Skip to comments.NCAA proposal would put power in hands of BCS conferences
Posted on 01/10/2014 9:58:20 AM PST by C19fan
A new NCAA governance structure favoring the Division I power institutions has been distributed to membership in advance of next week's NCAA convention.
At its core the proposed structure would give legislative autonomy to the five BCS or power conferences that consider themselves the main stakeholders of big-time college sports: SEC, Big Ten, Pac-12, ACC and Big 12.
Those schools would define the structure for a stipend paid to athletes, according to documents obtained by CBSSports.com. The Chronicle of Higher Education first reported the existence of the proposals from Wake Forest president Nathan Hatch, the Division I board chair.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbssports.com ...
Limit full-ride athletic scholarships to equal the number of students that get drafted/hired into the professional levels, regardless of sport. Make it change annually.
Finally rational movement towards AA minor league professionals instead of pretend amateurs that open holders of degrees from some institutions to fully justified mockery.
Your proposal would certainly change the look of college football, LOL.
I can see universities aligning themselves with certain pro teams. I can see universities subcontracting the football program out to private investors, grades and school attendance for athletes will be out the window.
So, it’s official that the former Big East is not a BCS conference?
The NCAA would be smarter to cut the BCS 5 loose for football and keep everything in house for all the other sports. The great concussion-CTE-unsafe-helmets lawsuits are going to explode soon and the NCAA can stand on the sidelines and say “we didn’t know.”
I’m ready to see the football-strong elements of the ACC and Big 12 merge to form one Super Conference then have these along with the SEC, Big 10 and Pac 12 make a playoff system where the conference championship games act as de facto quarterfinals. Thus, an eight-team playoff.
The non-BCS schools, including the outcasts dropped by the Big 12 and ACC should reform into their own separate division and have its own championship game creating another layer of playoffs for their schools among the Mountain West, AAC, WAC, MAC and SunBelt conferences.
BTW, my first outline for the new ACC-Big XII Super Conference would be:
Boston College, Syracuse, Pitt, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, Notre Dame, Florida St., Miami, Clemson, Georgia Tech, Baylor, Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St. and Kansas St. or TCU.
Yes. It's official.
Here's a good summary of how things are going to be..
Fyi - the Big East isn’t a football conference.
It is either that or cop to being a “farm system” for professional sports.
I’d rather see regional universities that feed professional sports, providing actual “degrees” in pro-sports that include required classes in
rules, officiating and ethics.
You and I both know that the majority of students in thse schools will be..melanin challenged.
make the pro-sports support the scholarships for the students. (Really, think about that...how many scholarships are provided by the NFL/NBA/MLB?)
I could see a lot of the smallers creating a seperate division or dropping down a level if this goes through.
The NCAA, the colleges/universities, the coaches, and the networks all get millions of dollars from collegiate sports. Why shouldn’t the athletes get a piece of the action?
So the other Division I & II & III conferences can’t pay their athletes?
That’s why I said “former” Big East. I don’t know if everyone knows the new, generic name.
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