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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:23 PM

Rick Pitino and Louisville's AD have been placed on "Administrative leave."  

http://www.post-gaze...es/201709270133

Maybe the NCAA will finally redo everything from the ground up.   :laughing guy:   Or not.  Never seems right that everyone except the players make so much money from BCS football and March Madness.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 03:57 PM

I don't know what the hell this thread is about. :D-13:

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 04:44 PM

I guess this means that every coach and AD(football & basketball at least) at every school with a big-time program will be out of work soon. Nobody could convince that they aren't all up to something...

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 05:38 PM

View PostNarps, on 27 September 2017 - 04:44 PM, said:

I guess this means that every coach and AD(football & basketball at least) at every school with a big-time program will be out of work soon. Nobody could convince that they aren't all up to something...
Except John Calipari. He's clean as the inside of an autoclave. :unsure:

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 06:18 PM

And any D-1 program who thought they were getting screwed over is doing the LMFAO  dance now.

Pitino?  Good riddance.

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 07:39 PM

Couldnt have happened to a nicer guy...

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Posted 27 September 2017 - 08:02 PM

If he had stayed at Kentucky (and kept his nose clean, of course), he may have had one of the greatest NCAA coaching careers ever.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:39 AM

The amount of money is obscene in college sports and placed on the backs of the players. Don't give me the story of 'hey they get a free college education'. Everyone knows the 'education' is a secondary excuse to enable them to be 'a student'. The NCAA system needs to be changed so that a reasonable amount of money goes to the players. Any other college kid can have a job, or accept money from anyone, without any questioning. But that's not allowed for athletes. The current system is the pure definition of hypocrisy. My hope is that this scandal blows the NCAA system wide open and exposes it for what it is.

In the story about the Michigan Fab Five, Chris Webber told the story of walking by one of the local shops in Ann Arbor and seeing his basketball jersey being sold for nearly $100. He said at the time he didn't have enough money in his pocket to buy a cheap pizza. That's messed up.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:01 AM

View PostHemiBeers, on 28 September 2017 - 07:39 AM, said:

The amount of money is obscene in college sports and placed on the backs of the players. Don't give me the story of 'hey they get a free college education'. Everyone knows the 'education' is a secondary excuse to enable them to be 'a student'. The NCAA system needs to be changed so that a reasonable amount of money goes to the players. Any other college kid can have a job, or accept money from anyone, without any questioning. But that's not allowed for athletes. The current system is the pure definition of hypocrisy. My hope is that this scandal blows the NCAA system wide open and exposes it for what it is.

In the story about the Michigan Fab Five, Chris Webber told the story of walking by one of the local shops in Ann Arbor and seeing his basketball jersey being sold for nearly $100. He said at the time he didn't have enough money in his pocket to buy a cheap pizza. That's messed up.
And the large sums of money have created the black market for pay offs.  I pretty much agree with everything you posted but I would like to add that players should be able to speak with agents.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:06 AM

View Postliquidcrystalcompass, on 28 September 2017 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 28 September 2017 - 07:39 AM, said:

The amount of money is obscene in college sports and placed on the backs of the players. Don't give me the story of 'hey they get a free college education'. Everyone knows the 'education' is a secondary excuse to enable them to be 'a student'. The NCAA system needs to be changed so that a reasonable amount of money goes to the players. Any other college kid can have a job, or accept money from anyone, without any questioning. But that's not allowed for athletes. The current system is the pure definition of hypocrisy. My hope is that this scandal blows the NCAA system wide open and exposes it for what it is.

In the story about the Michigan Fab Five, Chris Webber told the story of walking by one of the local shops in Ann Arbor and seeing his basketball jersey being sold for nearly $100. He said at the time he didn't have enough money in his pocket to buy a cheap pizza. That's messed up.
And the large sums of money have created the black market for pay offs.  I pretty much agree with everything you posted but I would like to add that players should be able to speak with agents.
Absolutely correct. The last time I checked there's Freedom of Speech in this country. But somehow that doesn't apply to college athletes and agents (?!).

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 11:23 AM

There have been some examples of basketball players going overseas to play in professional leagues right out of high school and completely bypassing the college system. They can then be drafted by the NBA once they are 19.

The thought occurred to me of having professional football and/or basketball 'minor leagues' where kids could play professionally out of high school and then get drafted once they achieve success. The NBA has it's D league, but the NBA also has 'hands off' policies that caters to the NCAA. So the league infrastructure is certainly there for basketball. Minor league football would be more challenging due to the larger roster and infrastructure needs. But minor league baseball has been around for decades and has always been an option rather than college baseball. If kids don't make it, they would still probably earn enough to go back and pay for college.

If the professional leagues wanted to bury the NCAA they certainly could do so by developing their own feeder systems. But I don't think they want to take on the risk.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 12:28 PM

Good.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 10:01 PM

View PostHemiBeers, on 28 September 2017 - 11:06 AM, said:

View Postliquidcrystalcompass, on 28 September 2017 - 10:01 AM, said:

View PostHemiBeers, on 28 September 2017 - 07:39 AM, said:

The amount of money is obscene in college sports and placed on the backs of the players. Don't give me the story of 'hey they get a free college education'. Everyone knows the 'education' is a secondary excuse to enable them to be 'a student'. The NCAA system needs to be changed so that a reasonable amount of money goes to the players. Any other college kid can have a job, or accept money from anyone, without any questioning. But that's not allowed for athletes. The current system is the pure definition of hypocrisy. My hope is that this scandal blows the NCAA system wide open and exposes it for what it is.

In the story about the Michigan Fab Five, Chris Webber told the story of walking by one of the local shops in Ann Arbor and seeing his basketball jersey being sold for nearly $100. He said at the time he didn't have enough money in his pocket to buy a cheap pizza. That's messed up.
And the large sums of money have created the black market for pay offs.  I pretty much agree with everything you posted but I would like to add that players should be able to speak with agents.
Absolutely correct. The last time I checked there's Freedom of Speech in this country. But somehow that doesn't apply to college athletes and agents (?!).
Ever heard of a non-compete clause?  In business, people commonly voluntarily enter into contracts that limit their speech.

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 10:43 AM

Meanwhile, Tarheels get off scott free giving out paper credit to its "student athletes".

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:57 AM

View Postgoose, on 15 October 2017 - 10:43 AM, said:

Meanwhile, Tarheels get off scott free giving out paper credit to its "student athletes".
Their defense was, if memory serves, that this is open to all students and therefore not a benefit available to only athletes.  Sure makes that sheepskin valuable, doesn't it?




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