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NCAA votes Yes for Autonomy

Discussion in 'Georgia Tech Football' started by Lexjacket, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Lexjacket

    Lexjacket Helluva Engineer

  2. txsting

    txsting Ramblin' Wreck

    This may create, for the recruit, a situation in which there is a real financial benefit to attending a Power 5 school. It could be an advantage for teams fishing from the lower end of the Power 5 talent pool. There are quality recruits going to play for Cincinnati, USF, and other "second tier" schools who turn down offers to lower rung Power 5 schools. Under new rules, such recruits may make different decisions for themselves.

    The ultimate result is a deeper divide between haves and have nots. It is not a far stretch to say that we now have a new division in college football.
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  3. 00Burdell

    00Burdell Helluva Engineer

    Not sure how this is good for us. Not saying it isn't but my gut tells me it isn't.
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  4. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer

    I'm for it. Student Athletes deserve a stipend.
  5. ATL1

    ATL1 Helluva Engineer

    Don't like it. Let the NFL set up a minor league and get out of college sports.
    It almost question the need for athletic scholarships it only enhances an institution profile other than that there is no direct benefit.
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  6. ramblinvak

    ramblinvak Helluva Engineer

    Anyone know how this will impact Notre Dame? Will they be forced to fully join the ACC now?
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  7. jchens_GT

    jchens_GT Helluva Engineer

    I don't think I would be opposed to athletes having the opportunity to profit from their image (much like Olympic athletes do). I am not aware of, nor have I thought through, the potential negatives that could arise from that. The positives I can think of are that schools are not paying players (they are students, not employees), and it eliminates petty NCAA violations regarding players selling jerseys, rings etc. Of course, you only make money on your stuff if you are talented enough that someone wants to pay. I don't know.....I haven't thought it through.

    I am for some type of stipend for living expenses. Not a bad idea in my opinion. I do think it opens a can of worms if players became salaried.
  8. takethepoints

    takethepoints Helluva Engineer

    What surprised me about the story was the belief that this would stop or lessen the efforts to organize the players. Au contraire. Now that the rules have been changed to allow more benefits, the organizing efforts will only get stronger. The big holdup was that the whole NCAA was behind not allowing expansions of player benefits. That ship has now officially sailed.

    Oth, what the long range consequences of this will be are way uncertain. I don't know what'll happen. I also wouldn't be all that sure of the ratification of this package as it stands. There's time for resistance to form and I anticipate that it will.
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  9. dhbartlett12

    dhbartlett12 Helluva Engineer

    Well one way I can think it will help us is with 4 year scholarships (if they make that a rule). Factories cut former recruits all the time. We don't. That helps bring those programs down and allows us to recruit some better players.
  10. GTJake

    GTJake Helluva Engineer

    Yes, I think Notre Dame will now be forced to join a conference ... I would welcome them in the ACC !!
    It would seem the P5 would now want all on the same page, 16 teams, 80 total schools in the P5 Division, all with a conference playoff with the Champs having an automatic qualifier for the playoffs.
    Not sure I'm advocating this, just saying ...
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  11. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer

    I think we are all focused on it from a GT standpoint and how it benefits or doesn't benefit us.

    The autonomy was given to the conference. Not the school.

    The ACC will govern the allocation of benefits/funds that each school will be able to give to the SA. And it will more than likely be universal across the ACC.

    And with being one of the most prestigious conferences, I see no reason why the ACC and all its members won't benefit from this. Again just my thinking.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2014
  12. cyptomcat

    cyptomcat Helluva Engineer

    As far as I know, no impact.

    They are already tied in to ACC bowls and Orange Bowl, set there. They have made a scheduling agreement with ACC, so set on filling up their schedule as necessary. They already housed all non-football sports in a major conference, set there.

    So no reason to join a conference yet.
  13. IronJacket7

    IronJacket7 Helluva Engineer


    IMO it was a major domino that fell today.
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  14. Augusta_Jacket

    Augusta_Jacket Helluva Engineer

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  15. GTJake

    GTJake Helluva Engineer

    I agree, but there is also this ... no matter what's going on with the program, Thank heavens we are in a P5 Conference !!!
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  16. jeffgt14

    jeffgt14 We Suck

    Sooo 5 conferences with 80 teams which will essentially create a new Football division. Give it some years and then these conferences will think they need to split up their conferences into smaller conferences creating essentially what we already have now.
  17. GTNavyNuke

    GTNavyNuke Helluva Engineer Featured Member

  18. Squints

    Squints Helluva Engineer

    My question is how will this affect other sports? A lot of non-power 5 schools are great at sports that aren't football. Are they now put at a major disadvantage because of what's going on in the football side of things?
  19. Augusta_Jacket

    Augusta_Jacket Helluva Engineer

    "My question is how will this affect other sports? A lot of non-power 5 schools are great at sports that aren't football. Are they now put at a major disadvantage because of what's going on in the football side of things?"

    For some, yes. A lot of smaller schools use the football money generated by playing the "big boys" to fund their olympic sports programs. The reality is that if these schools are shut off from the income source, then those programs will wither.
  20. WreckinGT

    WreckinGT Helluva Engineer

    I think this is a valid question. The University of Denver has a really good lacrosse program. How are they going to be impacted when some of the other major programs now offer large stipends for their student athletes? Can they afford to offer them as well to keep up? The same goes for a Baseball program like UC Irvine. In sports where some of the smaller schools currently compete quite well, it seems like the football power conferences are giving themselves a significant advantage that may make it tough for the smaller schools to compete in the long run.

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