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The wheels are turning and Power Conference autonomy could be coming in just three weeks. The restructuring of the Division I governance board is expected to give the five power conferences the ability to set and govern themselves with rules apart from the traditional NCAA structure. The Division I steering committee agreed to allow the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12 , Pacific 12 and Southeastern conferences until October 1 to put together their first proposals that would be considered and possibly adopted when the five conferences conduct a business session at the 2015 NCAA Convention.

“We are not deaf to the din of discontent across intercollegiate athletics that has dominated the news,” said Mike Slive, SEC Commissioner. “We have created the initiative to restructure the NCAA, in accordance with our vision for the 21st century with the support of student-athletes at it’s core … This is not a new effort on our part. The SEC’s call for change was introduced at Media Days in 2011, and will continue until we’ve realized our desired outcomes. Over the last year, we, along with our colleagues at the ACC, Big 10, Big 12 and PAC 12, developed this new vision for intercollegiate athletics for the 21st century. The vision includes the NCAA’s enactment of a governance system that will provide greater autonomy for the SEC and the other four conferences for the benefit of student athletes.”

Basically what Slive and Ohio State AD Gene Smith are saying is that its gotten awful crowded in FBS football and it's time for everyone to recognize the split which does exist in the division.

You might ask why the rest of the schools would go for a plan which, inherently, knocks everyone else down a peg. The answer is simple: If the Power Five doesn't get their way, they're likely to leave the NCAA and do their own thing. That would mean the Golden Goose of the NCAA, March Madness, would go away.

What this means for video games' future is simple: at the very least the Power Five conferences could have rules in place to compensate players legally for their appearances in publicity material, products, and media very soon. It still remains unlikely we will see a college football game officially announced anywhere until next Summer at the very earliest -- but the legal structures for such a product to exist could certainly be in place soon.

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# 1 huntt26 @ 07/18/14 11:25 AM
Just give us back College Hoops and College Football video games, and nobody gets hurt!
 
# 2 BadAssHskr @ 07/18/14 11:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by huntt26
Just give us back College Hoops and College Football video games, and nobody gets hurt!

saw this posted on bookface but had to come thank the post.
 
# 3 Retropyro @ 07/18/14 02:48 PM
"its gotten awful crowded in FBS football and it's time for everyone to recognize the split which does exist in the division. "
The league needs to be drastically cut down. Just too many FBS teams.
 
# 4 khaliib @ 07/18/14 04:48 PM
One of the issues that non Power Conferences are really responding to are grounds as to why they as "FBS" programs also fall under the same umbrella of the Power 5.

From the responses of commissioners from non Power 5 Conferences, there seems to be an inclusive argument as to why they are different from "FCS" programs.

The main reason seems to be that these non Power 5 Conferences are scheduled to "LOSE" their governing seats on the board, which will make decisions ($$$) concerning "FBS" participating programs.

This leads me to believe that there must be some form of argument from the Power 5 that is in some way trying suggest that non Power Conferences programs are similar in fashion/structure to those of the "FCS" System and should not have seats on board concerning "FBS" (Power 5) programs.

Here is a link to the communications.
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=h...df&chrome=true

The Mountain West response suggest some very valid points pertaining to all "10" Conferences and not just the Power 5.
1) Newly signed 12 yr Playoff agreement with ESPN signed by all "10" Conferences.

2) Competitiveness issue with Power 5 having separate "Transfer" rules to play by.

3) How initial Autonomy foundation was about addressing "Student-Athlete Welfare Issues".

Mountain West also argues that verbage needs to be considered/added dealing with Tranfers so that non Power 5 Conferences are not used as a "Farm" system that allow them to recruit/take away these Conferences best athletes post-high school.

The Big East utilizes the argument their Conference incorporates programs that place "Academics" as the first priority for Student Athletes and not Sports.

Seems like a good argument as to why they should not have their seat stripped away under the new governance structure.
After all, how could the Power 5 argue against the Academic standard of the Big East Conference?

Some could argue that many schools outside of the Power 5 Conferences are on par and/or excel at a higher level than most programs in the Power 5 Conferences.

To not include the Big East would mean major issues dealing with NCAA Basketball.

I could see the Big East utilizing the same premise against the Power 5, but from a Basketball argument as most of the programs in the Power 5 Conferences competitive roles in basketball are reversed (ie they are not the top tier schools that drive basketball revenues).

In essence, Big East and other non Power 5 Conferences could argue for a Basketball governing board that excludes seats from the Power 5.
(ie you exclude us from Football, we'll do the same with Basketball)
That's a lot of $$$ money on that could be lost.

Funny thing is that the NCAA seems to have been set at the "kids" table as each Conference argues for their piece of the pie.


Then there are Conferences like the Ivy League, which have no football argument, but like the Big East, do participate in the realm of Basketball.

Last time I checked, many influential positions are in some way associated with Ivy League schools.
Schools that are preparing the next group of lawyers and politicians.

Just reading their response, It seems like this little premise is thrown into the discussion on the side.
After all, many of our student-athletes do move on to positions of influence (my personal take from their response).

Do the Power 5 really want to take a chance on "P______" off these type of programs through exclusion of a voting voice?
 
# 5 Cam Fan @ 07/18/14 05:07 PM
Love your NCAA articles.
 
# 6 MMChrisS @ 07/19/14 12:08 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by khaliib
One of the issues that non Power Conferences are really responding to are grounds as to why they as "FBS" programs also fall under the same umbrella of the Power 5.

