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  1. oberebo

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    IMO it is highly doubtful there will be a 20/21 season. Some sports can be played next year but wrestling is several steps beyond most sports in personal contact. I hate this because obviously it is my favorite sport and at my stage in life I don't have that many more seasons where I can go to all the matches. I fervently hope I am overly pessimistic.
     
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    IMO really no reason to worry about it till we see what happens with football.
    no football - no wrestling
    football but issues - prob no wrestling
    football with no issues - wrestling dual meets only thru half/two-thirds season then re-evaluate
     
  3. 100TonsofOrangeFury

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    Should be pretty common to test teams all over the place by fall at the latest. Pro, college, etc. Which should provide a nice measure of reassurance for all sports.

    Predicting negative outcomes for the future really hasn't panned out often thru this whole deal.
     
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    Money for testing has to come from somewhere, pro teams have money and potential revenue.
    If no students on campus then no sports.
    If students on campus then universities are going to first spend money on testing for students, faculty, staff, service providers etc.
    It's not clear that any college sports will generate revenue this coming season. If football can then perhaps $s available for testing non-revenue sports. Will the million dollar and 6 figure coaches take say a 40% pay cut to free up dollars for testing and financially surviving the 2020/21 season, we will see.
     
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    Other than sports no question. The affect this has had on the sporting landscape from professional down to college has been pretty negative and somewhat surprising IMO.
     
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    The cost is an tiny fraction compared with the football revenue at hand in accomplishing the testing.

    Testing entire companies, teams, groups of all sorts is not a matter of if, but when.

    There is a 0% chance OSU does not test every athlete coming back to campus in August. As will every other school.
     
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    It's not just one single test.

    Most "revenue sports" will be losing money (non-revenue) next year, thus most DIA will be in the red next year. The university's number 1 obligation will be keeping the university afloat and safe.
     
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    Agree. If they have football, they will have wrestling
     
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    I thought they were talking about making wrestling a spring sport for 2021?
     
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    Coach Smith has always been in favor of moving the season back a month or so.
     
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    They are discussing it at the NWCA level. It has support but the only hesitation is the hard date of the NCAA for the next two (and maybe 3) years.

    In an ideal situation of wrestling being a spring sport the championship would be moved back to the middle of April.
     
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    Moving the season to the spring semester has been discussed for ages. I hope it happens, but it won't happen for at least 3 years due to NCAA championships dates/locations already being set... unless they decide to condense the season into January through March until they can push the NCAA tourney to April, but I don't see that happening either.

    I really thought they were serious about moving the season last time this topic got hot again a few years ago. Then they released the dates of the next 3 or 4 NCAA championships (still mid-March) and the topic gets pushed to the backburner again. And on it goes...
     
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    This really needs to happen to support wrestling. Sports has dead seasons and April is generally a dead season with the exception of Pro hockey, Pro Basketball, and baseball.
     
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    Don’t forget softball! It may be our hottest sport on campus. Tennis is pretty damn good also.
     

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