Duckhunter,I fully intend to enjoy the Ute's membership in the
Pac 12 and I'm quite sure it will last a good long time. With all the
former Ute players in the pro ranks and all the success so many or our other
graduates are having, I fully expect the level of donations for the athletic
programs to continue to increase along with conference revenue from the Pac 12.
The future is bright for sports at the U and I'm going to enjoy the ride.
@mormon uteBut it sure got you worked up, in fact anything that is
suggested that utah obviously can't qualify to accomplish always gets you
guys worked up.It may not matter long term, what Bronco suggested
may happen on its own because programs like utah that simply lose money year
after year cannot continue for ever. I personally don't claim
to know what the future will bring but I can tell you this, utah doesn't
have any leverage to shape or structure anything either, they are not in the
slightest bit a power broker. They are simply along for the ride with powers
much greater than themselves and will only be along for that ride while the real
powers that be allow them to be. Enjoy it while it lasts, the future has a way
of getting here eventually, time is relentless.
In the end it doesn't really matter what BYU or Bronco want. They
don't have a lot of leverage when it comes to structuring the upper tier of
college football anyway. So Bronco's idea likely will never be seriously
@mormon uteI doubt Bronco cares if BYU keeps that info private or
not and even more highly doubt he has any input on whether it is kept private or
not. That said the fact that BYU's athletic department turns a profit has
not been kept private, they have made a public statement about that fact for the
last several years. That is church officals making official statements on the
matter and that should be good enough for you, end of discussion.
Duckhunter,I didn't question anyone's integrity in
anything I said. You misinterpreted my statement. I am fully aware of why
public schools make their information public and why private ones don't. I
don't care if I can see the information or not. The schools would likely
have to report to the NCAA and that would be fine with me. As far as the right
to information from a private school, I'm not the one who made it an issue.
Bronco did. If he wants BYU to be able to keep that information private, then
he shouldn't propose that certain opportunities be based on it. He
can't have it both ways.
@mormon uteYou did question their integrity. That said I'm sure
if profitability were made to be a requirement then there would be a system in
place to verify that schools are actually profitable, and I would have no
problem with that and I doubt BYU would either.But that is different
than what you appear to be asking for which is public disclosure. There is no
need for that nor should there be, as long as whoever has oversight of that
requirement has access then that is good enough.Also public
universities do not go out of their way to publicize their finances, disclosure
for them is a matter of law and it should be since the public part of public
university is the one funding it and by right should have access to that
info.one thing some of you university of utah fans, you and dutchman
in particular, need to comprehend is that the university of utah is a public
school, it is not private, nothing about it is private, and as such it is open
for all to scrutinize. BYU is a private university, you have no right to any
info from them.
Duckhunter,Nope. Funny how you can take something I said and twist
it to mean what you want. I didn't question Tom Holmoe or anybody else at
BYU in saying they are well funded and prepared to do what they need to in the
current college football environment.Let me take you back to the
original context of my statement. I was referring to Bronco's stated
opinion that, since BYU is profitable he believes only profitable athletic
programs should be eligible for the Big 5 conferences and therefore the national
title in football. I simply stated that if he wants that requirement, BYU
should open its books as should every other private university that wants to be
a part of the group. The public universities already disclose their
information. I stated I believe that is the only way to ensure that requirement
is met and applied properly. That's it. I didn't question
anybody's integrity or call anyone a liar as you have accused me of doing.
Duckhunter,I'm not backtracking at all and I won't back
down from that statement. I know Bronco doesn't make policy for the
university, but he made that statement. I would apply that to all private
universities, if such a rule were put in place. You have to accept and own what
your team's Coach has said especially since you have proclaimed such
loyalty to officials who have been selected by Church authorities. I
didn't say it wasn't credible and didn't imply that, but if they
are going to make it a requirement we have to have full disclosure. If they
don't want to do that, they need to back off that statement.I
have looked up all the numbers and am very familiar with what is out on the
internet. Every number posted there for BYU as an asterisk by it stating it is
an estimate. Thank you for finally citing your source and I will take that to
be credible, but I don't change my position on what Bronco said.
