That hydroxy-chloroquine sounds like Forsythia in “Contagion.”
I think Spring is easier in that they will just declare 2020 a non-season and nobody loses a year of eligibility. So that current junior that you describe would still have two remaining seasons of eligibility.As mentioned, this concept creates more problems than it fixed. Of course, allowing Vermont and Hartford to keep their seniors from the two best teams in the league while other schools that completed their seasons creates a major issue.
As for Spring, I'm very torn, but honestly I again think it poses other problems. More than anything, it creates issues for this year's juniors. I know it isn't fair for the seniors, but what about the junior who rode the bench for three years waiting their turn. Now they are again stuck behind a player again.
He wouldn’t have had to come back to Vermont necessarily....could have been a grad transfer.I honestly would have felt guilty if Lamb took a year off making money on basketball by playing another year at Vermont.
Heard UVM may get rid of baseball.Cincinnati just cut men's soccer, and G5 conferences are asking for "temporary relief from several regulatory requirements for a period of up to four years." Combine Cincinnati's soccer with ODU's wrestling, more are expected. Shame for soccer if this hurts non-revenue sports nationwide, as the NCAA was set next week for the long-awaited vote on the expansion of the college season.
Has anyone heard about potential cuts at the AE level?
Agreed. Personally, if it were up to me I would likely seek to unenroll my child if that were the case/minute schools shut down. Although the world is moving forward functioning online, I really don’t think online-only is the type of overall college experience that’s worth current tuition costs.I would be willing to bet there will be a lot of students taking the semester off if that is the case. No one is going to pay those kind of prices for a virtual education.
I read an article in VTdigger yesterday that detailed the impact Coronavirus is having on the state's higher-ed institutions. Some of the small schools are anticipating a 30% decline in enrollment next fall due to all the uncertainty of whether campuses will be reopened, etc. You have to assume a school already on shaky financial ground as an under-capitalized private school in rural America losing 30% of their students would certainly be the death nail.Fact of the matter is as much as this sucks, every college athletics program might be going a bit or a lot in the gutter so they can't afford it. Willing to bet by 2022 at the D2 and D3 level there are a lot less schools around as well because some just aren't going to survive this. That includes tiny private schools and potentially the smaller state schools in some places.