Sources Report To CBS Patriot League To Start Basketball Jan 1

Jon Rothstein is a basketball insider for CBS sports since 2010 and a correspondent for WFAN and CBS sports radio. He reports that the league will not play its out of conference games and begin a non conference schedule on Jan 1. His information, he states, is from multiple sources.

I expect the desire to start was overwhelming to the minority who were not prepared to start play. There was no official announcement from the Patriot League office or Lafayette College/


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William Rappolt

I am past chairman of the Lafayette Friends of Field Hockey and a former BOT member at Lafayette College. My wife and I are members of the Board of Trustees for USA Field Hockey Foundation. I am currently Chairman of that Board. I am the retired treasurer of M and T Bank Corporation and a 30 year fan of Division one field hockey

One thought on “Sources Report To CBS Patriot League To Start Basketball Jan 1”

  1. Comment:
    Lafayette and the Patriot League both need to assess their positions related to opening the school and men’s and women’s sports. It is unfathomable how both large and small schools seem to find a way to deal with this pandemic, but others seem to back away from the college campus life and the importance of in person learning.
    With the status of reported test programs and availability, the true management seems to be in the offering and regiment of application. Do the colleges require to manage more closely? Certainly, which means we all have to work harder containing the spread of the virus. My concern is the key word above “work harder”. It is very easy to blame the virus for every glitch or anomaly in life. It is another to cope with the situation that presents itself.
    I have visited the Lafayette President’s website and reviewed the dashboard statistics on the timeline charts, pie charts and the stacked bar graphs. If you look at the stacked graph my interpretation of the chart is that college employees have a cum higher than the students. The pie charts are telling, also. So, do these charts mean the employees should observe the rules similar to the students? I’m confused with these dashboard statistics especially related to the fact that the student body is generally precluded from campus.
    Adding to the confusion is your last post communiqué where you reported the numbers of people on campus. Those students and student athletes reportedly on campus is somewhat confusing when in fact the field hockey team had at that time four people on campus. How do the student athletes and for that reason the total student body interpret how some are on campus and others are not permitted?
    Big 10 football and other leagues have changed their minds and are now moving forward with a reduced league schedule. What is different about these schools and the Patriot League except the bigger the campus – the logic would be a larger petri dish.
    Let’s get all the students back in the classroom and on campus. It will take more effort on the part of the staff which is stipulated. The students all deserve the best experience possible, so they are equipped to compete in the future be it in graduate schools or the job market.
    It is troubling to me that most of the K thru 12 grade schools are in the classrooms and with extracurricular activities including sports. Teachers are being exposed to the same situations close in the classroom but using masks and with intermediate cleaning during the day. What is wrong with this picture?


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