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(Sports Illustrated)   Why did Maryland bolt for the Big Ten? The Athletic Department is broke and here is why   (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) divider line 3
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2012-11-28 02:04:37 PM
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lunchinlewis: Broktun: Yanks_RSJ: Fark Debbie Yow.

Yep.

It is going to take 10 more years to get rid of her stank.

Serious question, and because that article is kind of all over the place with symptoms and implied blame, but how does it come back to her? Was it simply pissing off Williams, or did she mismanage the department in a more fundamental way?


Her most heinous crime was engaging in a personal vendetta against Gary Williams, a man who had taken over a basketball program that was in the toilet and transformed it into a national champion in barely a decade. The revenue generated by that program's success was funneled into non-revenue sports so Yow (one of the biggest Title IX proponents) could boast a successful women's athletics program. There were a few years in which the women's assistant basketball coaches made more than the men's assistants, who were part of the biggest money maker in the athletic department. And of course there were the famous battles with Gary over recruits.

So while the women's field hockey and lacrosse teams were dominating she was fighting Gary tooth-and-nail over recruits, then when she finished digging the enormous financial hole, she left.
2012-11-28 01:39:02 PM
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Someone should step in and just organize these conferences into 16 team conglomerates. That's what they're all shooting for anyway, so they can play Soda/Internet Fad sponsored Conference Championship games and get the big TV bucks from the networks.

Eight 16 team conferences, two 8 team divisions, division champs play for the conference, conference champs head to the new vastly simpler playoff system with the 8 conference champs seeded by record.
2012-11-28 01:12:16 PM
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Fark Debbie Yow.
 
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