New Geographically Based Conferences?

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BlueHenBill
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New Geographically Based Conferences?

Post by BlueHenBill » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:29 pm

See the attached link to the Phila. Inquirer's Sports Columnist Mike Jensen's sensible idea that given the revenues lost by NCAA program new geographically based conferences (at least for non-Power 5 programs & at least for all sports other than FB and Men's & Women's Basketball) make sense -

https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports ... 00407.html

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Re: New Geographically Based Conferences?

Post by East Coaster » Fri Apr 10, 2020 9:50 pm

Great article on an idea who time has come, if it hasn't already been here all along. More effort should be made to make conferences geographically aligned for the players and the fans, as well as to save money. It was ridiculous, for example, for UD to spend an exorbitant amount of money to fly the UD softball team to sparsely attended games in Hawaii and California, as was done recently. For UD, a conference for the non-revenue sports with the nearby schools in Philadelphia and elsewhere would help a stretched athletic budget, and the athletes would spend less time travelling. Maybe wrestling and track and field would have been saved if less of the budget was spent on travel to far away places.

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