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  1. I forgot about the MPSF....... That could be a good place for those schools that still have wrestling (for now) to land and have a confrence.
  2. With Stanford announcing its plans to drop wrestling after the 20-21 season, this leaves wrestling on the west coast at the NCAA D I level in an awful situation. First off, only 2 PAC 12 teams of the 12 would sponsor wrestling, with 3 affiliate members. The conference would probably stop sponsoring the sport at this point. This also would leave California with only 4 Division I teams (Cal Poly, Fresno St, Cal Baptist, and CSUB) which is awful. What conference do they go into? What about Oregon St and Arizona St? Before covid existed I believed Division I wrestling was on a good path with new Division I teams being added in the south and a couple of Division II schools moving up. I thought the west coast could maybe step up and add some teams, and with women's wrestling becoming an emerging sport, I was finally believing this would help get men's teams added at the D I level. Hearing the news that Stanford is going to cut the team, I'm not sure what to think. It's just real sobering. I hope it will be saved, but after seeing Boise St, UC Davis, and Fullerton dropped, it's easy to be discouraged. Somebody give me some positive news......and what's the solution? NCAA Division I needs to exist on the west coast and there should be more teams......
  3. https://broncosports.com/news/2020/7/2/general-boise-state-athletics-announces-program-changes.aspx
  4. Kerry did a great job while he was at Stanford. You forgot to mention that. He set a really great foundation to for Coach Borelli. Moving to the Big 10 was a hard move, and if you aren't getting the support you need from admin, things could snowball into the situation he found himself in.
  5. For $40K, it's hard to find a decent coach.......
  6. Great news by the NCAA. This is a huge relief for many D I Olympic sport coaches. Now hopefully Mike Moyer was correct and there will be chances to add D I programs if the NCAA model changes like it might during the pandemic.
  7. That would be awful. Right now there is 78....if it went down to 60, I wonder if the NCAA would lower the number of qualifiers allowed to the national tournament ☹️
  8. Great interview with Mike Moyer, president of the NWCA. He sees opportunity to add D I schools. Interesting observations.....
  9. D III is a great option......maybe they will lose schools too, but as of now, they have over a 100 teams and it’s a fun division to watch.
  10. It's not the only thing that matters. That's a uneducated opinion. I don't expect someone who has formed an uneducated opinion to change it, since you feel so strongly about it. The NCAA does a lot of great things for the student-athletes. If you want to focus on a few bad apples in certain sports, then that's great. But don't lump in the whole NCAA and call everyone corrupt because of a few bad apples.
  11. I don't need to do a google search. I coached at 2 NCAA schools. At the athletic department meetings we didn't discuss how corrupt the NCAA is. You know who runs the NCAA? The schools. Mostly the big powerful D I, Power 5 schools. Have certain individuals at certain schools done things that are corrupt? Yes..... Is the NCAA corrupt as a whole? Not at all. Many great things about the NCAA. Just don't focus on the D I football and basketball scandals, even through that's the easy thing to do.
  12. How is the NCAA corrupt? Curious to know.... Wrestling will continue at the lower levels, but probably won't at the D I level. Whatever remains at the D I level, the 35-40 schools that keep it can combine with the 63 D II schools and have a solid tournament. D III has over a 100 schools as of now and can continue .
  13. A quote from this article https://watchstadium.com/99-percent-of-fbs-ads-believe-well-have-college-football-this-season-04-21-2020/ about college football this season.... A Group of Five athletic director said as much as he hates to admit it, he predicts that men’s soccer and wrestling programs will soon be on the “extinct list.” And it could get even worse without a football season.
  14. Group of 5 schools with wrestling-11 Power 5 schools with wrestling-28 22 other conferences with wrestling-34 Non D I schools who have D I Wrestling Programs-5 (Lock Haven, Edinboro, Bloomsburg, Clarion, Franklin & Marshall) You could be right, but only at the Division I level. D II and D III could combine with whatever is left of D I and they could just have NCAA Wrestling with no divisions.
