AP college sports survey: ADs on revenue sharing, Title IX

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The Associated Press asked 357 Division I athletic directors a series of questions about the effects the potential changes to the way athletes are compensated in addition to scholarships would have on college sports. Here are the answers provided by the 99 ADs who participated in the online survey:

Is your school public or private?

Public — 59.18%

Private — 40.82%

Total responses – 98

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How many scholarship sports does your school have?

1-10 — 0.00%

11-20 — 78.95%

21-30 — 10.53%

More than 30 — 10.53%

Total responses — 95

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What is your school’s overall undergraduate enrollment?

Under 2,500 — 4.08%

2,500-5,000 — 23.47%

5,001-10,000 — 23.47%

10,001-20,000 — 26.53%

More than 20,000 — 22.45%

Total responses – 98

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What effect will allowing athletes to be compensated for use of their name, image or likeness, such as receiving endorsements, have on the competitive balance in Division I athletics?

Many more schools will be competitive — 1.02%

Somewhat more schools will be competitive — 10.20%

No impact — 15.31%

Somewhat fewer schools will be competitive — 45.92%

Many fewer schools will be competitive — 27.55%

Total responses — 98

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Does your school have sports that are financially self-sustaining?

Yes — 21.43%

No — 78.57%

Total responses — 98

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If it is allowed, how likely is your school to share revenue with athletes in revenue-generating sports?

Very likely — 5.21%

Somewhat likely — 11.46%

Not very likely — 34.38%

Not at all likely — 48.96%

Total responses — 96

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Would you favor or oppose colleges and universities being required to give college athletes a share of university revenue derived from sports? (Examples: TV revenue, tournament appearance rewards or gate and concessions profits.)

Strongly favor — 2.06%

Somewhat favor — 9.28%

Somewhat oppose — 19.59%

Strongly oppose — 69.07%

Total responses — 97

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What effect would requiring schools to offer compensation to athletes based on a share of university sports-generated revenue have on the competitive balance of Division I sports:

Many more schools will be competitive — 3.06%

Somewhat more schools will be competitive — 3.06%

No impact — 4.08%

Somewhat fewer schools will be competitive — 13.27%

Many fewer schools will be competitive — 76.53%

Total responses — 98

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If your school were to offer compensation beyond scholarships to students, are there any sports that would lose funding or be cut by your school?

Yes — 73.68%

No — 26.32%

Total responses — 95

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If your school begins compensating athletes in revenue-generating men’s sports such as football and basketball, how will that affect your school’s ability to comply with Title IX? Would that make it:

Much easier — 0.00%

Somewhat easier — 0.00%

No impact — 6.19%

Somewhat more difficult — 18.56%

Much more difficult — 75.26%

Total responses — 97

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Would you favor or oppose a law capping or regulating coach and staff salaries?

Strongly favor — 28.57%

Somewhat favor — 39.80%

Somewhat oppose — 16.33%

Strongly oppose — 15.31%

Total responses — 98

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Do you think the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee should provide funding for college athletics programs related to Olympic sports given their role in helping develop Olympians?

Yes — 64.29%

No — 35.71%

Total responses — 98

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How much responsibility should each of the following have for regulating college sports?

Congress:

A lot of responsibility — 9.18%

A little responsibility — 35.71%

No responsibility at all — 55.10%

NCAA:

A lot of responsibility — 89.80%

A little responsibility — 9.18%

No responsibility at all — 1.02%

Conferences:

A lot of responsibility — 74.49%

A little responsibility — 22.45%

No responsibility at all — 3.06%

Total responses — 98

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