Hopkins Wins Directors Cup

Plus: Directors Cup Standings by Conference; Does NCAA Treat DIII Equitably?; SAAC Letter Draws Fire

JUNE 15, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH

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1. Hopkins Wins Directors Cup

Johns Hopkins University won the 2022-23 Learfield Directors' Cup with a total of 1282.00 points. This is the first Cup win in school history as the Blue Jays scored in 19 total sports, including 14 with top-10 finishes. Six Hopkins' teams competed in the NCAA Championships this spring, accumulating 420.50 points.

Top 20

  1. Johns Hopkins (Centennial), 1282

  2. Tufts (NESCAC), 1126.50

  3. Williams (NESCAC), 1112.75

  4. MIT (NEWMAC), 1063.25

  5. Emory (UAA), 924.5

  6. Chicago (UAA), 912.5

  7. Christopher Newport (C2C), 902.5

  8. Middlebury (NESCAC), 820

  9. Washington U. (UAA), 813

  10. Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (SCIAC), 810.75

  11. Wisconsin-Whitewater (WIAC), 793.25

  12. Ithaca (Liberty), 783

  13. Wisconsin-La Crosse (WIAC), 782.5

  14. Carnegie Mellon (UAA), 777

  15. Rowan (NJAC), 767.50

  16. Wartburg (ARC), 742.5

  17. Washington and Lee (ODAC), 674.75

  18. Stevens (MAC), 654

  19. Trinity U. (SCAC), 653.5

  20. Mount Union (OAC), 645.5

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2. Directors Cup Points by Conference

Here are the point totals for the top three schools in each conference in the 2022-23 NACDA Learfield Directors Cup.

  • AMCC: PSU Altoona 88, Alfred State 87, PSU Behrend 68.5

  • ARC: Wartburg 742.5, Loras 612.5, Central 271.5

  • ASC: Mary Hardin-Baylor 247, UT Dallas 234.5, East Texas Baptist 170.5

  • AEC: Cabrini 159.5, Marymount 100, Marywood 57.5

  • CCIW: North Central 607.5, Wheaton 237.5, Carthage 234

  • CC: Johns Hopkins 1282, Swarthmore 524, Gettysburg 254

  • C2C: Christopher Newport 902.5, Salisbury 477, Mary Washington 453

  • CCC: Endicott 341.5, Nichols 123, U. of New England 108

  • CSAC: Bryn Athyn 50, Rosemont 50, Wilson 50

  • CUNYAC: Baruch 100, Hunter 50, John Jay 50

  • E8: St. John Fisher 367, Utica 173.8, Hartwick 50, Medaille 50, Nazareth 50

  • GNAC: Johnson & Wales 223.5, Saint Joseph (Conn.) 89, Norwich 85

  • HCAC: Transylvania 340.5, Rose-Hulman 106.5, Mount St. Joseph 64

  • LC; Scranton 380.5, Juniata 160, Elizabethtown 147.5

  • LL: Ithaca 783, RPI 381.5, Hobart/William Smith 309

  • LEC: E. Connecticut 142, Southern Maine 141, Rhode Island College 138

  • MAC: Stevens 654, Messiah 442.5, York 330.5

  • MASCAC: Westfield State 100, Bridgewater State 86.5, Salem State 51

  • MIAA: Hope 565.5, Calvin 397.5, Adrian 286.5

  • MIAC: Gustavus Adolphus 520.5, Bethel 378, Carleton 318.5

  • MWC: Grinnell 162.5, Cornell 103.5, Lake Forest 100

  • NACC: Aurora 331.5, Benedictine 134.5, Concordia (Wis.) 114

  • NCAC: Denison 477.5, Kenyon 426, Wittenberg 128.5

  • NECC: Mitchell 100, E. Nazarene 50, New England College 50

  • NESCAC: Tufts 1126.5, Williams 1112.75, Middlebury 820

  • NEWMAC: MIT 1063.25, Babson 421, Springfield 217.5

  • NJAC: Rowan 767.5, TCNJ 512, Ramapo 171.75

  • NAC: Husson 155.5, Maine Maritime 75, SUNY Delhi 50

  • NWC: George Fox 517.5, Whitman 131, Linfield 126

  • OAC: Mount Union 645.5, John Carroll 550, Ohio Northern 342.5

  • ODAC: Washington and Lee 674.75, Lynchburg 461.05, Randolph-Macon 243.5

  • PAC: Westminster 134.5, Washington & Jefferson 98.5, Allegheny 97.5

  • SAA: Centre 331.3, Berry 227.5, Birmingham-Southern 160.5

  • SCAC: Trinity 653.5, Colorado College 208, St. Thomas 185

  • SCIAC: Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 810.75, Pomona-Pitzer 641.5, Redlands 215

