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NCAA board voting today on P5 "autonomy"

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Buffnik, Apr 24, 2014.

  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    The 65 teams in the Power 5 conferences will be looking to have some different rules than the rest of NCAA D1.

    The P5 conferences would be able to make rules outside of the NCAA to govern the following:


    • provide scholarships that would cover the full cost of attendance, as well as avenues for continuing education and medical care
    • loosening of the agent contact rules
    • ability to pay expenses for family members on trips (including recruiting visits and to games and other events once the athlete is enrolled)
    • ability to limit or decrease "athletics time demands or other burdens of student-athletes."

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]If approved, as expected, the final vote will happen no later than August. [/FONT]

    [FONT=arial, sans-serif]It seems like that media pressure and litigations over how "amateur" college athletes really are get directed at P5 schools. That's the impetus for allowing these schools to use their resources to address some of these questions. Really, though, it's about money and all the other NCAA institutions worrying that the P5 will leave the NCAA for football if they aren't given this. At the end of the day, it's going to make a scholarship to a Washington State much more valuable than one to Boise State. I suspect that played into why Petersen chose to make the change this year.

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...irectors-meeting-governance-proposal/8065533/
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  2. Shldr2Shldr

    Shldr2Shldr Club Member Club Member

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    Not a fan of where this is heading.
     
  3. dply

    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    If this happens I don't know how CSU will make it. This could be a death blow to a lot of programs.
     
  4. tante

    tante Club Member Club Member

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    I don't know why you even care.
     
  5. TDbuff

    TDbuff Club Member Club Member

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    Heard a Dr. David Ridpath on the radio yesterday, who's a professor in sports administration at U of Ohio, and he was talking about this vote.

    He's been a proponent of this move for a while apparently, and he's also a CSU grad. He said something to the effect of, "...you know when I think of schools like my alma mater Colorado State, schools like that shouldn't be playing in the same sandbox as the power 5 schools. It just won't work."
     
  6. Darian3Hagan

    Darian3Hagan '89 Player of the Year Club Member

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    I imagine the schools that just moved into one of the power 5 is feeling pretty lucky right now.
     
  7. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Loosening the rules about contact with agents? This will not end well.
     
  8. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I think that's the elephant in the room. So many of the NCAA policies over the past decades have been to drive parity (scholarship limits, cost containment on benefits such as training table, revenue sharing). It has driven a lot of 1-AA schools to jump up to 1-A since the money was so much better. So now we have the schools like Troy on the same level as Alabama and it simply doesn't make sense. A program like CSU has a lot more in common with programs like Eastern Washington and North Dakota State than it does with a P5 program. I do think the Rams have a good argument that if they were simply invited to join a P5 conference that they would quickly be on par with the bottom 20% of the P5, but what they don't seem to get is that no one in the P5 is looking to expand the bottom 20%.
     
  9. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    I don't like the agents thing, not is all on the up and up with some of those guys.
     
  10. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    I do not like the prospect of our cash strapped AD trying to keep up with cash flush ADs from other schools.

    Some other schools coach "We can fly you parents and siblings out to all of our games."

    CU "We can fly your parents out to one game on Spirit Airlines. No carry on bags."
     
  11. BuffLuKe

    BuffLuKe Club Member Club Member

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    We can say hey, we'll fly y'all out and get you high as a kite lol.
     
  12. DrunkRalphie

    DrunkRalphie Well-Known Member

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    We're ****ed.
     
  13. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    And that's a big reason why the facilities are being enhanced and the CU Foundation is being revamped. CU has to increase its revenues. The Pac-12 Network deal helps a lot in this regard, too. We'll be just fine in terms of being able to offer what other major programs offer their student athletes.

    The biggest drain with this is that CU recruits nationally, so a higher percentage of its players will have parents flying in from out of town as compared to a program like Miami.
     
  14. CsquaredCC

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    In what alternative universe does a school like CSU with over 31,000 students, an endowment of nearly $400 Million, and a real opportunity for AAU designation in the next 5 years have in common with Eastern Washington or NDSU? As institutions these two aren't even in the same hemisphere. Further, if you are trying to compare the athletic departments, look no further than the budgets of EWU and NDSU which combined are roughly $3-4 Million less than CSU's overall budget. There is no comparison. Seriously, the view of some on here of what CSU actually is borders on the absurd.

