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Reality check: college baseball doesn't matter much.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:33 PM
 

It does not generate a profit. In fact, it loses a significant amount of money each year. In terms of importance at Clemson, it is a distant third behind football and basketball. That's not to say that we shouldn't care about its success, or debate Leggett's future. But some people here act like this is a huge deal and worth stressing about. In the grand scheme of life, college sports, and even Clemson sports, baseball isn't worth all of this vitriol.

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I would slightly rank it ahead of Basketball

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:34 PM
 

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Surely you must be joking.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:39 PM
 

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No.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:43 PM
 

And don't call him Shirley.

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I care a h3ll of a lot more about baseball


Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:17 PM
 

than I do basketball


That's great. You are in the minority.***


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:07 AM
 



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Re: That's great. You are in the minority.***


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 1:38 PM
 

Am I?


Re: Surely you must be joking.


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:45 AM
 

No joking, Clemson baseball has been very important since I can remember and obviously I'm 31. Personally to me it's equal to basketball.


Re: Reality check: college baseball doesn't matter much.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:41 PM
 

From a financial standpoint it is a country mile in 4th place behind Women's Basketball. Not speaking about my interest level. It's just a fact.


its a major sport!!!

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:41 PM
 

The college national champ is found on page 6 of sports illustrated.

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Re: its a major award!!!

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:42 PM
 

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Fra-gee-lay. Must be Italian.***

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:47 PM
 



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Re: its a major award!!!- the crate was too wide


Posted: Jun 2, 2015 10:29 PM
 

for the door. They cut each side hence why it says his and not this. Love the movie

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Sports Illustrated is still around?...


Posted: Jun 2, 2015 10:22 PM
 

Sorry but Sports Illustrated fell of during the mid 90's.

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Re: Sports Illustrated is still around?...

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 10:38 PM
 

So did legitimate racism but you still promote that.


Re: Sports Illustrated is still around?...

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 10:57 PM
 







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Posted: Jun 3, 2015 1:15 AM
 

This gave me the giggles, plus 1 good sir.


Only one program consistently makes money off baseball

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 8:58 PM
 

That's LSU. They bring in an average of around $2 million a year from baseball. The average Division 1-A/Power Five school loses over $600,000 a year, which is the biggest average loss of any sport - by a significant margin.


Perspective on importance of baseball...

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 9:29 PM
 

Baseball loses about a million per year while basketball makes about four million. Basketball also has double the capacity and far more than double the TV viewership. It plays a much bigger role in Clemson's branding and the ACC's media contracts.

Baseball is a clear third.

THAT SAID, we are investing a lot of money in facilities so they obviously are willing to sink money into it to win. Maybe that's not wise, but if they're going to do that, might as well spend the extra 200k and actually get a coach that will win.

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we should get something better for that $million we throw down that hole***

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 9:49 PM
 



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Re: Perspective on importance of baseball...


Posted: Jun 2, 2015 11:23 PM
 

Most of the money they're spending are private donations brought in by Jack Leggett.


Here's the reality: schools that are good at a sport, tend


Posted: Jun 2, 2015 9:49 PM
 

to care about the sport. LSU cares about baseball, they are good. Wake Forest doesn't care about football. They aren't good. UCONN cares about WBB. Same w Stanford, unc. Ok St golf....


I agree. What's the big deal? There are two college...

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 10:09 PM
 

sports that really matter. College football by far, then college hoops, then the rest of the nation doesn't even notice the rest of the college sports generally speaking.

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Re: Reality check: college baseball doesn't matter much.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 10:28 PM
 

Speak for yourself. Americas pasttime means a lot to some of us. Especially when its Clemson

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I didn't say that we shouldn't care.


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:11 AM
 

I also said that it's great to discuss. But I'm so sick of the back-and-forth on this topic the last few weeks, with people on both "sides" getting angry when others don't agree with them. I am offering a little perspective, which is the fact that baseball doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of college athletics or Clemson University.

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Re: Reality check: college baseball doesn't matter much.

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Posted: Jun 2, 2015 10:37 PM
 

US debt increases every day, by your logic our gubment doesn't matter-- anarchy!!!!


If only the government would make itself scarce!


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 12:11 AM
 

We would be in much better shape as a country!

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Re: If only the government would make itself scarce!


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 1:18 AM
 

If the idiots in our gubment would
Make themselves more scarse... And of course a few peoples on the tnet


You find aficiandos in all sports, and a game's proponents


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 4:53 AM
 

usually are vocally passionate.

None of us like to see Clemson's teams falter, and since most consider football, basketball and baseball to be the big three, there's going to be a great deal of hoopla raised about those programs.

Perhaps, it's my "advanced" age, senility, stupidity and/or idiocy, but I rather enjoy the oft-rabid discussions on TNet about our programs. I, also, am amazed with the number of posters who are rather familiar with our staffs, teams and the games. Thus, I don't get particularly upset with the threads.


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Re: Reality check: college baseball doesn't matter much.


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 5:24 AM
 

Go tell that to Ray Tanner.I'm certain he would love to hear such comments from
"Clemson" fans.


Ray has much to concern himself with


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 8:04 AM
 

in his own football program and how to deal with a legend coming off a losing record come November. The baseball outcry will pale in comparison


Matters just as much as football


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 11:35 AM
 

It is an opportunity for kids with athletic skills to receive an education they probably would not be academically edible for. It is an extracurricular activity for students.

That is the purpose of athletic scholarships no matter how much money is made or lost.


When we were good baseball pretty much broke even


Posted: Jun 3, 2015 11:42 AM
 

So not being good means that football has to subsidize baseball.


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