Quote Of The Day
“I’ve been told by some that ‘the train has left the station’ – at this point, this is going to happen, and the only thing you can do now is hope to mitigate what it looks like or how much of an impact it’s gonna have. Others have told me no, it hasn’t left the station, but it’s definitely boarding up, and if coaches or conferences or institutions have a strong feeling about it, one way or the other, they need to be active, quickly and emphatically, to get their opinions heard.”
“We are the NCAA. To say the NCAA wants this – there’s more than 10,000 people in the NCAA, and they don’t all want this. There is a small subset of people within the NCAA that want this. But the vast majority do not think this is a good idea.”
“If we act now, we can stop it. We can reverse it. But it can’t just be a letter from Dave Smith. There’s gotta be some weight behind this.”
– Oklahoma State cross-country coach Dave Smith talking to LetRun.com about whether changes to the NCAA qualification process for cross-country will be happening. The most recent proposal would rebrand regionals as the official first round of the NCAA championships, and force teams to qualify for them. This would allow more teams to say they made it to NCAAs – around 20%, in line with other Division I sports – although the number of teams actually competing at regionals would drop from 515 to 160. The NCAA committee charged with developing the new regional concept contains representatives from 11 schools. Only two of those schools, Kansas and Ohio State, have ever sent a team to the NCAA Cross-Country Championships.
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