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Bigfan78

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It is too soon for BC to make a decision. The NIL issue is too new. I don't think anyone knows what the landscape will look like in 2-3 years. If it turns out that there is a widespread environment where Power 5 football requires players to be making six figures then amateur college sports is done. We will have a pro minor league that merely feeds the NFL and NBA. The concept of student athletes competing will be destroyed. If we get to that point, I would rather see BC step down and play the likes of HC with real BC students. I would greatly miss major college sports. But major college sports wouldn't exist anymore. I have no desire to root for a professional team that merely wears the BC logo. I'd rather watch the Pats and Celtics.
 

AGPennyPacker

Well-known member
I used to write how the ECHL and the AHL were essentially killing college Hockey as we knew it.

They were essentially paying the same kids to play without the “worry about the” Academics.

The NCAA stayed idle and I think that the product is now so much lower.

I’m worried that The NIL will also hurt the NCAA football as we know it.
 

CDB

Well-known member
I believe it prudent for BC to determine how far is too far and to make plans accordingly. Having plans and waiting to implement them to not preclude patience, but, as in all well-run organizations, having a strategic plan for the boundaries of NIL and the necessary action are necessary -- it is obvious that the ACC is not going to protect the league -- and the joint venture of all the non-SEC schools is a farce, so it is up to BC to protect its brand and determine the course of action that best suits our goals -- Ever to Excel -- and that means to excel in whatever path we take. The Big 10 just ensured that its institutions will receive tons of money for being members and so those schools have the option of waiting -- the ACC is stuck with its horrible TV contract until 2036 -- and unless that changes drastically and quickly, BC needs to assume it is on its own. And really what is so bad about determining how it will handle this issue. If the landscape changes, so can the plan.
 

CDB

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I hope so, because it we know that Clemson has been approached by the SEC and, despite of a much easier path to the playoffs in the ACC, it is hard to give up an extra 40-50 million. BC should have a plan in place for that eventuality or it could be left in la-la land with few options. We are fans and we love our teams, but our primary job is educate -- we fund many of our minor sports with sports like football -- so not having a big time program will hurt everyone -- yet, BC has to have a set of parameters outside we will not go -- I really respect the Big 10 Commissioner -- the conference's new deal protects its schools and allows them to self-determine how they will handle NIL. The difficult part of NIL is that if the school doesn't manage NIL, anyone can -- we all no how far we can fall with our history in the early 80s with basketball. I am not convinced that BC is developing such a plan -- but will react rather than pro-act, but I hope I am wrong and you are right.
 

CDB

Well-known member
I think one approach that might have a chance to cause a renegotiation of the bad ESPN contract is the buzz on almost all of the member boards -- especially school like Clemson, FL State, and Miami that the schools should leave the conference. If it loses a school like Clemson, it would immediately become bad for ESPN -- so, I would hope our commissioner is working with the top ACC schools to do something about the contract. Our BC boards are mild in discussing this contract compared to schools who traditionally are highly ranked -- there was pressure at Clemson to leave before NIL, now there is much more pressure.
 

Gasson 305

Active member
Awesome get!!

A Poster on the ND Boards is Blaming a poster called Art Vandalay for this departure…
At 6-6, Takacs is an excellent prospect, who was used mostly as a pass blocker playing next to Michael Mayer but has reporters say he has the "talent to be a pass catcher," according to the Irish Breakdown.

Takacs came to South Bend as a four star recruit; he had three receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown last season.

He was a highly recruited prospect out of Naples, Florida with offers from Auburn, Georgia, Florida State, Kentucky, BC and many others.
 

CDB

Well-known member
BC just announced it had the most student applications in its history. I blame Penny for this increase and all the extra work it is causing the Admissions staff.
 

AGPennyPacker

Well-known member
BC just announced it had the most student applications in its history. I blame Penny for this increase and all the extra work it is causing the Admissions staff.
Time out Here!!! You and 74 share same amount of blame!!!

Btw... hurts to hear that its Al Washington at ND that is stealing Boubacar Traore from his Alma Matter
 
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