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Friday, August 07, 2020

Crazy Covid Season

I just got through reading the latest proposal for a 6 game season and then everyone that wants to makes the playoffs. I am scratching my head over this. In my mind, either the season is on or it isn't. These half way measures are just plain confusing and I don't know that they actually accomplish anything except to show that "we are trying".

 I guess that this is the best compromise to get football played this fall in Ohio. But like all compromises, no one is happy. This makes me think of the 10pm rule for bars. What is magic about 10pm? Either the bar is shut down because it is a hot bed for Covid, or it is open because it is not. I don't know that keeping a bar open for half the night really accomplishes much - except to show that we are trying to do something. And this is the same for football. It is a halfway measure (Ok one more game than half) for a 6 game football season.

 But wait it is more convoluted because schools can opt out of the playoffs and play more than the 6 game regular season. But who do they play if their competitors are opting for the playoffs? Do they stop at 6 and start sending out flyers saying that they are looking for games in weeks 7, 8, 9, 10?  How do you fill those last 4 weeks if you decide that this is a rebuild year and you want to get in the max number of games for experience?

A cynical person would look at the higher number of football playoff games from these new rules and note that OSHAA (the Ohio Athletic Association) gets a cut of the gate. Are they making up lost revenue from the shortened basketball tournament last season, or maybe building up funds in case the Covid re-emerges this winter and basketball season is either shortened or doesn't happen at all.

 Then instead of the Harbin system we are using votes. We are going back to 1960. So if you have a school that you hate, you can not vote for them, or vote them down in the rankings so that they get a poor seed. I am not happy, but now the kids who have been working so hard this winter, spring, summer and now fall will get a chance to play - I am happy for that.

Dayton Area Sports August 7+

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Dayton Area Sports - July 24+

Looks like I will be back doing stories as a free lancer at the Daily Advocate this upcoming sports season - providing of course that the Covid doesn't wreak havoc this fall...

Friday, July 17, 2020

Dayton Area Sports July 17

  • Area hoops standouts show off skills at recruiting event Beavercreek Centerville Prep
  • Boys Golf Lakota East’s Wilson makes early verbal commitment to Ohio State: ‘Why wait if it’s my No. 1?’ LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — Joe Wilson IV has been on the recruiting trail for such a... Ohio State College
  • Stammen, Newton Tourney: And Why We Play…. baseball Newton MAC UD Ohio State College
  • Your Rights, And Your Responsibilities… baseball MAC UD Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • The Winds Of Baseball Legacy…And The Hardmans baseball cross country football MAC UD College
  • Bixler, Gephart Garner Press Pros SCL Honors MAC UD College
  • Season Of Indecision: The ‘Need’ To Flip Football…. Cincinnati MAC UD College
  • High School Football: Greenon standout transferring to Northmont Northmont Prep
  • Football Fairfield is on the upswing and wants to go even higher: ‘We want to keep winning, keep pounding’ FAIRFIELD — Fairfield High School’s football program has reached a consistent level of Fairfield Prep
  • Football Monroe wants to build on positive steps and get back to winning in Year 2 of the Mullins era MONROE — The feeling that pervades the Monroe High School football program can be summed... Monroe Prep
  • Football Lakota East strives to be a GMC and playoff contender, despite the uncertainty of 2020 season LIBERTY TOWNSHIP — The daily grind is the focus within Lakota East High School’s football... GMC Prep
  • Good Offseason for Pitchers
  • Curtis Reopens Recruitment
  • Dayton - Where past coaches come from
  • https://www.trusportsacademy.com/top-50-senior-girls/?fbclid=IwAR3LTdfS9kSLG0MivZBV8u3STB7g2-wU1rrQKyvE9K7A-Vv_HaQgylBtWfo Troy Wayne Dayton Miami Valley Cincinnati Prep
  • Girls Soccer Hamilton has a veteran roster, high hopes and a desire to compete for a GMC championship 92 Hamilton GMC Prep
  • Indiana high school football in the spring? Don IND Indiana College
  • TVS alum George Holman named to Detroit Mercy All-Decade Men Twin Valley South TVS TV Tigers Prep
  • Greenville holds summer high school football camp Greenville Prep
  • College
  • Two WSU basketball players honored Wright State College
  • Insider: Big Ten Decision Only Chance
  • Archdeacon: Dayton staffer part of Coaches 4 Change Dayton Prep
  • Wittenberg's first football practice Wittenberg College
  • Coronavirus: Ohio State athletics working to adjust budget on the fly Ohio State College
  • Ohio State’s Gene Smith no longer optimistic about fall, but Big Ten... Ohio State College
  • Znidar: Lonsway Bets On Himself, Returns To Buckeyes MAC UD Buckeyes College
  • Coronavirus: Ohio State athletes resume voluntary workouts Ohio State College
  • Archdeacon: ‘Basketball is part of my life, but it’s not my whole life'
  • Insider: Five IU football players primed for a breakout in 2020 IND Indiana College
  • Pro
  • Ballparks to use crowd noise from video game during season
  • Browns sign rookie safety Delpit, last of team's 2020 class NFL Browns Cleveland Pro
  • Browns' Garrett vows to not let 'one moment' define him NFL Browns Cleveland Pro
  • As MLB 60-game season draws near, careful optimism prevails Beavercreek Centerville MLB ML Pro
  • ‘This is on my bucket list!’ says top winner of Dayton Dragons Anthem... Dayton Dragons Pro
  • Bengals still talking with A.J. Green, but contract extension unlikely Bengals Pro
  • Znidar: Prime Time Had No Time For This “Minor Leaguer” MAC UD Columbus College
  • Media At Issue With Joe West On A ‘Personal’ Call baseball MAC UD Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Serena Williams to return to action in Kentucky next month
  • Joe Burrow keeping in shape in hometown during pandemic
  • NASCAR hosts largest sporting event crowd since pandemic
  • Finau leads Memorial at 65 as Woods has quiet return to golf
  • NASCAR reopens gates at Bristol with more tracks to follow
  • Track group calls for change of Olympic protest rule
  • Hamilton can equal Schumacher's F1 track record with 8th win Hamilton Prep
  • Amaya Cincinnati ML Pro
  • Friday, July 10, 2020

