If you don’t think the threat of unionization has already had an impact on the big schools, you’re not paying attention. The latest NCAA governance proposal would give student-athletes almost 20 percent of the voting power in the rules-making process. That may not sound like much, but when you consider where the schools were a few short months ago…
Board steering committee member Kirk Schulz, the Kansas State president, told CBSSports.com in March he had “mixed emotions” about players having a vote.
“We ask so much of our student-athletes now …,” he said. “My concern is not students don’t offer great perspectives. I’m just trying to figure out what six hours per day that they’re supposed to sleep? Are we going to have students able to show up and work with NCAA?”
No word on whether ol’ Kirk said that with a straight face.