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'Make this happen': Sharp wants A&M safely open, playing football in the fall

April 30, 2020
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Texas A&M Chancellor John Sharp has set a goal of re-opening A&M for classes and football by this fall, but with caveats.

“Chancellor John Sharp told the presidents and agency heads to plan to be open and operational this fall — to plan how to do it safely with testing and contact tracing and involving our Health Science Center personnel to ensure the welfare of our students, faculty and staff,” Laylan Copelin, A&M System Vice Chancellor for Marketing and Communications said in a statement on Thursday. “That means in-person instruction and playing football safely by our players and fans.”

The Texas Tribune reported on Thursday morning that Texas A&M and Texas Tech intend to resume classes and football this fall. A&M’s campus has been shut down since early March as a precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Texas Tribune article said Sharp revealed in a Thursday morning phone call his goal of reopening the 11 university campuses in the Texas A&M system for the fall semester.

TexAgs contacted Mr. Copelin, who provided more detail.

“Obviously, the final decision is left to the Governor, the Board of Regents, the NCAA and the SEC,” Copelin continued, “But Chancellor Sharp charged the A&M System leadership to come with up a plan to achieve the goal of re-opening this fall. Chancellor Sharp concluded: ‘Make this happen.’”

Texas A&M’s fall semester is scheduled to begin on August 24. The Aggies are slated to kick off their football season on September 5 against Abilene Christian at Kyle Field.

The Texas Tribune reported the shutdown has resulted in at least $19.5 million in lost revenue for A&M. The federal stimulus programs gave A&M just under $40 million to be split between covering losses and financial aid for students.

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'Make this happen': Sharp wants A&M safely open, playing football in the fall

8,088 Views | 18 Replies | Last: 8 mo ago by aTm2004
Foamcows
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In before Karen screaming about football not being important enough to risk lives for.
sbs
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Awesome news!
West Point Aggie
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Ugh...Sharp...
KerrvilleAg
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Just get rid of young already.

#notanotherdime
dreyOO
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Foamcows said:

In before Karen screaming about football not being important enough to risk lives for.
Oh, had President Young not weighed in yet?
Mr. Ectomy
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I love this guy! Who does he think he is, Trump? "Make it happen, people, so I look like a rock star!"

Look, I love football as much as anybody, but that sheet ain't happening until everybody is on board with re-opening the country, not just College Station, or Texas, or the SEC.
SchizoAg
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I wish this guy cared about the academic reputation of our university half as much as he cares about football.
West Point Aggie
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Mr. Ectomy said:

I love this guy! Who does he think he is, Trump? "Make it happen, people, so I look like a rock star!"

Look, I love football as much as anybody, but that sheet ain't happening until everybody is on board with re-opening the country, not just College Station, or Texas, or the SEC.


Everyone won't be on board...no matter what...there's gonna be henny penny's looking for pieces of sky daily, and they'll make you believe they found some!!!
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Mr. Ectomy said:

I love this guy! Who does he think he is, Trump? "Make it happen, people, so I look like a rock star!"

Look, I love football as much as anybody, but that sheet ain't happening until everybody is on board with re-opening the country, not just College Station, or Texas, or the SEC.
The country will re-open by leaders making decisions and taking action that will be criticized by whiners and complainers no matter what.

100% of people cannot be on board before leaders can lead. Talkers will talk. Doers will do. And life will continue.
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Dreigh has it right. Everyone will never be on board with anything. For those not on board with going back to Kyle this fall, I will be happy to upgrade my seats.
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Dreigh said:

Mr. Ectomy said:

I love this guy! Who does he think he is, Trump? "Make it happen, people, so I look like a rock star!"

Look, I love football as much as anybody, but that sheet ain't happening until everybody is on board with re-opening the country, not just College Station, or Texas, or the SEC.
The country will re-open by leaders making decisions and taking action that will be criticized by whiners and complainers no matter what.

100% of people cannot be on board before leaders can lead. Talkers will talk. Doers will do. And life will continue.
Well said!
KerrvilleAg
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A real leader would have thrown young out on his azz after it was known all he cared about was SJW progress......then turnaround after spitting on Aggie loyalty and tradition and then tout all the accomplishments of those he just spent time and money on trashing......to try to raise more money. That gravy train is slowing and young's damage to A&M will be his legacy
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If we open everything up in the fall and remain open, this winter we will lose more than 100,000 Americans. You guys don't understand this? You think the virus is going to magically go away this summer from the entire globe? We may start college football and basketball this fall, but by Thanksgiving, sadly and unfortunately, they will have to be shut down.
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MidTnAg said:

If we open everything up in the fall and remain open, this winter we will lose more than 100,000 Americans. You guys don't understand this? You think the virus is going to magically go away this summer from the entire globe? We may start college football and basketball this fall, but by Thanksgiving, sadly and unfortunately, they will have to be shut down.
From time to time, the tree of Liberty has to be watered with the blood of patriots.
West Point Aggie
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MidTnAg said:

If we open everything up in the fall and remain open, this winter we will lose more than 100,000 Americans. You guys don't understand this? You think the virus is going to magically go away this summer from the entire globe? We may start college football and basketball this fall, but by Thanksgiving, sadly and unfortunately, they will have to be shut down.


Yes it is quite likely that over reactions will happen again...they will once again build a hyper expensive temp hospital on reliants parking lot and it will go unused...the New Orleans convention center will be turned into a hospital at great expense and then closed when regular hospitals are bored...like what happened there just last week...

Over reactions are coming
Aggies2009
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100,000? Based on what? The "models" that were wrong time and time again? The death counts that include thousands who never tested positive or does of other causes but tested positive for COVID-19?
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MidTnAg said:

If we open everything up in the fall and remain open, this winter we will lose more than 100,000 Americans. You guys don't understand this? You think the virus is going to magically go away this summer from the entire globe? We may start college football and basketball this fall, but by Thanksgiving, sadly and unfortunately, they will have to be shut down.
I am still waiting for the remaining 1,932,000 people to kick the bucket.
aTm2004
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Well, we know who his doppelganger is.

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