Uneven: College Baseball Scholarship Issue

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This is part of the reason I didn’t pursue a collegiate baseball career. I was offered a partial scholarship after my senior year of high school but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to cover the rest. Honestly 85 scholarships for football is still too much. They should knock it down another 10 to get to 75. It would help football and other collegiate sports. There would be more parity in football while the other sports can continue to grow.
 
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When scholarships were cut from 105 to 95 in 1978, former USC coach John McKay reputedly said, “Mark this day on your calendar. This day is the ruin of college football. It will only go downhill from here.”

Scholarships were reduced from 95 to 85 between 1992 and 1994. In 1993, Florida State coach Bobby Bowden said, “They’re just going to water it down until it can’t compete with the pros for the attention and dollars. They’re just going to produce an inferior product.”

“They could probably get away with 75–80 (scholarships),” said Steve Spurrier, former University of Florida coach and now coach of the Washington Redskins. “Seventy-five, I think would be a minimum. There are so many players on football scholarships at every college that never play. They’re just sort of there helping practice out and so forth.”

Sorry McKay and Bowden, but College Football has never been more popular and is flourishing while other sports are still struggling.
 
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This is part of the reason I didn’t pursue a collegiate baseball career. I was offered a partial scholarship after my senior year of high school but I knew I wasn’t going to be able to cover the rest. Honestly 85 scholarships for football is still too much. They should knock it down another 10 to get to 75. It would help football and other collegiate sports. There would be more parity in football while the other sports can continue to grow.
The argument about parity in football is a whole other issue, but there simply is no female equivalent to football. Title IX is just broken as long as it is applied in a manner that doesn’t account for that somehow.
 
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I think most of us know about the disparity in college baseball scholarships in general but I admit I didn't know why. This truly is a must see for every college baseball fan. Well worth the time.
 
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My son's college coach, who has 4 daughters, gave a speech about the scholarship inequities in college baseball saying: "If you want to play college baseball, we have 11.7 scholarships available. But, if you are a woman and want to row a boat, we have 12 scholarships available to you. It doesn't matter if you have never rowed a boat before."
 
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My son's college coach, who has 4 daughters, gave a speech about the scholarship inequities in college baseball saying: "If you want to play college baseball, we have 11.7 scholarships available. But, if you are a woman and want to row a boat, we have 12 scholarships available to you. It doesn't matter if you have never rowed a boat before."
Baseball…and softball…should have 15-16 scholarships. It is ridiculous IMO that sports that field 10 players (counting the DH) only have 12 scholarships.
 
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It kind of makes the current situation of trans faux-women competing in women's sports a little more palatable.

Simply put, there is a more of a sports culture with men and more men play sports than women. Even after 50 years of Title IX; the gap remains very wide as many colleges are begging for women to take their scholarships.

Pat Summit rarely used all her available scholarships as women ball gets more schollies than men as there were simply not enough talent to play at UT than there were scholarships.

Having equal scholarships as men does not make women more like men. I know several girls who received rowing scholarships at schools who never touched an oar in their life.
The rich parents who got their kids into schools like USC did so by paying off the women's program coaches who had all sorts of extras they could sell.
 

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