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Northside Hawk

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Somewhere Brian Bosworth is smiling.

The bluebloods aren't. This could put a huge dent in the "competitive advantage" some of them have been enjoying all these decades.

And 35 years later SMU is still trying to rebuild their football program.
 

Fryowa

Administrator
Again, the NCAA did this 100% to itself and it’s hilarious.

There was a point when kids wiuldve been satisfied with just something at all, whether it was NIL, maybe signing some autographs or being able to make a few bucks selling merch. But the NCAA said zero tolerance and made billions, and this is what happened. Fuck ‘em. Let the kids make their money now and see where it shakes out.
 

okeefe4prez

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Again, the NCAA did this 100% to itself and it’s hilarious.

There was a point when kids wiuldve been satisfied with just something at all, whether it was NIL, maybe signing some autographs or being able to make a few bucks selling merch. But the NCAA said zero tolerance and made billions, and this is what happened. Fuck ‘em. Let the kids make their money now and see where it shakes out.

The NCAA didn't "make billions." The NCAA just exists as a rule making body and it doesn't even have an enforcement team. The money into the system goes to the member institutions. They then dole out the money to various and sundry sources. A nice chunk goes to gentlemen like Kirk Ferentz. Another chunk goes to brilliant businessmen like GarBar. But the biggest chunk goes back in to fund scholarships for the "Olympic sports" or "non-revenue" programs. The scholarships in turn pump revenue into the school's general coffers. I'm not sure how many scholarship athletes Iowa has, but let's assume it is roughly 400. 200 are for women, the vast majority of whom are from out of state. So the school can charge $31k for tuition against athletic department funds for a big chunk of those 200 gals. That is a nice chunk of change. They better get ready for it to be cut in half because at the end of the day Iowa is going to have 3 men's sports - rasslin', football and hoops and the scholarship numbers are gonna get slashed.
 

Fryowa

Administrator
The NCAA didn't "make billions."...The money into the system goes to the member institutions. They then dole out the money to various and sundry sources.
False. It doesn't matter here it goes, revenue is revenue. And the point is that proportionally virtually none of that revenue goes to those who generate it. Yet the people collecting money have a huge amount of influential power over the workers.

The NCAA has generated yes, billions, of dollars in cash directly from the entertainment and performances of students who aren't allowed to make $0.01 from said performances. The uprising you have now is a direct result of the draconian rules put in place, when if they would have made reasonable concessions before now...this wouldn't be so extreme.

The NCAA, athletic conferences, and member schools have made ridiculous amounts of money off their cash cows and now they're mad when the cows want some money too. I think it's hilarious, especially since the NCAA is spending millions in the legal system trying to force the same cash cows to continue generating money for them.

And the argument that players aren't forced to play sports--while true--is moot because if there were no players...there's no NCAA. In order to survive, the NCAA and its conferences need to force student-athletes to keep playing their sports for just tuition, room, and board. Which is comical.
 

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