Superconferences & Realignment

NDWarrior

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I guess something like this was inevitable with the dismantling of The Pac-12 this Summer - Moving from 6+6 to 5+7 bids for the 2024 plays so now ND has an opportunity to take one of 7 (instead of 6) at-large spots in the new 2024 12-team playoff.
 

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TV rights may have something to do with it, but the article points only to the pandemic and tuition policies that guarantees static tuition and generous scholarship policies.

But financial pressures are also coming into athletics from an admissions policy that guarantees static tuition for each student’s four years of study, and $300 million in financial aid and scholarships — a figure that Robbins called “not financially sustainable.”

“If you look at the band from 3.75 GPA to 4.0, there are a lot of students here that pay nothing. We lose money on every one,” Robbins said.
 

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What overestimating the value of your TV rights does to a m'fer


Seems pretty simple, cut the most expensive niche sports you have, unless that would be a deal breaker (see U of North Dakota Men's Hockey).

Who knows.... may be able to bring it back in a couple years. Not like anyone will care. They number of sports at a single school people care about is quite low.
 

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TV rights may have something to do with it, but the article points only to the pandemic and tuition policies that guarantees static tuition and generous scholarship policies.

What a cheap shot. This band members earned those scholarships just like every other person that has earned one. To single out one group like that because your staff can’t manage money is a Dick move.
 

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What a cheap shot. This band members earned those scholarships just like every other person that has earned one. To single out one group like that because your staff can’t manage money is a Dick move.
They were referring to the "band" of people with GPA's between 3.75 and 4.0.
 

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No reason that any of the rivalry games should be cut due to realignment. Take note, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
 

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Idk how football splits, since FB revenue supports all the other sports, including the Title IX scholarships you'd still be required to provide.
 

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Idk how football splits, since FB revenue supports all the other sports, including the Title IX scholarships you'd still be required to provide.
He just means splits from their conference affiliations. ND football still pays ND hockey bills.
 
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