Relays announcement


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Press conference this afternoon on the "bright future" of the Relays. Any word?
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Hy-Vee is out. Not sure who is in as sponsor.

Part of the World Athletics Continental Silver Tour.

https://www.runnerspace.com/eprofile.php?event_id=631&do=news&news_id=599857
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Mediacom is new sponsor. https://godrakebulldogs.com/news/2020/3/10/xtream-powered-by-mediacom-to-become-the-presenting-sponsor-of-the-drake-relays.aspx
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Huge kudos to Blake, obviously the Mediacom announcement is big but securing Silver level on the World Tour is HUGE going forward for the competition levels and the name value of the athletes competing.  Potentially game changing for the Relays and, in turn, the university.
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Big question is if there even is a Relays this year.
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NCAA cancelling all spring championships. Schools closing everywhere. Travel from Europe currently banned. Might not be a Drake Relays this year.

Have they ever been cancelled?
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Nope...i believe it would be a first. March 30 through the first week of April will be magical dates/weeks. If college sports are not back up by then - they will not be this year. 
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Per DSM Register... 
Drake Relays still on schedule ... for now
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It’s too early to expect an announcement, but I would be surprised if they happened. 
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CDC just announced no groups of more than 50 people for the next 8 weeks. That’s probably the final nail
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The Penn Relays have been canceled    How long before Drake does the same ?

  GO BULLDOGS !!
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Kentucky derby - cancelled
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ILLINOISBULLDOG - 3/17/2020
Kentucky derby - cancelled

Postponed to September, actually. 

Penn is talking about a one-day event in May or June. 
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and as expected

https://godrakebulldogs.com/news/2020/3/17/drake-relays-postponed-due-to-covid-19-pandemic.aspx

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Being Olympic year (if that happens) I don’t know what they would be able to schedule in the summer
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ILLINOISBULLDOG - 3/18/2020
Being Olympic year (if that happens) I don’t know what they would be able to schedule in the summer

Now that the Olympics are off, I think the best case scenario is to hold in August right when school is starting again. We are probably only looking at pros only if it happens at all.
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The Beautiful Bulldog Contest is still being held... 
Drake's Beautiful Bulldog Contest is back and will allow public to vote online 
The Beautiful Bulldog Contest 

Vitrual Relays Week...
Special Interactive Digital Schedule

According to update from Drake they are still looking for date to re-schedule...
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Drake Relays Postponed Until Summer

All meets up to the Prefontaine Classic (first weekend of June) have been canceled or postponed in USA. Europe has been canceled through the Bislett Games in Oslo (second week of June). The USA Olympic Trials were to be held June 19 to 28, so maybe they could hold it that week. 




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At this point I'm assuming they are going to let Griff's retirement happen today, get through the July 4 weekend, then sometime next week the official announcement will come Relays 2020 is formally cancelled.
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Bulldog2323 - 6/30/2020
At this point I'm assuming they are going to let Griff's retirement happen today, get through the July 4 weekend, then sometime next week the official announcement will come Relays 2020 is formally cancelled.

Just announced the next announcement will come on July 23. Anything beyond it's cancelled will be a complete shock to me.
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