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    From ESPN:

    NCAA grants extra year of eligibility for all winter sport athletes, voids .500 rule for bowl teams
    Dan Murphy
    ESPN Staff Writer

    All winter athletes in NCAA Division I sports will be given an additional year of eligibility, and all football programs will be allowed to compete in bowl games -- regardless of their records -- as part of one-time rule changes in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

    The NCAA's Division I Council voted to approve both measures this week during its annual meetings. Council chair Grace Calhoun, the athletic director at Penn, said the council wanted to provide as much opportunity and flexibility to athletes as possible amid the uncertainty hanging over this year of college sports.

    NCAA rule-makers previously voted to allow all spring sport athletes and fall sport athletes to maintain a year of eligibility, no matter what portion of their season was impacted by the pandemic. The same rule will apply for any athlete who participates in a sport in the upcoming winter season. Calhoun said the council didn't want athletes opting to redshirt this year because of fears that their seasons might be cut short or otherwise negatively impacted by the pandemic.

    "We felt it was important to make this decision now so student-athletes had the peace of mind to go into this season and compete," Calhoun told ESPN on Wednesday. "They know they can regain that eligibility and have their clock automatically extended, so they're not taking that chance on the front end if they choose to compete."

    The NCAA's board of governors will vote in January on whether to officially adopt those proposals. The details of both proposals can be changed at any point in the next three months leading up to that vote.
    Want to read Geno Auriemma's thoughts on the proposal, you got to read here:

    The Lady Zags have 6 seniors this year. How many would stay for an additional year? How would this proposal affect recruiting not only next year but for the next several years? Seems to me that it will cost the Universities quite a bit of money.


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    206 students at Lake City HS are in COVID-19 quarantine or isolation

    About 14% of the 1,479 students enrolled at Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene are out for reasons related to COVID-19.
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    Author: Megan Carroll
    Published: 2:07 PM PDT October 14, 2020
    Updated: 2:31 PM PDT October 15, 2020
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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho — More than 200 students of Lake City High School in Coeur d'Alene are in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19, a school district official said on Wednesday.
    Scott Maben, a spokesperson for Coeur d'Alene Public Schools, told KREM that 206 students at Lake City High School are currently in quarantine due to close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or are in isolation due to a positive result.

    This means about 14% of the 1,479 students enrolled at Lake City High School are out for reasons related to COVID-19. There are no staff members at Lake City High School who are in quarantine due to coronavirus exposure, Maben said.

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    On Wednesday Dr. Lutz expressed disappointment and frustration with all of the residents living in Spokane county.

    He said the numbers show that many people are no longer taking COVID-19 seriously, and even worse, the people who get it aren't helping the county team assigned to protect the community

    Dr. Lutz joked that when people see the health district's phone number they don't even pick up any more. He went on to say that contact tracers are being hung up on consistently.

    The Health Department recognizes this as a big problem because Spokane is seeing more community transmission than ever before, which means that as Spokane county needs the most help tracing COVID cases they're getting the least.

    The big question is why are people becoming complacent with COVID. One possible answer may be fatigue.

    According to New Hampshire's public health district, which published a report about fatigue, they're seeing that people don't want to give out their contacts in order to keep their friends and family from having to quarantine.

    The idea is that if the health district doesn't know you were exposed to COVID you're in the clear.

    Dr. Lutz wants to remind you that you're not a snitch if you're honest with contact tracers. If you're dishonest, or simply hang up on them, you could be contributing to all the little outbreaks in the community.

    Dr. Lutz advises residents to make some modifications that increase safety and decrease transmission.

    He told KHQ Wednesday that he and his team are actively going through data points to figure out where the hotspots are in the community.

    He said the particular sectors where he's seeing cases go up are K-12 education, higher education, long term care facilities, health care and retail.

    Dr. Lutz says at this point it's "more than likely that restrictions will tighten across the board."

    This includes the possibility of school being taught remotely through the remainder of the year.

    Dr. Lutz finished by saying that there's time to turn this around if we continue to wear masks, wash your hands and practice social distancing.

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    Noticed some of the feeds women zags are providing on their front page is pushing politics which is disturbing. For instance National Bosses Day was hijacked by Trump feeds. Perhaps whoever is doing the Lady Zags front page might want to watch what feeds they are putting out their. Since this makes it look like the athletic director Mike Roth and Gonzaga is endorsing certain things, political parties, or candidates on a school web site. I have never noticed these questionable feeds until this year.

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    Coeur d’Alene high schools to return to hybrid learning starting Monday
    Posted: October 16, 2020 2:56 PM
    Updated: October 16, 2020 3:45 PM by Erin Robinson
    COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — Just two weeks after moving to full-time, in-person learning, the Coeur d’Alene School District has decided to reverse course and move its three high schools back to a hybrid model.

    Superintendent Steven Cook made an “administrative decision” following an uptick in COVID-19 cases and exposures at the schools.

    The school board announced it would discuss its risk level at a special meeting on Monday, following the Panhandle Health District’s decision to move the county to the “moderate” risk category. The board will still convene on Monday to consider moving the entire district from the yellow to orange risk level.

    Spokesman Scott Maben said the district is looking to change the hybrid learning schedule for elementary and middle schools, which would include four days a week in school, with Wednesdays at home.

    As for the high schools, students at Coeur d’Alene, Lake City and Venture High Schools will return to their previous schedule of attending classes in-person two days a week and remotely the other days.

    Students will use the same schedule as they did for the first three weeks of the school year.

