It sounds like Division 1 college athletics has hit upon its message to the federal government: we’d love to fix every problem you see in college sports, but first you have to get that Jeffery Kessler fellow off our collective asses. And it sounds like at least somebody is sympathetic.
However, Moran said that getting the NCAA and its member schools to go along with the idea is critical.
“The NCAA has to buy into this,” he said. “It’s got to, or it’s not going to work. (A commission) will not be able to impose a list of reforms without NCAA concurrence.”
Moran also said that the prospect of granting some type of anti-trust protection to college sports “clearly has to be addressed. I don’t think you can ignore that – in return for some reform. That has to be part of the discussion.”
“AD’s and university presidents are very much of a mind that (creating a commission) is the right thing to do except for (those at) the few schools that control a substantial amount of the revenue” generated by college sports, Moran said.
Oh… you mean the ones that stand to profit the most from an antitrust exemption.
Yeah, this is going to end well. Just remember to say you’re doing it for the kids, alright?