Today, in horseshit

Oh, look.  Mark Emmert’s moving his lips again.

Emmert said allowing athletes to earn money for things such as endorsements from outside sources is worthy of consideration.

“There’s a lot of discussion about the Olympic model and think it’s well deserving of serious consideration inside the context of college sports,” he said.

The Olympic model is the least impactful thing schools could do from the standpoint of player compensation affecting their bottom line, but this is meaningless prattle from the NCAA head, because there’s zero interest in it from his constituents.

Those of you concerned about unforeseen consequences, well, that’s what you get when those holding power aren’t motivated to find middle ground.  We’ll see how that works out for them over the long haul.

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10 responses to “Today, in horseshit

  1. I have no idea why his organization’s members wouldn’t say absolutely yes to this. Is this the issue that the smaller schools are using to tie down the Power 5?

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  2. TnDawg

    “Those of you concerned about unforeseen consequences, well, that’s what you get when those holding power aren’t motivated to find middle ground. ”
    Well, that certainly fits me. Are you saying there won’t be any, or that they won’t make a difference in how the game is going forward?

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  3. william baird

    Really sad what you call your sight. You reap what you sow.

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  4. Got Cowdog

    Well, ya learn something new every day. I hadn’t really thought about it, but I did not realize the “one and done” for basketball was an NBA thing and not an NCAA rule. Obviously baseball can draft right out of high school, MLS drafts IN high school, what if the NFL decides to do the same? Not that I think it will happen, but if the NCAA ceases to collude with the league or legislation is passed to compensate players, what is to stop them from paying the players on their own to get the talent they want into their respective systems?

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  5. Just Dawg

    I could get behind the ‘Olympic’ model, but I do not think the schools should pay players directly. Also, I see no reason whatsoever for players not to be able to sell autographs/autographed items (as long as they legally own the items before selling them).

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