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If this deal goes down, the BCS is dead, and maybe the NCAA too.

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

  1. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    If this deal goes down the way it's shaping up to, there will be four super conferences, and a bunch of also-rans. The four super conferences won't have to deal with the NCAA or the BCS anymore, and will dictate how college sports are run. I said this in another thread but I think it bears repeating - the NCAA can run roughshod over one school, but not 64. If the four super conferences want a playoff, they will have one with or without the NCAA's blessing.

    I'm not sure how I feel about that. On the one hand, the NCAA sucks. It's uneven treatment of member institutions and moronic adherance to arcane rules should have been done away with years ago. On the other hand, I'm concerned that whatever gets put in it's place will be worse. We are heading towards an era where college sports are really nothing more than minor leagues, and that would be a shame.
     
  2. MtnBuff

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    And those 64 schools can go tell the NCAA to pound sand in terms of revenue sharing with the mid-major and lower division schools. They could form their own football association and would have the legislative influence to make it stick in Washington against any anti-trust claims. The current mid-majors that get left out would be definately on the short end of the deal.
     
  3. CsquaredCC

    CsquaredCC Well-Known Member

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    For so long as any institution is taking tax-payer funds from state residents - there are always going to be issues around revenue sharing. You would just see more state legislatures stepping into the fray across the board and replacing the NCAA.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    That's right. The whole 16-team league concept really didn't make sense to me until I started to think about it in this way. I think this could be the beginning of the end for the NCAA. If the Pac 16 divides into four pods, they will need a playoff to crown a champion. Currently, the NCAA doesn't allow that. I suspect the NCAA will cave pretty quick on this issue, but there will be more down the road.
     
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    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    State legislatures? Are you serious?
     
  6. CsquaredCC

    CsquaredCC Well-Known Member

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    Because it has never happed before? State governments have always been a part of the equation because you are dealing with state funded institutions. I am not talking about the structure of the conferences and their involvment with the NCAA. I am talking about revenue sharing.
     
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    Jens1893 Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I agree and I don´t know if it´s for bad or worse. In another sport I follow the power seems to lie with roughly 10-12 teams and if you´re right, which I think you are, I could see something similar happen in College FB where a handful of perceived "big" schools have the final word on everything.
     
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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Luckily, Colorado does not care about funding higher education, so this is a moot point.
     
  9. MtnBuff

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    If you believe this you are on Fantasy Island with the rest of the CSU fans. This is all about money, who gets it, who doesn't, not about "fairness." I would love to have had a big NBA contract and I worked really hard, unfortunately I didn't grow to be 7 feet tall with skills so somebody else got the money, that's how it goes.

    In college football the power rest with those schools that generate the money, not with those who think they should get to share it. Legislators in Texas, Florida, Ohio, Michigan, California, Oklahoma, etc. etc. are not going to do anything that hurts their flagship programs. Who in Texas influences more voters, the University of Texas or North Texas University, in Florida which legislator wants to contend with the fans of the U of Florida or Florida State to be "fair" to the University of Central Florida. There are a number of schools who are clearly the power programs financially, they get to call the shots, their are other schools that are not at the same level financially but provide financial benefit, they get in. There are others who despite the fever of their fans, don't generate enough revenue to justify their inclusion in the eyes of those making the decisions, they will be left out. It may not be fair but that's how it is and will be.

    Remember a decade ago when all the mid-majors where screaming about the BCS and their not getting a "fair share," Senator Orin Hatch made a bunch of noise about congressional hearings and legislation, end result he got nowhere just like the supporters of those left out this time will be.
     

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