Amateurism, for the win

Not bad work, if you can get it.


Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA

22 responses to “Amateurism, for the win

  1. Skeptic Dawg's Better Half Relative

    Imagine how much more they could have made if it weren’t for Jay Bilas taking down their search engine efforts to sell Johnny Manziel, er aTm #2, jerseys and other player gear.

  2. Mayor of Dawgtown

    Tell me again exactly, what is it that the NCAA does to earn $856.2 Million? That body has no athletes and puts on no games on a field, court or track. If anything is a hindrance to those that do. I say blow the organization up, set up a new organization under the umbrella of the major conferences and divide the profits among the conferences and schools without the NCAA grabbing all that money for basically doing nothing positive. Fire Emmert and all those other featherbedding assholes by taking away their honey-pot. Make them get real jobs.

    • The lion’s share of the money is from March Madness.

      • Always Someone Else's Fault

        But won’t be after the BCS conferences split into their own division. Or, maybe more appropriately, the BCS conferences will be cashing March Madness checks, not the NCAA.

      • cube

        And they use a good bit of it to pay for all the other sports’ tournaments that can’t support themselves. Similar to how a lot of schools’ football programs pay for the other sports that aren’t self sustaining.

    • cube

      I struggle with understanding why a new organization would be any better. Wouldn’t the same puppet masters run the new organization too? I’m not talking about Emmert and his staff. I’m talking about the schools.

  3. cube

    Considering how much the schools’ athletic departments make, are you surprised?

    The NCAA is to the University of Georgia as the NFL is to the Atlanta Falcons.

  4. Scorpio Jones, III

    The figure of something north of half-a-billion dollars in revenue is said to be expected from the new playoff in college football. I assume (yes, I know) most of this is TV revenue, and the NCAA’s income from this, while substantial is not huge?

  5. Dog in Fla

    Mark has had a good sales year and clearly needs moar base compensation, retirement and deferred comp, other reportable comp and nontaxable benefits