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    NCAA is behind National Duals. ESPN will broadcast it and give major money in the deal. More fans can see wrestling as it will be promoted heavily. Two Title tournaments in one year give more opportunity for the casual fan to see wrestling.

    But, some coaches don't like it and are working to nuke the idea and plan.

    When it fails the NCAA will use this as a good excuse to further marginalize Collegiate wrestling in saying "See, we were trying to promote the sport but YOU did not want it to happen". They will then stand back as further cuts reduce programs and place the blame on short sighted coaches and elitist 'fans' who don't want wrestling to be more than a fringe sport for the few.

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    I don't think its going to get nuked by coaches. I thought the coaches voted it forward and now it goes to NCAA for vote?
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    As usual zz doesn't know what he's talking about.
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    Default Re: National Duals, NCAA's perfect OUT

    Quote Originally Posted by zzyzx View Post
    NCAA is behind National Duals.
    Not!

    Please explain why they just shot down the proposal.
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    NCAA knows they will win because the short sighted coaches protecting their own turf will nuke it. The NCAA doesn't really want it, just wants the ability to say they tried but the wrestling community doesn't want more fans, more exposure and more money - and then they cut wrestling even further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzyzx View Post
    NCAA knows they will win because the short sighted coaches protecting their own turf will nuke it. The NCAA doesn't really want it, just wants the ability to say they tried but the wrestling community doesn't want more fans, more exposure and more money - and then they cut wrestling even further.
    Youre such an insider.
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    Default Re: National Duals, NCAA's perfect OUT

    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    Youre such an insider.
    I bet ZZYX has signed up to be an ESPN insider. That definitely counts for something since their wrestling/"fringe sport" coverage is soooo good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBloodLion View Post
    I bet ZZYX has signed up to be an ESPN insider. That definitely counts for something since their wrestling/"fringe sport" coverage is soooo good.

    Sorry guys, don't watch ESPN. In fact, don't have a TV at all. No time to watch it with all else I have going on with work and whatnot.

    What I do have is 45 years plus of watching wrestling slowly kill itself and periodic high spots.

    A fringe sport is what it is and this kind of short sighted blowing off of publicity and broadcasting is why it remains so. Fewer weight classes in International competition with all the member countries going along with it. Schools dropping the sport with few involved as fans and former wrestlers doing much about it. Some try but the numbers are so few it usually fails.

    Take a look at all those you knew who wrestled in your school and count carefully how many support or attend any amateur wrestling events now. "Fringe" is being nice if numbers are any indication.

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    Default Re: National Duals, NCAA's perfect OUT

    Quote Originally Posted by zzyzx View Post
    NCAA is behind National Duals.
    Quote Originally Posted by zzyzx View Post
    The NCAA doesn't really want it,...........
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