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by econalum
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Men's Hoop Forum
Topic: 2020-21 Season
Replies: 368
Views: 46268

Re: 2020-21 Season

by econalum
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large UMASS layoffs and furloughs
Replies: 0
Views: 87

Large UMASS layoffs and furloughs

No mention on the athletics side of things. Lots of dining and dormitory staff, furloughs now, layoffs coming. https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/message-chancellor-about-university%E2%80%99s https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/08/27/umass-amherst-to-furlough-850-workers-permanent-layoffs-expect...
by econalum
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?

FWIW - I thought the macro points the article made were solid. Not against Bamford hire at all, he has done a good job.
by econalum
Sat Aug 22, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: Bamford in the mix for BC AD job?

New article mentioning Bamford choice as UMASS a.d. in context of lack of black coaches and athletic administrators in New England colleges. Another Hohler expose.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/22/ ... -coaches/
by econalum
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: College Hockey retracting? UAB drops sport
Replies: 10
Views: 1268

Re: College Hockey retracting? UAB drops sport

U Alaska had major funding issues before the pandemic. And with its long-distance travel requirements for games, an easy cut for a university in true crisis. Witness https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2020/06/10/facing-financial-peril-university-alaska-moves-cut-academic-programs-and Fundamentally,...
by econalum
Tue Aug 11, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2020 Season
Replies: 221
Views: 36759

Re: 2020 Season

Agree - perhaps 9 games, with a 4 week training period. But every college will be in a different place as to Covid. Almost all University planning I have read about expect COVID plus the 'regular flu', which is why most colleges are ending their semester at Thanksgiving, or are turning instruction t...
by econalum
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2020 Season
Replies: 221
Views: 36759

Re: 2020 Season

College football is dead for Fall. Heart ailments for super athletes are the spike to the heart for Fall 20 sports. https://www.espn.com/college-football/story/_/id/29633697/heart-condition-linked-covid-19-fuels-power-5-concern-season-viabilityall. We'll see what December brings for Spring 21 sports...
by econalum
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Discussion
Replies: 234
Views: 22580

Re: COVID-19 Discussion

Frankly, any residential camp for kids would be highly suspect, not worth the trip/investment. The virus appears to be super spreadable. We cannot expect children to adhere every moment to the varying strictures, especially as it is summer, masks are hot, and unlike the varying summer rash cuprits, ...
by econalum
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Hockey Forum
Topic: 2020-2021 Season
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: 2020-2021 Season

I imagine that the NHL experience will guide what happens, as they are even more in a bubble.
by econalum
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: Victor Cruz
Replies: 558
Views: 142877

Re: Victor Cruz

Victor gets a nice short piece from NY Giants as their best undrafted free agent.
https://www.giants.com/news/victor-cru ... -tight-end
by econalum
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's nice that we are expected to survive....
Replies: 7
Views: 813

Re: It's nice that we are expected to survive....

Survival is all about state support not being pulled back, IMO. We really have no idea what the budget shortfall will be in MASS, nor the legislature/governor's response. If you review what is happening in states around the country, there are threats of a pullback of financial support for colleges a...
by econalum
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: Men's Lacrosse Forum
Topic: New MLax rules for the next season
Replies: 0
Views: 365

New MLax rules for the next season

No motorcycle grips on faceoffs the biggest change, with tighter rules on O near goal mouth, and D now able to call timeouts during dead ball out of bounds scenarios.


Details:

https://www.insidelacrosse.com/article/ ... grip/56658
by econalum
Thu Jul 23, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Football Forum
Topic: 2021 Recruiting
Replies: 30
Views: 4591

Re: 2021 Recruiting

Maybe a short burst of fireworks?
by econalum
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Men's Lacrosse Forum
Topic: 2020 MLL Updates for UMass grads
Replies: 0
Views: 337

2020 MLL Updates for UMass grads

Article on Sconone and Rak with Conn. Hammerheads

https://lacrossebucket.com/2020/07/21/p ... cky-start/
by econalum
Mon Jul 20, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Music faves for those over 65
Replies: 16
Views: 1289

Re: Music faves for those over 65

The Who
Beatles
The Cars
CSNY