re-where will the scholarship money come from?---- need to increase attendance at CIS games. what if the cfl added Cis games to the season ticket package,for an exrta 10% with the revenue going to scholarships, and athletic programs.in the states these programs(with huge attendance) help pay for many other nonsports items!
Actually, that's a really good question I would love to know the answer to. Where does scholarship money come from? Is it all from alumni or is some of it corporate? I find it hard to believe that gate revenues really figure into it very much since it's pretty inexpensive to go to a college game - maybe $10-20 at most unless you have a luxury box or something. Is some of it state funded? There must be some TV revenues as well.
Recently I did a major study on the difference in the level of charitable donations in the USA and Canada and came to two conclusions. In both Canada and the USA the largest percentage of donations are to religions. The USA has a larger percentage of its population that are activily involved in religion.
The other significant factor is the tax system…and a very specific portion of the system, estate or death tax. The USA has a federal estate tax, Canada does not. Various studies, including ones done by the independant congressional budget office suggest that if the USA was to repeal its estate taxes, charitable bequests in the USA would drop between 30% and 50%.
By either donating prior to death or in their wills, persons in the USA can direct a significant portion of their assets to specific causes they support rather than the federal government.
Recently when I was talking to a Conservative politician about the level of support that goes to culture in Canada, I pointed out that if he really believed that Canadians should be like Americans and give a greater percentage of operating money to culture all he had to do was introduce a death tax, oddly enough he was not comfortable with that idea…
limit the number of scholarships, maybe give each school the ability to give 15 athletic scholarships per year. Maybe we could use all that money the government is spending on their "meetings" at Muskoka private golf resorts for scholarships.
We;re not talking about the small schools.
We're talking those with at least 25,000 students.
And all these scholarshps really are is letting kids in for free. The school isn't actually putting out the tuition. They're just not charging it.
And if the CIS product improves because of the increase in talent, then maybe they can draw bigger crowds and make some money.
And to the guy who wrote about 2 million dollar coaches and 20 million dollar weight rooms? ARe you serious??
CIS teams are allowed to give 30 full tuition scholarships annually. They can be devided in ways such as 60 half scholarships or other ways. The OUA has slightly different rules which is probably why they are never in the Vanier.
WELL YES THE HIGHEST PAID COACHES AT ANY MAJOR SCHOOL IN AMERICA IS WELL OVER A MILLION A SEASON FOOTBALLL COACHES ARE THE HIGHEST PAID STATE EMPLOYEES IN MOST STATES IN AMERICA......THEY ARE CONSIDERED GOVERNMENT JOBS.......TO SAY THAT CIS SCHOOLS WANT TO OFFER MORE ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS IS ONE THING PAYING COACHES AND GETTING THE FACILITIES IS ANOTHER.....LIKE I SAID MOST COLLEGES SPEND MORE MONEY ON TAINING THAT MOST CFL TEAMS.....ITS CRAZY BUT TRUE
Major college coaches are paid large sums of cash. But it is importanat to note that 80 to 90% of their salaries are paid for by the alumni of each school not by the tax payers. I think most schools pay probably between 100 to 500,000 dollars a year in the salaies then the alumni associations of each school raise the cash they need to pay the rest of the salaries. A few years ago the U of Washington was making over $30 million a year from just their football program. That is from 5 or 6 home games a year. Football paid for all of their athletic programs and they still had millions left over.
Terrible idea...enough money is dumped into our education system we don't need to be funding sports teams that don't make a profit just to keep some athletes.
Teams that make money can offer scholarships....like Junior A teams....they'll pay for the education of some of their players to keep them from going to the NCAA. They can do that because they have sponsors and sell tickets...and the NHL helps out too School athletics don't do those things to get the money...not enough anyway.
Also, if a school gives some star QB a full-ride at their school...costing them a lot of money, how kindly are they going to look upon the Professor that flunks them and makes them ineligible to play and draw crowds to recoup the cost of his education?