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The Rich get Richer, except in the world of the NCAA

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The Rich get Richer, except in the world of the NCAA

Posted on 29 September 2013 by Chuck Rey

johnny manziel autograph The Rich get Richer, except in the world of the NCAA volleyballThe Rich get Richer, except in the world of the NCAA, and that’s a good thing, for all of us. I’m amazed at the short-sightedness of people that believe NCAA Athletes should be paid. Texas A&M Quarterback, Johnny Manziel, brought this issue again to light with the sale of his autographed goods (the NCAA could not conclude Manziel was paid for his autograph). All athletes, entering the NCAA, understand the amateurism rules. If they don’t like the rules, don’t play. Johnny can go pro and make his money…if that is his desire.

In a world where people cringe at the absurd salaries of CEO’s and celebrities, why would people want to make a few athletes rich, instead of spreading the wealth? Should the NCAA formula be the same as the American Dream, where only 1% of the population is comfortably rich?

I very much appreciate Bill Gates and am bewildered by the idolization of Steve Jobs. No question Jobs was brilliant in his field, but he never gave to charity (yes, recently reports say his family has been giving for years, but this seems to be to protect Jobs’ legacy). In contrast, Bill Gates started The Gates Foundation (along with Warren Buffet). This charitable organization is guided by the belief that “Every life has an equal value.” and is “Focused on the areas of greatest need, on the ways in which we can do the most good”. Essentially, the foundation will help the poorest areas of the world to save as many lives as possible. Bravo to Gates.

The NCAA has similar a principal to The Gates Foundation, “Every athlete has an equal value”. Honestly, if it weren’t for this philosophy, I wouldn’t have a job, there would be very few men’s or women’s sports in the NCAA, and the NCAA Athletics landscape wouldn’t exist. There would be a few football teams, a few basketball teams, and maybe a select few other teams, and that’s about it. Forget the Cinderella teams of Basketball’s March Madness or Appalachian State over Michigan in football.

Money generated from football and basketball trickles down to all the other NCAA sports and gives tens of thousands of men and women the opportunity to participate in sports (and a lot of coaches too). In addition, Title IX essentially allows for an equal number of men’s sports/participants and women’s sports/participants.

So if we start paying Johnny Manziel, et al, I lose my job.

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Updated NCAA Volleyball Championship TV Schedule

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Updated NCAA Volleyball Championship TV Schedule

Posted on 01 December 2011 by Chuck Rey

Updated NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship Schedule
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2011 NCAA Volleyball Tournament Video Broadcast Guide

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2011 NCAA Volleyball Tournament Video Broadcast Guide

Posted on 29 November 2011 by Chuck Rey

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Men’s NCAA Volleyball Championships at Penn State

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Men’s NCAA Volleyball Championships at Penn State

Posted on 21 April 2011 by Chuck Rey

 

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UCLA won the first NCAA men's volleyball championship in 1970

Don’t forget!  The Men’s NCAA Volleyball Semi-Finals and Championships will be held at Penn State on May 5th – 7th.  I’ve contemplated taking the drive north to State College to see the matches live, but a $400 round trip in gas prices for my not so fuel-efficient SUV is scaring me away.  At least I can watch them on TV or online.  Following is the ESPN broadcast schedule: Continue Reading

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Division I Women’s Volleyball Recruiting Perspective

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Division I Women’s Volleyball Recruiting Perspective

Posted on 28 February 2011 by Chuck Rey

ncaa womens volleyball Division I Womens Volleyball Recruiting Perspective volleyballThere are 329 Division I Women’s Volleyball programs.  Not all are fully funded.  Conservatively, there are 8 scholarships per school (those with full funding versus those without full funding).  This comes out to 2,632 available scholarships over a four year period.  Divide this number by four which means there are only 658 available scholarships per year.  Divide this 658 number by four (roughly, the number of positions – setters, OHs, MHs, RH/liberos) = 164.5 scholarships per position per year. Continue Reading

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AVCA Convention – How Lucky We Are

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AVCA Convention – How Lucky We Are

Posted on 19 December 2010 by Chuck Rey

carl mcgown avca convention 300x200 AVCA Convention – How Lucky We Are volleyballThis past week in Kansas City at the AVCA Convention and Final Four was thoroughly enjoyable.  It was 24 hours of volleyball.  Blissful.

Even though volleyball is one of the most popular sports in the world, we, in the United States, are fortunate it has not blown-up yet (it will).  It provides us the accessibility for legends Continue Reading

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AVCA Convention Presentation

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AVCA Convention Presentation

Posted on 12 December 2010 by Chuck Rey

avca convention 2010 ncaa volleyball 300x139 AVCA Convention Presentation volleyballThe most wonderful time of the volleyball year! After a great weekend of sweet sixteen and elite eight matches, it leads to the AVCA Convention, held in Kansas City this year, and the Final Four matches.  The year of volleyball parody is evident with only one of the top four seeds making it into the Final Four.  Should we be surprised it’s Penn State?  We should stop doubting Russ Rose and his ability to coach and recruit, but Continue Reading

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Does the NCAA not like volleyball?

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Does the NCAA not like volleyball?

Posted on 04 December 2010 by Chuck Rey

Seriously, could the NCAA not find a better picture than this for their introduction page on the first day of the tournament?

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It was fun to watch a number of matches online at one time.  Although some webstreaming coverage was not as clear as others, I appreciate being able to watch any match I wanted and for free.  I look forward to doing it again tonight.  Second round matches start at 3:30 EST today.

Here is a link to the NCAA Volleyball website: http://www.ncaa.com/brackets/2010/ncaa_bracket_DI_volleyball_women.html It helps if you have Adobe Flash installed.  Click on the “In Progress” tab and then click on the little camera icon next to the school you want to watch.  Enjoy!

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NCAA Volleyball – ESPNU re-airing the 2010 Volleyball Championship

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NCAA Volleyball – ESPNU re-airing the 2010 Volleyball Championship

Posted on 13 April 2010 by Chuck Rey

NCAA Volleyball – ESPNU will be re-airing the 2010 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship tonight, April 13th beginning at 9:30 p.m. EST. Relive the excitement as Penn State and Texas clash in one of the most thrilling matches in recent history!

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ESPNU will be re-airing the 2010 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship tonight beginning at 9:30 p.m. EST. Relive the excitement as Penn State and Texas clash in one of the most thrilling matches in recent history!

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Coach Chuck Rey is Assistant Coach at Miami University


Prior to this position, he was Assistant Coach at Winthrop University, the University of Minnesota and Georgia Southern University.

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