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California State Universities will not reopen for fall semester, sticking with online classes

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Some potentially bad news regarding the status of college football for this fall has surfaced.

According to California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White, all 23 of the universities within the CSU system plan to cancel in-person classes for the upcoming fall semester with the majority of courses moving online. CSU is the nation’s largest four-year public university system.

“Our university, when open without restrictions and fully in person, as is the traditional norm of the past, is a place where over 500,000 people come together in close and vibrant proximity with each other on a daily basis,” White told the CSU board of trustees on Tuesday. “That approach, sadly, just isn’t in the cards now.”

What this potentially means is college football for these universities is still up-in-the-air. Three schools out of the Mountain West Conference – Fresno State, San Diego State, and San Jose State – are set to play Divison I schedules next season, and having no students on campus could complicate that. Other CSU schools such as Sacramento State and Cal Poly will also play against Divison I programs in the upcoming season.

NCAA president Mark Emmert recently said that if there are no students on campuses this fall, there will no be college sports. The CSU system has now set the precedent. Will other California universities follow?

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

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63 Comments for California State Universities will not reopen for fall semester, sticking with online classes

  1. jim tom
    7:38 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    No sports no fans in the stands forget it

  2. crazycatfan65
    7:46 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Would love to see every single one of those student athletes transferring out from Cal. schools then. Glad to see the state of California so much smarter then all the experts.

    • Han
      7:55 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Which experts? Cite your sources, please.

      Medical experts I’ve seen have mostly said we can’t have sports at all without a dramatic increase in testing, for starters.

      Hopefully everything works out, but of all of the states opening back up, how many have actually first achieved the required 2 weeks of declining case numbers? You know, the federal guidelines recommended by the White House on advice from experts. People’s patience and fearmongering over the economy won out, with the President’s people outright lying about how effective we’ve been in testing. (Actually check the numbers and comparisons they’ve been making. They’re lies.)

      Will the worst of the pandemic be long over by the time Fall rolls around? I pray it is. I also pray it doesn’t roll out again in the Fall and Winter, like the Flu so many naysayers compared it to.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:07 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Han, doctors can have political agendas to you know. Also, guys like Fauci seems to have zero empathy for people who have lost jobs and businesses. He can only see a virus.

      Also, I saw a random guy on Twitter who is STILL saying it must stay locked down until we have a vaccine. Webmd is saying that will be 12-18 months at least. One article elsewhere said it usually takes 10 years. This is just NOT sustainable man. People have to eat, and our economy (and people’s lives) can’t keep going like this.

      BTW, Georgia is doing just fine after opening up.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:54 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Too not to…

    • Megan
      9:31 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      It’s people like crazy and gettlefinger who will make this problem last much longer than it should and with much worse consequences. Yes, we can blame leadership, and rightly so. But even with effective leadership, there’s always a group who distrust and won’t listen and who follow their own rules. And they actually feel good about that. There’s nothing they can’t rationalize.

      We’re supposed to wear masks at grocery stores in my state, but half the customers don’t. A bag boy told me they’re afraid to enforce it because of stories of customers shooting employees who try to enforce the rule.

      Han has it right, particularly on testing. More than half the states that are “reopening” are not following the guidelines, and the consequences are enormous, not just for them, but for all of us. If you don’t think Georgia’s going to be in even worse shape down the road, stay tuned. I routinely put up with a lot of the usual political crap, but when that crap actually kills people, my tolerance goes to zero.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:23 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Megan, who knows, you may be right, but you don’t know that yet. Georgia is doing just fine. If they aren’t later, then I’ll change my tune depending on exactly where they are.

      Anyway, stay safe everyone.

    • 4everUKBlue
      11:23 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Testing? There’s still no reliable test. How many of you are going to wear masks for the 18 months to take the miraculous vaccine? The one Bill Gates is pushing so hard for. Look into Gates’ father’s background, he was a eugenist and Bill is openly for population reduction. And if all of you take the vaccine and you believe it will save you, why worry if others do not? If wearing the mask is that crucial why is it just now becoming important? If only more people would turn off the tv and look elsewhere for answers.

