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SOCAL TIGER
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re: This Ed O Bannon lawsuit could alter college sports as we know it

When your NBA career does not work out and you have to sell cars in Las Vegas for a living this is what happens!


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re: This Ed O Bannon lawsuit could alter college sports as we know it
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so michael jordan was prohibited from profiting from his success after college? news to me


As it relates to his career at UNC, yes he was.

Basically if you are a bust like Leaf or Jamarcus in the pros, you can't come and profit off of your collage career with licensing deals because it belongs to the university


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lsufanva
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re: This Ed O Bannon lawsuit could alter college sports as we know it
I'm on the side of the athletes in this one. The NCAA and schools make millions of dollars off these kids and the kids see none of it. Sure the scholarship is valuable but is $80,000 really compensation for the millions earned for the school by those athletes? Look at the Fab 5. They changed a culture in basketball fashion and media push and got nothing from it. After all the millions of dollars that was made by Nike, Michigan and the NCAA, the NCAA then has the audacity to completely wipe the history of those 5 kids(and the other members of the teams) off the record books because they took some extra benefits equaling less than 100,000. It's a hypocritical stance. Even now shoe companies make millions off the kids that play college basketball. They also pay millions of dollars to the schools and the head coaches in particular. What do they pay the kids? Some free shoes and gear with maybe a few thousand on the side. Where's the equal share? What would the NCAA and it's universities be without the kids to play their sports? The kids get a free education, great but they are the product and should be compensated fairly for it. Without these kids there is no NCAA. Not in these days and times. That means no billion dollar tv contracts, no million dollar deals with the shoe companies and no fans.


RandyVandy
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Member since Nov 2011
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re: This Ed O Bannon lawsuit could alter college sports as we know it
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The NCAA and schools make millions of dollars off these kids and the kids see none of it.


Correction; about 15 schools do. If major college sports take that next big step in the direction of professionalization, say goodbye to about every current FBS conference when half their members move to some alternate, psuedo-Ivy League system. I wouldn't be surprised to see the sport slowly wither and die because interest will drop to about zero when no one but Alabama et all plays at the highest level.

And it's not just about money; there is already opposition and ambivalence to the idea of "big time" college sports at every campus in this country. I guarantee you programs like Stanford will hit the breaks purely on principle.


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