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I’m aware of university sport, university games etc. Aussie rules teams from the universities are represented in amateur leagues as well. With and without students.

The point I was making (and it was purely a thought) was raising draft ages (particularly for AFL) and setting up a national competition purely for university students & being drafted from there. I think people might watch if you had the best players between 18-22 playing…..Chad Wingard, Jesse Hogan, Ollie Wines, Marcus Bontempelli just for an example.

Just a very hypothetical article.

College sport could be a success in Australia

Don’t know why you’d want to be the quarterback at Alabama, they have rarely made an impact in the NFL in recent times!

College sport could be a success in Australia

I was referring more to the state of Texas having many teams, obviously Dallas & Houston are different cities!

College sport could be a success in Australia

Of course, the NFL players have their problems too, but I was suggesting on a “per capita” basis I think they do pretty well. But yes Hernandez, Hardy, Ray Rice don’t paint the prettiest picture.

College sport could be a success in Australia

Agree….consolidate in the A-League, nothing would be worse than going overseas & sitting on the bench

Where is Aaron Mooy going next?

Not at all, I love the debate and discussion.

Like I said, I just wanted to wonder “what if”

College sport could be a success in Australia

Not wanting to force players into a college system, of course its not going to be for everyone. But lots of AFL players are juggling tertiary study during their playing career, I am simply suggesting a way for them to still play in a structured competition while setting up for life beyond football.

As far as discipline problems in college football……of course it has its problems! I think we can all agree that we will never see a 100% record of good behaviour, we are all humans and all make bad judgements at time.

I agree it would need good support, and I suppose my hope would be that it would trigger a “School spirit” type supporter base.

I don’t believe it will happen, just interesting to think about.

College sport could be a success in Australia

That Music City Bowl is going to be very entertaining! Looking forward to this as an Aggies fan. A&M have put up some big scores this season, but it’d be nice to see some more stops on defence too!

College football 2015: Ranking the 2015-16 bowls (Part 3)

I would suggest that College sport is big in most cities in the USA despite the existence of a pro team or not. Take Texas, Dallas Cowboys & Houston Texans in the NFL and an abundance of extremely well supported college teams Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, SMU to name a few.

I guess part of the thought behind what I was saying as well, the Northern Territory is such a fertile breeding ground for athletes in this country, but no pro team in the national competition. Imagine a Charles Darwin University team where the best 18-22 year olds could play football, pretty exciting really.

Its a long shot, and could be debated over and over.

College sport could be a success in Australia

100% The support would have to be there early, and it would have to be affordable enough to attend games etc. But it would be fun to think about this being on ESPN or even another Fox Footy Channel.

College sport could be a success in Australia

I agree totally, it is more than a valid career choice to not attend university. I was perhaps suggesting of raising the draft age and drafting straight from college/university. So my point is that the best talents would be playing in this competition. I wonder if this would prolong a players career at the other end?

College sport could be a success in Australia

Agree, it would have to be supported strongly from day 1. Interesting and fun to think about.

College sport could be a success in Australia