    • DelrayCat
      11:35 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      4ever..conspiracy whack-jobs like you crack me up. A simple google search and you can find a simple explanation for your conspiracy theory link. The CARES act was a previous tax-related bill (H.B. 748) that the senate re-purposed as a shell of its original form to introduce new legislation, bypassing the mandate that all tax-related bills originate in the house. Next you’ll be talking about the link between Bill Gates, Hillary, Obama, chemtrails, 5G, Soros, and NWO….lol.

  3. JASUN74
    7:49 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Not the news I was hoping to see for sure. It’s not looking good for college football this year. I hope they would give
    All the seniors another year and let the school add maybe 15 or 20 to their rosters. The younger guys will be hurt by this having to play under fifth and six year seniors though. It’s going to be a hassle to figure out how to make it right for everyone.

    Like most real world jobs, a lot of these kids play football to make money one day and become professional athletes, this will have an effect on a ton of people and frankly, I’m glad I don’t have to fix it back. Just good luck to all the young people who are trying to make a living through College sports.

  4. chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
    8:01 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Chicken littles.

  5. Hot Stuff Eddie Gilbert
    8:11 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Shoe companies, handlers, runners and agents are not going to get their monies worth this year. Likely no football or basketball this season. Hopefully, they can get refunds.

  6. jaws2
    8:36 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Commiefornia, imagine that!

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:48 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      No kidding. But it is spelled Kommiefornia. 😉

    • Megan
      9:34 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Why do rednecks insist on identifying themselves?

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:19 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      There is nothing redneck about wanting to see this country back on it’s feet.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      10:25 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      And also nothing redneck about believing in the founding principles of this country. SF is indeed a beautiful city that I have thought for years I would love to see. However, all the problems there are due to the failed liberal leadership.

      We’re not going to agree here, but stay safe.

    • 4everUKBlue
      11:39 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      For us to see this country back on it’s feet we have to stop sitting quietly while they systematically take away more and more of our civil liberties every day. Every time there’s a crisis we lose more freedom….9-11 and now this and all this does is divide us even more, which is exactly what they want. One party is no better than the other, they are all liars, thieves and criminals and they are all in it together and they don’t give a sh!t about any of us. This is a huge distraction for other agendas… better be looking closely into what 5G is going to do to us. You can ridicule me and call me whatever makes you feel better but prove me wrong.

    • KaliforniaKat
      12:41 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Ignorance is not bliss for some…

    • KaliforniaKat
      12:44 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      By “founding principals” you mean murder, rape, and theft?!

    • ukcamel
      10:24 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Thinking America’s founding principles are murder in rape just means you are a cynical misanthrope whole believes edgy fantasies to cope with personal and professional failures. Pity.

  7. Robert
    8:41 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    2 months ago: “Can’t open until we flatten the curve to save our healthcare system.” One month ago: “Can’t open until we have a vaccine.” A few days ago: “Can’t open until we have multiple vaccines.” Today: (Essentially) Can’t open until Biden wins.

    • DelrayCat
      11:38 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      A few weeks ago it was 15 cases going to zero too. And that the orange genius had it all under control. Yet tonight a new estimate was that there would be 200,000 dead by end of summer. No one knows what will happen. Models are all over the map. But with so many cukservatives openly flouting the mask and social distancing guidelines, I bet we see half a million dead by 2021.

  8. peaches76
    8:41 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    California. Bankrupt state due to total ineptness of the leadership and its way left policies. Apparently haven’t figured out that all those great ideas have a price tag they can’t seem to tax their way out of problems. Not sure they’ll be the guiding force in this instance.

