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bohn interview on 1600am in denver this morning

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by cruisebuff, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. cruisebuff

    cruisebuff Club Member Club Member

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    mike bohn was just interviewed on 1600 am in denver just now. Nothing too surprising but here's a summary:

    why does all this speculation exist?

    It all started out of the big 10 and their desire to expand. The other
    conferences thought maybe we need to look at expansion. pac 10 wants
    a championship game.

    There's so much talk about different scenarios. Just because a team
    is invited by a conference that doesn't mean they are going to go.

    where does this stand now?

    what's real is that the big 12 conference is working hard at their
    television agreement. the league is saying "we've got a good deal
    here - let's not dismantle but get a better tv deal for us"

    the nebraska texas game was very highly rated. other leagues noticed
    it's about money and tv partnerships

    would you be surprised this weekend if something comes from the pac 10?

    Everyone wants to be the first one to get it right. I have no idea
    what's going to happen. It is a high stakes poker game that is going
    on. We are fortunate to be mentioned that we are going to be included
    in a potential group. We are a proud member of the big 12. There
    may be nothing that happens. But if Notre Dame makes a move, or
    someone else, the dominoes will start to fall.

    it's been a crazy year. we are very excited about some things
    coming together for us. the big 12 is positioned well for a
    new tv agreement. our scholarship commitment for next year
    is 9 million dollars which is the highest in the conference

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    I still say I'll believe it when I see it. I remember in the 90's when those close to the program were saying "it's a done deal" that the buffs would go to the pac 10 at that time. It didn't happen. I think from cu's end it still will be a money decision - bohn's comment about "us having the highest scholarship commitment in the conference" is an indication of whoever comes up with the best monetary package for the buffs will get them. If most of the big 12 stays the cost could be too great for the buffs to leave.
     
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  2. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The comment about the scholarship commitment is interesting to me. How can a team with the NCAA D-1 minimum varsity sports have the highest scholarship commitment in the conference? By definition, if we have fewer varsity sports, we should have fewer varsity scholarships, right? I see this as a way for the CU admin to skim athletic department profits to cover their own financial shortfalls. It's no secret that CU charges all of it's scholarship athletes out-of-state tuition.
     
  3. GoBuffs08

    GoBuffs08 Well-Known Member

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    That sums up CU's view on athletics. Instead of charging in-state rates and allowing the extra funds to be available for the athletic department, CU admin steals money from it.
     
  4. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    You might have to check that but it think it is a requirement to do so, so that schools dont bring kids in, red-shirt them get the m residence and save cash. As for total scholarship dollars it can vary within schools with the same number of teams and athletes; because more scholarships are committed to the team at 1 school versus another, an example of this is Stanford baseball when some friends of mine played for them they had only 5 full scholarships committed to the whole endeavor.
     
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    I know that often baseball, swimming, golf, tennis, scholarships don't come with a full ride. However, CU has fewer athletes than any other school. We don't have a baseball team. We don't have a swimming team. So while Stanford might have five scholarships available for their 20-man baseball squad, CU has zero. Fewer scholarship athletes, coupled with the highest scholarship commitment in the conference means CU is charging more, per athlete, than any other conference school - by a lot.
     
  6. Crash Davis

    Crash Davis MA....THE MEATLOAF!!! Club Member

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    This is just a guess, but I have also heard that CU (the school) makes the athletic department pay the tuition of scholarship athletes, whereas at other schools (think UT, Nub, OU) athletes simply have their tuition waived by the school.

    Does "scholarship commitment" refer specifically to the money the athletic department has to actually PAY the school? If so, that might make sense that CU's is the largest.

    Yet another factor putting us behind the 8-ball in trying to compete in big-time college athletics. :huh:
     
  7. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    have never heard that, but it would very costly to the AD if true.
     
  8. Buffsoldier

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    How much of that "scholarship commitment" is going to pay that loan back that the AD got from the school a few years ago?
     
  9. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    we are still on the hook for a good chunk of that as far as i know.
     

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