Rising Issues in D I College Athletics<br />Colleen Marasco, Jasmine Bartee, Steve Scinto, Daquan Hardy, Ralph Joseph, Dwa...
Overview & Background<br />NCAA Division I:<br />Highest level of collegiate competition (I, II, III)<br />Divisions I and...
The Drive to Succeed<br /><ul><li>D I institutions are very good academically but are known for their athletic successes o...
Being in the spotlight adds intense pressure to win
Coaches are often paid higher salaries than University presidents or top professors (+victory bonuses!)
Students love to be a part of a school with successful, nationally recognized teams (school pride, identity & bragging rig...
Basketball<br /><ul><li>2007-2008 National Championship appearance, record breaking 38 wins
Star player Derrick Rose fraudulently took the SAT’s in 2007, making him academically ineligible for the 07-08 season
Former coach John Calipari had in his contract an extra $160,000 for winning 81% of the games + $200,000 for reaching the ...
Basketball team scratches the 38 victories, returns their Final Four trophy, adjusts player’s/coach’s statistics and team ...
If Memphis does not get their appeal, the University could recall Coach Calipari’s bonus money
All sports placed on 3-yr probation for men’s basketball & women’s golf violations</li></li></ul><li>College coaches makin...
Most of these coaches also have incentive based bonus opportunity contracts. For example if they win certain games, tourna...
This a form of gambling: they’re basically making a wager on the outcome of these games.</li></li></ul><li>Continued…<br /...
The issue here is that the NCAA will shut down a program and strip a kid of his eligibility if he’s even rumored to be inv...
There are players walking around who can barely afford to live on campus while at the same time generating millions of dol...
Jim Calhoun Interview</li></li></ul><li>Continued…<br /><ul><li>Top 4 highest paid coaches in the country :</li></ul>		1. ...
The lowest paid coach is making $600,000 a year
These schools cant even “afford” to give these students scholarship money, financial aid, book money, etc. </li></li></ul>...
 First conference title & NCAA tournament appearance in 08-09 season
 Attitudes, theft, harassment, assault, drug possession
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An overview of current and past examples of poor student athlete behavior and coach\'s salaries. Includes commerical, socio-cultural, and ethical implications, as well as recommendations to the sports, entertainment, and event industries.

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  1. 1. Rising Issues in D I College Athletics<br />Colleen Marasco, Jasmine Bartee, Steve Scinto, Daquan Hardy, Ralph Joseph, Dwayne Daley<br />
  2. 2. Overview & Background<br />NCAA Division I:<br />Highest level of collegiate competition (I, II, III)<br />Divisions I and II offer athletic scholarships<br />Very detailed rules set forth by NCAA (recruiting, player & coach behavior, betting, academic standing etc.)<br />Strict consequences depending on the severity of any rule violation<br />Ex) Duke, UCONN, Notre Dame<br />
  3. 3. The Drive to Succeed<br /><ul><li>D I institutions are very good academically but are known for their athletic successes or failures
  4. 4. Being in the spotlight adds intense pressure to win
  5. 5. Coaches are often paid higher salaries than University presidents or top professors (+victory bonuses!)
  6. 6. Students love to be a part of a school with successful, nationally recognized teams (school pride, identity & bragging rights)</li></li></ul><li>The Problem<br />In order to uphold success on the field, academic and personal behavior off the field is ignored<br />Ranging from minor NCAA violations to felonies<br />Problems are typically ignored until the team wins a title or sets a record and then it is closely examined for any wrongdoing = media storm & a lot of public pressure/opinions<br />
  7. 7. Basketball<br /><ul><li>2007-2008 National Championship appearance, record breaking 38 wins
  8. 8. Star player Derrick Rose fraudulently took the SAT’s in 2007, making him academically ineligible for the 07-08 season
  9. 9. Former coach John Calipari had in his contract an extra $160,000 for winning 81% of the games + $200,000 for reaching the Final Four</li></li></ul><li>Memphis’ Consequences<br /><ul><li>Must return $615,000 in revenue from the 2008 NCAA Tournament to the NCAA
  10. 10. Basketball team scratches the 38 victories, returns their Final Four trophy, adjusts player’s/coach’s statistics and team banners
  11. 11. If Memphis does not get their appeal, the University could recall Coach Calipari’s bonus money
  12. 12. All sports placed on 3-yr probation for men’s basketball & women’s golf violations</li></li></ul><li>College coaches making too much?<br /><ul><li>College coaches are making too much money while President Obama is trying to bailout some businesses
  13. 13. Most of these coaches also have incentive based bonus opportunity contracts. For example if they win certain games, tournaments, etc. they’ll get x amount of dollars.
