Posted by Gilbert_Sundevil on July 13, 20 at 14:06:54:
In Reply to: Somebody help me out here posted by RJay on July 13, 20 at 12:29:45:
I completely agree with you. There's no more or less danger whether you're playing in Salt Lake City or Provo.
If I was trying to get into the empty skulls of the dunderheads running the conference:
1. For some OOC games, it would reduce travel. In theory, reducing miles reduces the spread of the virus (as we've seen that NewYorkers basically seeded the rest of the country with covid).
2. The more likely explanation has to do with certainty. The data coming in and how the "experts" are interpreting that data and then guessing at recommendations is changing extremely rapidly. If we left schedules untouched, maybe ND cancels their game with USC at the last minute. ND or BYU or NAU or UNLV have no obligation to OOC schools. By keeping it all in conference the conference leadership can exercise some control over who gets to bow or or not bow out of a game and can change the schedule, even halfway into the season, to adapt for current circumstances.
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