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Dane96

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  1. Last I looked, the school isn’t in the business of “adulting”.  It’s clear a structured life (what athletics brings) isn’t stopping them from not  “adulting”.  So at that point, the schools job is to keep the greater community of Ualbany safe, on campus.  What they do off campus is up to them.  And if anyone thinks Benson made this call on his own, I have a bridge to sell you. 


  2. There were 40 cases among athletes in 1 day.  1 day.  From zero cases.  And most were in the Pine Hills off campus houses. In short, when 11% of your athletes test positive less than a week after practices begin, and most of those kids live off campus where they can infect others, including locals, then I’ve got zero issue if the department decided to shut it down. 
     

     


  3. I’ve been following this for a couple of weeks now.  Been cautiously optimistic.  
     

    Mencer, unfortunately was injured late last week and was cut 

    Juwan Green was just got by the Falcons, yet reports were that he was on the bubble.  With 16 practice squad players this year, he may be picked up by someone or called back by the Falcons. 

    Jarren Williams has had an insane camp after being cut before training camp by the Cardinals.  He got picked up by the Giants for the full camp and if he doesn’t make the practice squad it would be an upset.  As of 10 minutes ago, it looks like he has a shot to make the final 53 based on the cuts made.  There have been some notable failures from other teams that could be called in to take a DB spot, so it’s fluid right now, however Jarren could be our first opening day 53 man squad guy.  
     

     


  4. On 7/27/2020 at 8:15 PM, UAalum72 said:

    SPECIAL EVENT INVITATION

     

    As a member of the UAlbany Football community, you are invited to join Athletic Director Mark Benson and Head Football Coach Greg Gattuso at 7pm this Thursday, July 30th for an informative webinar regarding the recent scheduling change from a fall 2020 to a spring 2021 season.

     

    Date: Thursday, July 30th

    Time: 7:00pm

     

    On Thursday at 7pm, click on this link (https://albany.zoom.us/j/91678207206)or copy and paste it into your web browser if you’d like to participate in this webinar.

    How does one become a "member of the Ualbany Football community"?  I would think season ticket holders should have been invited to this, no?


  5. 1 hour ago, HOF2013 said:

    https://caasports.com/news/2020/7/17/caa-football-votes-to-suspend-conference-competition-in-2020.aspx

    Student athletes are NOT in a age group that has issues with the virus.  If they catch it, they get over it with few complications.  Older coaches and staff may be a different issue though.  This is just gonna destroy some careers!

    With due respect, this is NOT accurate.  The latest data does not support it. The average age of infected parties is actually lower these days

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  6. 4 hours ago, bob87 said:

    I don't have a strong opinion either way but their website shows 10 men's teams, 7 womens.

    Other than basketball / volleyball I don't know their facilities. Basketball arena  upgraded not that long ago. Baseball used to use the Newark independent ballpark which has been or in the process of being torn down

    I stand corrected.  They did everything the AE asked.  They were at 4.  Added women’s sports.  Updating facilities.  Just spoke to a friend that is close to the program.  I am now flipped and think this is a welcome addition.  


  7. 9 minutes ago, cwdickens said:

    I have not read any articles concerning the infection rate among student-athletes.  However, this is a concern and would likely require every athlete to provide a honest assessment of their exposure to COVID-19 and testing before practicing.

    The entire SEC and much of the ACC reporting players with positive tests.  Many, thankfully, are asymptotic. 

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