  14. 14. This a form of gambling: they’re basically making a wager on the outcome of these games.</li></li></ul><li>Continued…<br /><ul><li>The coach will get for example $150,000 if their team makes it to the BCS bowl but if his team wins the BCS title game he’ll get $850,000
  15. 15. The issue here is that the NCAA will shut down a program and strip a kid of his eligibility if he’s even rumored to be involved in illegal activities
  16. 16. There are players walking around who can barely afford to live on campus while at the same time generating millions of dollars for their school.
  17. 17. Jim Calhoun Interview</li></li></ul><li>Continued…<br /><ul><li>Top 4 highest paid coaches in the country :</li></ul> 1. Pete Carroll, USC: $4.4 million<br /> 2. Charlie Weis, Notre Dame: $4.2 million<br /> 3. Urban Meyer, Florida: $4 million<br /> 4. Nick Saban, Alabama: $3.9 million<br /><ul><li>No coach in the SEC, ACC, or Big 12 is paid under $1 million per year
  18. 18. The lowest paid coach is making $600,000 a year
  19. 19. These schools cant even “afford” to give these students scholarship money, financial aid, book money, etc. </li></li></ul><li>Basketball<br /><ul><li>Became a DI competitor in 2001
  20. 20. First conference title & NCAA tournament appearance in 08-09 season
  21. 21. Attitudes, theft, harassment, assault, drug possession
  22. 22. “If anybody’s not in line with the way your coaches are thinking, your coaches need to make changes and adjust their lineups … and rosters.” (University President to Athletic Director)</li></li></ul><li>Binghamton’s Consequences<br />Coach’s decision to dismiss 5 players, 4 of whom have full scholarships (may keep them if they choose to stay at the school)<br />Athletic Director resigns under pressure<br />Basketball coach placed on paid leave of absence for a separate recruiting violation<br />Ongoing SUNY & NCAA audits at the University<br />
  23. 23. <ul><li>In 2006, NCAA found 200+ violations from ‘98-’04 across all University sports
  24. 24. Athletic department placed on probation ending in 2010
  25. 25. Football team’s allowed practice time reduced and lost 14 grants
  26. 26. Baseball, track, bowling, basketball, softball, volleyball, swimming all lose 2 or 3 grants
  27. 27. Replaced NCAA compliance director, added 4 athletic advisors
  28. 28. Hold compliance training sessions for the entire department </li></li></ul><li>Big 6<br />Economic<br />Athletic scholarships are often taken away from student and/or the University<br />Athletic department now has less pull when recruiting because they’ve lost potential money to give & have a worsened reputation<br />
  29. 29. Socio-cultural<br />Many players come from a hard way of life to begin with<br />They don’t change their ways just because they’re at a top school, then they misbehave and get caught<br />Players begin to put themselves above the law if they know coaches will turn a blind eye<br />
  30. 30. <ul><li>Political
  31. 31. Specific procedures for reprimanding on each level
  32. 32. Universities: Loss of scholarships, forfeiting wins and/or titles, suspension from league play
  33. 33. Coaches: Fired, forced to resign, tarnished name making it hard to find another coaching position
  34. 34. Players: Suspension from team, loss of scholarships both academic and athletic, tarnished name
  35. 35. Replacing/adding new positions</li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Commercial
  36. 36. Universities bring in top level recruits to promote the team
  37. 37. This promotes the home events to fill the stadiums and arenas
  38. 38. Generates a lot of revenue for the school by bringing in a bigger fan base outside the student body
  39. 39. Also brings more prospective students
  40. 40. Added publicity when teams make national tournaments</li></li></ul><li>Ethical<br />Winning becomes a priority over what’s right and what’s wrong<br />Coaches practice wrong conduct in recruiting and covering up for these players when they cheat at any cost<br />Recruiting players for their athletic ability only instead of their character<br />Not providing students who really need financial aid<br />
  41. 41. Environmental<br />Consequences for violations could include cleaning up the community<br />NCCA uses excess gas when traveling to universities to perform audits and compliance meetings<br />Money can be used to help the school “go green”<br />Money can also be used to update technology within schools and living conditions on campus<br />
  42. 42. Big List<br />Sales & Marketing<br />Team apparel sales decline<br />Team apparel sponsorships (U. of Oregon)<br />Ticket sales decline<br />F&B decline as well<br />Becomes hard to market the sports when people view them as corrupt<br />NCAA’s commercials during championship times usually promote student-athletes academically and in their future careers<br />
  43. 43. Recommendations<br /><ul><li>To NCAA: Do a check up on each university before the season starts & midway through so that nothing gets taken away at the end of the season
  44. 44. Enhances presence of authority to prevent issues
  45. 45. To Universities: Do thorough check ups on each team
  46. 46. To Coaches: Check up on all player’s backgrounds, academic status, potential problems</li></li></ul><li>Recommendations<br />To event industry: For a sport’s convention, have an info session on NCAA compliance and what to look for in recruiting players (ex. NSCAA)<br />To entertainment industry: Entertainment managers should look out for their reputation when bringing in games, or high profile athletes who had problems in the past<br />

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