a lot of 18-20 year olds are going to find out the hard way - and a lot of players are going to lose out on a degree and 4 year schollie listening to those agents
and we get to listen to the Nick Saban's & Patino's of the world complaining about problems with the very system they and their boosters influenced and help to propagate.
going to get real ugly at the top -- can you imagine what is going to look like for the mid-majors -- payola in over drive -- if you don't give me this then i am leaving -- very few if any more 4 years players at one school -- many schools will not be able to pay their players what they want so where will they get the funds to do so? ticket prices will have to go up up and up for eternity to keep pace or close as possible to the big boys --- if the athletes want $$$ then let them pay for their own schooling
deal with teh mess they created, going to be more and more ugly situations
BYU has a good approach, basically boosters created a fund for all women athletes, they basically sign up and get about $6k a year and agree to 'advertise' products
imagine the offensive lineman, who gets 5k, protection a $1 mil quarterback.
the other thing is - with boosters taking teh avenue to pay directly to athletes, what happens to donations to the athletic departments, will athletic department funding go down as boosters shift funds directly to athletes in what is basically no more than payola
Now, the top returning player for the Hurricanes is threatening to enter the transfer portal unless his NIL agreement is adjusted higher. He apparently is getting less than some of the new recruits. The company that has the deal is refusing to "renegotiate".
Wonder if anyone thought this whole NIL thing through before it was adopted?
there goes amateur sports - when are the ticket prices start going up? -- now the fun and games will start in all phases of college sports -- so looking back into history i guess ucla was a pioneer in players getting paid in cash, cars and other gifts -- oracle you can't be mad at ucla now -------------------
...how does a coach discipline such a player, knowing that?
in the pros, all the pros are making money
the disparity with this
I think players, good ones that is, can potentially make some decent money eventually at Long Beach
but guys making more in college than the pros
the BCS especially, are now nothing more than pro sports franchices
how are these guys going to be motivated to study at all, when making $800k, or even less
at least, the NCAA can no longer penalize colleges for throwing money at players, so a Long Beach could compete in that sense, the money doesn't have to be assoicated with the Univ.
Just read that the top MBB player in the transfer portal (Nigel Pack, who transfered to the Miami Hurricanes) signed a NIL deal for $800,000 over two years, plus a car. This so called amateur is making more than most of the Big West head coaches!
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