April 30, 2013
CARBONDALE, Ill. - This is the latest installment of our monthly feature called, "Ask the AD." If you have questions for Saluki Director of Athletics Mario Moccia, feel free to submit them by e-mail.
Is there revenue-sharing for postseason in any sports besides men's basketball?
There are no revenue-sharing postseason opportunities other than men's basketball. Football has the potential to make money when it hosts an FCS Playoff game, but first a school must reach the amount it bid/guaranteed to the NCAA. After that figure is achieved, remaining ticket sales would be profit.
For the football game at Busch Stadium, will suite seating or all-inclusive tickets be available?
The current suite holders will have the opportunity to use their suite for this event if they purchase the required tickets, but I don't believe any of the suites will be resold to other individuals. There will be approximately 1,000 all-inclusive tickets available that will be split between the schools. We haven't decided on the locations of these tickets, and I am sure they will be in high demand from our supporters. There has been much more excitement for this game than all parties anticipated, so I am anxious for the tickets to go on sale on June 3.
Most coaches seldom stay in one state long enough to become vested in the retirement system. Are coaches, therefore, on their own to finance retirement and health care for themselves when they retire?
Good question. I asked who I consider to be the expert in this, Mary Nippe, our campus Deputy Director of Human Resources, who handles these issues. Personally speaking, I know I have "rolled over" any retirement benefits that I have accrued from New Mexico to Southwest Texas State and recently Missouri, and Mary has assisted me and our coaches in these processes, which can be a bit complicated. Mary indicated that there are many variables that must be considered, and she advises coaches to carefully review their options when making retirement and health care decisions, keeping in mind their long-term retirement goals.