For Funsies: Conference Reallignment/Creation

TampaKAP

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That could start eroding if the disconnect between the student and the athlete continues.
I'm not contributing to a minor league sports program just because they are loosly affiliated with the school.
The TBT is an unintentional testing ground for that model and some fan bases are providing a high level of support for their loosely affiliated teams. Now, I don't think there are enough data points yet to determine a strategic direction but with some research, a recommendation can be made. Anyone from the collective schools looking for a consulting firm to do some research, PM me. I'll have an LLC setup and a team in place in no time flat for the right fee :geek::twisted:8-)
 

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That could start eroding if the disconnect between the student and the athlete continues.
I'm not contributing to a minor league sports program just because they are loosly affiliated with the school.
Most fans aren’t graduates of these P4/5 schools. It’s more of a regional affiliation. Some call them Walmart fans. Being a fan is passed down through the family.
 

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Most fans aren’t graduates of these P4/5 schools. It’s more of a regional affiliation. Some call them Walmart fans. Being a fan is passed down through the family.
Good point...no way has Alabama graduated that many fans
 

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Even if they didn't do that, spinning off from the NCAA would mean they're no longer required to sponsor a minimum number of sports. They could eliminate all of their non-revenue generating sports and so long as they offered an equal number of women's sports, they would still be Title IX compliant. Doing so would allow the P4* schools to redirect a lot of additional funding toward their revenue-generating sports (i.e. football, basketball, and likely baseball), as well.
Title IX pertains to spending.
 

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If they restructured their athletic departments to not be a part of the schools, then they could operate like any other company and wouldn’t have to follow Title IX. Of course, that would then require them to pay salaries and provide benefits.
Sure, restructure the entire business model and establish a new professional league, Title IX becomes a non factor. That said, so does tax exempt status and I suspect the existing professional leagues would have some concerns.
 
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VCU Heel

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Sure, restructure the entire business model and establish a new professional league, Title IX becomes a non factor. That said, so does tax exempt status and I suspect the existing professional leagues would have some concerns.
The NFL wouldn’t care. College football is their minor leagues that they don’t have to pay for currently. A for-pay college football system would be no different.
 

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The NFL wouldn’t care. College football is their minor leagues that they don’t have to pay for currently. A for-pay college football system would be no different.
What is described is another professional league, Monopolies love subsidized labor, but loathe competitors of any size.
 

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What is described is another professional league, Monopolies love subsidized labor, but loathe competitors of any size.
It’s a professional league that would be a minor league. It would still be loosely affiliated with the school. Most likely, the players would still go to that school and would only be eligible for 5 years. The NFL would still have it’s rule that a person can’t enter the draft until they’re 3 years out of high school. Nothing would change for them other than their new players showing up in better financial situations.
 

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This sort of shi.t is only going to break up the ncaa faster imo
Actually, this would empower the NCAA since it tasks the governance body of student sports to be more diligent towards promoting equity, while the P4 really only care about one sport.

Personally, I feel like these reports are extremely short sighted. First, it essentially argues that women's basketball should be treated better than other female sports as women's basketball ought to be put on the same pedestal as men's basketball. But why should women's basketball be given more import than any other women's sport? Should women's basketball teams receive better accommodations than womens volleyball? Second, it explicitly concludes that the women's tournament is more valuable than the contract garnered. They state that because it was grouped with other sports the contract was lower. That makes no sense. If it was worth more, then companies would have bidded more for the total package (they would receive women's basketball + all these other sports as an add on kicker). They also alleged that the NCAA doesn't promote the women's tournent enough, but the NCAA is also one of the smallest voices out there promoting the men's tournament.
 
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