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Re: Why is everyone ok?
Baseball had 13 scholarships before there was a 10% reduction in the early 90's due to Title IX reasons, hence 11.7.
Excellent point about baseball players on scholarship having to pay for at least some of the cost of their education. Somebody getting a 50% scholarship is getting a good deal for baseball and has to probably hope for academic money to cover some of the rest of the cost.
Stanford and Vanderbilt have done the best jobs recently among the private schools of fully funding (or coming close to it) as many scholarships as possible in baseball and TCU and Miami are next in line in the results department. Mid-major schools like Rice and Tulane have become afterthoughts in baseball. USC has a whole bunch of systemic issues between bad AD hires followed by bad HC hires.
Modern NCAA has always been 11.7, this is not new. I can look it up but I know in 2003, it was 11.7. And recent history before that it was 11.7.
Thatís what most people donít understand with baseball, is that if you donít get drafted, youíre most likely having to pay to play baseball in college. Some private schools may be able to move down money around their general scholarship fund to help, or if they actually donít care about their academic priorities theyíll make it work. Where LB was always a good option because it was low cost overall, The small scholarship amount defers your college cost, maybe the coach gives you more if you do better, but at the end the day itís way less than trying to do the same thing at a private school if you donít have the academics that will give you more money.
How long has there been a limit of 11.7 scholarships in baseball. How do most schools handle this?
Trust the coaches to do their jobs. The team will be OK.
It's more of a systemic issue with the way that baseball is structured having 35 players who are splitting up 11.7 scholarships. Attrition is expected with guys moving on to make room for the next recruiting class. If you aren't playing and only getting 25% of a scholarship, that makes the decision easier for the coaching staff and the player.
The number of LB players in the portal is a little high, especially because most of them were recruited by Valenzuela (there might be a few guys older who Buckley recruited), but it's not unexpected to have quite a few players in the portal after a season that didn't meet expectations.
Why is everyone ok with the mass defections in baseball, but you constantly rip the basketball program if they lose a couple?
Which of these folks made it possible to have the "magical" Dirtbag season concluded not so long ago? Which would we really want back?
LB has seventeen players in the transfer portal
In addition to those guys, LB has five more listed to go in the first 10-12 rounds of the MLB draft.
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