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End of Conference Realignment Game at 16

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realignment might be over with right now. B1G and the SEC is the only Conferences making moves right now. Big XII is sitting back enjoying their payouts and dont want to split it with another team unless it is a major team. Pac 12 has no one they can grab at the moment.

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i saw an interesting arcticle on nytimes or maybe it was slate.

it said they should create conferences based on the top sport the schools are good at. have a football centric conference for some and hoops for another.

it was an out of the box way at looking at it. no way it happens but i liked the concept.

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I never have really understood the academic side of conference invitations. How does a school's academics benefit from belonging to a sports conference (other than getting more money for the school). Do Florida State and Duke work on projects together because both are in the ACC. Do the Northwestern and Michigan researchers get special priviledges from each other because they both belong to the big 10? Or is it all reputation based?

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i saw an interesting arcticle on nytimes or maybe it was slate.

it said they should create conferences based on the top sport the schools are good at. have a football centric conference for some and hoops for another.

it was an out of the box way at looking at it. no way it happens but i liked the concept.

I agree with this concept and have thought about this before.

It makes no sense for olympic sports to be in the same conference as the football team just so the the school can make more money off of 11 games a year.

The travel they're putting many of these students through is insane. WV for example is shipping tennis, softball, baseball, and volleyball players to Texas, Oklahoma, and Iowa hundreds of times per year now. That's just crazy.

Those sports should be in regional conferences separate from what the football team is in.

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wonder how title 9 stuff and "diversity" impacts all of these decisions?

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wonder how title 9 stuff and "diversity" impacts all of these decisions?

Hell, with all the money they'd save by making women's sports regional bus leagues, they could fund even more female scholarships than they're required to, or use the savings to build better facilities for the women.

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Hell, with all the money they'd save by making women's sports regional bus leagues, they could fund even more female scholarships than they're required to, or use the savings to build better facilities for the women.

Except at Maryland, where they use the funds to upgrade the Athletic director's house.

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I never have really understood the academic side of conference invitations. How does a school's academics benefit from belonging to a sports conference (other than getting more money for the school). Do Florida State and Duke work on projects together because both are in the ACC. Do the Northwestern and Michigan researchers get special priviledges from each other because they both belong to the big 10? Or is it all reputation based?

For most conference the answer is no, except with the B1G where the schools have the CIC which is a HUGE research conglomerate. HUGE. So every school they add will be AAU because they get more money that way. The SEC has formed one of these and its in the infant stages, this is a main reason why Mizzou was picked over other options(they are AAU).

The ACC has some academic elitists (AAU members) bet you cant guess who :lol: which is why wvu was rejected and Louisville was a surprise add, but desperate times...call for adding a CUSA team..

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