    • DelrayCat
      11:42 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Cali would be the 6th largest economy in the world if it were a country so they are doing just fine regardless of budget shortfalls. Like our own congress, they have republicans there who never saw a tax cut for big business or wealthy they didn’t like, so they have some problems since they can’t just print money like the US govt. But I’m sure over time they will figure it out as our nations leader in technology and global commerce.

    • ukcamel
      10:48 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Blaming California’s problems on its Republican politicians is a bold statement. Are you talking about something that happened in the 50’s when Republicans controlled California?

  9. TonyMontana
    8:46 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    There is no correct answer for this dilemma. We are in a catch-22 regardless of the path we take. I think we’re in for a “yo-yo” type summer and fall with re-openings and re-closings as infections rise and fall and rise again. I really dont think we’ll see any college football or basketball this season. Just image if like LSU became a hotspot. Like half the team and coaches got it. They would have to shut down the whole SEC. And this is a very likely scenario.

    • Megan
      9:37 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Sadly, that sounds right. But we could mitigate the yo-yo effect by working together and being on the same page. That’s clearly not going to happen.

    • Corder
      12:14 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      By everything you have been saying isn’t about working together. Everything you have been saying is that anybody that doesn’t do things your way is wrong and they should be ashamed of themselves. Well some of us have to feed our kids and can’t do that on checks that never come or come too late. Sorry but most of us hard working Americans believe in taking care of our families without hand outs and as soon as you rely on someone else to take care of you family you enable them to dictate exactly what you and your family can do and how you live. Good luck in that world but the rest of us will take care of our own.

  10. Robert
    8:47 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    The liberals have destroyed a once great city, San Francisco. Sad. Yet, many here believe we should adopt the same ideas in KY.

    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      8:54 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink


    • jim tom
      9:14 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      It’s over. It’s all over

    • Megan
      9:47 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      You’re actually comparing any place in Kentucky favorably to San Francisco? Then you deserve Kentucky, my friend, a state ranked poorly by most every socio-economic indicator. Motto on the state flag: Thank God for Mississippi.

      I’d choose a less expensive place to live, but my goodness SF is a nice city. Gas is finally under $2 now. Usually over $4. Same with DC. I lived there for quite a while, but I chose not to retire there. Love Chicago, too. But now that I don’t have to be around so much traffic, I’d rather not. Nothing would make me choose Kentucky. If you haven’t escaped by now, what are you waiting for? As Jordan Peele said, get out.

    • bigbluebg
      10:08 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      I don’t want my kids growing up in the city. Idc if it’s SF or SDF. I think most people from Louisville leave because there really aren’t that many high paying jobs. Especially for recent grads. Cost of living in SF is so stupid high. How can you save for retirement unless you make 600k a year and live in a tent? Having a family…which I don’t yet but plan to soon…just seems next to impossible in a big city. There’s more opportunity to move up in a bigger city but the trade offs to me just seem unbalanced

    • 4everUKBlue
      11:27 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      You can call me a redneck or whatever you like but Kentucky doesn’t need people like you Megan.

    • DelrayCat
      11:42 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Says the rube that’s probably never left his mom’s trailer, much less ventured to California.

    • KaliforniaKat
      12:49 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      “Destroyed”… what are you taking about? First off… Cal State colleges aren’t just in San Francisco…

    • runningunnin.454
      9:09 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Megan, a little friendly advice; you’re not going to win friends and influence people by denigrating a place that most of us love. We love it for it’s humble honest people, and for the abundant natural beauty. I really don’t understand why you’re here.

    • ukcamel
      10:59 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      San Francisco is nice to visit (great food/wine, museums, natural beauty) and it’s ok to live there if you are very wealthy, for now. The tenderloin is out of control with homelessness and drug use – it feels very third world. As is many other parts of downtown – you can’t really escape it, very different than even cities like NY and DC. It gives me no pleasure to say this as SF is one of America’s great historic cities. But burying your head in the sand or taking shots at Kentucky is childish.

