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Saving College Baseball et al

Postby MICKEY » Sat May 16, 2020 6:56 pm

Some interesting chatter on the USCHO forum about Bowling Green dropping baseball and others going to regional competition in non revenue sports for the 20-21 season. One poster even claims conversations are going on between Big East A10 and Colonial Conferences about the idea. With each conference still hosting its own conference tournament for its best performers to determine College World Series or other NCAA tournament participants. If such conversations are going on they would likely include all conferences in the northeast not just those mentioned.

https://fanforum.uscho.com/showthread.p ... ckey/page3

Baseball is the most expensive sport after football, hockey and basketball with travel costs for about 25 players and staff. The key to cost reduction in all non revenue sports would be the reducing travel time, elimination of over night stays and limiting off campus dinning.
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Re: Saving College Baseball et al

Postby MICKEY » Mon May 18, 2020 9:35 pm

Furman announced they are eliminating their baseball and men’s lacrosse programs.

https://www.thestate.com/sports/college ... 19861.html
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Re: Saving College Baseball et al

Postby jhart » Mon May 18, 2020 10:13 pm

NU just built a new field and program is not going anywhere but forward.
The new track will happen.
This too shall pass as I increase my contributions.
NU endowment is sound as is our financial foundation, the best in years if not ever before.
Expenses must be cut but not at our core.
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Re: Saving College Baseball et al

Postby MICKEY » Thu May 28, 2020 8:23 am

Here is an update on the recent status of college sports cutbacks as well as closures of colleges themselves.

https://hoopdirt.com/the-list-college-a ... ls-closed/
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Re: Saving College Baseball et al

Postby MICKEY » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:28 am

UCONN announces they are cutting four sports: men's swimming, cross country, tennis; and women's rowing. Now all they need to do cut back football to the FCS level like it belonged all the time and they MAY get their expenses under control. They are currently running over a $40 million deficit. A new Governor might help also. (sorry, I know no politics)
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Re: Saving College Baseball et al

Postby le » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:45 am

Now all they need to do cut back football to the FCS level like it belonged all the time and they MAY get their expenses under control


But how can one justify spending $100 million on their new stadium in Hartford for "FCS level" football ? The football program and CT finances are following the same downward spiral into oblivion. Check out UC's home football schedule at RF this season. Umass, ODU, Maine, Liberty , MTSU and Army. WOW !

https://uconnhuskies.com/sports/football/schedule/2020
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Re: Saving College Baseball et al

Postby phillyeagle » Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:53 am

Mickey thanks for the update. I got my MBA from UCONN and try to stay up to date on the financial mess of their athletics. It is amazing that a State school can fund ever increasing losses as long as they did.
Even now, the articles indicate they plan to reclassify some of the value of existing scholarships to other programs at the school. I am sure that the full football scholarships in particular will be spread to scholarship programs to lessen the perceived impact of their Division One dream. This is just an example of another Northeastern state facing the consequences of its tax and spend policies. Who would ever retire in Connecticut with its taxes if one had options !
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Re: Saving College Baseball et al

Postby le » Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:09 am

Who would ever retire in Connecticut with its taxes if one had options !


I left 4.5 years ago for primarily this reason. People that don't reside in CT have no understanding of the tremendous tax burden in CT applied by the State and local governments.
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