    Dayton Area Sports - mid July

  • Archdeacon: On Father’s Day, lessons of innocence and reality Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Wright State College
  • Fairborn basketball back to summer training after player tests positive for COVID-19 Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • The Basketball Tournament: Red Scare ‘one step closer’ to $1 million Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • A Prayer For Sports, Or A Prayer For The Heart? Gettysburg MAC UD College
  • Is Your Child’s Sports As Good As You’d Like…? baseball MAC UD Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Photo Gallery FOOTBALL: Fairfield Practice At Alumni Stadium On June 25 Fairfield Prep
  • High school football: Hamilton’s versatile Verdon makes college decision Middletown Butler Fairfield Cincinnati Miami University RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Reds Hamilton Prep
  • Springfield hires new boys basketball coach Beavercreek Centerville Springfield Miamisburg Dayton Marshall Prep
  • Football Fairfield is on the upswing and wants to go even higher: ‘We want to keep winning, keep pounding’ FAIRFIELD — Fairfield High School’s football program has reached a consistent level of Fairfield Prep
  • Football Monroe wants to build on positive steps and get back to winning in Year 2 of the Mullins era MONROE — The feeling that pervades the Monroe High School football program can be summed... Monroe Prep
  • Area schools still planning Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Coronavirus still stalking sports as leagues seek return Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Competitive games and tournaments still not permitted for contact sports in Ohio Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Springer hired as Northwestern girls basketball coach Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Wears hired as Triad football coach Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Football Scott making self-improvements in an effort to lead Edgewood back from disappointing 2019 season ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP — Anthony Scott is willing to do whatever it takes for Edgewood...
  • Ohio health order OKs sports contact
  • Photo Gallery FOOTBALL: Lakota East Works Out July 8 At Hawks Nest
  • Photo Gallery FOOTBALL: Ross Practice At Robinson Field On June 30
  • Contact practices begin in Ohio next week
  • Photo Gallery GIRLS GOLF: Grizzly Junior Invitational
  • High School Sports: Area leaders favor partial fall schedule over flipping to spring Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Madison Schools stops campus activities amid coronavirus jump in Butler County Madison Middletown Butler Fairfield RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Hamilton Prep
  • Football After making tough decision, Hubbard enjoying new scene at Madison: ‘They have treated me like gold’ MADISON TOWNSHIP — Jessie Hubbard made a short move that’s been equal parts difficult Madison Prep
  • Baseball Making noise on the mound: Fenwick’s Earls elevates his game and commits to Cincinnati MIDDLETOWN — Decision time wasn’t all that complicated in Carter Earls’ mind. The Fenwick High... Cincinnati Fenwick Prep
  • Auglaize schools agree on COVID common practices
  • Payton Sparks is the area
  • Doyel: Dreaming some Indiana sports dreams in this COVID-19 nightmare IND Indiana College
  • IHSAA to schools on return-to-play: IND Indiana College
  • Monroe Central athletic trainer to run 160 miles across Indiana to raise money for ECI FCA Monroe Indiana College
  • Why Gov. Holcomb is optimistic about Indy 500 plans even as smaller events are canceled IND Indiana College
  • Caleb Furst, Trey Kaufman lead in-state players in new 2021 recruiting rankings IND Indiana College
  • New state finals schedule coming for Indiana high school football, eight-man up for vote Indiana College
  • Ernst named Greenville girls soccer coach Greenville Green Wave Wave Prep
  • The new sports normal? baseball MLB ML Pro
  • College
  • IU Athletics reports 38 NCAA violations in two-year period IND Indiana College
  • Big Ten scraps nonconference football games amid continuing coronavirus pandemic Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • Ohio State pauses voluntary workouts on campus after results of recent COVID-19 tests Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton UD Ohio State College