  15. https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/29083340/schools-ask-ncaa-relax-member-requirements The remaining 22 Division I conferences outside of the Power 5 have joined the Group of 5 conferences in requesting that the NCAA relax its requirements for membership, including the minimum number of sports a school must sponsor and the number of games teams must play. But not all coaches were on board with the initiative. Northeast Conference commissioner Noreen Morris, chair of the Collegiate Commissioners' Association Group (CCA22), told ESPN in an email Wednesday that CCA22 commissioners, who oversee FCS conferences and other non-football Division I leagues, submitted an addendum to the NCAA to include in its potential blanket waiver bylaws that were specific to the FCS and overall Division I membership. "When submitting the blanket waiver addendum, the CCA22 requested that the NCAA staff assist in coordinating a comprehensive review of potential NCAA bylaws that impact all three subdivisions -- FBS, FCS and DI -- for COVID-19 blanket waiver consideration," Morris said. "A coordinated membership and national office effort in this regard is critical to ensure the membership can confidently and efficiently move forward during this uncertain time with little doubt about whether certain bylaws were inadvertently overlooked." Morris said the CCA22 commissioners recommended that the blanket waiver be limited to a two-year timeframe, with an option for it to be extended up to four years. Group of 5 commissioners asked for a blanket waiver for four years. The NCAA Division I Council, which will ultimately vote on the requests, will meet via videoconference this week, but no vote is expected at that time. A group of coaches from sports that could be cut -- such as volleyball, wrestling and golf -- wrote their own letter to NCAA president Mark Emmert expressing their disagreement with relaxing requirements. "Reducing the minimum sports sponsorship requirement that would open the door to eliminating sports should not be an option," the letter said. "We are all in this together, and we are ready, eager, and willing to partner with the NCAA to find creative solutions for the challenges to come. America's students have had so much taken from them. Now is not the time to cut them off from yet another critical institution that makes university life so special." Earlier this month, commissioners from the Group of 5 -- the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West Conference, Mid-American Conference, Sun Belt Conference and Conference USA -- asked Emmert for temporary relief from financial aid requirements, along with average football attendance. The request was made on behalf of all 350 Division I schools. As of now, NCAA rules require FBS schools to sponsor at least 16 varsity sports. "Nobody wants to cut sports," Mountain West commissioner Craig Thompson told ESPN. "There's the conspiracy theorists who say, 'Oh, this is the opportunity they've been looking for. They've been trying to cut that.' I don't believe that's really the case. If you have to sponsor 16 sports to maintain FBS Division I status, could that number be 14? That's not the intent, though. The intent is to at least sponsor what we're sponsoring now, but maybe not at the same levels required by the NCAA legislation." The Group of 5 commissioners asked that a moratorium be placed on schools moving into Division I for the length of the waiver. They also requested lifting rules that required schools: • Offer a minimum of 200 athletic grants-in-aid per year or spend at least $4 million in grants-in-aid on athletes and provide 90% of the permissible maximum grants-in-aid in football over a rolling two-year period. • Once every two years on a rolling basis, average at least 15,000 in actual or paid attendance for all home football games. This requirement applies only to FBS schools. • Play minimum numbers of total games and home games in sports such as baseball, football and basketball and minimum percentage of games against Division I or FBS competition in various sports. "As you are aware, the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic turmoil has resulted in the direst financial crisis for higher education since at least the Great Depression," the Group of 5 commissioners wrote. "Among the financial challenges being faced include significant decreases in state appropriations, substantial losses in endowment value, and a downturn in philanthropic activity. An already trying environment for enrollment is expected to see even more sizeable reductions, not to mention the continuing trend in deep reductions in the enrollment of international students. Finally, all of this is playing out with no ability to predict when normal operations might resume."
  16. Excellent point. the presidents and athletic directors would have to really bunker down and take a stand but none of them are brave enough too.....to much cash involved.
  17. article from yahoo... https://sports.yahoo.com/with-budgets-tightening-will-more-college-sports-be-cut-204423901.html
  18. Group of 5 schools with wrestling include.... Army, Navy, Air Force, Fresno St, Wyoming, Appalachian St, Kent St, Buffalo, Ohio, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan...... Army, Navy, and Air Force would seem pretty safe. The other 8 I'm not so sure of. Wyoming and Fresno St, as well as Appalachian St main conferences don't sponsor wrestling. The 5 MAC schools all seem shaky and it depends on this upcoming football season. Scary times for these schools.
  19. If Mark Emmett allows this, and he will, this will be catastrophic for Male non revenue sports.
  20. It's a good time to slash budgets and blame the pandemic. As I have mentioned before, Soccer, Wrestling, Track.....are all good candidates to get cut. Baseball will probably even take some hits as it's a huge drain on the department. If the NCAA D I required sports for men is lowered to 5, then the number of male sports being dropped will be significant.
  21. At least someody noticed ....haha I think this is a crucial moment for D I wrestling and its survival. I think D II and D III will be ok, and NAIA and JUCO will be fine. Just not sure what's going to happen with D I.
  22. Wait till the NCAA lowers the requirement for number of sports to be considered D I. Right now it’s 6 if you offer 8 female sports. lets say the power 5 Schools threatens to leave the NCAA unless they Switch it to 5 male sports, then it’s a done deal. You will see wrestling, swimming, and track gone quickly. schools will carry football, basketball, and probably baseball for sure. That leaves 2 spots open. You want them to be low roster numbers so Golf and tennis look like attractive options. I hope this doesn’t happen, but next summer I wouldn’t be surprised to see only 45 D I schools with wrestling
  23. Great article...... https://www.lehighvalleylive.com/sports/2020/04/oid-dominion-dropping-wrestling-may-herald-grim-future-for-the-sport.html
  24. A very sobering article from Sports Illustrated.... https://www.si.com/college/2020/04/08/college-football-future-2020-ncaa-coronavirus This part stood out to me! “A total or partial loss of the sport could send some athletic departments so deep into the red that one administrator predicted even Power 5 football programs shuttering. But the absence of football is only one piece. The long-term and severe financial impacts from an economic recession could not only reform forever how departments operate but also could spell sweeping changes to the landscape of college athletics—from the formation of a super division to a new wave of conference realignment, from money-saving travel modifications to football scheduling alterations, from discontinued sports to thousands of lost jobs.“ I could see a few Olympic sports being “discontinued sports” that many athletic departments wouldn’t feel obligated to sponsor. I have read a few articles were health Officials were saying that there was no way football would take place, pro or college. No college football could spell the end of many Olympic sports at the D I collegiate level.
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