Some of that I'd need to spend more time on, but I like the 1st three:
1) Love the idea of binding multi-year offers. I have fun with the idea that Michigan State is our feeder program, but ultimately, I think the rampant instability hurts the game. Find a way for coaches to stick out their contract (without being bought out), and that might help even more.
2) I never have a problem with minimum GPAs going to 2.5, because you are supposed to be ready to work in college. That said, I don't have a real problem with partial qualifiers, either.
I hate the extra $3,000 to student-athletes. They're compensated ridiculously well already. Amazing things would happen if they took advantage of everything instead of wasting their time on a worthless degree.
Why would it? One bad game doesn't change a thing. Iowa will still be a darkhorse B1G championship contender, and Iowa State will be lucky to make the NIT.
If you ask the basketball analysts outside the state of Iowa I think you would be surprised to hear their responses. Iowa was pegged as a preseason top 5 team by one ESPN analyst and is ranked in the vast, vast majority of preseason top 25 polls
I love this statement:
"Slive dismissed the notion that some schools could not financially support such an initiative, saying that economics should prevent an institution from doing what’s right by a student-athlete."
That's a pretty easy statement to make when your conference is rolling in dough. It's like telling someone who's homeless that "the fact you are destitute shouldn't keep you from having your own place to live."
If some of these morons had their way there would only be 10 teams in major college football and the rest of us would just play intramurals.
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