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Nick Pulis SPM 205 Extra Credit 10-12-11 Conference realignment has had a major impact on all college athletics over the course of the last two decades. In many cases the impact has been both positive in negative in several different ways. Today, the NCAA is seeing one of the largest college realignment that has ever occurred and most people believe that it is a very bad thing. Many fans believe that there will be a loss of interest as well as a loss of competition throughout the leagues. However, there are some people out there that believe that the alignment changes might not be so bad. NCAA Chief Mark Emmert believes that the
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Unformatted text preview: alignment changes will be a benefit for the student athletes themselves. Emmert believes that because most colleges are moving closer together that traveling will make it a lot easier for the athletes. Moreover, he believes that the overall alignment will benefit the athletes academically as well. I believe that he is right. With more attention focused on the athletic programs and teams themselves and less focus on fan desire, the athletic programs who are participating in the realignment will prosper....
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