Times are tough.

After her first year on the job, the coach of the North Carolina Central women’s basketball team laid off ten employees… er, didn’t renew the scholarships of ten players.

I’m sure things will get a lot worse once they start paying student-athletes.

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  1. PharmDawg

    The AD signed off on it. At the beginning of the season, Coach Stafford-Odom gave each player a list of improvements they needed to make during the season. The players who didn’t meet the standard of improvement got their walking papers. This is classic Bear Bryant/Wally Butts coaching 101: Be good or be gone.

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  2. Some guy

    They won’t receive compensation because no other option exists for student athletes. The only answer is for another option to exist. You want a broken economic system to fix itself because it’s not fair. That’s not how it works. Your complaints are no match. Find a better option and the system will become more fair. Until then, your complaints won’t fix anything, they’ll only make you angrier.

    Capitalism works when someone works. Start working by either not participating or by supporting a new option.

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  3. W Cobb Dawg

    The lack of p.r. skills demonstrated by the people in college sports is astounding.

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  4. South FL Dawg

    So what I’d like to know is, are they upset because of the verbal attacks or because of the scholarships?

    Not to condone those verbal attacks, but I wonder if it’s possibly acceptable as coach-speak but for the other circumstances. The school didn’t even bother to address the verbal attacks so they don’t seem to have a problem with it.

    Pulling scholarships, however, is just typical NCAA $elf-$erving lies. I’ve heard some people advocate for an annual signing limit and not an overall scholarship limit. You sign ’em, you owe them 5 years. That would stop this, although ultimately I believe permanent change requires a cultural change. And I don’t mean racial culture …just a culture of doing the right thing.

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  5. pay the players, then they can in turn pay for their education…

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