PAC Men

In Today’s Great Ideas Whose Time Has Come,

Division-I athletic directors want to create strong ties with Congress, state legislatures and other governmental bodies, and perhaps start a political action committee. Those are among the goals listed in the 2016-17 strategic plan for the Division 1A Athletic Directors’ Association, which is trying to make ADs more relevant in shaping the NCAA’s future.  [Emphasis added.]

Question:  would Greg McGarity tap the reserve fund for this?

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  1. Dog in Fla

    “Question: would Greg McGarity tap the reserve fund for this?”

    Yes because they already know how the first Congress Day is going down

    “Organize an annual Congress Day for our members to meet Members of Congress.”

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  2. Debby Balcer

    But it’s all about the student athlete

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  3. Maybe they should consider high powered lobbyist Jack Weldon. He is already working hard in congress to lobby for the American public:
    http://www.theonion.com/article/american-people-hire-high-powered-lobbyist-to-push-18204

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  4. Can you imagine this PAC running an ad in Louisiana that says, “Pass this tax increase or LSU football may not be played this fall!”? It’s all for the children, of course.

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  5. Hogbody Spradlin

    Isn’t there something about nonprofits not being allowed to influence political activity? Ah, forget it.

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  6. Russ

    Keith Emerson dead of a single gunshot wound, age 71. I know it’s popular to crap on prog rock now, but he was a great musician and ELP did some amazing work. RIP.

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  7. Dawg1976

    You apparently have this lynch mob hanging for our AD. And to tell you the truth I’m getting damn tired of it. Give it rest it’s getting old

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  8. Derpovonburpo

    Not step on a McGarity/Georgia Way/Reserve Fund meme, but PACs are governed by similar rules to candidate committee contributions. Individuals are limited to $5000 per primary and general election cycle. But if you’d like to amuse yourself, you can see how much Don Leebern and Co contribute here: https://www.opensecrets.org/indivs/search.php?name=leebern&cycle=All&sort=R&state=&zip=&employ=&cand=&submit=Submit

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  9. Cosmic Dawg

    I am sure I am missing something. Why are public institutions allowed to spend tax money to infuence the elected officials charged with their oversight?

    While I am at it, I am also tired of public money spent on campaigns to chide the citizens, e.g. #Y’allstilllitter?

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      And if NCAA is not technically public, does it receive any funding from any members who pay dues with tax dollars?

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  10. Walt

    Make the NCAA great again.

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    • AusDawg85

      We’re gonna build a wall around our college campuses. A big beautiful wall with a wonderful door. And we’re gonna make the NFL pay for it!!

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  11. TN Dawg

    The ADs really should get organized.

    We aren’t far now from a situation where the players will attempt to collectively bargain in CFB, it’d be best if ADs had their act together like the NFL owners.

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