  11. jim tom
    9:15 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Andy won’t allow it

  12. jim tom
    9:16 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    There is no point of any sports without fans in the arena. Be like watching practice plain and simple

  13. jim tom
    9:16 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Andy won’t allow it any way

  14. Jpcat15
    9:17 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    College kids don’t die from this. It is ludicrous for colleges to close. Older workers on campus can take the needed precautions. You may get sick but you won’t die. In fact, many will get it and never even know it. Some will get it and it will be the same effect as getting the regular flu.

    • DelrayCat
      11:43 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      Another lie. Plenty of young people, including children, have perished from this not that you care.

    • Corder
      12:31 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Quit telling people they are wrong when you are the one that is misinformed.

    • ukcamel
      11:01 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Delray Cat is one of those often wrong but never in doubt people.

  15. sprtphan
    9:31 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Wouldn’t care if the whole state slid off into the Pacific Ocean.

    • DelrayCat
      11:45 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

      That would spell disaster for America since they are a huge part of our economy and provide a large portion of our food supply. Since Kentucky is a net taker of a federal money that California helps supply, Kentuckians would be hurt in more ways than one.

    • KaliforniaKat
      12:53 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Appreciate the good thoughts about my family falling off into the ocean… awesome!

    • sprtphan
      9:42 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Tell them to act like they got some sense.

  16. ScoggDog
    9:40 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Some colleges will play football this fall. Most of the SEC will. Kentucky may not – depending on how far Uncle Andy wants to go with it.

    But trust me – the NCAA will have no influence on the various decisions regarding the Power Five schools. I think we’re watching Mark Emmert end the NCAA.

    Good riddance.

  17. dkcr96
    9:49 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    I wish the sec would just play each other for the entire season. Each team plays every team once and the top two in the conference play a hypothetical national championship game. Would be great. BTW in the the cats could win 6-8 games and every game would be awesome.

    • ukcamel
      11:04 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      This is actually a great idea. Also gives the conference the ability to set up the proper safety protocols, etc. Would be a season to remember for sure.

  18. Swizzle
    10:21 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    They dont count anyway

  19. zoupman
    10:31 pm May 12, 2020 Permalink

    Libs in Cal. Of course, they roll over and quit.

  20. JATR4
    2:19 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

    I bet it is closer to 1.5 million dead. Went from 40k dead to 80k dead in only 21 days! Only doubling 4 more times get the death count to 1.28 million. With all the states opening up I have little confidence that it will be different. And if this administration remains after January I predict 10-15 million deaths. Without adequate testing we are doomed. If you have long term care insurance you might as well cancel it since you won’t survive 30 days in a nursing facility.

    • Jpcat15
      8:30 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

      Dr Birx stated yesterday she believes the deaths have been overstated by at least 25%. It is probably closer to 50%. 99.98% can get the virus and recover. Fauci and Birx have repeatedly said this. Trump has not done a good job of mentioning this at every turn. All meetings with the press should be started with that fact. People recover from it. Some never even know they had it. Foolish to close the country over this. 1,000’s of Dr’s disagree with the lockdowns. Hospitals are laying off half of their staffs. We are on the brink of a depression if we don’t fully open back up.

  21. Cousins Fake Tooth
    2:25 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

    They will open after elections in November. California has something like 5 infected per 100,000 people. It is not bad there at all. There are other motives to keep things shut down.

  22. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    9:17 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

    Wonder if Juzang has asked Cal if he can come back yet…

  23. michaelb
    11:41 am May 13, 2020 Permalink

    Vaccine does not mean cure . So many ppl do not realize this . Vaccines are so in effective .. the flu one is so un reliable . This is not going away , tons of ppl have had this and not even know it . Stop the liberal hand out rally

  24. JATR4
    1:06 pm May 13, 2020 Permalink

    Death rate close to 6% in the U.S. 82,806 deaths and 1,375,949 cases.