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  1. 2 minutes ago, BillsBeliever!!! said:

    With no additional changes looks like our full non con schedule is: 

    November 25th - SIUE

    November 28th - LSU

    December 5th - Ark Pine Bluff

    December 8th - Central Arkansas

    December 12th - Evansville

    December 15th - Indiana State

    December 20th - at Minnesota 

    December 23rd - UMKC


    I'll give u 5 to 1 there will be changes. 

  2. 2 hours ago, SluSignGuy said:

    With an automatic upgrade (somewhere) the front page of Billikens.com got a little messed up.  I have made some edits to make it usable.

    I will work on making it look better as I avoid grading papers in the next week.  Apologies for the trouble.

    Give them all A’s. The world needs more Political Scientists. 

  3. 1 minute ago, wgstl said:

    I have a feeling that the field will eventually be expanded. Having fewer occ  games and harder scheduling issues will be the reason they feel more teams should get in because it’s harder to judge Resumes

    I'll argue the opposite. More teams means more games in 1 city. Where and when will they be played. How many gyms does Indianapolis have? Who gets the 6am game? 

  4. 6 minutes ago, thetorch said:

    Only a limited amount available though.  Why would we give them to 18-23 year olds in top physical condition though who have little to no susceptibility to it?  Players would be among the last to receive, possibly not for a year to 18 months.

    I don’t think it will happen but there are some people who are arguing that young adults should be some of the firsts because they are the super spreaders. 

  5. 15 minutes ago, Reinert310 said:

    You’re not wrong, and I’m just speculating here, but I’ve seen/heard reports that Pfizer and Moderna and maybe 1 other vaccine may be effective and cleared for use by the end of the year. A lot of those doses will (and obviously should) go to front line workers, but if you have multiple effective vaccines, you can multiply the number of available doses. I’ve also seen/heard reports that the vaccine(s) could be widely available to the public by April. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if the NCAA used a lot of it’s resources and political clout to try to get the vaccine to college BBall players earlier than that to protect their biggest revenue event of the year, the Tourney. I think it’s hypothetically possible athletes could get the vaccine early in 2021, condense the season, and have May Madness. But again, I have no inside info, just speculating with educated guesses of reports I’ve seen.

    There could be as many as 4 vaccine’s available by year end plus more and better therapeutics . The problem is the curve is going up everywhere. We need a change of direction. 

  6. 1 hour ago, slufanskip said:

    That really depends on the team and the league some teams are b level and some are c level the b level usually get paid like other b level's and c level's the same though it depends on the accuracy of the level and the skill of the player. Nothing is certain. Also it's possible there is a COVID 19 outbreak on any team which will further cloud the picture and any team could end up cancelling their entire season and no one will make any money

    Most European teams also pay expenses. Apartment,Car etc. Don’t know about other countries but imagine it’s the same. 

  7. I would bet at some point someone in the basketball program will test positive. How they isolate and contain the virus is what counts. Having a deep roster may become extremely important. School is out in about 2 weeks. Players will have a type of a bubble. Even if you stay safe life will not be easy for these players. What can players do for 2 months?

  8. 39 minutes ago, brianstl said:

    Why would you use requiring when measures haven't been put into place requiring them at this point?

    Threatening's second definition is "Indicating or suggesting the approach of possible trouble or danger".  It appears to me he used the proper word when it comes Krewson's statements to those wanting to attend public events in the city

    I think threatening is pretty right on. If the region doesn't get our numbers down you will definitely see more closures and restrictions. At least we don't have football games to celebrate. 

  9. 1 hour ago, SLURadioBoy said:

    Frank just mentioned on his show that things can change, but he does not think Kern will be committing to SLU. Sounds like he will be signing with someone this week.

    You didn’t point out that Frank said we didn’t want him. That the offer was not good. We don’t think he can help the program. 

  10. 1 hour ago, crymdg2 said:

    My son and I are watching that NYE game vs New Mexico. Ellis is at the free throw line,  and my 8 year old says,  "Why don't we have anyone else lined up on the line?" Man,  that team was fun to watch!  

    Your son is smart. 

  11. 38 minutes ago, billiken_roy said:

    some of the interstate games were mandated by the state legislatures concerned.  i believe iowa is one.   and originally kentucky and louisville might have been.   not 100% sure of that one. 

    The legislature in Kentucky threatened to do something but the schools agreed to play and nothing was ever passed. 

  12. 4 hours ago, HoosierPal said:

    Here's part of the problem, with the Orlando exodus, and with the season.  Reading between the lines, the Big East and Big 12 have lesser guidelines COVID in place.  We already know that the Big Ten, in football, has exceeded the NCAA guidelines, instituting a 21 day quarantine.  Come NCAA tourney time, if you aren't meeting the NCAA guidelines, will you still be allowed to play in the bracket?

    Marquette, Fresno State and Cal are three more teams currently in time out.


    This is the reason why league only games are a possibility. 

  13. 3 hours ago, RUBillsFan said:

    This is a fun exercise, but I have some questions:

    1. Why are Dierbergs and SLU teaming up on a cookie dough?  Is there really a demand for SLU specific cookie dough?

    2. Will this cookie dough be a certain flavor?  That would greatly help with the naming process.

    "Defiant Dough" which is the brand that shows up in the picture on Twitter is a Chesterfield, MO based cookie dough company (https://www.defiantcookiedough.com/).  I had never heard of them before so good marketing for them as well I guess.  I'm assuming they have something to do with the partnership as well.  Looks like they offer several different flavors (chocolate chip, no chip, brownie batter, cake batter, peanut butter, oatmeal, sugar cookie, "signature", gluten free, keto, etc.).  You can't tell what flavor from the Twitter picture, but it looks like it will have blue streaks in it.

    My cynical view is that this is sort of a cheap trick to sell some cookie dough with SLU & Dierbergs getting some small benefits.  They're probably just adding some blue dye to an existing cookie dough and slapping a SLU name & packaging on it.  I wonder if they're doing this or plan to do this with any other colleges or sports teams.  

    Now some fun suggestions:

    -Mascot should be the Billsbury doughboy.  Small roundish Billiken with a bakers hat.  No copyright issues I'm sure.

    -Alternatively or perhaps as a partner to the Billsbury doughboy could be a wise old Jesuit baker named DoughBourg.

    For you old timers. How about Billy Lou. 

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