NCAA sued...again

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NCAA sued...again Monday, March 17, 2014 3:00 PM (permalink)
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In the most direct challenge yet to the NCAA's longstanding economic model, high-profile sports labor attorney Jeffrey Kessler filed an antitrust claim Monday in a New Jersey federal court on behalf of a group of college basketball and football players, arguing the association has unlawfully capped player compensation at the value of an athletic scholarship.

"The main objective is to strike down permanently the restrictions that prevent athletes in Division I basketball and the top tier of college football from being fairly compensated for the billions of dollars in revenues that they help generate," Kessler told ESPN. "In no other business -- and college sports is big business -- would it ever be suggested that the people who are providing the essential services work for free. Only in big-time college sports is that line drawn."

 
http://espn.go.com/colleg...ges-ncaa-amateur-model
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Re:NCAA sued...again Monday, March 17, 2014 4:08 PM (permalink)
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The fallacy of "amateur athletics" will die a bloody death. EA Sports was smart enough to see the hand writing on the wall and leave the NCAA behind (unfortunately that meant the end of the NCAA football/basketaball series for the moment). Once the courts rule against the NCAA I`m sure the games will pop back up.
 
BTW, for anyone with Netflix I would recommend cuing up the documentary "Schooled: The Price Of College Sports". It's an interesting watch to say the least. Jay Bilas who was once against paying college athletes in addition to to their scholarship makes some really good points.
 
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Re:NCAA sued...again Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:18 PM (permalink)
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No other business gives you the education to succeed for free, either. 

This sh*t is silly. Either your name is great enough to earn you millions in the NFL in 3 years anyway... or your name isn't worth paying for in college and you should be happy you get a degree for free.

Little League World Series is next! They make so much money on those poor, poor, amateur athletes! 
 
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Re:NCAA sued...again Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:35 AM (permalink)
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Deuce Wayne


No other business gives you the education to succeed for free, either. 

This sh*t is silly. Either your name is great enough to earn you millions in the NFL in 3 years anyway... or your name isn't worth paying for in college and you should be happy you get a degree for free.

Little League World Series is next! They make so much money on those poor, poor, amateur athletes! 

Are there little league coaches making 7 million dollars a year?
 
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Re:NCAA sued...again Wednesday, March 19, 2014 9:07 AM (permalink)
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I say college players can sign with an approved agent and take endorsement deals. If that leads to shady car dealership commercials for a player in a certain conference....well, at least now it won't be a violation. 
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Re:NCAA sued...again Wednesday, March 19, 2014 11:34 AM (permalink)
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Deuce Wayne


No other business gives you the education to succeed for free, either. 

This sh*t is silly. Either your name is great enough to earn you millions in the NFL in 3 years anyway... or your name isn't worth paying for in college and you should be happy you get a degree for free.

Little League World Series is next! They make so much money on those poor, poor, amateur athletes! 

Really?
 
I work at a college and we have companies that pay for their employees to go to school on an annual basis. There are many students who go to school for free for any number of reasons. There are all kinds of musicians that go on the department's dime because of how well they play an instrument. And guess what, if they use their musical talent to make money while in school they don't get punished for it until football and basketball players.
 
Not to mention, can we please drop the facade that this is about education and educating students. The primary reason football and basketball players are at their respective schools is because of their ability to run, catch, shoot, and or throw. Most aren't brought on campus for their scholastic ability, most wouldn't otherwise qualify, and the school will do everything in their power to keep them eligible. Phony "independent study" classes and general education majors aren't push on kids to further their educational pursuits, it is done to keep kids eligible so they can continue to make schools money. At one time it wasn't the case, but the primary reason athletes are brought on campus is to make the school money and increase exposure. Anything done to further gets education is simply a bonus for most.
 
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Re:NCAA sued...again Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:16 PM (permalink)
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The hilarity of the situation is that if a kid signs a jersey with his name on it and sells it on EBAY it's an NCAA violation and the kid is declared ineligible (well unless you're Johnny Football).
 
If the school has the same kid sign a jersey, they can and do sell it and pocket the money no problem.
 
It's hypocrisy of the highest order.
 
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Re:NCAA sued...again Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:19 PM (permalink)
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I thought the biggest hypocracy took place on Sundays?
 
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Re:NCAA sued...again Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:27 PM (permalink)
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Free college, nuff said. Quit b*tching you're getting a $60,000 degree for free, and TV exposure, with possibility to go pro and make more in a year, than I could in a lifetime. Can someone sign me up for this gig?
 
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