billy.pilgrim wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:07 pm
They keep trying. Ol Miss is paying their head coach 4 million a year and State is paying 5 million. Football is very important.
My kid says the sec decision not to have the baseball tournament there is what did it.
Granted, there were lots of reasons
The NCAA rapidly followed suit, for all tournaments:
It does look like the MS schools do better in baseball than other sports:
... On Thursday, the SEC announced it would no longer hold conference-sponsored championship events in Mississippi until the state flag is changed. The move came with calls for change from administrators at both Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but lacked real consequences. None of the SEC's high-profile events are held in Mississippi.
But both schools consistently field highly ranked baseball teams and host NCAA tournament games. Mississippi State's women's basketball team has hosted early round NCAA games four times since 2010....
In a joint statement, the presidents and chancellors of Mississippi's public institutions vowed to work to change the state flag....
Makes sense that it would have an impact. Does anyone go to Mississippi other than for sports?