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Coming soon: NCAA v. California

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    There are only so many spot and players will need to play. Small schools have boosters as well.
  2. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    Not all of them. Maybe none. It's just a consequence I see as possible. Mid-major athletic departments have little margin for error, financially speaking. The university where I work loses money. The general student body pays a big chunk per student that goes straight to athletics. Faculty salaries have been frozen. Yet they keep pouring millions into an athletic program that adds nothing to the school. Eventually enough will be enough for the rest of the university population and it will be cut.

    I believe this step of letting players earn money, while good for the individuals who benefit, will hurt the overall athletic universe. It's step 1 of a slippery slope that will cause a ton of harm. Again, just a theory. I hope I'm wrong.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Of these fucking chicken littles.

    Here are some of the quotes and predictions when Title IX came out 50 years ago:
    NCAA sports are doomed, they say. Yeah, we've heard that before

    Walter Byers, then executive director of the NCAA, described it as “the most injurious piece of legislation on college athletics to come out of Washington yet.”

    John McKay, the legendary USC football coach who was also athletic director, claimed the law “means the end of our athletic program” and “we don’t have the funds to cover such a thing.”

    Tom Hansen, then the NCAA’s assistant executive director and later the longtime Pac-10 commissioner, joined the outrage. He called the law “reverse sex discrimination” and believed it shouldn’t apply to college sports.

    “It’s very, very probably going to destroy [men’s sports programs],” Hansen told the Washington Post in 1975. “The members are kind of stunned and they’re asking, ‘Is it really true?’”

    Three years later, the Boston Globe described Hansen as “angry.”

    “The attitude among many coaches is that they spent years building nationally respected programs and now 10 or 12 girls want to get in the gym,” he told the newspaper. “Most of them can’t even shoot or dribble.”
  4. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    Relatively speaking, no they don't. At least not enough to make a difference. Every Ohio State home game draws more fans than every MAC team draws for its entire season, and the MAC students get in free. The gap where boosters and booster money are concerned is far more sizable than t hat. The revenue streams -- both official and unofficial -- are just vastly different.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    This is complete batshit insanity.
    God forbid the gap between University of Toledo and Alabama increases. They may not even be competitive!!!
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  6. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    It did destroy many.
  7. Junkie

    Junkie Active Member

    Why is it insanity? People like you think the likes of Alabama football and Duke basketball are the only college teams that exist. They are a drop in the bucket. If this winds up killing opportunities at the lower levels -- the ones nobody sees or cares about -- how is that good? Sports are a way for thousands of kids to get to college, not just a place for the AP Top 25 football and men's basketball teams to rack up piles of cash.
  8. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    This sounds very much like an approach that needs overhauling in any case.
  9. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    What's with everyone questioning everyone else's sanity? It was "insane" to discuss a Washington Post sports page, too.
  10. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    And many others were created.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Then by all means lets keep this status quo.
  12. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

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