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  1. I really like this decision. I think wrestlers should pick the most elite academic and wrestling rich program they can get into. Northwestern should top the list of most students - especially those in the Midwest.
  2. I hope he joins the Sun Devils but all things considered I wouldn't blame him at all if he goes to Princeton! The long-term benefits after wrestling will be amazing. Granted he will likely have a career in wresting, just like Andrew Howe, but nonetheless going to Princeton is great decision if wrestling doesn't work out (heaven forbid).
  3. I hope you're right since I do not want to see another college season impacted.
  4. I hope you are correct, however, currently Japan is leading the charge on making a vaccine. And started testing it on June 30. However, but it will not be released to public (pending successful testing) until July 2021. Unless American medicine or UK medicine has a massive breakthrough a vaccine released to the public this year is unlikely. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/06/30/national/science-health/japan-first-coronavirus-vaccine-clinical-test-starts/
  5. ASU programs being dropped wasn't a surprise. There were a lot of factors surrounding that decision and fundraising is not what continues the program. The university president instituted many changes, including a coaches salary cap, relatively speaking it focused mostly on football. But most institutions won't go to such measures. Part of the reason some of these programs fail is due to the absurd coaches salaries.
  6. And those pay outs come from the Conferences and TV networks- not from the universities. A delayed football season, would mean less revenue generated among conferences. Which means less profit sharing between each team in the conference. And “cupcakes” (or small schools with less resources) as well as major universities with programs on the fringe financially would be forced to stop. However, the good news is, as of right now, the PAC 12 only foresees a delay in practice schedule and condensing pre-season workout programs. Which means football season theoretically is on course to start as plan
  7. As someone who works for a major institution and has worked for many major institutions trust me college football money for a vast majority of institutions is fools gold. If it were not for profit sharing from conferences most programs even within the BIG 10 and 12, as well as the PAC-12, and ACC would not be operating in the black. Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Nebraska football are carrying more than just their own programs. They are carrying the entire B1G with Indiana and Michigan State basketball both contributing a lot financially. The only conference in football where a majority
  8. In the case of colleges, the NCAA doesn't drop a program, only in extreme circumstances (and even then Penn State football just faced numerous sanctions). Side note: Title IX is one of the reasons Penn States football team did not get dropped because if they would have dropped the football team then 80 scholarships for female athletes would have also been removed. They can issue postseason bans and even limit the number of scholarships but they do not drop a program. Also, coaches and athletes at programs that are smaller typically realize they are on a year to year shoe string bud
  9. The NCAA and athletic conferences are wise to postpone making a decision about football. They need to wait as long as they can before making the decision. Same is true of high schools. However, I can tell you the fear within the PAC 12 is that a few schools might pull the trigger early on this decision (prematurely in my estimation) in which case it will cause a snowball effect forcing the rest of the conferences hand.
  10. Also, a 15/13 or 16/14 scenario could incorporate a lot of strategy. Coaches could depending on their sectionals could really impact the state tournament if they use wise discretion and implement their two extra wrestlers at weight classes they are likely to advance. Which means smaller teams could get more points in the state tournament and could lead to a more diverse team invite list to A and AA of the ISWCA tournament.
  11. If you have a smaller number of weight classes for smaller schools then Indiana would be forced to class. And based on some of the previous forum conversations heaven forbid Indiana ever follow suit with its surrounding mid-western wrestling states and class wrestling. My guess is the frustration, panic, and sadness would trump the response of COVID.
  12. The only way to significantly decrease forfeits is make the sport easier. The reality is that wrestling is tough and not for everyone. I don’t think anyone would vote for making the sport easier. I agree with the sentiment how much of an impact would 15/13 make on the total number of forfeits? If it decreases it by 5% is it worth? If it decreases it by 25%? Or 40%? I am curious if there are projections to be ran for the possible impact in terms of % points.
  13. I saw Drew Hildebrandt went 31-3 and finished ranked 5th according to the intermat- obviously a strong candidate to AA this season, 31-3 is an amazing college record- who did he lose to? Were they close matches?
  14. This bracket is flawed if Andrew Howe does not win. It's hard to imagine given his only loss being to Reece Humphrey his freshmen year and his success at all levels he is not Indiana's greatest. Note: I realize this is focused on high school credentials. That being said seeing some of the names listed shows Indiana has had a lot of talent. And now it looks like many of them Parris, Micic, Lee (Brayton and Nick), Micic, Tsirtsis, Escebedo, Red, and others are making national noise on a much more consistent basis at the collegiate level. State is doing big things.
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