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Old Wed Oct 25, 2006, 09:36am
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Originally Posted by Rich Fronheiser
Why? It's no more expensive for me to fly to California than to State College, PA. Matter of fact, it's cheaper.

At the D-IA level, most officials are flying. So it doesn't matter if they are conference officials or national officials.
There are times that officials drive to the game. If you make it a national conference, you will have longer travel times. This means that the officials will have to leave earlier on Fridays to get to the game site. That will impact their regular jobs. Thus chances are they would have to be compensated at a higher rate than they currenly are.

There was a discussion this past offseason of the Big 12 and Big 10 combining. One of the main reasons for not doing it was cost. That's all I know.
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