Rose Bowl Officials Wait for Word on College Football Season

first_img STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Make a comment According to several reports, the fate of the UCLA football season could be decided on Tuesday.Presidents from the ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, Pac-12 and SEC athletic conferences — also known as the Power 5 — held an emergency meeting Sunday amid growing concerns that fall sports cannot be played due to the coronavirus pandemic.UCLA, which plays in the Rose Bowl, is in the Pac-12. The Bruins are scheduled to play crosstown rival USC in the iconic stadium on Sept. 26.USC and UCLA have already released conference-only schedules for fall football.On Monday, Rose Bowl General Manager Darryl Dunn said nothing had been finalized yet.The lack of events has devastated Rose Bowl revenue and left RBOC officials scrambling to come up with ways to make money.According to a staff report in a Finance Committee agenda report released two weeks ago, the Rose Bowl Operating Committee is expecting a 25 percent reduction in fans due to social distancing guidelines, if fans are allowed inside the stadium at all.That report said there would be a Rose Bowl Game if the season started in the spring. In those documents, officials with the Rose Bowl Operating Co., which runs the stadium, said college football was vital.“Playing college football this fiscal year is critical for the RBOC,” officials said in the report.UCLA is one of the Rose Bowl’s primary tenants and has made millions of dollars for the stadium.Presidents and chancellors of Pac-12 schools are scheduled to meet Tuesday.According to ESPN, no major decisions were made Sunday night, but multiple sources in several Power 5 conferences told ESPN the commissioners discussed plans for canceling or postponing fall sports.Several sources also told the sports network that Big Ten presidents are ready to postpone the season until spring, and they wanted to gauge if commissioners, as well as university presidents and chancellors from the other Power 5 conferences will fall in line with them.On Monday, one ESPN host reported that the Big Ten has already decided to cancel its college football season and the Pac-12 would announce that its season had been canceled.Reporters at the Detroit Free Press also reported that they had been told that Michigan State, which in the Big Ten, would not be playing.Several high-profile players from Power 5 schools, including USC quarterback Kedon Slovis, released a joint statement Sunday expressing their desire to play this fall and shared items they felt were needed to ensure a safe environment for student-athletes.Pro athletics has been able to resume games largely because professional athletes have bargained for safety protocols and the ability to opt-out of games for safety’s sake with no punishment through their unions.College football athletes are not considered professional athletes and have no negotiating power. Community News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week 172 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Top of the News center_img Subscribe Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Sports Rose Bowl Officials Wait for Word on College Football Season Pac-12 officials meeting on Tuesday By ANDRÉ COLEMAN, Managing Editor Published on Monday, August 10, 2020 | 1:30 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyIt Works Great If Weight Loss Is What You’re Looking For!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyNerdy Movie Kids Who Look Unrecognizable TodayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeauty CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

GM Brodie Van Wagenen: Mets will take ‘underdog role’ as trade deadline approach changes

first_imgVan Wagenen said he thinks Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard will remain with the Mets after the July 31 deadline, though Zack Wheeler and Todd Frazier could be traded as they are soon-to-be free agents.”Significant volume, lots of dialogue and an overwhelming amount of incoming calls,” Van Wagenen said. “To the extent that they’re serious, I think that’s hard to define, but I think there’s real interest in our players and we have to be thoughtful on what we do with that interest.”Mets manager Mickey Callaway also addressed the team’s trade deadline approach, saying: “You have to have conversations, obviously.””We’re always going to tell guys what’s going on. I think that’s the easy part,” Callaway said on Friday. “The hard part is to understand that we’ve got to win more games or else some of our teammates are going to be gone. That’s the hard part, in trying to get guys to accept that and not put too umuch pressure on themselves to perform for their teammates’ sake, so we don’t lose those guys.” MLB wrap: Rays dominate Orioles in third straight win Van Wagenen said the Mets’ will take more of an underdog approach moving forward and try to prove others wrong.”In the second half of the year, I think we have low expectations for what we can be,” Van Wagenen said, “and I think now we’ll take the underdog role and run with it and try to prove some people wrong this year and certainly try to improve upon it next year with that underdog in mind.”The Mets enter Saturday’s game against the Marlins with a 40-51 record, putting them 14 1/2 games behind the NL East-leading Braves and fourth in the division. Max Scherzer injury update: Nationals pitcher won’t pitch against Bravescenter_img Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen admitted New York’s chances of being a contender this season are slim. The new GM entered the season with high hopes going as far as telling the rest of the NL East to “come get us” back in January. Van Wagenen backtracked those comments Friday, saying, “They came and got us.” While Van Wagenen declared the Mets aren’t giving up on this season, he said his franchise has changed its approach to the trade deadline. “As we look to the future, the trade deadline is coming up,” he said (via USA Today). “I think we have to face our reality, to some degree, about where we are in the standings. We are going to be open-minded, we are going to be thoughtful and measured in terms of what we do as we approach the deadline, all with the eyes on trying to improve this club.” Related Newslast_img read more