Today, in amateurism

Once again, amateurism is nothing more than what the NCAA says it is.

On the policy front, the NCAA Div. 1 council approved legislation that will allow athletes designated as elite by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and corresponding national governing bodies in other countries to receive additional training expenses, including travel for parents, guardians, coaches and sports experts.

That sound you hear is romantics everywhere clutching their pearls.  This will kill college sports, amirite?

Nah, just kidding.  Like every other NCAA retreat on player compensation, this one won’t make a dent in public perception.  Too bad football isn’t an Olympic event.

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4 responses to “Today, in amateurism

  1. William J Ferguson

    I wonder what shit show LSU would have had if OBJ was getting paid there? Substitute LSU and OBJ for countless others. The money in college sports and the greed for it is the foundation of the death of it – led by the adults. We are all going to lose.

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  2. The Jeremy Bloom rule. I wonder if he still has any eligibility left.

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  3. FlyingPeakDawg

    One would think the single most important thing the NCAA member institutions should do is develop a clear definition of amateurism instead of the ongoing, adhoc, patchwork set of rules they seldom enforce consistently. Who do they think they are…the IRS?

    Football as an Olympic sport? Ooooo…very cool idea!

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