Delany's right. Ed O'Bannon's right too. This is the end of
college football and all college sports as we know it. People need to wake up
and start asking tough questions and try to save what they can. As
soon as schools are told you have to pay college players... boom, everything
will go bonkers. Every non-earning sport will instantly disappear. Because of
Title IX every college will have football and one women's sport. If they
are lucky, they'll have men's basketball and one other women's
sport. The rest of college sports are simply dead.If you are a 15
year old female future college athlete, your chances at a scholarship are now
next to nil. Your chances of even playing on a team are dropping dramatically.
Guess the P-5's are getting a taste of their own form of greed.
Unfortunately I agree with Delany, but I hope the P-5's will look in the
mirror and how their greed is ruining college football.
Very un-P5 of Mr. Delany.That said,schools wouldn't have to pay
athletes to provide them supplemental income. All they'd need to do is
allow them to profit from use of their own name/likeness--e.g., sell autographs
to boosters, make personal appearances. The whole charade of
athletes as amateurs has disappeared in the Olympics, I'm not sure why the
NCAA tries to perpetuate it. Letting boosters and not the college foot the bill
also helps schools steer clear of Title IX. Schools can't pay football
players without paying all athletes, boosters could pay anyone they choose.The student athlete would get a quick lesson on how much of their worth
as an athlete is tied to the school and how much is their own. There's no
rule against using your name/likeness after you get out of school, but I'm
not aware of too many ex-college athletes who can make any money selling their