Carpe rule book.

I’ll bet you didn’t know this was one of the biggest problems with the enforcement of an oversized NCAA book of regulations:

… The biggest challenge the group faces—and the one that will determine its success or failure—is figuring out how to balance competitive equity between wealthy and not-so wealthy programs, Perlman said.

“The most difficult principle is determining whether the NCAA has an interest in making the playing field even between programs that have natural advantages over others,” he said.

Turning to Nelms, Perlman said: “Does the NCAA want to prevent me from using my $75-million budget as an advantage over his $6-million budget?”

At this point, is there anyone who doesn’t see a split coming in D-1 in the next ten or so years?


Filed under It's Not Easy Being A Mid-Major, The NCAA

13 responses to “Carpe rule book.

  1. Comin' Down The Track

    So, now a moneypile is a “natural advantage?” This is tantamount to the NCAA saying that they actually have no mission statement whatsoever.


  2. Always Someone Else's Fault

    The NCAA mission should focus on student-athletes (A) being students and (B) getting a fair deal. Georgia State’s not Georgia, and no rule book will ever make it Georgia. “Level playing field” is a fine sentiment, but it makes no sense whatsoever as a regulatory goal, because it’s impossible.

    Short of revenue sharing between conferences (i.e. playoffs!), there’s really nothing the NCAA can do to advance that goal.


  3. 69Dawg

    It’s nice to know that the NCAA has the same economic advisers as the government and would really like to redistribute the wealth from the haves to the have nots but failing that they will rig the rules to “level” the playing field.


  4. G Marmalarde

    Karl Marx would be proud


  5. paul

    I don’t think it will be ten years. I will be really surprised if it takes that long. I’m thinking five or six max. Remember, this isn’t the NCAA’s decision to make. The programs with the money will be making this decision. They view every season still under the NCAA umbrella as potential revenue lost.


    • Cojones

      With Delaney pushing bluffs and other issues surrounding the CF World, the division of D-1 schools is three or less years away. The conundrum presented cannot loll around for any amount of time because some questions that are connected have to be answered soon.

      I’m afraid that Blutarsky is correct in that the van is careening down the road as we type.


  6. Spread the wealth around….the Buffet Rule for college football.

    A great distraction from legitimate problems. How very familiar.


  7. Always Someone Else's Fault

    The government has been actively redistributing wealth from younger to older generations with a vengeance since at least 1980, and it’s just accelerating. Every action the government takes redistributes wealth in one direction or another. Somehow when it’s up the chain (have-nots to haves), that’s supply-side cool, but when it’s DOWN the chain (haves-to-have nots), it’s commie-not-cool. It would be nice to see a consistent application of the rhetoric.