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    ESPN News just reported (10:25am PDT, 8/6) that the Big Ten approved the use of instant replay for football games. What do you all think of that? I like instant replay, but I think schools spend way too much money on sports as it is. I know that all they need to do is get a link from the TV cameras and get sideline monitors, which shouldn't cost a ton of money, but aren't there better things to spend money on, like, I dunno, research? Academic scholarships? Edicational facilities and cirriculum (yes, I am being naive sounding on purpose...playing devil's advocate)?

    Seriously, is this really THAT important at the college level?

    Your thoughts?

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    agreed^
    Thats one of the problems with society is our priorities are not in order. A prime example is when you spend money that could be used to further america's education on extra curricular activities.


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    • #3
      I agree with you all that it should be used for academics but it will never change. Athletics brings in way too much money for big conferance schools.

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      • #4
        Re: College stuff

        Originally posted by Jared
        ESPN News just reported (10:25am PDT, 8/6) that the Big Ten approved the use of instant replay for football games. What do you all think of that? I like instant replay, but I think schools spend way too much money on sports as it is. I know that all they need to do is get a link from the TV cameras and get sideline monitors, which shouldn't cost a ton of money, but aren't there better things to spend money on, like, I dunno, research? Academic scholarships? Edicational facilities and cirriculum (yes, I am being naive sounding on purpose...playing devil's advocate)?

        Seriously, is this really THAT important at the college level?

        Your thoughts?
        As much money as college sports brings in why shouldn't they use a bulk of that money on the sports itself. Most of the college campuses that have big time sports programs have better facilities. So the way I see it;

        More money spent on college sports = better sports teams = more fans = more money for the schools = more money to spend on education.

        Honestly, it's rediculous how much some of those great programs make a year. I wish I could find a stat on how much Michigan's football team makes a year. Think about it, 100,000+ seat stadium, 6-7 home games a year, $50 minimum for a ticket, and dont' forget concessions. MAN THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY!

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        • #5
          Sports bring in a lot of money for the Collages.
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            Re: College stuff

            Originally posted by Jared
            ESPN News just reported (10:25am PDT, 8/6) that the Big Ten approved the use of instant replay for football games. What do you all think of that? I like instant replay, but I think schools spend way too much money on sports as it is.
            Seriously, is this really THAT important at the college level?
            Jared, youve got to remember its not just about the money that the schools will make. Its the money the bettors lose when the game came down to a bad call that could have been changed.

            Its always about the almighty dollar....



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            • #7
              i hate it, just more lag on the game and it's not going to solve anything. completely unnecessary in college football in my opinion.


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              • #8
                I think its necassary because the referee's job is quite hard especially with the amount of players per team, then the fact college refs in many conferences have been known not to be of the best quality (you'd know if you paid enough attention) so I believe it is good. But in terms of can the money be spent on wiser more significant areas...without a doubt.
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                • #9
                  Re: Re: College stuff

                  Originally posted by Elway4King
                  As much money as college sports brings in why shouldn't they use a bulk of that money on the sports itself. Most of the college campuses that have big time sports programs have better facilities. So the way I see it;

                  More money spent on college sports = better sports teams = more fans = more money for the schools = more money to spend on education.

                  Honestly, it's rediculous how much some of those great programs make a year. I wish I could find a stat on how much Michigan's football team makes a year. Think about it, 100,000+ seat stadium, 6-7 home games a year, $50 minimum for a ticket, and dont' forget concessions. MAN THAT IS A LOT OF MONEY!

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                  I agree.....the school wouldn't have that money in the first place if it wasn't for the sports programs. And I'm sure a good portion of it DOES go to academics.....
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