All of that said mormon ute it really isn't any business of yours and if
BYU makes a statement that they turn a profit on athletics then that should be
enough for you. They aren't just lying about it. When BYU
officals, in this case Tom Holmoe, say that BYU is willing and able to match and
do financially whatever the "power 5" do for its athletic programs then
that statement right there tells you all you need to know. They are
well funded, obviously better than most other schools since they actually turn a
profit, their facilities are obviously as good or better than anyone elses, they
succeed to a degree few other schools can match, and they've stated
they'll do what they need to do to stay in that position.I take
them at their word, you apparently think they need to hire an accountant and
report back to you.
@mormon uteNope, you made the following statement."I
think that before a BYU official makes a big deal about making a profit, like
Bronco did at their media day, they should have to disclose their numbers like
all the public schools do."In otherwords you are saying that
Bronco, and Tom Holmoe, and BYU itself which has reported to the press that it
makes a profit every year on its athletic department, is not credible.
Don't backtrack now, you put it out there so own it.You can
google athletic revenues and get articles that give those numbers and yes the
ones on BYU are only estimates because they don't publicly disclose them.
When the 43 mil figure was reported several years ago I asked a family member
who is a high ranking BYU amdinistrator, and this is a very close family member,
if that figure was accurate. She told me that it wasn't exactly right, it
was actually a little bit higher than that, but it was close enough that BYU
would not dispute it. Considering one of her responsibilities is
oversight and auditing of the athletic department I would call her credible
Duckhunter,When I say I want them to open their books, I am saying I
want a level playing field before rules are proposed and established based on
that kind of information. Bronco called for only schools who balance their
books to be considered top tier in college football. The only way to make sure
of that is to open the books. That is the only prudent way to protect everyone
and make sure nobody is hiding anything. It is not directed specifically at
BYU.However, since you brought the subject up. Do you think the
Brethren trust everyone at BYU as completely as you claim to? Then why do they
have a large internal audit staff dedicated to examining the books every year
and making sure internal controls are adequate to prevent theft? Why does the
Church audit every unit twice each year? Don't they trust the Bishops who
have each been approved for their callings by the First Presidency? No, having
these auditors in place doesn't indicate mistrust, but merely insures
proper accounting. That's all I'm calling for.
Duckhunter,What BYU officials are you referring to? So far you have
only stated you know the $43 million figure to be accurate, but you haven't
stated how you know that. Who is your source? All I've done is asked you
to tell us who gave you the information. You haven't even told us it was a
BYU official. You've only said you have personal knowledge of it. Are you
a BYU official yourself? I haven't called anyone a liar. In fact it is
quite impossible for me to call a BYU official a liar when you didn't name
that official or even tell us it was an official of BYU who gave you the
information.So, it appears at this point you have at least told us
you got the $43 million figure from a BYU official. Is that correct? I
understand completely if the official you talked to asked not to be identified.
But I'd ask that you not accuse me of calling that person a liar, since you
didn't even disclose that is where you got the information.
Duckhunter,No, I'm not calling anyone a liar. I called you out
on whether your numbers were facts or estimates. So far, you haven't named
a source for any of your information and have readily admitted BYU doesn't
release its financial information publicly. You stated a $43 million figure
from 4 years ago that you kind of indicated was given by BYU, but then have
declined to name the source of that information. So I have asked you to name
your source. If it is the Apostles and First Presidency, great! I'll take
that as factual, but you have not said that. You have simply said you know that
$43 million figure to be factual. I am pressing you for a source, because you
have pressed others to reveal sources for their information.
Old But Not Stupid,I am not any more obsessed with the Cougars than
Duckhunter is with the Utes. As a member of the LDS Church I follow BYU sports
as much as the media reports on them. I don't watch their games and I
didn't watch the live coverage of their media day. I read a few articles
about what some of the prominent BYU officials said. I'm a bit of news
junkie and I read several newspapers a day so I see a lot of articles about a
lot of different things.
