Hello There, Guest! (LoginRegister)

Post Reply 
Big West rejects UC San Diego
Author Message
Bookmark and Share
Clarity Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 149
Joined: Apr 2017
Reputation: 0
I Root For: CSUB
Location: Bakersfield
Post: #131
RE: Big West rejects UC San Diego
Like Chicago State.
Yesterday 04:25 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
SDHornet Offline
Water Engineer
*

Posts: 45
Joined: Jan 2017
Reputation: 0
I Root For: Sac State
Location:
Post: #132
RE: Big West rejects UC San Diego
(Yesterday 09:39 AM)SoCalBobcat78 Wrote:  
(04-23-2017 05:41 PM)SDHornet Wrote:  
(04-22-2017 10:11 PM)NuMexAg Wrote:  I think it could be more the opposite - that the WAC may have a stronger long-term plan by being the non-football out for any Big Sky schools thinking of dropping football.

FCS football is relatively expensive for most FCS schools - given the lack of good revenue options, and in this day of ever tightening budgets and shrinking TV money for non Power programs, I could see some of the more squeezed FCS schools just hanging it up on football. And the WAC would be a great landing place for them.

My guess is we are a few years away from that. But there is a definite trend in cost containment now - and I think the logical solution to that for some will be dropping football.
I think its the bottom tier FBS programs that will be in the most trouble. FCS schools never really had TV revenue as a significant revenue source, while those FBS programs are selling their souls for what little cut of the TV pie they get. So when the TV money really starts to diminish for the bottom tier FBS (this will happen after the next round of TV contracts), they will be the ones with the biggest budget shortfalls.

It'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.

No. The TV revenue will not affect FBS G5 schools. The Sun Belt, for example, has never had any decent TV revenue. They currently get about $100,000 per school. Nowhere to go but up for the Sun Belt. But if they never get a decent TV deal, they will survive.

The college football playoff revenue and money games will keep schools at the FBS level. Even with NMSU going independent, they will still get about $300,000 in playoff revenue and they will always have the money games. They are getting $1.7 million to play at Alabama in 2019. That kind of revenue will keep them at the FBS level for a long time.

The TV revenue is important and that is the advantage that a P5 school has over a G5 school. But G5 conferences are beginning to focus more on exposure. The AAC gets about $2 million per school in TV revenue, but it is the exposure that really helps. Most of the AAC football and basketball games are nationally televised. That has been very helpful in recruiting.
The problem with the exposure argument is that there is no dollar amount that can be attributed to it...and those midweek games that generate the exposure end up costing those schools at the gate.
Yesterday 09:54 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
HawaiiMongoose Offline
1st String
*

Posts: 2,267
Joined: Nov 2010
Reputation: 109
I Root For: Hawaii
Location: Honolulu
Post: #133
RE: Big West rejects UC San Diego
(Yesterday 03:34 PM)Clarity Wrote:  Milwaukee really? That's interesting. So if UMKC bolted that would leave us at 7. Chicago State isn't being renewed in 2018 when Cal Baptist comes in so that will still leave us at 7. If UMKC leaves the WAC needs to act fast.

I honestly think the WAC would be better off without UMKC and Chicago State. Their departure would give the conference a more reasonable geographic footprint, thereby making WAC membership more appealing to potential future members within that footprint. Good luck selling UCSD or Metro State or (if it dropped football) NAU on a conference that stretches from Seattle to Chicago, but Seattle to Texas doesn't sound so bad.
Today 12:21 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Clarity Offline
Bench Warmer
*

Posts: 149
Joined: Apr 2017
Reputation: 0
I Root For: CSUB
Location: Bakersfield
Post: #134
RE: Big West rejects UC San Diego
Oh yeah I totally agree. It's just that UMKC probably needs to be kept for a little while longer to ensure the survival of the conference. The WAC would then be one team short of collapsing the conference if UMKC left.
(This post was last modified: Today 01:17 AM by Clarity.)
Today 01:16 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 




User(s) browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)


Copyright © 2002-2017 Collegiate Sports Nation Bulletin Board System (CSNbbs), All Rights Reserved.
CSNbbs is an independent fan site and is in no way affiliated to the NCAA or any of the schools and conferences it represents.
This site monetizes links. FTC Disclosure.
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2017 MyBB Group.