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Subject: Re: 2017 Ivy football attendance & NBCSN TV ratings


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IvySportsJunkie
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Date Posted: 19:23:34 12/18/17 Mon
In reply to: voy vey 's message, "2017 Ivy football attendance & NBCSN TV ratings" on 16:36:20 12/14/17 Thu

JoiseyFan you very well may be right and I have far too wishful thinking here.

However, I still think that an expanded Ivy League with Army and Navy (call it "Ivy Plus") would offer a wide range of intangible benefits to the NCAA and even to the Power 5 conferences. Ivy Plus would tap into minimal amounts of the FBS NCAA revenue sharing from Bowl games, yet this Ivy Plus conference would offer wide range of compelling economic and PR benefits. First, it offers the nation's highest average viewership income who can partially offset their less active fan base with greater ability to buy future premium services. Second, over time Ivy Plus could gradually build a small, but profitable new sports network with access to high levels of disposable income. Third a disproportionate number of Ivy Plus alums are in leadership positions of corporations, who can be corporate sponsors for sporting events, TV and streaming sports channels. Fourth, a disproportionate number of Ivy Plus alums are in leadership positions of social media, digital marketing and sports related corporations. Finally, I believe that the NCAA does care about the positive public relations that an Ivy Plus conference could potentially bring. While not as important as revenues, positive PR has become increasingly important to help offset an ever-increasing number of negative press articles related to the NCAA.

Ivy Plus would have minimal if any downside risks, but offer a ton of upside potential. Never underestimate the power of money and influence in negotiations.

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[> [> Subject: Re: 2017 Ivy football attendance & NBCSN TV ratings


Author:
Football Fanatic
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Date Posted: 23:22:23 12/18/17 Mon

One small logistical problem. When all those army and Navy fans come to watch their team play at Cornell, Brown, Columbia and Dartmouth, where are they going to sit?

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[> [> [> Subject: Ivy Plus


Author:
voy vey
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Date Posted: 08:55:11 12/19/17 Tue

One small philosophical problem: how to reconcile military academies aligning so closely with institutions whose student and faculty populations are decidedly left-leaning and anti-militaristic.

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[> [> [> [> Subject: That's not as a big a deal as it used to be


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 09:16:54 12/19/17 Tue


Again, taking a knee during the anthem was *not* protesting the military.

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[> [> [> [> [> Subject: VV is talking about institutional attitudes


Author:
Calvin
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Date Posted: 10:45:32 12/19/17 Tue

not knee taking. For example, there has been general antipathy to ROTC on campus, with a few exceptions.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: As ISJ explained...


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 11:17:48 12/19/17 Tue


A "general antipathy to ROTC on campus" is a great improvement from how relations used to be with the military at Ivy schools.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> Subject: Rephrase


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Go Green
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Date Posted: 11:33:25 12/19/17 Tue


That was poorly written.

Should have said either "not accurate" or a "step up," rather than "a great improvement."

Wish this Board had an edit feature #238

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[> [> [> [> Subject: Re: Ivy Plus


Author:
remember it well
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Date Posted: 09:32:50 12/19/17 Tue

The reconcilement issue with the military academies has more to do with de-emphasis "leaning" "anti' football attitudes of Ivy admins

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