Purely for shits and giggles I gotta ask those of you who think it’s okay for schools to collude to fix players’ compensation — is it also okay for them to do the same with professors?
Filed under It's Just Bidness, See You In Court, The NCAA
Points out education is, in many ways, a business. Nobody wants to get into a bidding war for talent and run up the cost of salaries if they can avoid it.
Poaching is an ugly but necessary part free enterprise. It’s one reason employers and employees have contracts. In industries where there is no union or individual contract to protect the employee, there is often unwritten no-poach agreements. The employee gets screwed.
(I think it’s illegal as hell, but can be hard to prove)
But college athletes are not considered to be employees…even though (as we see in the blog subject following this one today ) and their security as an student/ athlete is sometimes seen as a “business decision” with only the school’s welfare considered when things go south.
To the detriment of NC and Duke’s efforts, college professors aren’t “babes in the woods” like 18 year old kids.
Colluding with players compensation? Reading this blog, I am under the impression players aren’t compensated.
Reading your comment, I am under the impression you have a serious problem with reading comprehension.
It is possible.
I don’t view there to be any collusion regarding “players’ compensation” in the first place, so there is no way to link the two situations. Secondly, I find university professors to be overly compensated already, not to the extent football and basketball coaches are, but still protected by a closed shop of sorts. And of all the people being protected by self-serving rules, the medical profession is the most guilty as they limit the amount of competition who can receive medical credentials thereby inflating medical costs. Medical costs, including pharmaceutical profits and associated health insurance premiums, have risen to the point of absurdity in this country and are detrimental to citizens’ standard of living. Recognize this is a minority position in a society which puts the education and medical industry on a pedestal to worship , but my opinion anyway. Quite a stretch for that radiologist to feel he is being oppressed, I honestly think the citizens in our society have lost all concept about what oppression really is.
I don’t view there to be any collusion regarding “players’ compensation” in the first place…
Two courts disagree with you, Mac.
And the courts are always right?
Oy. Right or not, they’re the law. Which means their opinions carry more weight than Mac’s does.
[quote]I don’t view there to be any collusion regarding “players’ compensation” in the first place, so there is no way to link the two situations.[/quote]
What? Really? The NCAA sets the compensation limits and colleges are the NCAA. You don’t see that as collusion?
What? The colleges form the NCAA and they all agree to set the players compensation and you don’t see that as collusion? If the school changes that compensation, they are accused of cheating and are given penalties. And that’s not collusion? Really?
So, for following NCAA rules they are now cheating the law(according to the senator).
Yep. Just like if all the phone companies decided to set up business rules that every outlet had to follow. Collusion is illegal without an anti-trust exemption from congress.
Keep in mind the NCAA IS the colleges. They form a group, then as a group they decide what and how much the kids can be compensated with. Those rules have to followed throughout the division or a school is punished. That is the very definition of collusion.
Not according to me. According to federal judges.
“It’s hot and it’s cold,” he said. “Sometimes you’re on top of the world and sometimes you’re not.” --Stetson Bennett, The Athletic, 9/11/21
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