Revo, I didn't think you were trying to stop discussion, just wanted to be clear on why I started this again. You may be right that it happens infrequently or doesn't end up mattering. If the results end up the same with everyone playing with the same rules, great! At least all teams have similar restrictions and that made for a fair race. It is clear from the other thread and, I think, from all of our experiences that this does happen. I know I witnessed it happen at KDR with the women's team. After I graduated, the undergrads brought a woman from the track team out on the last day of push practice before the race, had her run a couple times, and then put her on the team. It felt kind of hallow from where I was standing.
On you comment about the women's races, they are much more dominated historically by the independents. I don't think most fraternities care or try as much in that race to field a good team. Fraternities typically have fewer women's teams than men's, if they have a women's team at all. The incident with the KDR women's team was an anomaly. In general, we asked one girl to bring her sorority sisters over and push. They put in whatever amount of time they wanted and that was the way it went.
Having some qualification for pushers or a longer lead time on rosters might actually help buggy. It could get more people out during freerolls, not just on raceday. It's been a while since I've been out to rolls, but there used to be a number of orgs that would struggle to push all the hills in early March and then have three teams on Raceday.
If SDC members don't all live in the dorms, then how do they justify their huge budget taken from the dormitory fees? If I lived in a dorm (especially if I was in another org) I would be furious that my money was going to pay for someone who doesn't pay in to do buggy.
Tommy, I can not engage you further on this topic.