State of the NCAA
Posted on: September 21, 2011 10:52 pm
In the past 24 months schools in the NCAA have become somewhat of a game pice used in the power conference game. The PAC 10 is now the Pac 12, the Big 10 kept its name but now has more than 10 schools, the ACC just added two more schools giving them a total of 14, OU wants out of the Big 12 along with several other schools, then you have those who will be left out all together. With this massive change in the landscape of college sports how is the NCAA going to change? Its more than football. Now the ACC will have on average six or seven teams in the top 25 for basketball with only one auto bid to the NCAA tournament. How will these super conferences change the way at large bids are given? The NCAA is powerless to stop any team changing conferences. What happened to being loyal? How are all of the classic rivals going to play each other every year? Can you imagine UNC and Duke only playing once in the regular season in basketball? What about Michigan Ohio State in football if they dont wind up in the same conference? I guess the real question is this.... is money more important than tradition and the loyalty to alumni and fans?