@billywitz
Billy Witz
9 days ago
Among the other reasons Kliavkoff cited that for it being a bad deal financially is that the Bruins' travel costs could nearly triple -- to $27 million -- if the school chartered flights to Big Ten schools for all teams, not just football and men's and women's basketball.
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@billywitz
Billy Witz
9 days ago
Pac-12 Commissioner George Kliavkoff laid out in a letter to UC Regents why they should block UCLA’s move to the Big Ten.
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@billywitz
Billy Witz
9 days ago
The regents, as expected, did not take any action but the chair said if they blocked UCLA's move, “it would be a big deal. There would be a lot of people happy and a lot of people upset.” No matter what the regents do, he said, there could be legal action.
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@billywitz
Billy Witz
9 days ago
Cxn: that number should be $23.7m
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@TonyBruin
Tony Siracusa
9 days ago
@billywitz Maybe we can send the commissioner a copy of the interview Nicole Auerbach did with Martin Jarmond where it is discussed how "certain accommodations" are being assisted with by the Big 10.
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@Danny_Parlay
Danny Parlay
9 days ago
@billywitz Why would the Pac care how much a school that’s leaving will spend on travel expenses??? Hope all the players hate the long flights. If they want to go, boot them & let them go now
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@DonovanJM
Donovanjm
9 days ago
@Danny_Parlay @billywitz The Pac wouldn't but he was talking to the UC regents. The people in charge of the UC schools. They should probably care.
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@BouncepassOG
Bouncepass
9 days ago
@billywitz Yeah... first off, his numbers for charters are way off.. football team charters aren't the same as a soccer/baseball/tennis team etc.. AND there is no reason to think every one of those teams would get chartered for every game. Is Lincoln that much further than Boulder ??
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@FingersFracheti
Reficulmai
9 days ago
@billywitz What the heck is Kliavkoff smoking? West Virginias annual travel costs in the Big 12 are $6M! How the heck does Kliavkoff say UCLA costs will be $27M?
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@bollo3532
Islanders Prospects
9 days ago
@FingersFracheti @billywitz Because he probably took the biggest possible estimation that has no chance of being used by ucla to balloon the number to make a half decent argument. An argument that still fails because ucla stands to make 60m+ per year more, so even at 25m+ they come out ahead.
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@CAACoachDave
College Athletic Advisor
9 days ago
@billywitz it's almost like George can't understand that if you add $18 million in additional charter travel and get an extra $60-80 million in TV revenue, you're ahead...
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@UNINUI
No Fall Weddings
9 days ago
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