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IceCat76
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  Message Not Read  NBC News and Athletic fess
   Posted: 3/9/2020 11:49:17 AM 
Interesting article today about student fees for athletics. Note that their table shows no specific athletic fees for Ohio.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/hidden-figures-col...

An excerpt from the article below is very interesting re Miami.

" At least one school used its fees to keep itself from being kicked out of the top tier of Division 1.

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio which charged students $1,044.87 in athletic fees this school year has used money from student fees to make up for low ticket sales. It purchased 10,000 of its own football tickets per home game this past season. The tickets were not resold at a discounted rate or donated.

The NCAA requires the universities playing in Division 1's top tier, a more competitive collection of 130 schools known as the Football Bowl Subdivision, to maintain an average paid attendance of 15,000 at home games.

"Because Miami does not average 15,000 in actual attendance, Miami uses a portion of the student fee" to buy football tickets, said Claire Wagner, a spokesperson for the school."

Last Edited: 3/9/2020 11:50:02 AM by IceCat76

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  Message Not Read  RE: NBC News and Athletic fess
   Posted: 3/9/2020 1:04:14 PM 
IceCat76 wrote:
Interesting article today about student fees for athletics. Note that their table shows no specific athletic fees for Ohio.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/hidden-figures-col...

An excerpt from the article below is very interesting re Miami.

" At least one school used its fees to keep itself from being kicked out of the top tier of Division 1.

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio which charged students $1,044.87 in athletic fees this school year has used money from student fees to make up for low ticket sales. It purchased 10,000 of its own football tickets per home game this past season. The tickets were not resold at a discounted rate or donated.

The NCAA requires the universities playing in Division 1's top tier, a more competitive collection of 130 schools known as the Football Bowl Subdivision, to maintain an average paid attendance of 15,000 at home games.

"Because Miami does not average 15,000 in actual attendance, Miami uses a portion of the student fee" to buy football tickets, said Claire Wagner, a spokesperson for the school."



How many other MAC Schools would this apply to? EMU & Akron for sure.

If not for the ESPN contract, you would have to think the MAC would start having conversations about dropping lower than FBS.

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  Message Not Read  RE: NBC News and Athletic fess
   Posted: 3/9/2020 1:38:25 PM 
OU_Country wrote:
IceCat76 wrote:
Interesting article today about student fees for athletics. Note that their table shows no specific athletic fees for Ohio.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/education/hidden-figures-col...

An excerpt from the article below is very interesting re Miami.

" At least one school used its fees to keep itself from being kicked out of the top tier of Division 1.

Miami University in Oxford, Ohio which charged students $1,044.87 in athletic fees this school year has used money from student fees to make up for low ticket sales. It purchased 10,000 of its own football tickets per home game this past season. The tickets were not resold at a discounted rate or donated.

The NCAA requires the universities playing in Division 1's top tier, a more competitive collection of 130 schools known as the Football Bowl Subdivision, to maintain an average paid attendance of 15,000 at home games.

"Because Miami does not average 15,000 in actual attendance, Miami uses a portion of the student fee" to buy football tickets, said Claire Wagner, a spokesperson for the school."



How many other MAC Schools would this apply to? EMU & Akron for sure.

If not for the ESPN contract, you would have to think the MAC would start having conversations about dropping lower than FBS.



And, the play off money.


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  Message Not Read  RE: NBC News and Athletic fess
   Posted: 3/9/2020 3:15:50 PM 
Its in how you label your fees, technically speaking, everyone of Ohios students buy a season ticket to all sports
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  Message Not Read  RE: NBC News and Athletic fess
   Posted: 3/9/2020 9:00:52 PM 
I'm impressed the NCAA found a way to screw ordinary students.

It's all for amateurism, though.


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  Message Not Read  RE: NBC News and Athletic fess
   Posted: 3/9/2020 11:27:13 PM 
JSF wrote:
I'm impressed the NCAA found a way to screw ordinary students.

It's all for amateurism, though.


Id say its more individual schools and not the NCAA.
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