25 Suggestions to Make NCAA Athletic Programs More Profitable

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25 Suggestions to Make NCAA Athletic Programs More Profitable

With the lingering economic downturn, NCAA Division I members are cutting athletic programs to keep their athletic programs afloat.

This is happening in a time when the NCAA has imposed a moratorium on classification upgrades while they reviews their rules and criteria on the upgrade process.

The NCAA, as the major governing body of university sports, could ease the financial burden on all schools by expanding their focus and re-writing those rules and others today.

The NCAA is a bit of a bureaucracy (the president of the NCAA, James Isch, cannot just impose rules); rather, there is an executive committee and a governance board that creates the rules and oversees each of the NCAA's three classifications.

That said, saving money and helping build up their athletic programs is in the interest if every member university, so reform is possible.

I have limited my list to 25 changes the NCAA might impliment to make it's member universities more profitable. Although I'd champion all of them, any one of these reforms could really help the NCAA's member schools' bottom lines.

Some of the ideas are fairly simple and require little explanation; With many of the other ideas I have gone into a little more detail to illustrate how they might deliver greater financial success for NCAA members.

(One final note before we begin. Please forgive the picture choices. Slide shows on Bleacher report must use the Bleacher report picture archive. Bleacher report has plenty of pictures of Australian rules football, sand volleyball and the like, but D-II football? I had to be a little creative there in drawing the links. But feel free to make a game out of it and try and guess why I chose the pictures I did.)

With no further ado, "Come on, NCAA, let's make some money!"

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