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Pac-12: changes to night game schedule & new court storming rules

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    http://pac-12.com/article/2016/05/24/pac-12-announces-series-decisions-out-end-year-board-meetings

    PAC-12 ANNOUNCES SERIES OF DECISIONS OUT OF END OF YEAR BOARD MEETING
    Ratifies Approach on Time Demands
    Reduces Night Football Games
    Institutes Fines to Court and Field Storming Policy
    Approves Pac-12 Networks to Begin eSports Competitions


    SAN FRANCISCO – The Pac-12 CEO Group – made up of the presidents and chancellors of Pac-12 universities – has reviewed the Conference's report on student-athlete time demands and authorized its release, the Conference reported today. Also during its annual Board meeting, the CEO Group took action to reduce night football games, added fines to the conference policy on court and field storming, and announced that Pac-12 Networks will commence eSports competitions in 2016-2017.

    The CEO Group has stressed the importance of rebalancing time demands of student-athletes as part of the overall effort to modernize intercollegiate athletics. The new report takes a comprehensive look at the issue, reviews recent national and Pac-12 surveys, synthesizes direct feedback from student-athletes gathered on a Commissioner-led listening tour of all 12 campuses, creates a list of best practices seen in action on Pac-12 campuses, and lays out several possible legislative solutions.

    From February to April of this year, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott visited all 12 universities and met with more than 250 student-athletes representing more than 30 sports. The tour reinforced that for the most part, Pac-12 student-athletes are very pleased with their college experience and their opportunity to compete athletically and succeed academically at the highest level. The tour also revealed many positive, collaborative practices taking place on Pac-12 campuses, and one goal coming out of this process is to share best practices both inside and outside of the Pac-12.

    The tour and surveys of student-athletes also uncovered some areas in which rule changes may be appropriate. The report outlines potential legislative solutions that the Pac-12 is considering in the form of NCAA Autonomy proposals, full Division I council governance proposals, Pac-12 Conference-specific rules or guidelines, and/or best practices.

    “Having our voices heard throughout this process has been so important, and I firmly believe that the Pac-12 is poised to make good decisions that prioritize student-athlete welfare,” said Pac-12 SAAC Chair and Pac-12 SALT member Rollins Stallworth, a football student-athlete at Stanford. “We want to compete at the highest level on and off the field, and I’m proud to be part of a conference that is making sure we have the time to do just that.”

    Night Football Games
    The presidents and chancellors approved a recommendation from the Pac-12 Council to modify the Conference’s TV agreements with ESPN and FOX and reduce the number of Pac-12 Networks Saturday night football games (start time of 7 p.m. or later). Under the modification, a Pac-12 Network game can now start either at 2:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. local and overlap with an ESPN or FOX exclusive TV window. This change is expected to reduce the number of Pac-12 Networks night games by as many as four contests.

    “The Pac-12 has some of the most loyal fans in college athletics and we appreciate our television partners working with us on this important issue for fans,” said Rob Mullens, University of Oregon athletic director. “The increased exposure and revenue from our contract with ESPN and FOX has been instrumental to our success, but we continue to work hard to minimize as much as possible the negative impact late start times have on our fans who travel great distances to see our teams in person."

    Court and Field Storming
    The presidents and chancellors also approved a recommendation from the Pac-12 Council to add an institutional fine schedule to the Conference court and field storming policy. Starting in the 2016-17 academic year, fines will be applied to institutions as follows: $25,000 for first offense, $50,000 for a second offense, and $100,000 for a third offense.

    “The Pac-12 Council carefully considered this policy and its impact on our fans who loyally support our teams,” said Mike Williams, Director of Athletics at the University of California, Berkeley. “This enhanced policy underscores the importance our universities place on the safety and welfare of our student-athletes, officials and fans, and will allow us to educate staffs and fans on procedures going forward.”