From the responses of commissioners from non Power 5 Conferences, there seems to be an inclusive argument as to why they are different from "FCS" programs.

The main reason seems to be that these non Power 5 Conferences are scheduled to "LOSE" their governing seats on the board, which will make decisions ($$$) concerning "FBS" participating programs.

This leads me to believe that there must be some form of argument from the Power 5 that is in some way trying suggest that non Power Conferences programs are similar in fashion/structure to those of the "FCS" System and should not have seats on board concerning "FBS" (Power 5) programs.

Here is a link to the communications.
https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=h...df&chrome=true

The Mountain West response suggest some very valid points pertaining to all "10" Conferences and not just the Power 5.
1) Newly signed 12 yr Playoff agreement with ESPN signed by all "10" Conferences.

2) Competitiveness issue with Power 5 having separate "Transfer" rules to play by.

3) How initial Autonomy foundation was about addressing "Student-Athlete Welfare Issues".

Mountain West also argues that verbage needs to be considered/added dealing with Tranfers so that non Power 5 Conferences are not used as a "Farm" system that allow them to recruit/take away these Conferences best athletes post-high school.

The Big East utilizes the argument their Conference incorporates programs that place "Academics" as the first priority for Student Athletes and not Sports.

Seems like a good argument as to why they should not have their seat stripped away under the new governance structure.
After all, how could the Power 5 argue against the Academic standard of the Big East Conference?

Some could argue that many schools outside of the Power 5 Conferences are on par and/or excel at a higher level than most programs in the Power 5 Conferences.

To not include the Big East would mean major issues dealing with NCAA Basketball.

I could see the Big East utilizing the same premise against the Power 5, but from a Basketball argument as most of the programs in the Power 5 Conferences competitive roles in basketball are reversed (ie they are not the top tier schools that drive basketball revenues).

In essence, Big East and other non Power 5 Conferences could argue for a Basketball governing board that excludes seats from the Power 5.
(ie you exclude us from Football, we'll do the same with Basketball)
That's a lot of $$$ money on that could be lost.

Funny thing is that the NCAA seems to have been set at the "kids" table as each Conference argues for their piece of the pie.


Then there are Conferences like the Ivy League, which have no football argument, but like the Big East, do participate in the realm of Basketball.

Last time I checked, many influential positions are in some way associated with Ivy League schools.
Schools that are preparing the next group of lawyers and politicians.

Just reading their response, It seems like this little premise is thrown into the discussion on the side.
After all, many of our student-athletes do move on to positions of influence (my personal take from their response).

Do the Power 5 really want to take a chance on "P______" off these type of programs through exclusion of a voting voice?
Yes. Because they can just form a new association and ditch the NCAA completely. Then the non Power-5 conferences will be left with no March Madness and no way into Football. That's the trump card the P5 has that the rest have no real counter to.
 
# 7 kingsofthevalley @ 07/19/14 01:14 AM
Question is, is the Madden Development team building Madden for the inevitable return of NCAA imports. They should ensure that the code is already in place, juuuust in case.
 
# 8 tril @ 07/19/14 02:08 PM
ridiculous. collegiate sports should remain collegiate sports. these power conferences are getting way too powerful. This will not be good for collegiate sports if enacted.
 
# 9 Perfect Zero @ 07/20/14 09:46 AM
You know, I really believed at one time that we would see four 16 team conferences as time came along, but I guess that's not going to happen. However, I do believe now more than ever that we are going to see a "Premier League" type split at the top. The economics are just too good to keep with the other conferences that have latched on at the bottom.

I have a lot of theories on this, and since they are long winded I'll keep them in spoiler text, but I think we are seeing the end of the old system right now.

Spoiler


Quote:
Originally Posted by Cam Fan
Love your NCAA articles.
Agreed, MMChrisS can write some really good stuff.
 
# 10 SpartyParty11 @ 07/20/14 10:06 PM
College football is over as we know it. We will now be watching NFL minor-league football
 
# 11 OReilly10 @ 07/21/14 01:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by tril
ridiculous. collegiate sports should remain collegiate sports. these power conferences are getting way too powerful. This will not be good for collegiate sports if enacted.

yup.

While this may pave the way for video games to be sold... it kind of ruins the sport/league/organization for me. I like the fact that there are 130 FBS teams. The gap between those teams in the power conferences and mid majors is/was continuing to blur.
 
# 12 Peacefrog @ 07/22/14 01:16 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by OReilly10
yup.

While this may pave the way for video games to be sold... it kind of ruins the sport/league/organization for me. I like the fact that there are 130 FBS teams. The gap between those teams in the power conferences and mid majors is/was continuing to blur.
They're scared of that very thing happening. Kansas State and Florida, two of the power 5's biggest teams in recent years, both lost to FCS opponents last season, as well as Michigan's very close games against weaker teams from the non-BCS conferences. In order to maintain their "power conferences" image, they can't risk their teams losing to these little schools. "If our teams are going to lose, might as well have them lose to one another. That way, we can keep claiming superiority without having to prove it."

College Football needs a bracket-style tournament, to keep it fair. Have them play 6 conference/rival games, then start the tourney in place of the second half of the season. From there, where teams get knocked out of the tourney decides which bowl games they end up in.
 

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