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stickman 03-31-2014 09:45 AM

Re: Athletes file antitrust lawsuit against NCAA
 
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Originally Posted by SloMotion (Post 586140)
NCAA football/basketball basically support an institutions overall athletic program and fund programs (such as bowling, volleyball, swimming, women's hockey, et ...) that would not be able to sustain themselves or be provided by an institution were it not for the revenues generated via football/basketball.

I've been making that point to my wife for years.

I'm also wondering how much this could affect the NFL. As it is, baseball and basketball already draft kids out of high school, and soccer teams sign them to their "academies". Does the NFL treat kids who are getting paid as semi-pro players and draft them once they are deemed "eligible"?

SloMotion 04-01-2014 05:01 AM

Re: Athletes file antitrust lawsuit against NCAA
 
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Originally Posted by stickman (Post 586162)
I've been making that point to my wife for years.

I'm also wondering how much this could affect the NFL. As it is, baseball and basketball already draft kids out of high school, and soccer teams sign them to their "academies". Does the NFL treat kids who are getting paid as semi-pro players and draft them once they are deemed "eligible"?

Lot of peripheral issues with this. I gotta' think that if it is ruled compensation is in order, that the NFL would have to step up and pay some/all of it in order to keep using the NCAA as a developmental league.

It's a big ol' can o' worms if there ever was one, :).

TheOak 04-01-2014 11:05 AM

Re: Athletes file antitrust lawsuit against NCAA
 
Give them everything they want, allow them to unionize, total up all the compensation, then hit em with the Tax bill and watch how quickly this all goes away.

College tuition value + healthcare value + income + room and board value + food.... It adds up quickly. Especially when only one of those puts cash in pocket.


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