Will a lack of flexibility by Big Ten mean cancellations rather than postponements due to COVID?

-SEC being hit hard with positive covid tests. 2 games postponed and Nick Saban testing positive. Will the B1G lack of flexibility mean cancellations instead of postponements? This is part of the reason everyone will be bowl eligible

-PBA gameday event called off

The Drive: September 29th, 4:45pm – The NFL has the COVID

  • MLB Playoffs on the screens in the studio
  • Titans ALLEGEDLY knew they had a positive player and still elected to have them travel
  • COVID protocol in sports

DP & Stephens: Big 10 Talk

DP and Tom talk about what the return of Big 10 football will look like.

DP & Stephens: Connor Happer

Connor Happer joins Tom and DP to talk about the Big 10’s return to play.

DP & Stephens: Big 10 Press Conference

DP and Tom kick off today’s show early and discuss the Big 10’s press conference announcing the return of fall football.

DP & Stephens: Fall Football

DP and Tom talk about the status of fall football as Alabama struggles to manage COVID on campus, as well as other national stories.

The Drive: August 24th, 4:25pm – A thing that I hope stays after COVID

  • I love the fact that major league baseball clubs are basically forced to put dudes in the big leagues
  • I hate the fact that there is no minor leagues, really.
  • BUT the idea of putting your best players on the team (regardless of age or service time) that matters should not be as foreign of a concept as it is in this sport

Colorado State has trouble brewing with reported hiding of COVID-19 cases

-The Coloradoan reported yesterday that 10 or so players said that they were told by coaches to play through positive diagnoses for COVID-19 or they’d have their playing time threatened

-Several players refuted the story on social media, so it’s hard to know exactly all the details. Once again, social media is impossible to navigate to know what is real and what isn’t

-Also, Rashod Bateman and Micah Parsons opt out of playing this year in the Big Ten. Yikes.

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John Cook says it’s very likely that Husker volleyball moves to the Spring…could football be the only sport played in the Fall?

-The Final Four is scheduled currently to be played in Omaha in mid-December, and that would obviously move that back and just make it a terrible 2020 in general for the city. But, if it moved back to May, you could have back-to-back months of Final Four for volleyball and College World Series…

-Also, Northwestern shuts things down for one COVID case, and Rutgers’ cases nearly double to 28 players and additional coaches, too…yikes.

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DP & Stephens: Pac-12 Players Threaten Boycott

DP and Tom react to the Pac-12 players’ list of demands and the reality of a potential boycott this football season.

The Drive: July 17th, 3:25pm – Brian Kelly says even if your top 10 players are out from COVID, you play

  • Is that right? When does it become a forfeit? What if you play wideouts at safety? Should the season have an asterisk?
  • How does COVID change recruiting for the long term? Kelly says it will be a hybrid of the past and present

The Drive: July 1st, 4pm – Heres a bad idea

  • Pat Forde has an idea for Covid Realignment