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    Default Does Wrestling Need the NCAA? - A Viratas Original

    "I was thinking I would kick this off with some kind of heartfelt rant, but I know that would be largely ineffective. I would venture to guess that most of you do not know the name Joseph Juran. Juran was a pioneer in management consulting. What does he have to do with wrestling and the NCAA? Well, nothing really, but he is the author of a famous quote that I feel will make my point. Juran stated ?Goal setting has traditionally been based on past performance. This practice has tended to perpetuate the sins of the past.?


    http://news.theopenmat.com/2011/03/w...need-the-ncaa/

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    A good read about a potentially sad reality wrestling may be facing soon.
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    Default Re: Does Wrestling Need the NCAA? - A Viratas Original

    I posted a comment to it. He is right in that something needs to change.

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    I liked your comments, KR. It's about money, plain and simple. The NCAA doesn't manage anything. They are a lobby that represents a consortium of big-money college programs. Anything more than that is just a charade. They only promote women's programs to protect their financial sacred cows, men's football and basketball, from being touched by Title IX. Even then, relatively few football and basketball programs actually make money. Very sad.

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    Yes wrestling needs the ncaa. Does anyone think wrestling could hold a tournment and bring in 100000 fan without ncaa.

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    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by ogw View Post
    Yes wrestling needs the ncaa. Does anyone think wrestling could hold a tournment and bring in 100000 fan without ncaa.
    Maybe. Why are you so convinced otherwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flop The Nuts View Post
    Maybe. Why are you so convinced otherwise?
    Tell me, how much publicity does club rugby receive? What was the attendance last year at the club rugby championships?

    Few teams out west offer intercollegiate lacrosse. They are predominantly club teams that have their own championship. Can you name the top 3 club lacrosse teams?

    The title "NCAA Champion" carries a ton of weight.

    The Big Ten schools offer a ton of club sports. When was the last time you saw a club competition aired on the BTN never mind ESPNU?

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    If the NCAA BRAND were so valuable then we would have a NCAA Football Champion. We don't. We never have. For the last 10 years we have had a BCS Championshp that makes the Bowls LOTS of MONEY. It is not going to ch ange because the people making the money are in power. The money would actually be bigger if they ran a NCAA style tournament. But they are afraid that their portion will get smaller so they invent all sorts of reasons that it can't be done.

    No doubt creating another BRAND would take a lot of work but if we continue with the current system of a small group of people hold all the cards & money, logic & reason will never win out. It is the money you don't see that is holding it all in place.

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