    If you are being honest about it, CSU is basically a what draftniks would call a tweener school. That is, as an institution, tweener schools are peer-institutions with many universities in the P5. In CSU's case and using the PAC as an example, CSU would be considered a peer-institution with Arizona, ASU, Washington State, Oregon State and Utah.

    Athletically, obviously the calculation changes, either because of facilities, fan support, budgets, etc. There are a number of these tweener type schools that reside outside of the P5 right now for one reason or another. Most of these schools exist in the AAC and MWC, but they are in no way similar to a directional school like Eastern Washington. All of these schools, including CSU, are making their own calculations on what they need to do over the next decade to take the next step based on the changing landscape. For example, in Houston's and soon to be CSU's case, they are making major facility upgrades via their stadiums. In Boise State's case, it is making efforts to improve its standing as an academic institution - which is severely lacking. No one university fits a P5 profile perfectly and that's the point. Realignment/expansion is not done and there is another "arms race" that will be taking place outside the P5 over the next 5-10 years to fix obvious profile flaws to be included.
     
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  15. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    LOL at CSU in a P5
     
  16. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    I said the programs have more in common. The schools, I agree, are not that comparable. CSU is a lot bigger and has graduate programs. But we can look at a lot of large colleges that aren't fielding anywhere near P5 caliber football programs. University of Delaware, UMass, VCU (club team only), FIU, Texas State, etc.

    CSU's football program has budgets and historical performance that are on the low end of D1A. That's why I compared it with some of the top 1AA programs.

    The cold, hard truth is that there is a laundry list of colleges that are more desirable to a P5 conference than CSU based upon performance, resources and media market. Maybe Denver and the state will hit another population and economic boom that will change things. But right now, CSU is simply not that attractive to a major conference.
     
  17. CsquaredCC

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    I certainly don't disagree with you that CSU is not as attractive right now to a P5 conference as some of the others on the outside. However, they are one of what I think are really only a handful of schools that actually have an opportunity to improve their overall profile in a way that makes them attractive to a P5 conference. A new stadium and growing the athletic budget to over $50 million would certainly go a long way if Graham is able to get it done.
     
  18. hokiehead

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    If the AAU admits State in the next 5 years, I'm going to be especially curious about how their standards are interpreted.
     
  19. CsquaredCC

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    Its heavily weighed towards research and development expenditures.
     
  20. CUFan

    CUFan Welcome back Club Member

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    I think this sucks. It gets us further away from college sports being amateur. The players deserve more for sure, but I would prefer to see this solved another way. Frankly I would like to see hoops and football adjusted to the same model as college baseball and hockey. There should be viable professional avenues for these kids to chose versus college when coming out of high school (for football and basketball). I understand this would fundamentally change both collegiate sports, but I think it solves a lot of issues (including paying players and actually enrolling kids interested in academics). The NCAA as an amateur institution as it relates to football and basketball is a joke. These kids are exploited to a ridiculous level. /soapbox

    Back to reality since the above will never happen due to $. I don't want to see the non P5 schools shut out.


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  21. sackman

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    This has the feel of being one of the lucky schmucks who made it onto a life raft when the Titanic sunk. You're happy to be alive, but kind of guilt ridden, too.
     
  22. BehindEnemyLines

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    Guess its better than swimming in the icy north Atlantic
     
  23. Colobuffs21

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    I think we found the CSU spy.
     
  24. FlatironsBuff

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    CSquared has always been upfront about being a CSU fan.
     
  25. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

    Lt.Col.FrankSlade Well-Known Member

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    So how will this ever pass the NCAA?

    Wouldn't these types of votes require a 2/3 majority to pass the NCAA?
     
  26. BehindEnemyLines

    BehindEnemyLines beware the habu Club Member

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    Good question.
     
  27. skibum

    skibum Peed in your Cheerios. Club Member

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    I imagine the bargaining will go like this: Hey little guys, that's a nice little basketball tournament you've got there, and that's a nice little share of some bowl game revenues, gosh it would be a shame if anything were to happen to them.
     
  28. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    It still takes 2/3 vote to make such a major change to the rules - that applies to NCAA basketball, as well.
     
  29. BehindEnemyLines

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    So you're thinking the non-power conference schools will band together and vote this out?
     
  30. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    The NCAA may not have much of a choice. It'll probably be something like "This is the way we're going to do things. If you don't like it, tough." The NCAA exists because of the schools. No schools = no NCAA. The P5 can just set up it's own regulatory agency.
     

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