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Old 03-26-2014, 02:16 PM
 
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Northwestern Wildcats football players win bid to unionize - ESPN

Apparently, a free college education isn't enough.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:23 PM
 
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So if they are considered employess do they have to be paid a wage now by the university? If so the NCAA will declare them all ineligible to play football and they will lose their "jobs" and scholarships.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Emmaus, PA
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So if they are considered employess do they have to be paid a wage now by the university? If so the NCAA will declare them all ineligible to play football and they will lose their "jobs" and scholarships.
Will they have to be paid? - YES.
Will other universities have to follow suit? - Probably.
Will that be the end of the NCAA rule against paying players? - Probably.
Will that be the end of college football and EVERY other college sport? - We'll see.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I think this will hasten the power conferences breaking away from the NCAA in order to establish their own rules regarding player compensation. It means very little to the few athletic departments that are flush with cash (UT, UF, Bama, etc), but could have lasting negative impacts on most everyone else. The privatization of college football and basketball just became exceedingly more likely.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:16 PM
 
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Northwestern Wildcats football players win bid to unionize - ESPN

Apparently, a free college education isn't enough.
I can't believe that folks still believe their education is free.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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I can't believe that folks still believe their education is free.
So then they are compensated for playing a childs game with a free education worth a substantial amount of money.
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Old 03-26-2014, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA and Washington, DC
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So then they are compensated for playing a childs game with a free education worth a substantial amount of money.
A child's game that at any time could put them in a wheelchair or take years off of their life that may still not pay their entire education (ever heard of walk-ons and partial scholarships? They are on college football teams too. )
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Old 03-26-2014, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Will they have to be paid? - YES.
Will other universities have to follow suit? - Probably.
Will that be the end of the NCAA rule against paying players? - Probably.
Will that be the end of college football and EVERY other college sport? - We'll see.
Myself having coached and worked in college sports think this ruling is bad. Football and Basketball makes money, the other sports do not. So if it ends up where Football and Basketball players are salaried, then yes the other sports will go away.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:51 PM
 
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So then they are compensated for playing a childs game with a free education worth a substantial amount of money.

What about coaches getting paid millions for coaching a child's game.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:56 AM
 
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What about coaches getting paid millions for coaching a child's game.
Coaches aren't students.
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