Does the NCAA ever get tired of hearing that?
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They’re unavailable for comment but it they did comment, because the student-athlete is the sun around which all the other planets including Pluto and Goofy rotate (h/t Oliver Luck) it would probably go a little something like this
Somewhere Mark Richt smiles.
great… the government is gonna fix something else. Let’s see… aside from the huge award to the plaintiff and his attorneys… the unelected judge who I am sure is a Clinton or Obama appointee… is going to decree …
a. you cannot prohibit transfers
b. you can prohibit transfers to a limited number of schools.
c. bernie sanders should be president and all college should be free… thereby negating the need for athletic scholarships or recruiting or blogs.
Sorry… bad day.
Your handle suits you.
What, no Alinsky reference?
Seriously, it never ceases to amaze me how some of you see free markets as some kind of liberal plot.
If it walks like a duck… and you know… you keep making references to free markets with all this litigation. A free market is not the ability to sue somebody. A free market is not the government taking sides in an ncaa rule and requirement issue. By your logic… having to go to law school and pass the bar is anti free market because it limits the activities of individuals by forcing them to abide by certain rules and regulations. Have a safe trip.
You think that a cartel of schools preventing students from transferring to other schools IS a free market? Interesting.
You think that the National Collegiate Athletic Association is a market… under what economic definition. It is an organization with by laws that exists on behalf of it’s members. The member organizations offer athletic scholarships under certain rules and regulations. One of the rules is that they limit the number of scholarships… another obvious market restriction under your definition. They also restrict how scholarship athletes transfer from one member institution to another. The kid from Memphis can transfer anywhere he wants… he just has to sit out a year and not be on scholarship. If there was no scholarship then there would be no restriction… thus my original post mentioning Bernie Sanders. The only relative point in your argument in this situation is that future basketball recruits may think twice before they sign with Memphis… now that’s what you call a free market.
Are we in Russia?
Looks like your standard non compete clause to me. So on one hand these college admins say that this is an amateur model and this system is all about educating student athletes. But a situation like this exposes them. They don’t want anyone to come back and beat their teams and potentially cost them money.
Too much power and money = no shame, no self examination.
The very bastions of self promulgation of Libertie! Egalite! Fraternite!
Oh wait, they used guillotines and mob tactics even though they espoused humanitarian goals.
The College Presidents and their cartel named the NCAA are incapable of doing right by their fellow humans – the players.
“We had young boys step up and make big plays,” [Jordan] Davis said. “We did more with less.” — AB-H, 1/2/20
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