That whole “we’re concerned about the welfare of the athlete” thing only goes so far for Mark Emmert.
… When asked if elite players whose numbers are used on jerseys will ever get compensated, Emmert also said no way.
“We’re providing athletes with world class educations and world class opportunities,” Emmert said. “If they are one of the few that are going to move on to become a pro athlete, there’s no better place in the world to refine their skills as a student-athlete.”
As long as they don’t make anything off their names, at least. Only NCAA-member schools should be allowed to do that. Return on investment and such…