@mormon uteUnlike you apparently I consider the leaders chosen by
the apostles of the church to be "credible". You see I don't think
the brethren would tolerate otherwise. Maybe you should take your issues up with
them and let them know how you feel the individuals they chose to lead their
university are not "credible" and apparently are lying.
@mormon uteSo you are calling the officials at BYU "liars"?
You are saying that if they don't personally open their books to you that
the leadership the trustee's of BYU (note that is the Prophet and the
apostles of the religion you supposedly adhere to) chose to lead the churches
own university are liars and not to be believed? And then of course that means
that those same trustee's allow those people to propogate the lies you are
accusing them of telling. So in one swell swoop you are calling the leadership
of the church and the churches university of lying. Nice.
Mormon Ute"I think that before a BYU official makes a big deal about
making a profit, like Bronco did at their media day, they should have to
disclose their numbers like all the public schools do. Otherwise, they should
drop the issue and so should you."Ahh. Spoken like a true
democrat; everyone must do what the public schools do. Then adding insult to
injury private schools can't share ("..drop the issue..") positive
PR info? You don't have to watch their media day. Why does
anyone who "does not care" obsessively care about these things anyway?
Mormon UteKaysville, UT"Duckhunter,Are they
facts or estimates? You can't have it both ways. In your reply to
DuckOutaWater you start by claiming the numbers on BYU are just estimates and
that the real numbers may be higher and then you end claiming they are facts. So
which is it?"Gee, I thought it was pretty clear that he gave
us/you some estimates and his projection based on some facts.....so I don't
think your demand for "either, or" works very smoothly.
Duckhunter,I only got into this discussion with you in response to
your claims about the money. I think that before a BYU official makes a big deal
about making a profit, like Bronco did at their media day, they should have to
disclose their numbers like all the public schools do. Otherwise, they should
drop the issue and so should you.The standard you hold everyone else
to on the boards regarding facts is they have to cite a credible source, so you
should live by that standard yourself.
81 Ute"Do you really believe that there are only a handful of
university athletic departments that are operationally solvent?
Seriously?"Didn't the article indicate that 25 programs
operated in the black. Doesn't that make for at least 5 handfuls?
Seriously?I "really believe" that 4 out of 5 programs DO NOT
show positive revenues.
@mormon uteI'm personally privy to that 43 mil number. Whether
or not you want to believe it is your issue. There is a story out there, you can
google it, that estimates that figure so all that does is back up what I already
know. One thing I didn't make clear though so I better clarify
it for your sake, those are revenue figures, not budget figures. That means what
BYU brings in is more than it actually spends. You know as well as I do that
they have said they are profiting about 5 mil per year on their athletic
department so that means BYU's revenue exceeeds its expenditures. They may
be bringing in 50+ mil but only be spending 45 mil, I don't know the exact
figures for that. Either way I'm not sure why that is an issue for utah
"fans" such as yourself. What BYU earns and spends really has no bearing
on utah other than I understand it is a matter of ego for utah "fans" to
think that utah has more revenue than BYU, spends more money than BYU, etc. even
though we both know they lose money anyway at utah.
Duckhunter,Scares me?! LOL. You've got to be kidding.
Nothing about BYU sports or BYUtv scares me one bit. I'm a Ute fan, but
I'm also LDS. I love the great things BYU does for the Church and the
community. I'd love to see BYU get into a big conference and was sincerely
disappointed that the Pac 12 chose to invite Colorado instead of BYU. I love
the rivalry and the better each team is the better the rivalry is. So nothing
scares me and if that's what you think motivates my comments, you're
not reading them right.Facts? Really? But BYU doesn't release
those do they? The $43 million would have also been an estimate, unless somehow
BYU slipped and released the actual number.
