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College Sports - Play 4 Pay

Post by koimaster » June 21st 2021, 1:42pm

A unanimous Supreme Court said on Monday that student athletes could receive education-related payments, in a case that could reshape college sports by allowing more money from a billion-dollar industry to go to the players.
College sports raise billions of dollars from ticket sales, television contracts and merchandise, and supporters of the students say the players are being exploited and barred from the opportunity to monetize their talents. In 2016, for example, the NCAA negotiated an eight-year extension of its broadcasting rights to March Madness, worth $1.1 billion annually. ... index.html


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Post by bbattle » June 21st 2021, 3:10pm

I'd rather see the NFL create a minor league for young players that just want to play football and not bother with college.

That would mean college football players could really be "student athletes". That would have the unintended effect of gutting athletics at a lot of schools since the money that football brings in pays for all the other athletic programs outside of men's basketball.

I highly doubt the NFL would do such a thing voluntarily and the top universities make many millions of dollars on football so they wouldn't be too keen on my idea, either.

With the transfer portal becoming the free agency market for college teams, the top schools like Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, etc. will just increase their dominance.

I do however, agree with the Supreme Court that the universities are indeed in a money making venture and so must follow the rules set for everyone else. Except for those pro sports that have antitrust exemptions. :-)
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Post by smellody » June 21st 2021, 7:04pm

Interestingly, I have NO interest in college or professional sports. Don't get why people like them.

College players, especially coaches should receive nothing more in compensation than their high school equivalents. Students = nothing. Coaches = a small stipend on top of their wages.
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Post by MAX » June 22nd 2021, 5:37am

Take payment for doing something and you are a .............wait for it......................professional. One of the most highly misused words in the english language today.

I agree with Smells.
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Re: College Sports - Play 4 Pay

Post by codguy » June 22nd 2021, 6:19am

Am agnostic on college sports and pay to play. For some reason I thought they received their payment in form of free tuition.
So, give them a check & have them pay going rate for classes........... if they can maintain standard minimum grades like all other students require. No more special grades for the money generators.

I still go to Pro Football games with four family members via season tickets, great excuse for a GTG imo.

That might all change if we are required to give up our awesome, long held seats of 19 years to be cattle herded with other vaccinated fans elsewhere........ I'll probably be done and it is the general consensus of the others.


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