So to be more clear, you are suggesting that there are endorsement and television deals that will generate revenue to all DI schools (not just those participating in the year-end events) that exceed expenses of that endeavor?
You are saying to 'follow the money' and it will lead you to college tennis?
This isn't so much of a "Communications Major" analysis than general business and advertising....I think you are more than optimistic on that topic......and isn't this forum intended for any/all to offer opinions?
If you follow how it is structured with similar NCAA sports the 64 teams selected into the NCAA would pool the revenue through the rounds based on results. How many D1 tennis programs would that benefit? Ah, more than today. That would be fom whichever network that signs on with the NCAA for the rights just to the NCAA tournament. Similar to March madness in college basketball or the bowl games in football.
The remaining programs would now have an incentive to improve their program so they can share in this new revenue stream.
Tier 2 and Tier 3 rights for each institution then can start to shop it's programming either individually or by conference contracts will follow once an established revenue stream gets the car rolling.
Usually that is a top down situation since they have the established history and then it's based on alumni, local intrests, etc
This is how you make a money loser a new revenue producer and start to move away from strict reliance on title IX and alumni contributions.
We have something most other womens college sports lack, a built in audience already following the massive amounts of professional WOMEN'S tennis already being televised. We have the Grand slams, Indian wells, Miami and just about half of the existing premier level events ALREADY being televised, and that as they say is the market that has been established and paid for in the US.
So now we do what others do, by bringing in the Colleges, with again a built in audience cheering for their alma mater, heck just read the passions on this forum as they follow their university favorites . Why don't you believe others want that same opportunity if they are now given the option to root for their schools in a sport they already follow (that TV already markets -duh)
So it's in that vane I keep coming back to how can anybody not see that the opportunity costs fat outweigh a third set super tiebreaker?
And I don't put anything into the players opinion, because unfortunately, the powers that be wont care if they think they can make this work.