@mormon uteYou are floundering, in multiple ways.That
BYU's athletic revenues were 43mil 4 years ago is a fact, hence I called it
a fact. That they have increased because of the ESPN contract since that time is
a fact, hence I called it a fact. The exact amount of the increase from the ESPN
contract is not something I know but estimates have been anywhere from 6-10 mil
per year so that is where my "estimate" comes from. You see
comprehension is your friend mormon ute. If BYU already was at 43 mil, and they
have now increase 6-10 mil just on the ESPn contract (plus I'm sure other
revenue sources have increased all well because that is how it works) plus they
make money on the WCC contract, then 50 mil is a good "estimate". facts
plus just a small amount of logic applied to it gives us those things. lol
@mormon uteYou don't know half of what you think you know when
it comes to BYUtv it appears.No BYUtv is not going to "make or
break" BYU sports but it is a huge component in BYU sports future. It is a
massive advantage for BYU sports, not a detriment at all, because if BYU chose
to join a conference like the big12 they don't have to worry about a
contract to get out of or any other entangelement. BYUtv is there for BYU sports
but BYU sports doesn't have to rely on BYUtv. If a conference wanted BYU
but did not want BYUtv then BYU sports could decide if it was worth it to go
that direction, but that won't be the case.Much more likely
would be that BYUtv would be shared with a conference to increase coverage and
exposure with no cost or risk to the conference, much like it has with the WCC.
It is an asset not a hindrance. As for revenue from it, well like I
said those things are being explored, I know this personally, and there are some
very attractive options there. Interesting how it scares you.
Duckhunter,I actually do know quite a bit about BYUtv and the impact
sports has on it. I also know about the broadcast truck and all the studios. Do
you know about the millions the Church is spending each year on original
programming for BYUtv? I'm sure sports were part of the plan all along, but
you made it out to appear as though BYUtv would somehow make or break BYU's
sport program. If that is the case, it's going to be tough sledding. Good
luck getting the Big 12 to let BYU in while allowing the level of broadcasting
BYUtv has now. BYUtv will never generate the kind of revenue BYU would get from
major conference participation. The ratings just aren't there to bring in
that kind of money.
@ Rollover: You're right, we need to up the ante. Maybe the Utes can help
more athletes with Ipods, weddings, honeymoons, and assorted personal
vehicles....Should be able to put a Dodge Charger in every
athlete's garage, yes? :)Recruitment problems? Rolly,
you're not staying up with your reading... U recruitment has resulted in
improvements in a variety of positions, including walk-on's, JC transfers,
4-yr transfers, returned injured starters, and especially speed. So we'll
see how the U does versus other P12 teams; every P12 team is improving it seems,
so "improvement" is always dependent on the competition.Missed a couple of great locals lately, but Signing Day isn't here
yet.So all in all, we'll take it. Methinks you would too if you
could. But of course you can't, so of course that's just
academic.B12 call yet?
Unfortunately, much of the new money is likely to be spent building faciliities
for the same 3 star athletes Utah was getting before they got into the PAC-12.
And paying the same coaches more money. There certainly hasn't
been any objective improvement in football recruiting since joining the PAC-12
and while I would like to think things will get better, I've yet to see
anything that demonstrates that there's any rational reason to think things
will improve (they were 11th or 12th last year depending on the recruiting
service).More likely is the unfortunate unintended consequence of
more top-level Utah HS athletes going out of state to PAC-12 schools, since they
get more exposure and can come back home to play the U. While the U playing
conference games in OR, WA, CA and AZ gives them some exposure to HS athletes
there, SLC is, unfortunately, in the eyes of recruits the 10th most desireable
market (probably better than Corvallis and Pullman) in the conferece. Spending millions on "me too" facilities won't give Utah
the hook they need.
Follow-on to "Power 5 College Football Playoff Revenues":Wow, those numbers are Unreal (!!!), no wonder the B12 is protecting their
shares...And to think this is every year, Goodness Gracious.Since Tom has said he's going to do whatever it takes, might just
have to change that 10% to 15%.Have to Keep Up With The
Jones'es!!! :)Oooooh, it's sooooo Great to be a Ute!!
