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Thread: Next year's B10 scheduling... Creating financial problems?

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    Thumbs Up! Next year's B10 scheduling... Creating financial problems?

    (Note: I originally put this as a post on another thread but thought it should it's own subject.)

    http://www.thewrestlingtalk.com/college-wrestling/120212-everything-penn-state-wrestling-8.html

    The radio announcer Jeff Byers today made a comment about next years B10 wrestling schedule change for Conference matches.

    Next year every school will have 2 duals in a weekend two times. Thats 4 matches. That means the remaining 4 matches will be single dual meet weekends. That might suck for fantasy points btw!

    He also said that instead of have 2 duals @ home or on the road, they will be split from now on.

    I don't know what the B10 would do this as it does not make sense especially when schools are on tighter budgets & it only makes sense to do 2 duals per weekend every weekend as the road trips have to be planned as such.

    Like as of now if PSU has a road trip like this past weekend they go to 2 nearby schools, (like Michigan & Michigan State or Iowa & Wisconsin or Northwestern & Illinois). If they have to split these up in home/Away instead 2 homes or 2 aways I think that will put a financial strain on the programs.

    Which all know we dont need...

    from Grapplefan:
    That sounds foolish to me, too. Cutting expenses is key right now.

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    Default Re: Next year's B10 scheduling... Creating financial problems?

    If I'm the coaches within the Big Ten, I get my accounting person(s) to study the additional cost. Send the report together with all of the other coaches and demand that they cover the difference.

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    Default Re: Next year's B10 scheduling... Creating financial problems?

    Thanks for starting this thread, kr. This is not the time for college wrestling programs to shoot themselves in the foot.

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    Default Re: Next year's B10 scheduling... Creating financial problems?

    Yea thanks.
    I'm sure everyone here will completely agree.

    I think I can see the B10 reasoning as they want teams to be "more competitive" by having at least one home match every weekend during the double dual weekends, but with all the cutbacks the sport has been suffering the last few years, we can hardly afford more expenses & then have some "bean counter" state the they sport is not pulling enough revenue hence it gets its funding pulled.

    Um that would suck.

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