I think this is dumb. They played the entire season and only missed a couple postseason games. Time to move on, seniors! Go live a life.
It could effect our team if there are key 5th year seniors on our opponents teams, for instance BYU, Oregon…
Right. It could affect our team in regards to opponents strengths, but it wouldn’t affect the makeup of our roster.
Stupid. What do they do about scholarships and everything else? Do incoming freshman also get an extra year because of the PT they get robbed of. What about seniors who don’t want to come back?
All around silly idea.
I completely agree this is a silly idea. The ripple effect of doing this would be more problems for more people. Sorry, it happened; but life’s a ■■■■■. People everyday, in all walks of life, have the world change their plans for them in dramatic ways.
I do understand, the HUGE lose this is for seniors this year, and for a very small number of people, not being able to finish those NCAA championships, will be life altering. There will certainly be someone, who will play oversees rather than in the NBA, as a result of not having that one in a thousand opportunity to shine in front of the right scout on the right day in the NCAA tournament. But the economic toll from this pandemic will probably eventually result is a lot of layoffs in some economic sectors. What about the people effected by those?
Can’t fix everything for everyone.
Agreed. Lots of people are having rough things happening to them, unfortunately that is life and certainly life now. For my business about 50% of my revenue is generated in the month of March, this really really couldn’t have come at a worse time for me. I doubt anyone will be coming up with a plan to help me out.
Life goes on; and to quote John Thompson, “At some point, the games end and you have to move on to the next thing.”
Any kid who takes the NCAA up on this really needs to check themselves at the door. Just because the NCAA will let you play another year doesn’t mean it will benefit you to stay; and waiting to move to the next thing to stay may cost you that next thing. Then you get to scramble looking for something else.
I hope those kids weigh this “open door” carefully. I would hate to see them get screwed over by it - and it will happen.
Truth is probably half of those seniors would even want to return is my guess. Some will go onto the NBA or other professional leagues, others probably have jobs lined up. I guess it is a cheap way to work on a masters or what not, but that is the other factor - who all would actually come back and how is that fair?
I think holding March Madness in July would be a better solution.