Maybe we could do away with all athletic grants in aid aka
"scholarships", let students admitted to the universities and colleges
as students who meed the academic requirements play in whatever sport programs
they and the universities want to organized either inter-mural or between
schools.Private organizations like NFL, NBA, MLB, etc. organize
developmental leagues or farm teams and stop academic institutions from being de
facto farm and developmental leagues for the professional sports industry.
Wages or remuneration can be worked out via player organizations or however they
want to do it.Some athletes really don't care about academics,
waste time and space that could be devoted to students.Oh, then tell
the NCAA to get lost. It's all for the love of the game isn't it?
What a bunch of horsehockey!College athletes (especially those in
the pampered football and basketball programs) are a joke if that is their
priority.College athletics should be strictly "for fun" by
"student athletes" who get no better or worse treatment or benefits from
the nerds majoring in the hard courses. No scholarships for throwing or
catching balls, or special living accommodations, or special tutors or other
scams to keep players grades at the minimum level to be eligible.How
about a counter-suit against all these pampered athletes on behalf of the
"real students" denied acceptance to benefit a big sports program? And,
charge the greedy athletes megabucks for profiting from use of the school colors
and logos which burnish their self proclaimed success. If it were not for the
school, or rest of the team, most of these athletes would be making minimum wage
Isn't it about time we took the big money out of college sports?Make the rules such that no player gets a car, luxury housing, etc., when they
attend a particular college. He gets a scholarship and absolutely NOTHING else.
No "tutoring", no free passes, zilch. All revenue generated by games
gets split between the schools. The schools get to determine who they will
play. ALL revenue returned to the schools for academic expenditures.Just because we've done what we're doing for 100 yrs. doesn't
mean its the best way. Think how far the revenue from games (and televised
games)could go to help academics rather than have football, basketball revenue
be continually used to build newer and bigger stadiums.Athletes
SHOULD be choosing their college based on the academic programs offered, not for
I don't think I am for going down the road of paying student athletes at
universities. I guess this would potentially open the door for high school and
middle school athletes to take their schools to small claims court suing for
ticket sales of their respective games.
A little surprised at the comments content. Athletics brings money into the
Universities and it builds a community of support that goes beyond the moments
in life where we are actually attending the University. I have lived in China
and have a few memorabilia items from my university in my office and on my desk.
My Chinese colleagues wonder why I have them because they do not feel anything
towards their university (China doesn't "waste" time or money on
sports at any level within the "normal" universities). They would never,
never, consider sending any money back to their university; why would you send
them money I don't owe them anything. The NCAA is a racket that is
inherently unfair to the affiliated universities. It is unfair to the athletes.
It is probably a necessary evil in that it keeps the "cheats" from
abusing the process in most cases. It punishes those it catches. Should it be
honest about its monetary abuse of the athletes and the billions it is making
from their image and related marketing? Of course! Should the athletes be
paid for participation? NO! Should the universities get their share of NCAA
@Fitness Freak - Under NCAA rules, they better not be living in luxury
apartments and driving nice cars. Those days are long gone, and many an
athletic department has been penalized by the NCAA for their athletes getting
far less benefits than that.Now, the NCAA controls everything
financial about an athlete's life. They can't even get many normal
jobs or earn a living. Unless their parents were already pretty wealthy before
the athlete developed his or her prowess, there better not be an increase of
financial status for any family member during the athlete's college days.
If they're entrepreneurial, they better not benefit financially from any
business they might think of. The NCAA is a highly fascist organization.I'm not for the athletes gaining financially from the sports for
which they receive scholarships (during college), but the NCAA should be sued,
and sued heavily, for their unreasonable reach into the other areas of the
Could this be the end of the NCAA as we know it?What other
organization could get away with forcing participants to sign away the rights to
their own image in perpetuity without just compensation?
Take a look at what the NCAA profits from. They fined Penn State $60M for the
abuse scandal. How on earth does the NCAA believe they are due any money out of
that, let alone $60M?The NCAA is profiting from what happened to those
poor kids. I can't see how they think they have any jurisdiction on that.
Good! Finally! I hope this cripples the NCAA or eliminates this pariah. The
NCAA has abused its position and monetarily gained exponentially off of the
backs of student athletes. It's time to dismantle this corrupt
organization. There should no longer be student athletes. They should be paid
Just let it go.....