    Pac-12 Networks & eSports
    Finally, following an internal review of the growing interest amongst Pac-12 students in competitive video gaming, the presidents and chancellors approved Pac-12 Networks to commence eSports competitions with Pac-12 universities this upcoming year. Teams from campuses will participate based on a specific game, and the competitions will include head-to-head matchups in studios as well as a tournament in conjunction with a Pac-12 championship event. The game titles and event formats are still to be determined, but will be announced in the coming months.

    Intercollegiate competition in egaming is in its initial stages, but Pac-12 universities are increasingly involved through passionate student groups competing in competitions with popular games. eSports is also closely tied to academic departments at Pac-12 universities such as computer science, visual and cinematic arts, engineering and others.

    “eSports is a natural fit for many of our universities located in the technology and media hubs of the country,” said Scott. “Pac-12 Networks’ commitment to innovation as well as its natural tie to our universities and established media platform make it the perfect organization to develop the framework for eSports intercollegiate competition.”
     
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  2. sackman

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    The court storming rule should just be named the "Miller rule".
     
  3. BehindEnemyLines

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    Or the Arizona Waaaahldcats crybaby rule
     
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  4. SewallBeach

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    Good thing Sean Miller gets to decide who belongs on the court and who doesn't.

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  5. Darth Snow

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    I expect our coaches to pay every single fine.
     
  6. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I hope they raise student fees to cover football field storming.
     
  8. Shldr2Shldr

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    New Kickoff windows are great, allows CU fans to take full use of the time allotted for tailgating.

    At 1:30pm MT, lots open at 8:00am, so 5.5hrs open
    At 5:30pm MT, lots open at 11:30am, so 6hrs open (max)

    I live for tailgating in the fall, so that is great news for me.
     
  9. onealcd

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    5:30 is perfect timing. 1:30 is legit too but 5:30 provides so much time to get things done in the morning and still have a full day in boulder.
     
  10. Gary Indiana

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    Do other conferences have this financial penalty for swarming the floor? Field? I could see students doing it more because they dont give a **** and want to cost the school money. What is it actually hurting unless they disrupt play?
     
  12. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    so the way i read it, no more 11 am kickoffs at folsom?
     
  13. buff4bcs1985

    buff4bcs1985 Hail to the King

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    **** sean miller
     
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    No more 11am kickoffs on Pac-12 network. It is possible we could get an 11am timeslot on FS1 or ESPN
     
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    Fewer games on TV though since they'll nearly all be on at once (overlapping).

    When your benefactor pays a billion dollars to put your games on and you bight his hand, then what?
     
  16. dply

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    Miller has a bit of king joffrey in him.
     
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  17. Shldr2Shldr

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    The time slots are only for Pac-12 Network. The "benefactor" still gets to put games at whatever time slot they want.

    As far as overlap, this is what the regional networks are for. You either watch the Pac-12 National game for that time slot or you watch the game in your region.
     
  18. goalline

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    What costs more? A fine or hiring additional security to keep fans off of the field / court. I think I'd gamble against staffing for it until the third offense fine would kick in.
     
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    Only CU fans worry about storming the field. Good thing we have all those home wins the past few years where we stormed. Last time the team stormed was WVU or UGA, right? The SEC has had this rule for a long time. Only team going to be top 25 when they come to Folsom this year is possibly UCLA. It's only fun when it's a top 10 team.

    Interesting angle with eSports. The Pac12 lies in an area where eSports will be a way to appeal to the west coast as well as Asian markets. I've been following video games since the 90s and twitch and the like have taken video games to the mainstream. ESPN plans to even start airing eSports (I hate that name so much).
     
  20. Shldr2Shldr

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    No. They rushed when we beat UofA in 2011. 1st Pac-12 win and senior night.

    They were ready to go in that OT game against UCLA though and they would have earned it that game. The best performance from the student section I have seen in my time here. The entire section moving to the other end of the field when UCLA choose the north endzone at the coin flip was incredible.
     
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    I hope we get fined 4 .... Never mind. I don't see any field storming worthy games on our schedule this year.
     

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