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Re: Game on!

Post by stang » February 9th, 2021, 3:00 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:56 pm
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February 9th, 2021, 2:49 pm
There was one positive test several days ago, and no close contacts.
And that positive test wasn't a player or coach.
Exactly.

I understand Fresno's hesitation and why they didn't want to play the second game (though even that may have been overly cautious). After multiple negative tests by every single player and coach on the team though, this one is just cowardice.



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Re: Game on!

Post by superheroboy » February 9th, 2021, 3:19 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:56 pm
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There was one positive test several days ago, and no close contacts.
And that positive test wasn't a player or coach.
How does contact tracing work here? Was it someone on the team who was exposed to someone else who had a positive test, so the other teams opted out since the exposed person might end up positive?



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Re: Game on!

Post by Mr. Sneelock » February 9th, 2021, 3:54 pm

I brought this up in another thread, but I wonder if the Wyoming series being canceled has anything to do with the fact that we allow fans to attend. Perhaps the MWC isn't on board with that?


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Re: Game on!

Post by Floppy Hat » February 9th, 2021, 3:57 pm

This is like four or five people from the original source at this point, so not very high on the source level scale, maybe not worth posting, but for what its worth. :noidea:

A member of the basketball support staff (media, trainer, or other) that travels with the team tested positive on Friday or Saturday morning. That person subsequently tested negative and traveled home with the team. The concern seems to stem from that person traveling with the team.



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Re: Game on!

Post by 3rdGenAggie » February 9th, 2021, 4:37 pm

The COVID tests are super sensitive (some have argued actually more sensitive than is necessary) so false positives are not particularly uncommon, especially among those who may have already had and recovered from the virus.


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Re: Game on!

Post by ProvoAggie » February 9th, 2021, 4:57 pm

Apparently the decision was on Wyoming's coach.
https://www.hjnews.com/sports/usu/utah- ... 89168.html

I thought this statement was very telling:
The main thing throughout the course of this year was to make sure that we kept our guys safe, not just from COVID, but mentally as well



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Re: Game on!

Post by slcagg » February 9th, 2021, 5:07 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Apparently the decision was on Wyoming's coach.
https://www.hjnews.com/sports/usu/utah- ... 89168.html

I thought this statement was very telling:
The main thing throughout the course of this year was to make sure that we kept our guys safe, not just from COVID, but mentally as well
What in the world is he referring to when he says, “but mentally as well.”



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Re: Game on!

Post by SLB » February 9th, 2021, 5:08 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Apparently the decision was on Wyoming's coach.
https://www.hjnews.com/sports/usu/utah- ... 89168.html

I thought this statement was very telling:
The main thing throughout the course of this year was to make sure that we kept our guys safe, not just from COVID, but mentally as well
I called it. It was clear from the beginning smell like an excuse to get out of playing us in Logan.



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Re: Game on!

Post by Aggie84025 » February 9th, 2021, 5:45 pm

Now i'm pissed, Linder is just making himself and his team look like grade A wusses. I hope we meet them again and destroy them.



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Re: Game on!

Post by cval » February 9th, 2021, 5:56 pm

If that is the attitude, I expect them to also opt out of the tournament. Don’t want to see their feelings get hurt by losing to other teams like they did SDSU.



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Re: Game on!

Post by aggieguy13 » February 9th, 2021, 6:19 pm

ProvoAggie wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Apparently the decision was on Wyoming's coach.
https://www.hjnews.com/sports/usu/utah- ... 89168.html

I thought this statement was very telling:
The main thing throughout the course of this year was to make sure that we kept our guys safe, not just from COVID, but mentally as well
We all knew Queta could intimidate opponents into avoiding the paint, but now the guy is scaring an entire team out of entering the state. DPOY and it's not close
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Re: Game on!

Post by fetchingaggiefan22 » February 9th, 2021, 6:23 pm

If the games aren't canceled because of Covid, and wyoming just doesn't want to play here why are they not forced to forfeit. I'm getting tired of the "Health and Safety Protocols" being thrown around to get what you want done



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Re: Game on!

Post by stang » February 9th, 2021, 7:52 pm

If the conference tries to reschedule these games in Vegas rather than Logan it will be an absolute travesty.



