JessN: It’s time for the NCAA to go

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JESSN: It’s time for the NCAA to go
By Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief
August 16, 2020

The great Cecil Hurt, who has been carrying the scepter of wisdom in the field of Southern sports commentary for so many years now that it’s covered by his homeowners policy, once got off such an appropriate set of adjectives while describing the NCAA that the rest of us, because we couldn’t do any better, just stole them: “arbitrary and capricious.”

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JESSN: It’s time for the NCAA to go
By Jess Nicholas, TideFans.com Editor-In-Chief
August 16, 2020

The great Cecil Hurt, who has been carrying the scepter of wisdom in the field of Southern sports commentary for so many years now that it’s covered by his homeowners policy, once got off such an appropriate set of adjectives while describing the NCAA that the rest of us, because we couldn’t do any better, just stole them: “arbitrary and capricious.”

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Preaching to the choir. ;)
Surly we can find/form a group that will give fair treatment, and display better judgement.
On this forum, our members have suggested hundreds of ideas for improvements. If those ideas ever went forward, they fell on deaf ears.
 

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"Five conferences, 16 teams apiece, 80 total teams in FBS. An eight-team playoff with each of the five conference champions plus three at-large teams. "

I liked everything you said as well. I still see politics being involved in choosing the 3 at large teams. If the 3 remaining best at-large teams are all from the same conference then pick them to make the 8 team playoff.
 

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Can I borrow your crystal ball that tells you that breaking away will definitely improve things.

I am just saying they need to really study the impact on athletics as a whole before taking this step.
 

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Can I borrow your crystal ball that tells you that breaking away will definitely improve things.

I am just saying they need to really study the impact on athletics as a whole before taking this step.
Sure, it's the same crystal ball that says the NCAA has sucked for 20 years+...ask Brian Bosworth...
 
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The way I envision it could make things worse if the schools that leave the NCAA (ie. P5) decide to behave like the old Big 8. However, the NCAA has been so arbitrary and capricious for so long now that one might say THEY are CURRENTLY behaving akin to the Big 8. I'm willing to have the NCAA kicked to the curb for P5. Let their corrupt lesser brains supervise the lesser schools.

What about basketball you ask? Well, what about it? P5 only play P5. Too bad for everybody else.

If the P5 wanted to add 15 schools that don't currently play D1 football, or are in the G5, I think we can have enough teams that we don't really worry about not having Ganzaga or Iona or St. Joe's in the tourney. Sure, those games can be fun to watch, but, meh, I'm 98.73% football first and especially when it comes to non-Bama basketball.
 
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The NCAA doesn't mandate other sports and Title IX is federal law, so I don't know what you're envisioning.
The NCAA mandates we sponsor a certain number of sports. I think FBS schools must sponsor 16.

I am not trying to say the NCAA is wonderful. I just don’t know if breaking away and forming a private club will make it better.
 
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