Fifth, “the way it has always been” is a cop out. The question isn’t whether a conference can chose to play football or stage a bowl game. The question, during a pandemic, is whether they should. Is it responsible? Is it right? Or, do you remain silent? https://t.co/dPiKYVPSVc
Fourth, nobody is advocates for an authoritarian dictator of a sport. Reasonable people advocate for structural change and person in charge, rather than a figurehead making excuses. A commissioner with a smaller board is still representative governing. https://t.co/dPiKYVPSVc
Third, nobody is asking for “simple answers.” We ask for vital and coordinated public health information from the plethora of medical advisory panels of the NCAA and P5 conferences, which has been absent. This is a pandemic. The public deserves to know. https://t.co/dPiKYVPSVc
This “reasoning” is profoundly absurd. First, whether the NCAA has authority over a member’s authority to do something doesn’t obviate the NCAA’s leadership responsibility to speak out on whether doing it is the right thing. (1) https://t.co/dPiKYVPSVc
Pac-12’s Larry Scott said, “Unlike professional sports, college sports cannot operate in a bubble.” NCAA President said today the NCAA is looking into bubble models for championships. We need to drop the amateur distinction. It’s pro. Bubbles are not only okay, they’re necessary.
RT @Brett_McMurphy: NCAA President Mark Emmert: “We cannot, at this point, have fall NCAA championships." This does not impact FBS football. Also, other fall sports may compete in regular season competitions, but without chance to win a national title
RT @EmilyGiam: No fall NCAA championships, which was already obvious given all the conferences that have postponed and the Board of Governors' requirement that at least 50% of schools needed to participate for championship to be held. NCAA controls championships for every sport apart from FBS. https://t.co/ABZPVppsWP
This has been missing from the national dialogue. The medical advisors, coordinated by the NCAA, should be providing and sharing medical judgments so players, coaches and administrators can make informed decisions. It is required from a public trust. https://t.co/wNfmcV7iHy
RT @NBA_Coaches: Check out this week’s @jrnba Coaches Corner Podcast, hosted by @espn’s @JayBilas, feat. Coach Kenny Atkinson discussing game management. Thank you to our friends @ecoach for highlighting Coach Atkinson’s video teaching viewers how to practice finishing at the basket. https://t.co/eupDf9owDg
If you needed more evidence of the NCAA’s failure in leadership, coordination and sharing of information with members and the public...look at this. If the NCAA believes it is irresponsible to play, it needs to say so publicly and with its experts data. Yet...crickets.
Dr. Carlos Del Rio, an infectious disease expert and part of the NCAA's COVID-19 advisory panel, on America's failure to control the raging pandemic: "I feel like the Titanic—we have hit the iceberg and we’re trying to make decisions of what time should we have the band play."