|By Marc Lawrence — According to a report from CBS Sports, corporations and organizations typically don’t leave $375 million on the table. That’s what the NCAA did when it canceled this year’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. Because of it the NCAA’s annual distribution to Division 1 schools will be $225 million this year, which is down from an expected total of $600 million. The NCAA recouped $270 million thanks to an emergency insurance policy and will also dip into $50 of its reserve accounts. Ouch. |
Power Five: Another Take
Despite college football spring practices being curtailed at the moment, we continue our reports on each of the Power Five conferences as they began their preparation. Each team had major questions as outlined by Paul Myerberg of the USA TODAY. Inside the Big 12, Oklahoma won the Big 12 last season. And in 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015, losing just four times in conference play across these five seasons. The Sooners winning the conference title is getting predictable, and more than a little boring. Hence, there’s no bigger question facing the league than this: Who will or who even can threaten Oklahoma’s dominance of the Big 12 and give the league more than one team in contention for the College Football Playoff? The Sooners will be operating behind a redshirt freshman QB Spencer Rattler and bring a wobbly defense from last season. It likely won’t be Kansas State, who loses 159 career starts. Bedlam-rival Oklahoma State looks to be the main threat, given its 18 returning starters, including 10 on defense. For more on the Big 12 click here.
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: Three college football teams will feature 10 returning starters on offense, including their quarterback – Houston, Miami Ohio, and Nevada.