>Seems like this would require a couple of
#1 A de-emphasis of relays and
>invitationals (only the strongest would survive).
>Getting 2 or 3 schools to travel to another to
>compete would likely require weekend meets (in
>the Big 10, it's unrealistic to think Penn State
>to travel to Minnesota or Iowa for a mid-week
This is a good thing. I hate spending all day at a meet where no winner is determined.
#2 Restructure quialifying for
>NCAA's. As more more and more dual/tri/quad meets
>are contested, athletes might not have to
>necessary competition to achieve the current
I have no problem with this
#3 Figure out a way to emphasize
>the "team" concept without completely
>sacrificing individual performance.
>that emphasizing team competition would
>for the health of the sport at the
One suggestion given to me
>by a Big
>10 coach a few years ago was to have a
>robin of triple or quadruple duals through
>the season (would only require 3-4 meets
>team per season). The dual head-to-head
>would then count, say one-half, toward a
>score at the conference meet.
>encourage diverse team strength withouth
>any scholarships restrictions on