If the NCAA tournament doesn’t happen...

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  1. Halincandenza

    Halincandenza Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it is a huge huge loss to college basketball and the NCAA. Lots of small schools who depend on that revenue will really be hit hard. I would bet there is some kind of disaster insurance though but I doubt it covers everything.
     
  2. jbindm

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    I don't know how things work at that level, but you'd think the NCAA would have a pretty hefty insurance policy to protect them in case of catastrophe or epidemic or act of God or whatever might cause the tournament to be canceled.
     
  3. CYdTracked

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    I had Cowherd on the radio in the car this afternoon while driving between buildings and he suggested that the NCAA still should hold selection Sunday so these teams and players still get the satisfaction and recognition they deserve for their seasons. A team like Rutgers is set to make their first appearance in a long time so don't short change those kinds of programs and student athletes that worked hard this season to get in a position for the postseason and at least seed a bracket out regardless. At the very least then announce you are delaying the tournament and see if you can come up with a logical plan to play it in a shorter time period across fewer locations so if there is a chance you can play it in early April if it's still possible.

    The thing that sucks about this is it has to be completed before finals so the window to reschedule it is pretty small. At least the professional leagues can just shorten up their seasons or extend their seasons a little bit later on in MLB case just start later like they need to anyways because it's usually too damn cold for the start of baseball season up north anyways.
     
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  4. BillBrasky4Cy

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    I can guarantee you the NCAA has a Lloyd's of London policy for the tournament. The financial losers will be the hosting cities, not the NCAA.
     
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  5. isufbcurt

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    There was a sports management (he organizes the SEC baseball tourny for example) guy on ESPN radio yesterday and said there are insurance policies but all the ones he has ever had had a clause for pandemics. Meaning they wouldn't pay out for a cancellation due to a pandemic.
     
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  6. BillBrasky4Cy

    BillBrasky4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Not sure how they can though, the auto bids shake things up a lot.
     
  7. Halincandenza

    Halincandenza Well-Known Member

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    That makes sense. Also, it isn't like they would willingly pay out the whole thing. They would try and fight it and say NCAA could have played games without fans or some other argument etc.
     
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  8. Cyinthenorth

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    It's over. Screw this. These are the end times.
     
  9. mynameisjonas

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    So it took the NCAA cancelling March madness to come to that conclusion?
     
  10. Cyinthenorth

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    That and baseball opening day getting pushed back, yes.
     
  11. jmb

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    While I know these aren't related I couldn't help but giggle.
     
  12. TruClone

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    Vegas is loving life right now.
     
  13. dafarmer

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    What are the coaches more worried about, the athletes or the performance bonuses they won't receive if the games aren't paid?
     

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