They’re from the NCAA and they’re here to help.
In its presentation to the NCAA Board next month(warning: PDF link), the Resource Allocation Working Group – chaired by University of Georgia President Michael Adams – will recommend cuts to the number of athletic scholarships that a school can offer in both college football and college basketball. Here’s a breakdown of the reductions:
- FBS football scholarships from 85 to 80.
- FCS football scholarships from 63 to 60.
- Men’s basketball scholarships from 13 to 12.
- Women’s basketball scholarships from 15 to 13. (Note: These scholarships will be reapportioned to other women’s sports.)
Look out world, the Grand Poobah is in charge! Like all good leaders, the man knows you need a crisis before you can exploit it.
Michael Adams, Georgia president and chair of working group looking to cut scholarships: "We're a runaway train in Division I."—
Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) January 13, 2012
Spoken like a man whose athletic department is losing money hand over fi… wait, what?
I’m guessing this is Mikey’s brilliant idea on how to pay for those $2000 stipends Emmert is pushing. And if that proposal doesn’t go through, so what? He can always spend the extra money on a bowl party. But for the have-nots, this is little more than a drop in the bucket, as least as far as the money goes.
As for runaway trains, wait ’til Adams gets feedback from the big football schools.