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  1. Points 2 and 3 are the ones I am reaaaally worried about. I definitely think the virus is bad. but as a neuropsychologist I am also veeery worried about the disaster that is this isolation experiment on populations who are psychologically at risk. As researchers we could probably never get a scientific experiment that is keeping folks alone at home for weeks past an ethical review board. The literature simply points to that being too harmful to peoples mental health, which eventually will express in heavily reduced life expectancy. In fact i started reading the scientific literature on the top
    6 points
  2. The transfer market has really been heating up across the country but we haven’t heard anything from UNT or even had graduate transfers tied to UNT. We also haven’t seen any offers extended to high school or JUCO players since early February. I know it’s tough with the current circumstances, but we are seeing movement across the country. Currently two spots to work with. The lack of JUCO and HS offers lately makes me wonder if we’re evaluating the busy transfer market.
    4 points
  3. Has anyone learned why companies like Facebook and Apple had stockpiles of hundreds of thousands and millions of N95 masks and our hospitals and state and local governments did not (or did they)? I've been checking around and asking contacts that are fairly well connected and the best anyone has been able to come up with is "because of the California fires."
    4 points
  4. That's not good...I thought people were predicting a mini-baby boom in 9 months. No need for violence people, get a grip and go to a different part of the house or apartment and count to 10.
    4 points
  5. Retention of existing students and preventing a massive melt of the incoming class is of major concern to campus leadership right now in this pandemic.
    4 points
  6. influenza virus, Coronavirus, Rick does not judge by the color of your protein but by the content of your nucleic acid
    4 points
  7. Tough situation, but timing wise we are fortunate. If this happened under the Jackson/Rawlins shortfall & audit years athletics would have been in trouble. I'm confident Wren will have us positioned as well as possible from an athletic standpoint. From a University level the school is riding a multiyear wave of record freshman enrollment & donations. I'm sure it's not all going exactly to plan but as @MeanGreenTexan said with the University's current momentum we are in better shape than many others.
    3 points
  8. I’ve read about patients being admitted to hospitals not knowing their outcome but immediately requesting DNR’s for fear of facing the inevitable of suffocating to death because of false news reports and rumors that there’s not enough space and equipment.. Also there’s reports of suicide Hotline call rates climbing for obvious reasons.. And my cop friends are telling me domestic violence calls are starting to rise and we are experiencing the same as well. So yeah, I would rather the masses (surely you can’t be referring to the 10-20 of us here reading this thread) be given somet
    3 points
  9. People like to feel like they are doing something/contributing. If some are finding ways to keep their employees employed instead laying them off, that's a positive thing, isn't it? I actually listened to the "Easter surprise" news conference. He said he "hoped" and "wouldn't it be great" if we get going again by Easter - I think he really was talking about people being able to attend Easter services and if that could happen, it would be a "beautiful thing." After listening him for 3+ years, people should know by now that's how he talks. It wasn't some EO to open up the country by E
    3 points
  10. I used the first acquired case that could lead to mass transmission. I believe your case was a traveling Chinese national. I of course didn't intend for this to be a full break down on the Filipino response...as @outoftown suggests above, I'd say Durate has some influence on the numbers and severity of quarantine... more my point was that if you look across the tropics and hot-weather zones of the globe, there doesn't appear to be a significant drop in infections/deaths tied directly to temperature. The tropics aren't immune from a traditional flu virus either, but don't usually see a
    3 points
  11. Sad to say, this may just as likely be all about testing and phillipine government not really putting out the real numbers one one hand, the lockdown being extremely severe on the other (Duterte essentially: You violate the lockdown, police has the right to shoot you), and finally the population being considerably younger on average.
    2 points
  12. I don’t think you’ve read this whole thread.
    2 points
  13. This. Isn’t. Flu. And, beyond coordinated responses, there don’t appear to be any difference in the spreading rate in warm/hot weather/high UV areas.
    2 points
  14. Do people only make the donation for seat benefits? I mean I will make my donation either way because I do it to support the students. I can understand holding to buy tickets but the donation should be a no brainer (unless you are having financial difficulties obviously).
    2 points
  15. Casinos & Restaurants... 2 bad industries to be in at this particular moment. Meanwhile... with so many loopholes in the Tax code, NT's guy is doing just fine.
    2 points
  16. https://247sports.com/Player/Raam-Stevenson-Jr-46083362/
    1 point
  17. With on exception it is the same as the CUSA All Conference Team. http://www.conferenceusa.com/news/2020/3/23/mens-basketball-mbb-ten-earn-nabc-all-district-honors.aspx
    1 point
  18. I have no worries in regards to Mccaslands ability to land quality talent year in year out. Same for Coach Jon Hedlund and Coach Rodney. I wish I could say the same for other programs *cough*
    1 point
  19. @CMJ not a blog, but I started logging my own numbers. I check in with CDC and the TxDSHS every day after 5PM. Interesting to see that a link to the Google Doc gets it auto-embedded in this forum thread.
