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Subject: Maybe Amaker is the Greatest Publicist Ever


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Date Posted: 18:19:26 03/27/17 Mon
In reply to: DOG 's message, "Amaket" on 18:29:02 03/23/17 Thu

As stated earlier in this thread, I don't think that Tommy Amaker is ever leaving Harvard. Specifically, I don't think that he would WANT to leave for any job other than at Duke. Given what Chris Collins just did at Northwestern, that's one name certain to be higher on Duke's list whenever Coach K retires. Of course, Duke's list is subject to constant revision. I was shocked at how poorly Jeff Capel performed when he was given the keys to the car for a test drive. He's now safely near the bottom of the list.

But what struck me today is how many of the radio and television talking heads were talking up Amaker for Georgetown. For a guy who I don't think is ever leaving Harvard, his name is associated with a lot of openings elsewhere. I think that either Amaker or his agent is playing this game brilliantly, getting his name out there constantly.

And heavy petting with both BC and Miami led to raises for Amaker and his assistants. Why put out when a little French kissing will get you paid more money than the next four Ivy League coaches put together?

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Boston Lion
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Date Posted: 13:23:43 03/28/17 Tue

If the 4x salary estimate is even close to an accurate pegging of Harvard's foul breaching of the Ivy compact, the Ivies should adopt a regionnally-CPI-adjusted coaching salary AI. The AI was created to ensure that athletes' academics couldn't get too out of whack with the overall student body's academics, so the same could be used as a justification to rein in a salary arms race.

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 13:31:18 03/28/17 Tue


Antitrust laws would prohibit that.

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Anthony
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Date Posted: 22:23:27 03/28/17 Tue

What about organizations which employ salary caps and other restrictions on whether and how employers may hire certain employees? Examples would include the NFL and the NBA.

Further, the Ivy League already restricts whether and how member institutions may recruit certain student-athletes. On the face of it, this is a straightforward restriction on competition.

Lastly, the NCAA has its on restrictions on whether and how member schools may recruit and hire student-athletes, coaches and staff.

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Go Green
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Date Posted: 06:09:44 03/29/17 Wed


https://www.forbes.com/sites/marcedelman/2012/12/19/why-a-salary-cap-on-ncaa-coaches-is-illegal/#e66fc9555e5f

Short versions to your questions are:

1) Salary caps entered into through collective bargaining with the players' union are ok.

2) If it doesn't involve money, it's ok. So limits on recruits are permissible. If the league were to agree on financial aid limits, that implicates antitrust.

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Anthony
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Date Posted: 10:52:05 03/29/17 Wed

Roger. Thanks.

FWIW, it's the consent decree which the Ivies signed with the Justice Department which marks the very beginning of the modern era of Ivy sports. Once the eight schools were allowed to, or forced to, compete on the basis of financial aid, that started the money arms race that we see today.

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mrjames
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Date Posted: 10:56:00 03/29/17 Wed

Not so sure that's relevant to the amount of money invested in these programs, but it sure has led to the proliferation of FA in the league which has massively impacted our programs in a positive way. Still not full scholarships, but we're getting there. Every step in that direction increases the talent in our league.

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