And nowhere in any of my statements did I even remotely insinuate that all I wanted Alabama to have was a football program. There's nothing even remotely close to that. I've probably been to more Alabama basketball games than I have Alabama football games. Boosters can donate at their will, and we've seen that before. If a Booster wants to donate a few million to have a locker room named after him, then that's exactly what's done. (The Fail Room) If a soccer donor wants to earmark their contribution to the soccer program, than that's done too. I don't even understand the point in bringing that into the discussion. Boosters have absolutely nothing to do with the original conversation.
I'll ask the question again since it hasn't been answered. Why should it be football's responsibility to carry the other sports?
Last edited by RedStar; January 28th, 2013 at 01:44 PM.
Scholarship limits are not about parity. They are about cutting the EXPENSES of all men's sports in athletic departments. Less than 20 athletic departments are profitable regardless of the success of their football teams. It is not about profits, donations, fan support, or anything but the challenges athletic departments have in dealing with EXPENSES of football programs. Football EXPENSES skew the numbers in Title IX compliance. Football scholarship limits will drop to 65 in the next 20 years.
Sorry, not gonna happen because the industry makes too many people mountains of money.Football scholarship limits will drop to 65 in the next 20 years.
Removing Scholarships would have the effect of the 'Rich Getting Richer'.
Universities like Alabama, USC, Ohio, Michigan, Texas, TAMU would all have the resources.
To provide a larger number of scholarships.
Universities that can't fill a medium sized stadium will fall further and further behind.
It's all about money... The Haves and the Have nots...
If you want to raise football scholarships to 105, I hope you plan to support our new women's lacrosse team.
Y'all are fixin' to either (1) incur the wrath of Earle or (2) get this thread moved to the non sports forum.
I'm not a fan of removing scholarship limitations. There are smaller schools with limited resources that should have an opportunity to sign quality players. I am a fan of restoring the 105 scholly limit because that would give kids more opportunities to get scholarships.
Trying to force things through bureaucratic tinkering doesn't work and it hasn't worked in college football. Not. One. Bit. The OP demonstrated this by explaining that the same programs who won before 1994 have won after 1994. There's no reason to think that it won't change. The guys with the resources to game the system always will. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.
Eventually, the guys with the resources will throw up their hands and say that the NCAA model is no longer working. It will lead to the creation of a new league, with perhaps 40-80 big time college programs who leave the NCAA and make their own TV deals.
The business of America is business. And college football ain't never been more business than it is now. The people who try to restrict business will be gotten around one way or another.
“Lamar Thomas has got it, he's on his way down the sidelines... George Teague runs him down! He took the ball away!!! HE'S GOT THE BALL!!!"
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