Wow - Impact on SA sports recruits just got interesting

Thank you.

Outrageous. How does this affect tuition at universities down the road?
 
Thank you.

Outrageous. How does this affect tuition at universities down the road?
Tuition...not at all I would think. Student fees...depends on the university. The large P4/5 universities don't fund athletic scholarships, etc by student fees....they "should" be self-sustaining at $100mm+ revenues. Smaller schools shift a lot of the burden on mandatory athletic student fee....this could go up. Biggest change I see is a lot of non-rev sports being cut and have NO IDEA how they'll keep this legit with Title IX. But I'm no lawyer and didn't even stay at a HI Express last night so what do I know.
 
I suspect that Title IX will be more loosely applied if they go this route. Maybe base payment on the revenue generated by each sport? IDK. I think that it is time to reconsider if these players are "Student Athletes" if they are making significant money in this proposed plan. They are not students anymore, they are paid employees of the school. Still trying to call players who are getting paid to play "Student Athletes" diminishes the actual Student Athletes that are not making money.

I understand the amount of $$$ that is going around at these colleges and level is crazy and maybe the players do deserve a piece of the pie, but for every star football player or basketball player. There is 10 athletes that are just playing for a scholarship and the love of the game. Exactly how this was intended may decades ago. Putting the paid employee together with a Student Athlete is disingenuous I believe.
 
This means that the top young croquet players can now afford to go to college instead of being funneled into the professional croquet leagues right out of high school.

A little more than lining up a three footer for par.

BTW Jason Gay has an excellent column in today's WSJ. As he wrote, there is no going back. The sleaze factor is just getting warmed up.

The sooner they get it over with and isolate the top 40-60 teams into a closed league, the better. Use the English Premier model and drop the bottom 10 teams each year and replace them with the top 10 from the second tier.

If they are going to pay players, the players should sign a contracts.

Stop auto rolling coaches contracts. At one point, University of Nebraska was paying three Head Football Coaches' salaries--Bo Pelini, Mike Riley, and Scott Frost.
 

A little more than lining up a three footer for par.

BTW Jason Gay has an excellent column in today's WSJ. As he wrote, there is no going back. The sleaze factor is just getting warmed up.

The sooner they get it over with and isolate the top 40-60 teams into a closed league, the better. Use the English Premier model and drop the bottom 10 teams each year and replace them with the top 10 from the second tier.

If they are going to pay players, the players should sign a contracts.

Stop auto rolling coaches contracts. At one point, University of Nebraska was paying three Head Football Coaches' salaries--Bo Pelini, Mike Riley, and Scott Frost.
Agree 100%, people have no clue the pandora's box that has just been opened. For all of the ballyhoo about Football raking in the money, not even 2/3rds or FBS programs are profitable. I will emphasize that the previous number is only taking into account the football teams, not the athletic department as a whole. So that means somewhere in the neighborhood of 43% of FBS programs don't even break even. Do some programs bring in the big bucks? Of course. But it's a much smaller percentage than the average joe realizes.
 
“BTW Jason Gay has an excellent column in today's WSJ.”

He’s the goto person for coverage on stuff like this. Great article.
 
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