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NCAA 'Big 5' conference autonomy vote passes

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Steak Snabler, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Board of Governors ratified it 16-2. Member schools could still veto within 60 days, but that's unlikely:


    Basically, this means the Big 5 conferences can enact their own legislation. It clears the way to pay stipends to players in revenue sports.
  2. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I also like that the players will have a seat at the table, which is unlike the NCAA, which, in it's arrogance, said they didn't deserve a seat.

    I am concerned, though, that the Power Five schools will shut out the others in scheduling, which would suck.
  3. sportbook

    sportbook Member

    I think they may not shut out the other conferences in scheduling. If I'm a football coach at Indiana, Wake Forest, or similar schools you might as well just forget it if you can't schedule lower level OOC schools.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I don't mind scheduling non-P5 schools. But I figure I-AA schools may have a tougher time getting games down the road when the four-non-conference games thing ends.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    Why would they want to shut out their 56-3 wins in September?
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Because it hurts your chances to get in the playoff due to the strength-of-schedule hit.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    SEC having to give up their bodybag games? [/trolling]
  8. Neutral Corner

    Neutral Corner Well-Known Member

    Body bag games can be a substantial part of a smaller school's athletic budget. Hell, some seasons they get two or three paydays playing the designated victim.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Whole lotta questions about this.

    For instance, the Power 5 conferences decide to pay stipends to athletes in revenue sports. That would include men's hoops.

    Where does that leave "mid majors" such as Gonzaga, or even leagues like the Big East, which is no longer part of a "power" conference? If the smaller D-1 basketball leagues decide against stipends for athletes, it will alter the March Madness landscape significantly.
  10. JimmyHoward33

    JimmyHoward33 Well-Known Member

    Seems like the power conferences could easily "price out" the mid majors with these stipends if they control the legislation, and that seems ridiculous. The idea of compensating players is almost universally hailed but what if it comes at the cost of competitive balance?

    The losing I-AA games point could be relevant seeing as the CAA voted against this, I think the two dissenting were them and the Ivy
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Enforcement will be the biggie. I could see a lot of "accounting/bookkeeping" errors when handing out stipends to athletes.
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Obligatory Title IX post. How long before volleyball, women's basketball and softball players want a cut?
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