Hey, at least they asked first. It’s more than they’ve done for the kids.
Filed under It's Just Bidness, The NCAA
Even her value is derived from the student athletes. No one is licensing her likeness is the team hadnt played well.
Thank goodness for folks like Sister Jean.
Yeah, but did they offer her a scholarship?????
I ordered her bobblehead!
I do not care who is in the uniform, win or lose, I cheer for (and buy shirts, etc. with) the red and black “G.”
Also, I think sometimes the notoriety and exposure these NFL candidates get from playing on a high profile team (on top of a college freakin’ education) is ignored or discounted in order to stoke the incredulity of the ‘pay the kids’ crowd.
If you’re right about that, wouldn’t that be reflected in the open market?
First, let me be clear, I believe the NCAA and the schools’ athletic administrations and their current pursuit of profit for themselves to the exclusion of the players AND the academic side of the schools is borderline corrupt. To you point, we all know there is no such thing as a ‘pure’ open market. Everything is regulated on some level (with the exception of a few wholly illegal endeavors). Once regulation begins, the parameters must be decided and agreed based on ‘the point.’ What is ‘the point’ of the particular endeavor?
To all of you who think this has to be a binary choice between the status quo and complete market freedom for student-athletes, it doesn’t have to be unless the NCAA sticks to its maximalist position on amateurism.
My point is simply that the players are being screwed and deserve better compensation for their contributions. As long as that improves in a fair way, I don’t really care what the final solution looks like. If it doesn’t, then I prefer Jeffrey Kessler’s world to Mark Emmert’s.
The “Olympic” model seems reasonable to me. Plus, I think the pro leagues should allow kids to go directly from high school, but it would be hard to force that decision.
“We have a long way to go to get to where we need to go,” Smart said. “That’s nothing to do with Oregon. That’s nothing to do with anybody we play. That’s to do with the Georgia Bulldogs...”-- Kirby Smart, AJ-C, 8/14/22
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