FYI to All Bloggers: P5 football playoff revenues for 2014, per USA Today: - $50M to each of the P5 conferences. Right up front.- +$300K for
each school in a conference surpassing the NCAA APR/Academic Progress target
which is required to allow them to participate in a bowl.- Conferences
receive $6M for each team selected for the Final Four.- Conferences
receive $4M for each team selected for a non-playoff bowl.- Plus whatever
revenue conferences have for contracts with non-playoff bowls - ACC is quoted as
expecting to receive $27.5M for its contract with the Orange Bowl.- Notre
Dame receives $2.3M for being Notre Dame.- The other 3 independents split
$922,658 (wow - $307K for BYU) unless of course they make one of the Final Four
games.And these numbers do not include "normal" conference
membership payoffs, and Utah should be receiving full share this year.And then multiply this number annually. That should just about
extinguish any debate about P5 economic conditions. For any P5 school.Not so much for Indys, unfortunately.Google: USA Today "Power
Five College Football Playoff Revenues".[Duck soup!!] :)
Duckhunter,Are they facts or estimates? You can't have it both
ways. In your reply to DuckOutaWater you start by claiming the numbers on BYU
are just estimates and that the real numbers may be higher and then you end
claiming they are facts. So which is it?
@DuckOutaWater50 mil is an estimate based on previous figures I know
from 4 years ago. At that point BYU's athletic budget was estimated at $43
million per year, since that time their ESPN contract has kicked in and other
revenue sources have increased so no I do not know that it is exactly $50 mil, I
didn't make that claim anyway, it is in that vicinity, in fact it may be
more than that. Also it has been reported by BYU and printed right in those
paper that BYU averages about a $5 mil profit each year on its athletic
department and is one of only a very few schools that does so. Most of that you
can get from googling articles the rest I suppose you'll just have to
believe me, or not, either way I don't care but it is the facts.
@mormon uteUh....what percentage of NBC's, ABC's,
CBS's, and FOX's, total programming are sports? Is it 10%? Nope. But
how important are those sports to those networks? Very important, in fact the
sports they broadcast are what makes them the most profit as a percentage of
cost to produce. Now I never claimed BYUtv was started just to
broadcast BYU sports, in fact I know it wasn't, but broadcasting BYU sports
was always part of the plan from the beginning and the sports broadcast are the
ones that get them most viewers. Yes BYU sports are an extremely important part
of the BYUtv network. There are multiple sets and studio's in the BYU
broadcast facility dedicated to BYU sports, no other thing BYUtv does has that
sort of space and infrastructure at that facility. Then there is a multi million
dollar HDtruck dedicated to.....you guessed it....broadcasting BYU sports.I know these facts hurt you to your core, and you do everything in your
power to downplay the importance of BYU sports to the University and the Church
but sadly you just don't KNOW anything about any of it. I do.
The big financial point @DuckOuttaWater is BYU has substantially higher booster
revenue year in and year out than Utah does. Much the way Notre Dame
doesn't do as well as Big Ten institutions, BYU negotiated its own deal
with ESPN giving them branding value the MWC could never get them up to that
point, which means their athletic budget is in the vicinity of $50-60 million
(Coaches Hot-Seat database reports Bronco's annual salary to be in the
vicinity of $2 million). The big question is how much time does BYU have as a
football independent? I for one doubt it's very sustainable long-term and
the pressure both internally and externally is mounting on them to possibly
rejoin the MWC by 2016 when that league redoes their media deal. BYU has 5
options as I see it;1-Rejoin the MWC2-Stay the course until the
mid-20's IF they can, but less likely every year.3-Drop Football and
stay in WCC for other sports4-Drop intercollegiate athletics entirely as
has been done at the 2 other LDS Church owned institutions of higher learning.
5-Join the Big 12, the best but least likely of them all.