  • SKY: Merchant Marine 222.5, Farmingdale State 115, Manhattanville 62.5

  • SLIAC: Greenville 211, Webster 125, Spalding 62.5

  • SUNYAC: Geneseo 637.75, Cortland 461.5, Buffalo State 144.5

  • UAA: Emory 924.5, Chicago 912.5, Washington U. 813

  • UMAC: Northwestern 158, UW-Superior 99, Bethany Lutheran 60

  • UEC: St. Mary’s 151, Gallaudet 105.5, PSU Berks 62.5

  • USAS: NC Wesleyan 194.5, Methodist 164.5, Southern Virginia 85

  • WIAC: Whitewater 793.25, La Crosse 782.5, Oshkosh 471.5

FINANCES
3. Does NCAA Treat DIII With Equity?

by Cory Hogue, Texas Football

“I had many questions for football coaches across the Texas Non-FBS landscape during my preparation for the 2023 Dave Campbell’s Texas Football summer magazine, but one question always brought an interesting response before the answer.

In a hypothetical scenario, I asked most coaches to answer with one thing they would change with how the NCAA operates. The vast majority of responses started along the lines of, “Not like it matters,” or “Not like they’d listen to us,” or this from one Division III coach, “We're kind of an afterthought, to be honest.”

Those answers were in part because implementing any NCAA change would require money. Looking at the NCAA’s numbers for the year ending August 31, 2022, one can understand why most coaches’ initial response was derogatory.”

» Situational Awareness: “According to the NCAA, total revenue last year was over $1.1 billion. That money is distributed in 14 separate ways. Division II is allotted 4.37 percent of total revenue, or $53.3 million in the previous year, while Division III is only allotted 3.18 percent of total revenue, or a paltry $35.2 million.”

» Equity: The argument that coaches and other proponents of DII and DIII athletics make is one of equity, which is often confused with equality. No one advocates for the NCAA to split the revenue equally among the three divisions. Still, the problem lies with how much money is allotted for the championships of each division.

  • Division I: $153.8 million allocated, 26 championships, 191,935 students = $801.31 per student

  • Division II: $32 million allocated, 25 championships, 131,272 students = $243.62 per student

  • Division III: $26.4 million allocated, 28 championships, 204,522 students = $129.08 per student

» Quotable: “We shouldn’t be staying in budget hotels at an NCAA championship event,” a coach said. “Yet that’s what happens sometimes. How can we tell the athlete the NCAA cares about them when they see how much better DI athletes are treated?”

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4. SAAC Letter to Lawmakers Draws Fire

by Amanda Christovich, Front Office Sports

On Monday, the NCAA’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committees (SAAC) from all three divisions sent letters to lawmakers advocating for the athletes’ perspective of a federal NIL law. They stated they believe athletes should not be considered employees of their universities.

The letter from Division I SAAC, a five-page letter addressed to 12 Senators and House members, consisted of language and talking points eerily similar to those of NCAA President Charlie Baker, as well as official NCAA communications and even legal documents. In many cases, these points are easily disputable.

While the letter says SAAC represents the interests of all NCAA athletes, this document is certainly not representative of all their opinions, current and former athletes told FOS and expressed on social media.”

» Why It Matters:Current and former athletes told FOS that the views expressed publicly by SAAC are heavily influenced, if not completely drafted, by NCAA employees. They see SAAC as more of an extension of NCAA PR than a true voice for current players.”

» Reality Check: “Sports attorney Maddie Salamone, a former D-I SAAC Chair, confirmed to FOS that NCAA employees were always involved in drafting public communications that were attributed to SAAC athletes.”

» Of Note: “While D-II and D-III SAAC letters included the names of multiple committee members, the D-I letter was signed solely by D-I SAAC Chair Cody Shimp, a graduate assistant baseball coach at St. Bonaventure University.”

» Read The D-III Letter From Vaishnav Siddapureddy, chair
» Continue Reading

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