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Subject: Re: Ivy recruits improving??


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Date Posted: 19:58:49 02/08/18 Thu
In reply to: Steve Mathiason 's message, "Re: Ivy recruits improving??" on 16:30:34 02/08/18 Thu

Perhaps you don't understand what the difference between FBS and FCS is. The B stands for Bowls. The Ivies are in the FCS. The C stands for Championship. FCS teams do NOT play in bowls.

There are no teams who wish to play the Ivy champs in the bowls. FCS teams want to play for the NCAA title (however diminished the FCS is). They don't want to play exhibitions.

FBS teams want to play for the title, as well - but they also want the exhibition games for their fans, who actually will travel to support their teams - which is why the bowl committees (e.g. the tourist bureaus) pay the schools to come to Tampa or El Paso or wherever.

The ONLY two reasons recruiting is better in recent years is the fact that Ivy admissions are more competitive than ever - and therefore the degrees are considered to be more valuable than ever - and the financial aid packages act as de facto scholarships. When median income families are getting free rides, that is a game changer. Especially since upper-income families rarely let their kids play football anymore.

Nobody is choosing Ivies over FBS or scholarship FCS schools because of the 10-game sked or the no-tackle practices or any of the anachronistic factors that make the league what it is.

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Date Posted: 21:06:12 02/08/18 Thu

How about a postseason "bowl" pitting the best Ivy seniors against the best seniors from the Patriot and Pioneer Leagues?

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