SLC BYU Fan,You make some very good points that many BYU fans seem
unwilling to consider. Much of my position on this issue is in line with what
you say and is based on the same things you point out about the mission of BYU
and the Church leader's feelings. Thanks for your comments.
I grew up in Utah but have spent most of my life in Oregon. Just moved back here
and have found these comment boards entertaining. Anyone can look up a public
school's athletic budget...it's public record by law. Duckhunter (hate
that name haha) is right, most schools are not operating in the black and
require subsidy to remain viable (luckily PK has ensured my Ducks don't
have to worry about that). However Duck, I highly doubt BYUs athletic budget is
50 million when Utah's hasn't reached that amount with new PAC12
money. Btw welcome Utes. Not many have really been supportive of
Utah & COs inclusion but I'm excited to have Utah in & look forward
to seeing what you can do.
Equality doesn't happen just because its legislated. When the minor sports
and the women's sports start drawing paying crowds like football and
basketball then and only then will equality be achieved, and good luck with
that. By the way the highest paid public employee in Utah (as well as about 44
other states) is the university's football coach. Check Utahrights for
The debate over athletics at BYU is highly tied to the future of the academic
direction of the university. Some of the more powerful LDS Church senior
leaders who govern the school don't like the heavy post-graduate emphasis
many of the so called "Power-5" schools insist on. More than religious
affiliation, this policy is what has kept the Pac-12 from seriously considering
BYU over the years. Some of these same leaders would rather see a smaller
athletic program at BYU if it continues that could perhaps better the relevance
of Utah State University. One serious questions BYU fans have to ask themselves
is how well the athletic department could do without the football program since
if BYU continues athletics into the next decade it "could" come down to
that. My sense over the years is there has been more serious resistance in BYU
governance than most fans realize to BYU joining a league like the Big 12, and
the WCC relationship is based on the possibility of BYU ultimately at least
giving up football.
@DuckhunterI guess you will need to give less that 10% so that you
can cover the tax increase that will go to the U. The U just won't be able
to make enough money to survive and we desperately need your contribution. BTW,
solvency is the issue not percieved value. Because the U is a public
institution the financial information is readily available (unlike BYU) and
easily digested. You are wrong. Anyway, even if the Utes struggle financially
it won't be the end just like the 70's and 80's (very tough
years) but we will manage.
Duckhunter,First, BYU sports is just an afterthought for BYUtv. The
Church rolled out BYUtv while BYU was still in the MWC and had no opportunity to
broadcast any of the sporting events. Then when the new broadcast facility was
finished and Elder Eyring dedicated it, he made no mention of sports
programming. Lastly, how many hours of programming each week on BYUtv are
sports vs other programming? Less than 10% of the total programming on BYUtv is
sports related. So the Church has made it clear BYUtv wasn't created for
BYU sports. BYU sports helps fill some programming voids, but the channel was
created without BYU sports and will go on even after BYU inevitably drops out of
major college sports competition. If you have numbers to prove me wrong, lets
@Duckhunter,Where is your proof that the Utes are losing money. Not
disagreeing with you (yet), I just need to see the facts.
@Mormon UteWishful thinking on your part and you have nothing to
back those assertions up other than your own delusions.As I said Tom
Holmoe has said BYU is willing and able to do what they have to do to keep up.
I'm sure back in 1986 when the athletic budget was 5 Mil you would have
tried to claim there was "no way" BYU would spend the 50 mil a year they
currently spend but guess what? Also BYU will only seek to keep the
non profit status of BYUtv if that is the better option financially. I happen to
know that they are looking into ways to monetize it as we speak so the non
profit status of it is no sacred cow they are trying to preserve. But outside of that BYU is already one of the very few schools that actually
turns a profit on its athletic program, utah on the otherhand is a huge $ loser.
