Believe Me … FSU News – The fear of college football’s money problem (Aug. 20, 2013) …item 2b.. North Dallas Forty (Heróis Sem Amanhã), 1979 – Trailer …

Believe Me … FSU News – The fear of college football’s money problem (Aug. 20, 2013) …item 2b.. North Dallas Forty (Heróis Sem Amanhã), 1979 – Trailer …

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College football is nearing its tipping point, if it hasn’t reached it already. The business of collegiate sports has been creeping upon the game for awhile; even something as idyllically pure as College Gameday always had money signs painted on its production walls. But now the college football’s money problem can no longer be ignored; profit margins have become just as important as win totals.
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FSU President Eric Barron speaks on the growth and power of college athletics

Aug. 20, 2013 12:01 PM |

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In a summer where most preseason college football coverage has revolved around Johnny Manziel’s rights to his own signature, where FSU erected a monolithic indoor practice facility within the span of months, where SEC Commissioner Mike Slive hinted at secession and ACC Commissioner John Swofford proposed a blueprint for a super-division, where paying players is a debate daily, where the NCAA-licensed video game was cancelled to save the organization’s own hide, where the beginning stages of apotheosis is occurring in Tallahassee with Jameis Winston, the question had to be asked to Florida State President Eric Barron:

Is there a fear college football is growing too big for academic institutions of higher learning to contain anymore?

“Absolutely,” Barron admitted. “All the time. I don’t think there’s a president in the power conferences that doesn’t have that worry.”

College football is nearing its tipping point, if it hasn’t reached it already. The business of collegiate sports has been creeping upon the game for awhile; even something as idyllically pure as College Gameday always had money signs painted on its production walls. But now the college football’s money problem can no longer be ignored; profit margins have become just as important as win totals.

The biggest problem, of course, is who receives all that funneled money. The players have always been the obvious critique, but what about the university presidents, who are seemingly above sports coaches in the hierarchy of the institution?

“First of all look at the salary differences,” Barron said. “How many corporations are out there for which the CEO—and I’m not asking for more money—but this CEO makes a fifth of what some of the employees make. This is not a common occurrence. Usually, if you’re responsible, you’re responsible.”

As he states, Barron isn’t looking for a raise. However, one of capitalism’s purveying messages has always been this: The more money you make, the more power you hold. It’s why people castigated Joe Paterno in the wake of child sex abuse allegations involving former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky; ignoring history and mythos as an indicator of power, he was always more important than Penn State President Graham Spanier for a more obvious reason—he made more money.

Accountability and power, though, are two separate issues. When a scandal breaks, coaches receive the judgment, but it’s universities who get the punishment. (However, it should be noted this punishment usually has some trickle-down effect and coaches and teams feel the ripples caused by the wake of their own immorality.) It begs the question: Just how intertwined are athletic programs and universities anymore? The majority of Florida State’s athletic department is located within Doak Campbell stadium, which is barely even on campus. The rest is in the FSU Basketball facilities, adjacent to the Tallahassee Civic Center, also a location off-campus.

The separation is symbolic as it is geographical, but the small tether remains. If the athletic program is going down, the university is too.

“Look at how many cases where the athletic program can sink the university,” Barron said. “Okay that’s phenomenal that something which you are always working, watching and have a requirement for institutional control, but yet people become bigger than life. And then you watch them fall. You sit there and watch a Rutgers for what they went through and some of the others and you realize this is an alternate set of rules for an academic institution.”

As Barron later mentioned, the athletic program “is a small percentage of the budget for the university.” Yet it constitutes the largest percentage of the public’s attention. It’s not like university presidents and chancellors don’t know this; look at all that’s happened in the past two years. Barron alluded to UNC’s former chancellor Holden Tharp, who left North Carolina-Chapel Hill for Washington University to get away from big-time college sports. University of Miami President Donna Shalala has been dealing with the NCAA investigation of booster Nevin Shapiro, who allegedly gave away thousands of dollars in inappropriate benefits to Miami players, for the past two years. Rutgers faced heavy criticism in their hiring of new athletic director Julie Hermann after allegations surfaced from volleyball players she coached at Tennessee in 1996 that Hermann was verbally and emotionally abusive. allegations which she denied. And this was after the firing of Rutgers basketball head coach Mike Rice after a video surfaced showing Rice verbally abusing basketball players and throwing basketballs at them.

Despite all of this, FSU president Eric Barron remains optimistic.

“I do think if there is good institutional control and you’re following practices that make sense, I wouldn’t want to give it up,” Barron said. “I really do think there is some limits on salaries and other things but it doesn’t do me any good to say that if other institutions basically decide they’ll pay someone five million dollars, or seven million dollars, or nine million dollars. And they give them very long-term contracts and everyone is saying you got to compete with that, you got to compete with that.”

Barron doesn’t feel paying players is the answer, but does support John Swofford’s idea of creating a super-division, which would basically separate the “tier one” programs and the “tier one-plus” programs so a different set of rules and regulations can be enforced for each, instead of a ubiquitous rule book for each. Currently, that’s what we have, a rule book that doesn’t entitle an athlete to his own signature.

The fear, of course, is that all of this will impact the game, that allowing money to freely flow through college football will hurt the sanctity of the game, that once “amateurs” become professionals the purity of collegiate sports will be ruined, but hasn’t it been already?
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…..item 2a)…. youtube video … Movie Review: NORTH DALLAS FORTY (1979) … 4:18 minutes …

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…..item 2b)…. youtube video … North Dallas Forty (Heróis Sem Amanhã), 1979 – Trailer … 2:59 minutes …

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Starring: Charles Durning, Nick Nolte, Dabney Coleman, Bo Svenson, Mac Davis

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