but it seems like it wasn't really thought out at all. Horribly implemented. What a mess, and what a shame for these kids who are caught up in it. It's feast or famine, seems like, and making inequality and the extremes even worse.
Why not? If you are making a good living going to college as a football player and you either won't get drafted or don't want to play for multiple teams until no one hires you, why not stay in college for the next 10 years?
News from USuC...
"Richardson was the 20th Gamecock arrested since Spurrier was hired in Nov. 2004"
"As I watched the game yesterday I couldn't help but feel crushed. We beat Furman by 4 TDs, but to me it looked like we got whipped."
"George Bush, we are reliably informed by the media, has the IQ of a moron, though how he matriculated from Yale and Harvard or flew an F-106 will remain an unexplained mystery. Doubtless his father bribed the airplane to fly itself."
This bu!!$#!7 has absolutely professionalized, and ruined, collegiate athletics because, again, the NCAA lacked any vision or foresight to have sense enough to regulate it. Now that the horse is out of the barn, it will be incredibly difficult, if not impossible, to go back and fix it.
passed through the supreme court. The NCAA didn't want it and didnt really set up any regulation for it...yea there are some rules, not no way to enforce them.
The conspiracy side says that the NCAA is letting things runs amuck so they can jump in with a new president and 'save the day'...building a good name for themselves again. It'll be interesting to see who the new president is and what his plans are.
"When I was young, I was sure of many things; now there are only two things of which I am sure: one is, that I am a miserable sinner; and the other, that Christ is an all-sufficient Saviour. He is well-taught who learns these two lessons." -John Newton
You people don't want to hear this, but it's your fault. All of you who obsess over college athletics, who comb through recruiting analysis of 16 year old kids, who shell out tens of thousands of dollars per year for season tickets, absurdly over-priced parking, and 400% marked up merchandise. You caused this to happen. You caused college football to become an industry that, as a whole, turns a profit at least in the neighborhood of professional football, but somehow got away without technically paying it's employees. That ### was going to break eventually. This is what that looks like.