Up for Debate: Trevecca's bold move

Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:40pm

Trevecca Nazarene University announced Monday it will be transitioning its athletics program from the low-profile NAIA to the more prestigious NCAA Division II. Some folks contend athletics are the "public relations arm" of a university and, as such, the more high-profile a school's sports teams, and the teams they play, the better for the university as a whole. What is your take?

25 Comments on this post:

By: dargent7 on 7/12/11 at 5:01

Hope they can keep their noses clean.
Look at Ohio State. Half the team is suspended and the coach was forced to resign.
Selling memorbellia and receiving alumni gifts. Illegal recruiting practices.
The TN guy who bolted to CA was always under suspicion.
Entering the big leagues invites corruption. Even to a Christian college.

By: budlight on 7/12/11 at 5:35

No thoughts on this subject. How about this question: Karl Dean has hand picked some folks to run for city council. He also has raised almost 1/2 million dollars and has no real significant competition. Do you think he should share the wealth and give out funds to the other mayorial candidates?

D7, you are correct. Corruption seems to run rampant in every walk of life, especially when it comes to "competition".

By: govskeptic on 7/12/11 at 5:37

Trevecca is an awfully small school to tackle the demands and "Cost" involved in
NCAA athletics. Their current programs involve enough sports for both male and
female students that make up the student body. Why put the burden on both the
academic side of university and the small number of current students and alumni
this change will require? Great school reputations and growth through excellent
programs and excellent faculty can be achieved through competent public
relations without "everything" depending on NCAA membership!

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 6:09

MTSU used to be a great small college but look at it now.

By: Kosh III on 7/12/11 at 6:29

I'm with you Syd, who cares.
My only thought is that a school should focus on academics. Certainly a healthy body from a PE program is good, but too often all a school becomes is a free training camp for the pro teams.

When I went back and finished my degree a few years ago there was a guy in my class, he was a senior and had been a star football player. He could barely write a coherent sentence. How often does this happen?

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 7:03

Too damned often, Kosh III.

I remember a guy who "graduated" from a major school years ago and went into pro football. Of course he didn't know how to save any money so he was broke when he had to quit the pro team. Guess what? He sued the school for giving him a degree even though he was illiterate.

By: dargent7 on 7/12/11 at 8:25

All you football enthusiasts. Players take the "Wonderlic" exam before the draft.
It's 50 questions, timed. google it.
Dan Marino got a 16, and that is DUMB.
Vince Young got a 6.
Do the math.

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 9:03

what was your score, dargent7?

By: bfra on 7/12/11 at 9:11

1 thing is certain yogi, it was way way higher than yours!

By: brrrrk on 7/12/11 at 9:18

Now here's what the GOP does to create jobs..... NOT.


Seriously, can they spend any more time on something so irrelevant?

By: brrrrk on 7/12/11 at 9:20

dargent7 said

"Dan Marino got a 16, and that is DUMB.
Vince Young got a 6."

Does that make Vince Young DUMBERER? :-)

By: brrrrk on 7/12/11 at 9:26

In lieu of the current debate in the House on incandescent bulbs (no kidding).... a few jokes.

Q:How many Republican­s does it take to change a light bulb?
A:Nobody knows. They won't release the informatio­n

Q: How many supply-sid­ers does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None. The darkness will cause the light bulb to change by itself.

Q: How many ``pro-life­rs'' does it take to change a light bulb?
A: 6: 2 to screw in the bulb and 4 to testify that it was lit from the moment they began screwing.

By: house_of_pain on 7/12/11 at 10:30

How many kids with ADHD does it take to change a light bulb?
Hey! Let's go ride bikes!

By: BigPapa on 7/12/11 at 11:44

Eventually the top 50 or so big schools will break away from the NCAA. They're the rainmaker in all this and eventually they'll get tired of the hangers on.

By: dargent7 on 7/12/11 at 12:17

Yogi is still trying to figure out what, "born on US soil" means.
To him, it's ilrrelevant.
All that's important, necessary, and legal, is where your parents and grand parents were born.
Can't fix stupid.

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 12:28

May I repeat, dargent7, go back to school. If you actually believe what you are posting here, you are dumber than bfra.

Bfra, I would be glad to take an IQ test with you at any time. Even though you think you have a full sized brain, Its a shame there isn't anything in it.

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 12:39


Where does it stipulate where your grandparents must have been born? They could have been born on the moon and long as your parents are American citizens, whether they had become citizens by native birth or naturalization.

An example (if you can understand it), the Governor of Louisiana's parents were from India. They had the green cards and were working toward their citizenship when he was born, which makes him ineligible to becomes president even though he could become a governor. Had they gotten their naturalized citizenship before his birth, he would be eligible. That also hold true to the Senator from Florida.

By: budlight on 7/12/11 at 12:42

: brrrrk on 7/12/11 at 10:26
In lieu of the current debate in the House on incandescent bulbs (no kidding).... a few jokes.

The joke is that this lightbulb issue was ever made into a law; there is MERCURY in the new lightbulbs that the gov'ment wants us to use. AND they are expensive and do not save on electric bill.

So please debate it and then outlaw it!

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 1:14


From experience it is obvious those "new" bulbs are worth what you are paying for. If those idiots we are paying to represent us could read, and understand what they are reading, they would know those bulbs are not guaranteed to last for so long. Hell, China don't guarantee anything except their effort to take us over. And that's where they are made.

Question: Where, in the Constitution does congress interpret they have the authority to be our parents?

One of the first things needed to be done soon is the repeal of the 17th Amendment. Put the Senate back in the states hands.

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 1:16

Sorry, didn't finish the word "aren't" in worth what you are paying for.

By: dargent7 on 7/12/11 at 2:26

Yogi: Go research the topic: "Born on US soil".
It doesn't matter where the parent (s) came from.
But, then again, you think Joe Namath did NOT win Super Bowl III because Johnny Unitas was a Christian.

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 3:00

Born on U.S. soil make you a "native" born citizen, dargent7, not a natural born. You must be breathing too much of that alcohol you're selling.

What you are saying, it doesn't make any difference where you parents are citizens or, if you're born in the U.S. you can become president of the nation.

I feel sorry for your ignorance, dargent7, especially after your years in college. By the way, what did you study other that how to properly serve booze? I hope you learned well in that line, because you sure didn't learn much about the Constitution. Did you take civics? If so, you must have flunked.

By: bfra on 7/12/11 at 4:00

yogi be like Yeah...Ya,Ya,Ya
All them loud words coming out my mouth
Yogi's blowing reminds me of that song! Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya

By: yogiman on 7/12/11 at 4:15

Careful, bfra, you're showing your childishness, and your obvious lack of integrative intelligence.

Wanna take that IQ test in competition? It should be fun. Just think, one of us would laugh like hell at the ignorance of the other. Which one would it be, you, or me?

By: localboy on 7/19/11 at 8:24

DII is a bold move for a school the size of Trevecca, but maybe the development of regional rivalries will help the school's exposure...NAIA doesn't get much pub around these parts. Good luck!