  • Former Wright State star Seth Gray’s pro career off to promising start Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Wright State College
  • Znidar: Lonsway Bets On Himself, Returns To Buckeyes MAC UD Buckeyes College
  • Central State University, SIAC cancel fall sports season Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Central State College
  • If The Ivy League Jumps Off The Roof, Will The Big Ten Follow? Troy MAC UD Ohio State College
  • Media At Issue With Joe West On A ‘Personal’ Call baseball MAC UD Ohio State Buckeyes College
  • Archdeacon: Ex-UD soccer player making a difference Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton UD College
  • Archdeacon: ‘I think I can be a role model for both sides’ Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Prep
  • High School Football: Lakota West defensive standout finds ‘great fit’ at Akron Middletown Butler Fairfield Cincinnati RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Reds Hamilton Prep
  • Anthony Grant: Dayton Flyers grateful not regretful about 2019-20 season Tigers Dayton Cincinnati Flyers Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • NCAC, Wittenberg push start of fall sports back Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg NCAC Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Pro
  • No fans, but 5 races on tap at Kentucky Speedway Middletown Butler Fairfield Cincinnati RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Reds Hamilton Prep
  • Patriots fined $1.1 million, docked draft pick for filming Bengals Patriots Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Bengals Patriot Prep
  • Backup plan: Browns hope veteran Keenum can mentor Mayfield Middletown Butler Fairfield RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Browns Cleveland Hamilton Prep
  • Browns young GM sticks to NFL draft plan like “seasoned vet” Middletown Butler Fairfield Cincinnati RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes NFL Browns Cleveland Reds Hamilton Prep
  • Are You Ready For Some Football…And Activism With It? Troy MAC UD Ohio State Cleveland Pro
  • Dayton Dragons season officially canceled baseball Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Flyers UD Dragons Pro
  • Bengals working with three coaches in NFL’s minority fellowship program Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Bengals NFL Pro
  • Following protests, Bengals’ Tate helps his community Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Which Bengals’ rookies, free agents will make biggest impact? Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • Extending Mixon deal still top priority for Bengals? Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • David Bell announces Opening Day starter for Cincinnati Reds Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Cincinnati Reds Pro
  • Castellanos: Reds aware of opportunity they have in season ahead Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Cincinnati Reds Pro
  • From Jim Brown to Johnny Football, Browns hit draft extremes Middletown Butler Fairfield Cincinnati RedHawks Oxford Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Hamilton Prep
  • New extra-inning format stirs baseball hockey NFL HL College
  • The Winds Of Baseball Legacy…And The Hardmans baseball cross country football MAC UD College
  • Hal McCoy: For Me, I’ll Be Stay-At-Home ‘Baseball.’ baseball MAC UD College
  • Sunday Baseball: The Best Things We Saw… baseball MAC UD College
  • Znidar: Prime Time Had No Time For This “Minor Leaguer” MAC UD Columbus College
  • Red, White And Boom … Riverbats Having A Blast MAC UD College
  • Reds will open 2021 season against Cardinals Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Cardinals UD Reds Pro
  • Will Bengals’ Burrow continue recent trend of top-drafted rookie QBs? Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Cincinnati Bengals Pro
  • Bengals legend Ken Riley dead at 72 Beavercreek Centerville Miamisburg Dayton Cincinnati Flyers UD Bengals Pro
  • New Red Moustakas healthy and slimmer as 2020 season nears Tigers Cincinnati Wittenberg Buckeyes Bengals Browns Cleveland Reds Pro
  • MLS returns to action after poignant moment of silence ML Pro
  • Pressure is mounting on Ferrari after one race of F1 season
  • China cancels all international sports events for the year
  • Austin Cindric wins NASCAR Xfinity race at Kentucky Speedway
  • Eldora
  • BrushPile Fishing to host crappie tournament
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