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Re: Game on!

Post by ineptimusprime » February 9th, 2021, 8:20 pm

If it’s too risky for teams to come to Logan, it should also be too risky for these teams to come to Vegas for the conference tournament.

Reduce the tourney to four teams if there are real concerns. That’ll help protect the health and safety of all schools (can you imagine us or SDSU missing the NCAA tourney because some player from SJSU or New Mexico gave the top schools COVID at the conference tourney?) and also the NCAA Tourney resumes of the top four schools. Makes perfect sense to me now that we are vaguely throwing out “health and safety” as an excuse for avoiding games even without positive COVID tests.



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Re: Game on!

Post by tysteve20 » February 9th, 2021, 9:35 pm

A post from the WYO board

"If Linder used COVID-19 as an excuse to dodge these games he should be fired. Neither team is reporting any positive tests or indicative contact tracing."

Seems like their not to happy about it either.



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Re: Game on!

Post by Real Life Aggie » February 10th, 2021, 7:28 am

aggieguy13 wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 6:19 pm
ProvoAggie wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 4:57 pm
Apparently the decision was on Wyoming's coach.
https://www.hjnews.com/sports/usu/utah- ... 89168.html

I thought this statement was very telling:
The main thing throughout the course of this year was to make sure that we kept our guys safe, not just from COVID, but mentally as well
We all knew Queta could intimidate opponents into avoiding the paint, but now the guy is scaring an entire team out of entering the state. DPOY and it's not close
Things that need to be a tweet ^^^
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Re: Game on!

Post by Aggiealum13 » February 10th, 2021, 7:37 am

I feel like if we are to get a game this week it has to be announced no later than today or tomorrow for a Friday or Saturday game.



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Re: Game on!

Post by slcagg » February 10th, 2021, 8:44 am

Aggiealum13 wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 7:37 am
I feel like if we are to get a game this week it has to be announced no later than today or tomorrow for a Friday or Saturday game.
Be interesting to see. I’d just like to watch a game!



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Re: Game on!

Post by Bank Shot » February 10th, 2021, 9:14 am

To me, using Linder's comment as an arrow to project the "using Covid as an excuse not to go to Logan and get whipped" doesn't make any sense. First year coach that has the program on a upward trajectory, with lots of young players that benefit from gaining experience of playing and playing on the road. He's a D1 coach, with a bright future, and you don't get to where he is without being one competitive SOB who firmly believed he had a shot of knocking off a 2 time MWC Champ and if he didn't he had nothing to lose.

His statement including "Health and Safety Protocols" smells like something drafted by higher ups in the food chain with the PR department and local health "experts" looking over their shoulders. I'm just not ready to throw Linder under the bus on this one.
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Re: Game on!

Post by bpd » February 10th, 2021, 9:57 am

If I squint real hard, I can see why the game would be cancelled on Wednesday. That said, I don't see any reason why the Friday game would be cancelled.
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Re: Game on!

Post by stang » February 10th, 2021, 10:55 am

bpd wrote:If I squint real hard, I can see why the game would be cancelled on Wednesday. That said, I don't see any reason why the Friday game would be cancelled.
Especially considering that the AD offered to move the series back to later in the week.



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Re: Game on!

Post by slcagg » February 10th, 2021, 10:57 am

stang wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 10:55 am
bpd wrote:If I squint real hard, I can see why the game would be cancelled on Wednesday. That said, I don't see any reason why the Friday game would be cancelled.
Especially considering that the AD offered to move the series back to later in the week.
Dang. Reports sure seems like Wyoming just worked their way out of this.



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Re: Game on!

Post by Aggie84025 » February 10th, 2021, 3:38 pm

Any insiders hear anything about the Aggies picking up a game this weekend.



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Re: Game on!

