Report: Stanford the lead dissenter among Pac-12 programs

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  1. Report: Stanford the lead dissenter among Pac-12 programs
    ErikMcKinney

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    https://twitter.com/bruinreport/status/1307526681771425792?s=21

    I don’t think there is any doubt that USC would be ready to play on Oct. 31.

    this particular line is interesting: “Among the other issues: Utah wanting to start its season earlier than the proposed schedule and perhaps looking for an alternate plan to do that; USC also considering season plans outside of the Pac-12; and Cal and UCLA lukewarmly agreeing with Stanford since the two UC schools see themselves as similarly high-minded and Ivy League-adjacent. ”
     
       
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    fck furd, exclude them from the schedule. They are not that good anyway. Had a bad season last year and lots of their players transferred.
     
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    Furd says they want to leave the conference if athletes get paid. Bye Felicia.

    And how completely shameful that furd football players would be required to find and pay for their own lodging should they return to campus for classes and training just so it doesn't appear that they get different treatment than other students. With their endowment? Unbelievable.
     
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    All three of them know they have not prepared or planned adequately. USC, despite its travails and lawsuits, seems better prepared ...does Prz Folt have the gumption to go ahead. I think that is known as leadership.
     
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    Stanford, UCLA, Cal should have the option of opting out of the football season
    And let the rest have the option of playing
    If they keep playing those games it will come right back to them in other sports
    But the Pac12 has been in the past a good institution and should not be defiled
     
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    The PAC 12 was completely surprised by the Big 10's reversal. They appear stunned losing their ground cover.
     
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    Ucly and Cal think they are IVY LEAGUE adjacent.....

    I hold the Ivy League in much less than awe......but those two schools suffer from delusions of grandeur
     
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    Two cousins found out going east to ivies didn’t mean jack in California.
     
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    Stanford does have a problem. It doesnt have any students on campus or any housing available. It also doesn't have any need for any covid testing because there are no students on campus. If it offered testing and housing for only football players then it would seem as preferential treatments.

    Stanford will not play. UCLA and CAL might not either. Their fear is not Covid but unionization of players that are now being treated clearly different from other students and athletes.

    USC has been offering the same covid tests to all athletes, students and staff. They have been much better at trying to make it look like football players are being treat same as other students.
     
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    Not that I disagree with what you’re saying, but surely almost all of the other student athletes realise that they’ll have no team left to save/unionize over if the football team don’t play & cash some checks.
     
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    That's the real card to play here. If they want to unionize and get paid, college programs will just disappear.
     
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    Correct.

    Stanford is obviously willing to sacrifice its football program at this point. They are not willing to deal with Unionization or N&L deals.

    They have been preparing for this to happen. Hence why they cancelled 11 sports.

    I don't see Stanford in D1 sports in the future when Name and Likeness payouts start rolling in. I see some realignment happening soon in 2021 when the league starts renegotiating media contracts.

    They are obviously an academic only institution. Their recruiting has already taken a huge hit and if they don't play then it would be hard for them to hold on to their current players from transfers or attract any new recruits.

    Stanford has the most players in the transfer portal of any team in the pac 12. It will only get worse.
     
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    Well, all three of those schools will soon be Ivy League-adjacent in terms of their football relevance. Well, Cal has been there for years, but the Farm and Juicy will be as relevant as Columbia football now.

    The decision need not be unanimous, correct? If a majority of the teams vote to play, they can rig up an improvised schedule based on willing participants, right?
     
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    /\/\THIS/\/\
    ...I hope.
     
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    Wow. Hard to believe they would give something up that took decades to build, but this analysis rings true.
     
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    Before Indians had huge donors endow sports program so they won many non major sports. Why the change ? Won’t miss the Indians
     

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