    In an email to parents, the district said a change in operating status would typically go into effect one week later.

    “However, our administrative decision to return to Orange sooner for our high schools is in response to the degree to which COVID-19 positive test results and associated exposures resulting in quarantine have occurred among students at that level,” the letter said.

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    Pac-12 announces men’s and women’s basketball schedule format for 2020-21 season
    By Ryan Kelapire@RKelapire Oct 15, 2020, 5:39pm PDT
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    The Pac-12 announced Thursday that the conference will roll with a 20-game men’s basketball season for 2020-21, but the women will play 22 conference games—a double round robin.

    This marks the first time the Pac-12 will play more than 18 conference games, a change that was already going into effect before the coronavirus pandemic (though the women were supposed to play 20 games just like the men).

    The specific schedule models and television broadcast details will be announced a later date, but the Arizona men’s team’s original 20-game conference schedule was supposed to look like this:

    Note that Utah and Cal are only on the schedule once.

    There was talk that the men and women’s team could travel together this season to cut costs, but this news seems to make that proposal unlikely.

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    So Sanford has a 22 game conference schedule, and the Zags have 18 games in conference. Will we still have a opportunity to play Stanford?

    The men already know they are playing their tournament in Orlando. Where will the women play and more importantly who will they play their 4 games against in a tournament?

    The Men Zags seem to be finding good tough challenging non conference games. Hoping the Lady Zags schedule will follow their lead.

    Goal #1 win conference championship. Goal #2 Win conference tournament (CLF won 2 out of 6 so far), need improvement in that area it is clutch time. Goal #3 Get in NCAA tournament and win our first game with confidence. Goal #4 Try to prevent any games getting canceled or individual players having to sit out games because of testing positive for Covid-19.

    By Jim Allen

    The nonconference schedule is still being cobbled together. Teams are allowed to start play Nov. 25.

    GU just got some good news on that front: Washington State will be coming to the Kennel after all – with the date to be announced – following a decision by the Pac-12 Conference to allow its teams to play before New Year’s Day.

    No such luck with Stanford, a perennial power and originally scheduled to visit Spokane this year as part of the schools’ ongoing arrangement.

    “Not this year, unfortunately, but the series is going to continue next year,” said Fortier, whose team will also play in a Christmas week event in Las Vegas.

    The rest of the schedule is expected to be finalized in another week or so, but there’s been little guidance from the NCAA on how many fans – if any – will be allowed to attend.

    In the meantime, the Zags have a team that’s built for the COVID times, even the possibility that a player tests positive and must quarantine.

    “We’re just all anticipating that it could get crazy with COVID or close contact,” Fortier said.

    Talented, deep and versatile, the Zags are also loaded with senior leaders in Jill Townsend and the Wirth sisters, Jenn and LeeAnne.

    “Jill has always been a leader and Jenn has been extra vocal,” Fortier said. “Over this past season, she’s taking it to heart to reach out to her teammates, leading drills and talking.

    “I’ve called out all three of them in a positive way. I’m thankful that we have such great depth at those positions.”

    Townsend and the Wirths will carry a heavy load and will play 25-28 minutes a game. But there’s help on the bench from former Post Falls star Melody Kempton, now a junior; senior wing Louise Forsyth, a strong outside shooter; and 6-foot-5 post Anamaria Virjoghe.

    More help is on the way. Asked to pick her candidates for most impactful freshmen, Fortier named Yvonne Ejim, a 6-1 forward from Edmonton, Alberta; and Makayla Williams, who’s also 6-1 but listed as a guard.

    Williams, a four-star recruit from Los Angeles, was rated ninth among all high school wings last year by ESPN. Her role on the team figures to be one of the most interesting story lines of camp.

    The backcourt looks less settled, but the Zags are flush at both guard spots despite the graduation of point Jessie Loera and ace shooter Katie Campbell.

    Kayleigh Truong and Loera started in the backcourt when Campbell was lost to injury late in the season, but Truong is expected to move to her natural spot at point this fall as a sophomore.

    Vanderbilt transfer Cierra Walker, a senior, is the favorite to start at shooting guard.

    Kaylynne Truong and true freshman Lily Scanlon figure to compete for the spot.

    “We have some kids who can shoot,” Fortier said. “I don’t know if we have a Katie, but we have some good shooters.”
    Last edited by ZAGS ATTACK BASKET; 10-18-2020 at 02:56 PM.

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    Lets recap Zags Men Basketball non conference game schedule that we have heard about include facing #2 Baylor, #5 Iowa, #12 Tennessee, #19 Texas Tech. Awesome scheduling Mark Few.

    Lady Zags Basketball non conference schedule CLF seems to be having a rough time getting any top 25 teams so far, already lost out on #2 Stanford, #8 Arizona, #13 Arkansas.

    Hope that changes. How about #11 Kentucky, #14 Texas AM, #15 Oregon State, #16 Northwestern, #17 Indiana, #18 Iowa State, #25 Michigan?

    If we can't get top 25 we need to try to get teams from the big school conferences (Big Ten, Big 12, SEC). If were going to Washington D.C. you have all kinds of prospective teams on that side of the states, right next door #7 North Carolina State.

    Should be noted in no rush for non-conference schedule to be announced. Lady Zag fans would just like some tasty morsels about some top teams we get to play non conference. We do not care about what cake-walks we play. Follow the Zags Men Basketball
    lead CLF.
    Last edited by ZAGS ATTACK BASKET; 10-21-2020 at 05:19 PM.

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