Best Ohio JUCO baseball program will not play in 20-21


Per article, Sinclair CC will not be fielding any sports team next school year due to coronavirus.
I think this is a excuse to get rid of sports at SCC. They do not need sports to keep enrollment.
They are fielding teams that attract 100-150 student athletes out of an enrollment of over 20K.
This is sad as SCC baseball has become a nationally know JUCO power in the past decade.
Not only are they great on the field they have been great in the classroom and community as well.
 

BlueDevil Backer

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Was this decision specific to COVID-19 or was it a decision made for financial issues caused by COVID-19? I had heard it was based on the later with funding sports. Also this is just for the 1 year correct? Anyone know the story behind this?
 
Was this decision specific to COVID-19 or was it a decision made for financial issues caused by COVID-19? I had heard it was based on the later with funding sports. Also this is just for the 1 year correct? Anyone know the story behind this?
I believe that COVID was used as an excuse to do this. Sinclair from the top has not been a huge supporter of sports at the school.
HCs are not full time, which with the success of the programs shows how much those coaches care and how hard working they are.
The assistant coaches salaries are less than what a HS coach makes. Possibly even less then HS assistant coaches.
President Johnson and the board denied the plans for a baseball/softball facility across the river earlier in the school year before Covid was even heard of. AIA did not want them there anymore, so this helps them not have to deal with 2 fieldless programs.
The article makes it sound like this is a one year thing due to Covid but that just doesn't make sense, if we are as they say still in this situation then all sports would be cancelled again and student athletes would all be in the same boat.
I feel sorry for the baseball guys as recruitment is tight right now as it is with the NCAA granting eligibility back to all the players from last year and schools probably being about done with their classes as it is anyways.
 

BASESWIMPARENT

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I believe that COVID was used as an excuse to do this. Sinclair from the top has not been a huge supporter of sports at the school.
HCs are not full time, which with the success of the programs shows how much those coaches care and how hard working they are.
The assistant coaches salaries are less than what a HS coach makes. Possibly even less then HS assistant coaches.
President Johnson and the board denied the plans for a baseball/softball facility across the river earlier in the school year before Covid was even heard of. AIA did not want them there anymore, so this helps them not have to deal with 2 fieldless programs.
The article makes it sound like this is a one year thing due to Covid but that just doesn't make sense, if we are as they say still in this situation then all sports would be cancelled again and student athletes would all be in the same boat.
I feel sorry for the baseball guys as recruitment is tight right now as it is with the NCAA granting eligibility back to all the players from last year and schools probably being about done with their classes as it is anyways.
They say it is because of financial cutbacks but I agree Baseball fan. I think Sinclair just wants out which is a shame becaue of the program's and it kids moving on to other program's success
 

playboi12

Active member
I believe that COVID was used as an excuse to do this. Sinclair from the top has not been a huge supporter of sports at the school.
HCs are not full time, which with the success of the programs shows how much those coaches care and how hard working they are.
The assistant coaches salaries are less than what a HS coach makes. Possibly even less then HS assistant coaches.
President Johnson and the board denied the plans for a baseball/softball facility across the river earlier in the school year before Covid was even heard of. AIA did not want them there anymore, so this helps them not have to deal with 2 fieldless programs.
The article makes it sound like this is a one year thing due to Covid but that just doesn't make sense, if we are as they say still in this situation then all sports would be cancelled again and student athletes would all be in the same boat.
I feel sorry for the baseball guys as recruitment is tight right now as it is with the NCAA granting eligibility back to all the players from last year and schools probably being about done with their classes as it is anyways.
What was the deal with AIA? I know with Urbana gone, they're pretty much without out tenants.
 
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