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VPI63

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This entire discussion


brings into focus the viability of college sports as we have known it.

With an arms race going on in football, which only a handful can compete in, to basketball evolving into either a NBA or European farm teams (not even including the ramifications of the portal), I can see a sea change coming as all this is very destabilizing.

I have thought for several years now that the only viable solution is to gravitate towards the Ivy League model, where for the most part, they have students that also play sports.

I know for many this path seems distasteful (including myself here), but one has to wonder how the landscape will look 10 or 15 years from now.

The other solution would be to have both the NFL and the NBA provide the funding for facilities and coaches, since they are the beneficiaries of the product that we, as fans, are ponying up our hard earned money for and that they eventually benefit from.

Maybe we need a sports evolution board.




[Post edited by VPI63 at 04/08/2021 8:47PM]

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Posted: 04/08/2021 at 4:12PM



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Aluma... -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 1:32PM
  Very very slim ** -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 2:09PM
  No, it isnt ** -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 1:38PM
  He is in human development... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 1:47PM
  Anesthesiologist pays better😎 ** -- HOKIEGOBBLE 04/09/2021 3:10PM
  I think what GCHokie34 said when Cone left is relevant. -- Nelsonia Hokie 04/09/2021 2:10PM
  Check your numbers, GC -- dj97223 04/09/2021 11:51AM
  So how many years would he have to work... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 12:01PM
  I get your point... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 12:13PM
  My point was different -- MVIII 04/09/2021 10:41PM
  He doesnt lose the first year salary... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 11:00PM
  No...he doesnt lose his first year salary... -- GCHokie34 04/10/2021 06:50AM
  Is your salary based on time or skill? -- MVIII 04/10/2021 08:01AM
  If youre paying someone to become a piece for you... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 11:31AM
  Hey GC, I have a question for you -- VTCALS72 04/08/2021 8:02PM
  All true..... -- 2hhoop3 04/09/2021 10:03AM
  Lot of truth ..... -- 2hhoop3 04/09/2021 11:44AM
  It definitely still happens... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 11:59AM
  Oh Im very critical of running players off... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 11:25AM
  To me... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 12:10PM
  Excellent post ** -- VaTechHokiesACC 04/09/2021 05:34AM
  What about Europe? ** -- YBYSAIAHokie 04/08/2021 5:54PM
  He can go to Europe right now and make good money ** -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 6:21PM
  Highly doubtful that will be a factor ** -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 10:29PM
  Age is an issue on the end of his career... -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 7:31PM
  I'm okay with whatever he does just as long as he -- NC Hoke 04/08/2021 9:30PM
  IYO, do you think he'll be back next season? ** -- YBYSAIAHokie 04/08/2021 7:44PM
  Yes ** -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 9:51PM
  This entire discussion -- VPI63 04/08/2021 4:12PM
  How many teams would the NFL & NBA fund? -- VTCALS72 04/08/2021 8:51PM
  You wrote: -- VPI63 04/08/2021 8:44PM
  Do you know Storm Murphy's name? ** -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 10:37PM
  Yes ... ** -- VPI63 04/08/2021 10:57PM
  Problem solved then. ** -- st_andrew 04/09/2021 4:13PM
  Whatever you say...😎 ** -- VPI63 04/09/2021 6:11PM
  The issue is it won't just be the NBA -- MVIII 04/08/2021 5:13PM
  You wrote: -- VPI63 04/08/2021 8:31PM
  Maybe he comes back for one year at Tech -- millmtnhokie 04/08/2021 3:06PM
  If your number is correct, would you leave $800K on -- Femoyer Hokie 04/08/2021 2:53PM
  He wouldn't make that much right away, but... -- Chris Coleman  04/08/2021 2:58PM
  He needs some guidance from Ace Custis -- 1980VT 04/08/2021 3:49PM
  Yes and no..... -- LansdaleHokie 04/09/2021 11:00AM
  I can see from this chart ... -- VPI63 04/08/2021 8:53PM
  What about taxes? -- EDGEMAN 04/08/2021 4:53PM
  What about them? Irrelevant to the conversation... ** -- NokieHokie 04/08/2021 5:57PM
  Numbers are arbitary... -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 5:30PM
  Thats not really the case... -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 5:28PM
  Just $7.1 million? Pish posh! -- VTECHFAN 04/08/2021 3:49PM
  I should point out the numbers are arbitrary -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 3:54PM
  Comes down to priorities... -- MBHokie90 04/08/2021 2:56PM
  Still comes down to what he wants and his priorities -- Hokie Proud 04/09/2021 1:37PM
  He's majoring in Human Development. -- Chris Coleman  04/08/2021 3:50PM
  Isn't Corny teaching that class? ** -- VT757to276 04/08/2021 4:41PM
  Now that is funny ** -- VTCALS72 04/08/2021 8:11PM
  Aren't we all? ** -- Hoke 04/08/2021 3:55PM
  If he wants to be a college president, then..... -- vtbball80 04/08/2021 8:18PM
  Oh I very much agree... -- GCHokie34 04/08/2021 2:45PM
  Where can he develop quicker is the question? -- MVIII 04/08/2021 5:22PM
  Even at a mid to low-level European team? -- MVIII 04/09/2021 08:52AM
  Aluma wouldnt be going to those levels ** -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 11:27AM
  That is the question. -- MVIII 04/09/2021 12:24PM
  Foreign players come here the same reason... -- GCHokie34 04/09/2021 12:28PM
  Aren't our facilities also better? -- MVIII 04/09/2021 08:57AM
  Just like UNC 💥 ** -- VPI63 04/08/2021 11:53PM
  It's funny because it's true ** -- johnmcd40 04/09/2021 06:39AM
  Good point on no classes. ** -- johnmcd40 04/08/2021 10:06PM
  Exactly! -- VT ChemE 1986 04/08/2021 2:07PM
  Yup its a good move AND -- hokieton 04/08/2021 1:36PM

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