Any word on the COVID situation

tsrich

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There's not been much news about the COVID status of the team. Do we have multiple cases in the program? Any guess as to when they will resume activities?
 

dtm1997

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There's not been much news about the COVID status of the team. Do we have multiple cases in the program? Any guess as to when they will resume activities?
Pitt game has been moved to 1/13, which puts on track for the standard pause.
 

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Well this stinks. We were really playing efficient basketball - I guess it was to be expected but those early season loses are going to be an albatross for our dancing chances.

Going to need to play really well the back half of the season and make some noise in the ACC Tourney me thinks.
 

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Well this stinks. We were really playing efficient basketball - I guess it was to be expected but those early season loses are going to be an albatross for our dancing chances.

Going to need to play really well the back half of the season and make some noise in the ACC Tourney me thinks.
Meh, probably not. Ohio State demonstrated that it doesn’t really matter how many games you play. We just need to keep looking good
 

CINCYMETJACKET

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Meh, probably not. Ohio State demonstrated that it doesn’t really matter how many games you play. We just need to keep looking good
Agree about looking good and not the number of games you play. But some teams that have come back from COVID pauses can take a while to get back to where they were. Irritating because we were playing well.
 

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Why do I have this niggling suspicion that we might be over-reacting to a single positive test? I guess because Pastnerwas so cautious in pre-season (answering my own question here).
 

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Why do I have this niggling suspicion that we might be over-reacting to a single positive test? I guess because Pastnerwas so cautious in pre-season (answering my own question here).
When you say "we" do you mean MBB or this board?
 

CINCYMETJACKET

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Why do I have this niggling suspicion that we might be over-reacting to a single positive test? I guess because Pastnerwas so cautious in pre-season (answering my own question here).
If you're talking about the basketball team, once you have a positive test or a contract trace instance, I believe there are ACC guidelines that have to be met to start up again. So it would be out of Coach Pastner or AD Stansbury's hands. At this point, the team has to meet the ACC's protocols to start up basketball activities again.
 

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Now the NC State game is postponed due COVID cases in their program. State is a mess right now. The men's team missed three games in December and the AA announced there is a large cluster (six or more cases) in the department. The women's team, ranked in the top 5, hasn't played since Jan 3rd and it looks like it will be Jan 27th before they can play again. The ACC is not going to be able to schedule make-up dates for this many postponements and still have a tournament before the NCAA brackets are announced. I was so looking for to the hoops season and it has been an unfortunate disappointment so far.
 

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I am thankful for the basketball we got in so far, but this season will likely always have the feel of a what-if kinda deal.. Not to write the obituary before the death of the patient, but the tournament seeding is going to be all messed up, and there are going to be teams who miss their shot to dance (REALLY hope we don't fall into the category). This team could make some noise in a tournament setting..
 
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