not necessary.

Yes if he was in control of making all the decisions I’m not sure anything would be open now or for nearly a year. Thank goodness he’s not.

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Post by SCKSCat » April 29th, 2020, 3:04 pm

https://nypost.com/2020/04/29/anthony-f ... this-year/
Link to Fauci comments. Headline is misleading. Maybe sports without fans.
Will kill finances of college sports programs

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Post by tmcats » April 29th, 2020, 3:16 pm

well, i like fauci. but he's assuming the worst case. sure, if we don't have testing, a med that works, vaccine in the pipeline, we are certainly left wanting. but my guess is that we will have some fixes in place by fall.
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Post by Section 12-2 » April 29th, 2020, 3:24 pm

Have purple mask, will travel to basketball games if played.

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Post by Highway26north » April 29th, 2020, 4:15 pm

Games with just TV, no fans, would be a heckuva lot better than no games. The TV $ has to dwarf the gate money I'd think.
Just like people are starved enough to watch the oldtimer filler on all the ESPNs, they'll be stoked for games in the fall, fans or no fans. At least I will.
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