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College Football, Week 3

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Della9250, Sep 9, 2019.

  1. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

  2. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    That headline cannot be more incorrect.
    It is not forcing the NCAA to pay athletes.

    Can you get a link that is not 100% wrong?
  3. GilGarrido

    GilGarrido Active Member

    Agree with the first sentence, but not the second one, at least for my part of the Deep South -- and for Tuscaloosa too, per a quick look at Weather Underground. Humidity is at its highest around 5am; it's temperatures that are at their lowest (well, their least high).
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  4. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    And those bowl games of 6-6 teams fill hours upon hours of airtime for ESPN, with pretty good ratings because there's nothing else to do in December and ... gambling!
  5. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    Those conference not playing nine conference games will do it when they are being punished for not doing it. As of now the conferences that do play nine games are the ones taking it on the chin.

    To be honest I wish it was 10 conference games. The less scheduling flexibility with these guys the better.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    On the one hand - those SEC-FCS games probably keep more than a few FCS (and some lower G5) programs afloat - take away 14 of them - plus a few bowl games for the 6-6 teams - it's a big impact.
  7. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    I thought the FCS were making more money than they are on these games. I was looking up some of the agreements and I was surprised as the payouts. The G5 schools are doing well with these games. Tennessee is spending $2.5 million for Georgia State and UAB alone.
  8. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    That was one of the arguments for schools like Coastal Carolina moving up to FBS. You get more guarantee money. FCS teams usually get somewhere in the $350K-$500K range. G5 schools will get more than $1M in guarantee games.
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  9. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    Sure, you get more in guarantees, but your expenses are so much higher in FBS because of staffing and scholarships— not only in football but in the other sports you have to add as a result.
  10. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    And if you're a program willing to hit the road for three games against P5 programs annually you can damn near pay off the budget for the program for that season. Plus it's not always a bad tool in recruiting for a Coastal Carolina type of program. "You will be remembered as one of the guys that beat Kansas!"
  11. Pilot

    Pilot Well-Known Member

    Good point, though to be fair, the Kansas claim could be true of every FBS and 2/3 the FCS programs in the country with a motived schedule maker.
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  12. nafselon

    nafselon Well-Known Member

    It's a long, but distinguished list :)
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