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RE: CAA exit fee
(04-10-2012 04:35 PM)LastMinuteman Wrote:
(04-10-2012 03:16 PM)CommuterBob Wrote: NCAA Division 1 conference minimums:
FBS: 8 all-sports members that play 6 men's sports (including football and basketball) and 8 women's sports (including basketball and 2 other team sports)
FCS: 7 members that play 6 men's sports (including basketball [at least 7 schools] and either football or 2 other team sports [at least 6 schools]) and 6 women's sports (including basketball [at least 7 schools] and 2 other team sports [at least 6 schools])
The NCAA also allows a 2-year grace period for a conference to return to full membership, should a school withdraw to force non-compliance.
But there's a catch, the NCAA requires all D1 teams to offer 16 sports, but conferences only have to offer competition in 14 (FBS) or 12 (FCS), hence the reason schools play in more than one conference in some instances.
That description of "FCS" must be for a "non-FBS all-sports conference", not a FCS football conference. Off the top of my head I can name 5 FCS football conferences that wouldn't fulfill that requirement if 7 members were required to play most sports together. All but 1 of the 5 I'm thinking of have AQs to the playoffs, which means that the NCAA recognizes them as official FCS conferences.
Also, non-FBS Division I members are only required to sponsor 14 sports total, whether inside or outside of their conference. FBS requires 16, for no reason other than to inflate expenses.
EDITED TO ADD: Here are the FCS conferences I'm thinking of:
CAA: 6 all-sports, 5 football-only (5/4 after GSU and URI leave)
MVC: 5 all-sports, 4 football-only
Big South: 6 all-sports, 1 football-only
Patriot: 5 all-sports, 2 football-only
Pioneer: 10 football-only
The Pioneer is the one without an AQ, but AFAIK they are eligible for one and just didn't apply because they're non-scholarship and would get crushed.
You're right FCS should read non-FBS, but the intent is the same. And the non-FBS D1 requirement is 14 sports for a school, not 16. I read that wrong.
I was just reading from the NCAA bylaws for Division 1 (this is superceded for FBS conferences):
20.02.5.1 Minimum Number of Members. A multisport conference shall be composed of at least seven active Division I members. The member conference shall include at least seven active Division I members that sponsor both men’s and women’s basketball. (Adopted: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)
20.02.5.2 Sports Sponsorship. A multisport conference shall satisfy the following requirements: (Adopted: 1/15/11 effective 8/1/11)
(a) The conference shall sponsor a minimum of 12 Division I sports;
(b) The conference shall sponsor a minimum of six men’s sports, one of which shall be men’s basketball. In addition to men’s basketball, the conference shall sponsor football or two other men’s team sports. A
minimum of seven members shall sponsor men’s basketball. A minimum of six members shall sponsor five other sports, including football or two additional men’s team sports; and
© The conference shall sponsor a minimum of six women’s sports, one of which shall be women’s basketball. In addition to women’s basketball, the conference shall sponsor two other women’s team sports. A minimum of seven members shall sponsor women’s basketball. A minimum of six members shall sponsor five other sports, including two additional women’s team sports (or a minimum of five members for an emerging sport for women).
Nowhere does it say that the non-FBS conference must be all-sports, just that it include at least 7 teams for both men's and women's basketball with 6 of those 7 playing at least 5 other men's sports (incl. football or 2 other team sports) and 5 other women's sports (2 team sports). It does not specify that any of those other sports must be the same 5.
I'm not going to waste my time with each of those, but the CAA has 12 for men's basketball, of which 8 play at least 6 other men's sports in conference.
The Pioneer League has never been recognized by the NCAA because it is only a football-only conference. The Great West has also never been recognized because of other membership issues.
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