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Subject: Re: JMU

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Date Posted: 13:35:46 11/15/21 Mon
In reply to: Sprint66 's message, "Re: JMU" on 13:17:36 11/15/21 Mon

JMU ain't gonna be making money playing FBS football. You can take that to the bank.

Football at almost all FBS programs outside the fixtures in the Top 25 is a loss leader marketing program at the university.

Every college president in America outside of Martha Pollack knows what football does for Notre Dame, for Alabama. Doug Flutie in 1984 lives in the back of everybody's mind. You throw a 65-yard pass for a game-winning touchdown with no time left on the clock and, next year, applications to your college rise 20%. That's the dream.

JMU lost money as an FCS program and they will lose money as an FBS program. They've just decided that, if you're going to lose money playing football, why not lose a little more and increase the intangible benefit? Or lose a lot more, as is usually the case.

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Date Posted: 13:44:40 11/15/21 Mon

They lose money only if they are unable to join the Big10 or SEC.

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