Post by jimbo » February 10th, 2021, 4:01 pm

superheroboy wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 3:19 pm
ProvoAggie wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:56 pm
stang wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 2:49 pm
There was one positive test several days ago, and no close contacts.
And that positive test wasn't a player or coach.
How does contact tracing work here? Was it someone on the team who was exposed to someone else who had a positive test, so the other teams opted out since the exposed person might end up positive?
This seems the most plausible scenario. There could have been a possible exposure. However, testing immediately after a possible exposure doesn't buy you much information while in the incubation period, so the negative test results thus far don't hold much weight. It's the tests 5 to 10 days after possible exposure that will much more reliably tell you if COVID has been transmitted. I can see why Wyo may be cautious about today, but really negative tests today on should clear the game for Friday IMO.

We're already in their heads hence the "mentally" part of the statement.

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Re: Game on!

Post by TheAKAggie » February 10th, 2021, 8:25 pm

Aggie84025 wrote:Any insiders hear anything about the Aggies picking up a game this weekend.
I was talking to someone on campus today who is taller than I am who said no game this week at all, they are prepping for Boise.


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Re: Game on!

Post by hipsterdoofus21 » February 10th, 2021, 8:34 pm

TheAKAggie wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 8:25 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:Any insiders hear anything about the Aggies picking up a game this weekend.
I was talking to someone on campus today who is taller than I am who said no game this week at all, they are prepping for Boise.


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Re: Game on!

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TheAKAggie wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 8:25 pm
Aggie84025 wrote:Any insiders hear anything about the Aggies picking up a game this weekend.
I was talking to someone on campus today who is taller than I am who said no game this week at all, they are prepping for Boise.


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Re: Game on!

Post by NVAggie » February 11th, 2021, 7:40 am

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Re: Game on!

Post by RigAggie » February 11th, 2021, 8:10 am

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Re: Game on!

Post by ineptimusprime » February 12th, 2021, 6:54 am

So.... no game this weekend? Lame.



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Re: Game on!

Post by slcagg » February 13th, 2021, 7:28 am

Here is an interesting thread over at the Wyoming boards. Really Linder really seemed to just decide he didn’t want to lose two more games.

https://wyonation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20957



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Re: Game on!

Post by Aggie84025 » February 13th, 2021, 7:45 am

slcagg wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 7:28 am
Here is an interesting thread over at the Wyoming boards. Really Linder really seemed to just decide he didn’t want to lose two more games.

https://wyonation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20957
It sure is looking that way. With contract tracing not showing the players or coaches were affected it does seem like this is on Linder. The conference would not have delayed the serirs if concerns were not brought up.

In The Herald Journal article it also sounds like we reached out to BYU and even said we would play them in Provo but they turned us down as well. Be interesting to see how we play next week, the rezet is good to a point but the team needs more playing time.



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Re: Game on!

Post by slcagg » February 13th, 2021, 8:10 am

Aggie84025 wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 7:45 am
slcagg wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 7:28 am
Here is an interesting thread over at the Wyoming boards. Really Linder really seemed to just decide he didn’t want to lose two more games.

https://wyonation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20957
It sure is looking that way. With contract tracing not showing the players or coaches were affected it does seem like this is on Linder. The conference would not have delayed the serirs if concerns were not brought up.

In The Herald Journal article it also sounds like we reached out to BYU and even said we would play them in Provo but they turned us down as well. Be interesting to see how we play next week, the rezet is good to a point but the team needs more playing time.
It’s a poor decision by the conference to allow this to happen then if all was fine to play. If usu wins these two games by decent margin it only helps our net ranking which possibly helps get more teams in.



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Re: Game on!

Post by ProvoAggie » February 13th, 2021, 9:52 am

Aggie84025 wrote:
slcagg wrote:
February 13th, 2021, 7:28 am
Here is an interesting thread over at the Wyoming boards. Really Linder really seemed to just decide he didn’t want to lose two more games.

https://wyonation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=20957
It sure is looking that way. With contract tracing not showing the players or coaches were affected it does seem like this is on Linder. The conference would not have delayed the serirs if concerns were not brought up.

In The Herald Journal article it also sounds like we reached out to BYU and even said we would play them in Provo but they turned us down as well. Be interesting to see how we play next week, the rezet is good to a point but the team needs more playing time.
Byu turned down several teams. They wanted a top 20 opponent. That way a loss doesn't hurt but a win helps.

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Re: Game on!

Post by stang » February 13th, 2021, 9:54 am

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