Posted by Old Coach on May 15, 2020 at 21:19:33:
I just talked with a former player of mine who now works in Gov Newsome's office he said Newsome is going to ask for 10% pay cut for state workers due to less sales tax revenue due to Covid-19 shutdown and along with that they expect many colleges to reduce or drop athletic scholarships. Cal States are already closed , online onlyfor fall so no surprise there but UCs haven't declared.
He said he doesn't expect college or high school BB to go on in the fall or spring due to the contact, fans or no fans due to liability. He acknowledged that Covid-19 has little to no impact on teenagers (I challenged him by bringing up that no one under the age of 14 worldwide has died of Covid-19) but he pointed out the concern they could spread it to seniors. As if that wasn't bad enough he said some colleges, due to reduced revenue may be forced to drop programs all together.
I don't believe any of this has been confirmed so just put it down under rumors. I do know only a maybe a hundred of D1 schools are actually profitable when it comes to most sports, that's why CSULB dropped football long ago, so there maybe something there. Time will tell.
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