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    Will the sport continue to grow or decline in the years ahead?



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    How is this politically incorrect?

    I know I watch less and less college bball each year, as do many of the people I know. I think the biggest thing that will help remedy this is if the NBA raises it's age limit in 2011 after the current CBA is up--this is something David Stern has talked about doing. It's just hard to really get into college bball sometimes when you know the best players aren't even going to stick around for more than a year or two at best. Can you imagine if we got to see people like Beasley at KSU or Durant at Texas for 3 or 4 years? What could Tim Floyd do with OJ Mayo in 4 years? The mass exodus of talent to the NBA just really hurts the 'team' concept.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    National attendance has been declining for about a decade. I think it will level off and I actually think getting these great players, if even for one year, helps the NCAA. People want to see great players, even if they only get that chance for one year.




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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Non PC? I watch less because I'm older and have more responsibilities. If I was still in my 20s I'd probably still be glued to every game.

    The early defections to the NBA has hurt the game. You don't don't become familiar with teams becasue they change to fast.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Has free agency hurt the NBA,NFL, and MLB? It might make for more parity, but I long for the days when you could count on 75-90 % of the players returning each year.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    The only thing keeping NCAA bball afloat, IMO, is the tournament. Just think about how compelling it would be without it. The season would be over as we speak and nobody would really care.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    The only thing keeping NCAA bball afloat, IMO, is the tournament. Just think about how compelling it would be without it. The season would be over as we speak and nobody would really care.
    I think the declining attendance is also a significant (if not the primary) reason why the third tournament was added.


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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    I know I watch less and less college bball each year, as do many of the people I know.
    Who are you hanging out with? I don't know any of my friends who would say they watch less and less of college basketball out of choice. Maybe as people get married and have other responsibilities they can't catch as many games as before but in no way do I think there's a mass exodus of people turning off college basketball and tuning into the NBA or something. Big cities always seem to gravitate more towards the NBA but that's always been the case.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    I think the rapidly escalating ticket prices is a big factor. The casual fan who wants to see a few games per season have to high prices for bad seats. I bought a single ticket to the K-State game and paid $25 for the last row in the balcony is Section 209 (in line with the baseline). That's pretty pricey for a bad seat.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by Madclone1 View Post
    Will the sport continue to grow or decline in the years ahead?
    Might not decline but until the NBA stops drafting highschoolers and underclassmen it will struggle to grow.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    I still love it....I watch just about every game I can. I'm always excited if I've got a night when I don't have anything to do and there is a game on.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    How is this politically incorrect?

    I know I watch less and less college bball each year, as do many of the people I know. I think the biggest thing that will help remedy this is if the NBA raises it's age limit in 2011 after the current CBA is up--this is something David Stern has talked about doing. It's just hard to really get into college bball sometimes when you know the best players aren't even going to stick around for more than a year or two at best. Can you imagine if we got to see people like Beasley at KSU or Durant at Texas for 3 or 4 years? What could Tim Floyd do with OJ Mayo in 4 years? The mass exodus of talent to the NBA just really hurts the 'team' concept.

    I agree completely with this. Stern wants to raise the age limit to 21, like the NFL. If this happens, expect to see college basketball return to its former greatness.



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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    I hope the NBA does keep taking high-school kids and underclassmen. It lets the "mid-major" schools keep more juniors & seniors. It levels the playing field somewhat against the bigger schools.


    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    How is this politically incorrect?

    I know I watch less and less college bball each year, as do many of the people I know. I think the biggest thing that will help remedy this is if the NBA raises it's age limit in 2011 after the current CBA is up--this is something David Stern has talked about doing. It's just hard to really get into college bball sometimes when you know the best players aren't even going to stick around for more than a year or two at best. Can you imagine if we got to see people like Beasley at KSU or Durant at Texas for 3 or 4 years? What could Tim Floyd do with OJ Mayo in 4 years? The mass exodus of talent to the NBA just really hurts the 'team' concept.


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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    I hope the NBA does keep taking high-school kids and underclassmen. It lets the "mid-major" schools keep more juniors & seniors. It levels the playing field somewhat against the bigger schools.
    And if you are a big school (or a fan of a big school), this is good why???


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    Re: Politically incorrect question about college basketball

    Quote Originally Posted by ketchupnmustard View Post
    I hope the NBA does keep taking high-school kids and underclassmen. It lets the "mid-major" schools keep more juniors & seniors. It levels the playing field somewhat against the bigger schools.
    Well, also consider this: if the NBA can't take guys until they're 21, that means that the big majors are going to be log-jammed, and all those guys who are looking for playing time are going to gravitate toward smaller schools so they can showcase themselves. A kid who thinks he has NBA talent isn't going to go to a Kansas or Texas just to sit on the bench for three years.


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