    1 point
  20. Current fatality rates for the ten countries with most known infections compared against the same countries on March 23rd (in parentheses). One can see how the numbers tend to go up once the health system gets overwhelmed, or go down once they get on the other side of the curve (Iran). Note that since Turkey switched out from South Korea I don't have numbers for them to compare to the 23rd. 1.USA- 2.4% (1.3) 2. Italy- 11.9% (9.3) 3. Spain- 9.1% (6.7) 4. China- 4.1% (4.0) 5. Germany- 1.2% (0.4) 6. France- 7.1% (4.0) 7. Iran- 6.3% (7.8) 8. UK- 8.7% (5.0) 9. Switzerland- 2.
    1 point
  21. 6'3" 195 lb https://www.hudl.com/profile/9939686/Raam-Stevenson-Jr
    1 point
  22. https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/fountains-of-wayne-singer-adam-schlesinger-dead-coronavirus
    1 point
  23. Yes, SMU's oc schedule in MBB spells out willingness to play anyone anytime. GA. St., Jax St, New Orleans, Jackson St, Hartford, ACC, NW St and somehow Georgetown. Believe me their fans are not going to revolt by playing in your parlance, a lower tier school. Why do you think NT should be considered a lower tier school to SMU? In what other than price? Brand and Prestige, this is not in the forties. Forget scare, they believe it is in their long term interest to limit NT prominence in the DFW area as much as possible. I don't fault the strategy, but most should recognize
    1 point
  24. you’re talking about football and I’m talking about basketball, so staying with basketball no they don’t care, they don’t have a reason to care and fans being pissed about scheduling a perceived lower tier school does not make an AD or a school scared to schedule us. They have the “brand” and “prestige” and they’re not going to use that clout to help this basketball program until we win so much they can’t ignore us.
    1 point
  25. Lol they were also the last 2 teams to join
    1 point
  26. the first acquired case of COVID-19 in the Philippines was on March 5. They're total cases is now over 2300 with nearing 100 deaths. today's high temperature in Manilla: 94 degrees.
    1 point
  27. A. Every school in C-USA wants to leave. B. Look at your calendar.
    1 point
  28. wait...wait...wait. What happened to Western Kentucky and Charlotte ? This is the first I've heard of these 2 schools wanting to leave. When/what happened ?
    1 point
  29. With TCU and SMU they would have more to lose (prestige) and the angry fans that think playing North Texas is beneath them, is probably more of a headache than the ADs want to deal with. Double that anger if North Texas wins and the AD of those schools looks like an idiot for scheduling it. They’re not scared they just don’t give a f**k.
    1 point
  30. I heard on a podcast that Tilman Fertita was bleeding money right now. Owner of the Rockets and the only UH supporter Cougar fans mention when they talk about having mountains of cash.
    1 point
  31. Not sure this can even be called bad news. He wasn't likely to play and hopefully he can find a place were he can play if he wants to. Vito is not NT's cheerleader, but does a good job of reporting both the good and bad. Any report of anything NT sports in this time is appreciated.
    1 point
  32. It looks like congress is going to start work on another package. My question, not if it is or is not needed, but if it is full of money for non-virus related programs, should the President veto the bill? I believe we need to help people and keep the economy from collapsing, but this is not the time for anyone to add crap to try and get their "pet projects" funded by trying to claim one party or the other doesn't care.
    1 point
  33. Bean is really intriguing to me with what he could bring to the run game, but I just have a gut feeling that Aune is going to start and will do a great job.
    1 point
  34. Already paid for my season tickets and made my Mean Green Scholarship Fund donation for the year. Figured it might help "bridge the gap" financially during these troubled times. I am 100% certain that should anything happen to the season, Wren would allow me to either roll the payments and donation over to the next season or offer me the option of a full refund of both. I would hope that anyone who is able to do so financially go ahead an pay for season tickets and make your Mean Green Scholarship Fund donation. Only if you are able, of course, but if you are it could really help the departm
    1 point
  35. I think this is going to magnify the importance of regional competition. Save the money on travel and hopefully be able to increase attendance!
    1 point
  36. Seems like there's some unknowns. But UNT announced its refunding students that lived on campus prorated for the remainder of the semester as of last week. That would mean roughly 6 weeks living rent and meal plans being refunded. I don't know how many we have living on campus but has to be somewhere between 6,000 and 8,000 I'd think. Assuming the lesser number of 6,000 at a refund cost of $1,500 each (remaining rooms and meals) that would be $9 million. It's just the start and I assumed low end of all of those numbers. Then summer enrollment has to be suffering from this I'd imagine. Summer i
    1 point
  37. Where is he listed as a coach? https://meangreensports.com/sports/football/coaches
    1 point
  38. Shanbour graduated and is coaching with us so that might be a NCAA violation
    1 point
  39. Pay the bonus. March Madness is insured. The teams won't get as much as they might have earned had the tournament been held but certainly more than enough to cover his bonus. He did everything required of him and through no fault of his own was unable to play in either tournament. He had already qualified for the NIT and I believe that we would've been the CUSA tournament champion as well. I couldn't be much happier with McCasland's results. He took a sub-.500 Benford team; lost the best player (who still had eligibility) and has won a CBI tournament and a CUSA title. Who w
    1 point
  40. PAY HIM--LIKE YESTERDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1 point
  41. How I imagine Coach Cobbs sliding in and competing against this offer list
    1 point


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