Cost to KHSAA for Double Championships

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    Cost to KHSAA for Double Championships

    One thing I haven't seen a lot of discussion on yet is how much extra it is going to cost the KHSAA to stage double championships in all of the sports. If Prop 20 passes and becomes policy, they will have to have a public game and a private game in football, a public tournament and a private tournament in basketball, etc. And if the public football championship is held at Papa John's then you bet the private football championship will have to be held at Papa John's. And if the public basketball tournament is held at Rupp Arena then the private basketball tournament will have to be at Rupp Arena. And if the public volleyball championship is held at EKU then the private volleyball championship has to be at EKU, and so on and so on, and a lot of these venues aren't cheap. If the separate championships are not held at the same venue then you can bet there will be discrimination lawsuits, and they aren't cheap either. Another expense to the KHSAA will be to find qualified workers to work both sets of championships where in the past the workers worked one set of games.

    I wonder why the superintendents are not talking about this. I would bet they haven't even thought of it. If the KHSAA has to endure much greater expenses to stage the games then down the road the schools are going to find less money being divided out to the participants.

    I seriously doubt that the top level of the KHSAA wants to see passage of Prop 20. I'm afraid all it would do is eventually run the KHSAA out of business.
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    I would think, that the KHSAA makes some money on some of the championships.

    If I'm wrong about this someone please correct me.

    But if I'm right wouldn't that mean that they would make more off this proposal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRedRam
    I would think, that the KHSAA makes some money on some of the championships.

    If I'm wrong about this someone please correct me.

    But if I'm right wouldn't that mean that they would make more off this proposal?

    Not really.

    Have to rent the facilities for a greater period of time. Look back into the articles the C-J published earlier in the week. There should be some information in there as to what happened in TN after they were split.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RowdyRedRam
    I would think, that the KHSAA makes some money on some of the championships.

    If I'm wrong about this someone please correct me.

    But if I'm right wouldn't that mean that they would make more off this proposal?

    I really doubt Prop 20 will ever see the light of day, but if it did, in the case of the football championship games I doubt there would be much incremental cost. I'd be shocked if the KHSAA rented PJCS by the hour (they probably rent it for 2 days). They could fit 1-2 more games in easily within the 2 days they currently schedule for football. They might get charged a little more for using the lights longer and they'd have to pay for more officiating crews, but the gate receipts from the extra game would probably cover. That's assuming they keep 4 classes in the "Public" class.

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    I agree with you MALE, I dont think this proposal will ever be implemented but it might make the two sides sit down and work through some of the issues that are really at stake here.

    As far as the expense of 2 tournaments per sport, I dont expect the projected extra $75,000 per year extra will be to hard to make up. I hope it is funded with revenue instead of budget cuts. While I hope it doesnt come to that, I really dont want to cut any deeper in to sports budgets, high school sports have declined enough as it is already.

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    Equal protection under the law.

    Privates will require the EXACT SAME FACILITIES publics get and for the same amount of time. We already have the lawyers lined up and ready to make the KHSAA pay big time. Ask, and you shall receive publics. LOL!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by RunFirst
    Privates will require the EXACT SAME FACILITIES publics get and for the same amount of time. We already have the lawyers lined up and ready to make the KHSAA pay big time. Ask, and you shall receive publics. LOL!!!


    Brown v. Board of Education here we come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RunFirst
    Privates will require the EXACT SAME FACILITIES publics get and for the same amount of time. We already have the lawyers lined up and ready to make the KHSAA pay big time. Ask, and you shall receive publics. LOL!!!




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    If this sticks I would think the privates would want to be in control of their own cash cow and I would think they would go head to head with the public school championships to hit the KHSAA in the wallet which is all why the BOC really doesn't want this to be approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    If this sticks I would think the privates would want to be in control of their own cash cow and I would think they would go head to head with the public school championships to hit the KHSAA in the wallet which is all why the BOC really doesn't want this to be approved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru
    If this sticks I would think the privates would want to be in control of their own cash cow and I would think they would go head to head with the public school championships to hit the KHSAA in the wallet which is all why the BOC really doesn't want this to be approved.
    I agree, and I know some extremely intelligent folks looking into that possibility at this very moment.

    If the KHSAA caves and muffs this one, there's no reason for the privates to continue funding them.

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