2021 New Balance Outdoor Nationals - Cancelled

CC Track Fan

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What about there is basically no transmissions occurring outdoors do these people not understand. The Texas Rangers have been selling out their stadium for a month and there has been no issues.
 
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EuclidandViren

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I have attended this event many times in the past two decades and can't remember a time I have missed indoor and outdoor nationals. Now it will be two years in a row.

There are many factors going into this decision below the surface value.

One of the major factors is the venue. North Carolina A&T has done a tremendous job with this over the years. With that being said, I don't know a university that has allowed high school students to use their facilities in the entire country this year. The liability does not fit the cost factor. The entire indoor season in Ohio- not one college, OSU with all sports from basketball, wrestling to track, and the even University of Louisville for the prestigious Eastern Relays. There are too many lawsuit-happy people out there for universities to justify making a couple of thousand dollars to rent their facility out.
Another factor is that all North Carolina high school athletes have worn masks all season long. This was a statewide mandate from the Governor and their HS federation. If you have seen pictures of football, basketball and other sports- the kids played with masks on in every competition. I believe Gov. Roy Cooper is just now relaxing some mandates at this time. But North Carolina was and has been under strict lockdowns compared to Ohio.
 

JAVMAN83

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E&V - All true, but also a true indication of how nuts this nation is. It's not a nation of the people, by the people, for the people. It is a nation of lawyers, by lawyers, for lawyers. We are a horrible nation legally.
 

lane4

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I have attended this event many times in the past two decades and can't remember a time I have missed indoor and outdoor nationals. Now it will be two years in a row.


To be clear the New Balance Nationals that was cancelled is not the meet that has been held at NC A&T. That meet - conducted by National Scholastic Athletics Foundation - is currently still on, though the venue for this year is TBD.
 

CC Track Fan

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IWith that being said, I don't know a university that has allowed high school students to use their facilities in the entire country this year. T
This not true. A number of district swim meets were held on campuses including 2 at BGSU. U of Findlay hosted about a half dozen HS swim meets. I believe Tiffin U and others hosted HS indoor track meets and even the Ohio HS state championship was at U of Dayton.
 

JAVMAN83

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Interesting article about the very real potential to lose a good chunk of at least one generation of HS athletes.

 

EuclidandViren

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This not true. A number of district swim meets were held on campuses including 2 at BGSU. U of Findlay hosted about a half dozen HS swim meets. I believe Tiffin U and others hosted HS indoor track meets and even the Ohio HS state championship was at U of Dayton.
OK! You are 100% correct we had a normal indoor season at universities. I am wrong. Did you really disagree over this issue?
 

Hammerdrill

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Daily cases are now one-tenth the number of daily flu cases in the
middle of a mild flu season, with a now-identical case fatality rate.
 
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