Throw the dog a bone, NCAA-style.

So, this is the NCAA’s idea for giving student-athletes – you know, the people whom the organization loves to blather it’s all about – a voice in governance:

Students would have two seats and voting rights on a proposed new 38-member NCAA legislative committee, with the possibility of serving on the powerful Division I Board of Directors, according to a set of ideas released on Tuesday by the association.

Get ready for those 36-2 votes and occasional lectures from the likes of Jim Delany, kids.  But at least you’ll be in the room when he brushes aside your concerns.

As for that powerful Board of Directors, don’t get too excited.

The reconstituted board, which would retain oversight of the division, would probably be made up of 17 presidents and chancellors, with the possibility of additional seats going to an athletic director and a student, said Nathan O. Hatch, president of Wake Forest University and chair of the Division I board. It’s unclear yet whether either of those individuals would have a vote.

Possibility.  Unclear.  I guess having something carry by an 18-1 vote isn’t comfortable enough for the NCAA.



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5 responses to “Throw the dog a bone, NCAA-style.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    And I bet they’re so open minded they’ll even allow colored people to serve in those student seats.


  2. DawgPhan

    Lulz…my first thought was that I bet that the NCAA would rule that any travel reimbursement for attending the meetings would constitute an impermissible benefit.


  3. I suspect those 2 aren’t committee members but unpaid interns. Think of the value they will get when they are actually in the room during the meetings and not fetching coffee or making photocopies!


  4. mg4life0331

    Lol? They even do it with a straight face.


  5. 69Dawg

    This is beginning to sound like labor management negotiations. Wait these aren’t employees are they? NCAA has got that starting low in the negotiation thing down pat.