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  1. 1: Athletics is the front porch of the university. It is both first impression for many future potential students and a nearly year round alumni solicitation activity by simply being visible. For many non king schools the occasional exceptional year (particularly in a “revenue” program with attendant higher visibility) results in dramatic increase in alumni donations. Surprisingly, they are not strictly focused on athletics but are often made to the alums degree department. 2: if they don’t take a significant amount of red ink they would fall even further behind (primarily in D1) and would be essentially not trying to compete. 3: Most schools realize most (and in many cases, all) sports will not cover their expenses. They view athletics as a part of the educational experience for a large number of their students, beyond just the athletes.
  2. “In total, then, only 25 of the approximately1,100 schools across 102 conferences in the NCAA made money on college sports last year. That's because the cost of running an entire athletics program, which can feature as many as 40 sports, almost always exceeds the revenue generated by the marquee attractions of football and basketball” https://www.bestcolleges.com/blog/do-college-sports-make-money/
  3. Other than the entire purpose of the ncaa is to provide as even a playing field as possible to all members in their various divisions. See: practice time limits, season length, scholarship limits, access to postseason in all sports but D1 FB which actually provides the largest payout to D1 schools and ncaa sees none of that.
  4. I attended a Pac tournament at Bakersfield. May have been a year or so before U of Nike dropped. a rule limiting where conf held might have had to do with broadcast rights after formation of P12N.
  5. COVID year. Everyone is an underclass man this year.
  6. https://ualr.edu/news/2019/05/24/wrestling/
  7. “3 returning I believe are all Big 10 guys. ” When did OrST join the B1G?
  8. Well, Zack was on roster and played some for OrST baseball. Hard to break into the lineup of a team that went 111-18-1 over last two years. https://osubeavers.com/roster.aspx?path=baseball
  9. Mid sixties and earlier, yes. By late sixties similar. My first championship at UWash every wt had 2 or 3 pigtails on a 32 man bracket. NCAA limited participation or qualification at some point partly because of the size was causing problems as consolation participation expanded. I don’t thing we had full double elimination until mid/late eighties. Gable/Owings 142lb bracket had 42, as did 150. 126,134,158 had 8+ pigtails.
  10. From the three year era: Jess Lewis? Placed 2,1,1 with 8 falls, 3 majors, 3 decisions, 1loss
  11. Umm... Owings/Gable was in ‘70 at Northwestern. My first was ‘73 at HecEd.
  12. Handicapped is the key word. If everyone had a mat that had 10’ of protection area around the wrestling area the rule would be unnecessary. But most HS and even colleges don’t. Handicapped would be trying to bridge with a foot on hardwood floor, of loose/moving crash pad, into scoring table, or even up a wall. I’ve seen a state tournament where out of bounds line on end mats had to be a tape line because circle was at the wall and mat was taped up to keep it from falling in bounds.
  13. Perhaps because research and publication are the primary purpose of large state universities? And is where the actual serious money that supports the Universities resides? We're talking budgets of billions/year at a lot of them.
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