COVID-19 info

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TallTexan
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nacluth said:

If anyone has been following Nacogdoches numbers, you will probably notice that the numbers are significantly lower. The city has been transitioning from their testing to state testing. There is a little gap in consistency of numbers. However the state just tested 2000 people locally. Those numbers should be coming back soon.


2000 people? Wow.
SFAJack_76
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  • East Carolina University announced Thursday that it is reducing the number of its intercollegiate athletic programs by four, effective immediately. The action is being taken as part of the University's overall budget restructuring efforts and is part of a detailed analysis of ECU's athletics financial position during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Affected programs are men's swimming and diving, women's swimming and diving, men's tennis and women's tennis.
  • In addition to the elimination of sports, several measures will be taken to reduce the financial deficit athletics faces for the current fiscal year ending June 30 and the coming years. The plan will recognize an estimated $4.9 million long-term savings and the funds that are saved will go toward reducing the current deficit and reducing the institutional investment in future years.
Crank dat Lumberjack
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TallTexan said:

Idk how Nicholls can keep from cuts. They were out of money before.
Nicholls is only 1 sport over the D1 minimum, but I bet they will cut men's golf or something like that.

I would be very surprised if we did not cut a sport or two as well.
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  • The University of Alabama in Huntsville canceled its ice hockey program and men's and women's tennis programs today citing the "enormous challenges" of the COVID-19 pandemic. A notice went out to the university community Friday afternoon.
  • UAH said it will honor the scholarships awarded to student-athletes in each program "for the duration of the students' academic careers." They are also released without penalty to transfer to other schools.


Ice hockey in Alabama ... what were they thinking..
TallTexan
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They had an ice hockey team that awarded scholarships?
SFAJack_76
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TallTexan said:

They had an ice hockey team that awarded scholarships?
They did. Travel costs had to be huge. Look at their conference.

http://collegehockeyinc.com/conferences/wcha/standings20.php
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SFAJack_76 said:

TallTexan said:

They had an ice hockey team that awarded scholarships?
They did. Travel costs had to be huge. Look at their conference.



And I'm guessing that their 2-26 record didn't help their case any.
Pilotgirl
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One of V's former roommates tested positive for COVID 19 in Nac...she works at a hotel, so not too surprising.
nacluth
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Pilotgirl said:

One of V's former roommates tested positive for COVID 19 in Nac...she works at a hotel, so not too surprising.
Nac seems to be a locus here in East Texas, but our numbers have just remained steady instead of ballooning. Hopefully the state's big 2000+ test results don't come in too huge.

There's starting to be some evidence through antibody testing that the virus was here in Nacogdoches back in February at least.

Really hope her friend recovers easily.
Pilotgirl
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She has mild symptoms, probably because of her youth. But man, spreading that to older people/people with respiratory issues...that's the scary part!
Pilotgirl
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BTW, V's year with the Texans (well, longer than a year but they keep extending it) should be done by middle of June. She's already lined up a job with a company that will be doing contact tracing. Really interesting.
SFAJack_76
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Worth a read.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/05/23/your-guide-how/
TallTexan
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Pilotgirl said:

BTW, V's year with the Texans (well, longer than a year but they keep extending it) should be done by middle of June. She's already lined up a job with a company that will be doing contact tracing. Really interesting.


Very cool. Glad she'll be able to atone for spending a year promoting the evil empire.
Pilotgirl
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She didn't work for Jerry Jones. Honestly, major props to the Texans for not laying off anyone during this ordeal. They definitely earned by respect. She probably could stay on with them longer but this great opportunity became available and its work from home. She will look into going back into sports next year...bc I think the job market (in at least sports) will be back and running. This season is gonna be very odd, Sawmillers.
SFAJack_76
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Wow ...
TallTexan
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Those are fairly cheap sports I would think.

Especially the indoor track and field. Isn't that just the outdoor guys & girls usually?
TallTexan
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Pilotgirl said:

She didn't work for Jerry Jones. Honestly, major props to the Texans for not laying off anyone during this ordeal. They definitely earned by respect. She probably could stay on with them longer but this great opportunity became available and its work from home. She will look into going back into sports next year...bc I think the job market (in at least sports) will be back and running. This season is gonna be very odd, Sawmillers.


Jerry is definitely not the evil empire. He's the cash rich, football poor empire.
SFAJack_76
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TallTexan said:

Those are fairly cheap sports I would think.

Especially the indoor track and field. Isn't that just the outdoor guys & girls usually?
It is the same athletes. They eliminate some travel costs, but not much else. I don't see many quality athletes going to a school where they can't do both indoor and outdoor.
nacluth
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It's worth noting that today 100,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus in the last three months. This officially makes it the worst epidemic in terms of death toll since the 1918 Spanish Flu that killed between 600,000-700,000 Americans over two years. It's a stunning loss of life. Government scientists said today that this number is expected to double by year's end as hopefully the virus recedes.

(Note: The Spanish Flu was pre-antibiotics/anti-virals. No one knows why, but after sweeping the globe through two spring/fall cycles it basically disappeared. Herd immunity is not suspected. It would pop up from time to time around the globe killing about 10k/year until a vaccine was developed in the 40's.)
Pilotgirl
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No words. The NYT article spoke volumes.
SFAJack_76
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Important news.
Pilotgirl
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Can't remember if this has been shared or not:
https://www.whio.com/sports/wright-state-cuts-3-sports-part-budget-reductions-seeks-waiver-remain-division-1/MR64AT2TRFATNJAPCFAWJBZBSI/
nacluth
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Nacogdoches County crossed 300 confirmed total cases today. Also received confirmation of 22 death.
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