BYU already knows how to get it done on time and on budget so there are no
worries there. face it, BYU simply is superior to almost all other schools in
Duckhunter,Even BYU can't keep up with the likes of Texas,
Notre Dame, USC, Alabama, Oregon, Ohio State, etc. Their revenues top $100
million and there are a bunch of lesser know schools with budgets double
BYU's current estimated athletic budget. A few are even in the $200
million range. No way is BYU going to put $100 million into athletics.As for BYUtv, the sports programing is a very small part of their overall
program and mission. They also have to be very careful how they handle any
advertising so they don't lose their non-profit status. At best they might
be able to come up with $500,000 a year to help the sports programs at BYU.
That just won't help when you are talking hundreds of millions of dollars.
Even with the Church subsidizing the programs through facilities and BYUtv, I
don't see them coming close to a program like even Louisville who brings in
$96 million in revenue annually. Sorry to burst that bubble, but BYU will drop
sports before the Church lets them spend that kind of money. They have other
priorities, as they should.
@81uteYou obviously don't know what you are talking about so
the irony of you telling me I don't is delicious and amusing.I
never said there are only a handful of these programs that are
"operationally solvent" but it is a widely reported fact that only a few
of them actually operate in the black. All the rest are subsidized or just
losing money. That cannot sustain itself long term although it may be able to
continue for a while, several years even.But eventually it cannot so
unless the schools can find a way to consistently operate out of the red many of
them will eventually fail. Those schools that can pay for themselves are going
to eventually be the ones left standing, those cannot will not make it. This obviously strikes right at your very core because utah is a huge
financial LOSER, but that isn't to say that they cannot eventually be a
program that can fund itself, they might, they just haven't shown any
evidence that they can do it. We'll see if the lawmakers and taxpayers of
the state are patient enough for that to ever happen.
When I was a student, I worked ridiculously hard to maintain my academic
scholarship. While I loved the sports aspect of my college life, I
couldn’t help but be a little bit ticked that they lavished the athletes
with banquets, clothes and new facilities while we used lab equipment that
looked like it was from the 80’s. If head coaches of the big money sports
make more than the president of the university, can we not appeal to common
sense with this issue and realize that academics should be the focus of a
university and not the strength of the athletics program?
@duckhunterYou are a very funny guy, clueless about college
athletics, but very funny. Do you really believe that there are
only a handful of university athletic departments that are operationally
solvent? Seriously? Do you think that the residents of the states where all
these 'in the red' sports programs would tolerate blantant
irresponsible behavior? Be serious and stop swallowing the drivel from the echo
BYU is the only school in this state that will ever be able to keep up
financially with the biggest revenue schools, the question is do they want to or
are they willing to? I don't know the answer to that although Tom Holmoe
said that BYU is ready and able to do "whatever it takes" to do just
that.I think that BYUtv is the key, BYU is working on ways to
increase revenue through their BYUtv broadcasts and I think they'll be able
to do it. It is such a huge advantage over other schools that are dependent
completely on a 3rd party network for tv coverage and revenue, and especially
those that depend on an affiliation with schools much greater than themselves to
gain any exposure or money. Some day I think it will come down to who can
actually pay their own way and who cannot without riding the coattails of
Title IX has focused on athletics, without regard to the effects of
testosterone. But, what has been totally ignored is the systematic
discrimination against men in major universities. Enrollment for females has
exceeded males for 30-40 years now for pretty much any major university. This
should be a clear violation of Title IX - clearly, men are being discriminated
against in large numbers. However, this discrimination is totally ignored. If
Title IX is really supposed to be about educational opportunities, why
aren't men been selectively subsidized in universities?
The solution is simple, we need another Federal law. This law would mandate
that for every football/basketball that YOU watched/listened too/attended would
require you to do the same for a womens or 'Olympic sports' event.
That would even the playing field.Yep, Gov't intervention is
what we need.
If it brings in money keep it, if it doesn't then get rid of it (regardless
of the gender of the athletes).I am not discriminating against
anything except those sports that lose money.
I wonder if Rock would do an article about how Title IX killed off over 200
college wrestling programs including everyone that existed in Utah (BYU, Utah,
SUU, Utah State, Weber State, and Snow College)...