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 feeThat 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.