It’s Begun …

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  • #18144
    drumlin
    ITG Subscriber

    This was inevitable:
    College football players group talks with Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren, demands include share of revenue
    The greedy university presidents and athletic directors were making back-room deals to form super-conferences, in the interest in how to make the most money for themselves.
    There was no consideration of what was in the best interest of the student-athlete.
    Sure, they were allowed to earn some money from NIL, but that pales to revenue generated from TV contracts and gate receipts.
    And the coaches themselves talked the talk about supporting the athletes, at the same time drawing in their own multi-million dollar salary.
    This is just the start.
    The athletes will unionize.
    There will have to be collective bargaining.
    Revenue will have to be shared.
    I don’t know what will happen in between, but this the start and the end is the death of the NCAA.

    #18147
    Mark Wheeler
    Forum Owner

    I just read something on Twitter from a PSU player who was approached about unionizing but turned down the overture.

    #18148
    Bd489
    ITG Subscriber

    Maybe it also leads to some sort of salary cap system like the nfl has and it eliminates super teams?

    #18152
    drumlin
    ITG Subscriber

    I just read something on Twitter from a PSU player who was approached about unionizing but turned down the overture.

    This will not happen overnight, but the process has started.
    It’s interesting to read that medical benefits is something being mentioned, since this will resonate with every player, whether or not they are currently in favor of unionizing or not.

    Maybe it also leads to some sort of salary cap system like the nfl has and it eliminates super teams?

    Who knows?
    With the NFL, the incentive is with the teams to provide some sort of competitive balance for their product.
    It’s curious that the same sort of incentive is not there with the schools.

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    #18160
    Romeg8r
    ITG Subscriber

    It is closing in on time to just shut down college football. If I’m going to watch prifessional football I’ll just watch the NFL.
    This will be no different than the USFL

    • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 3 days ago by Romeg8r.
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    #18165
    drumlin
    ITG Subscriber

    I don’t know what will happen – I have so many questions about this.
    For example, will a school like Vanderbilt want to remain in the SEC if it will have to accept reduced income from TV due to revenue sharing with players?
    What about basketball?
    Will it be easier for those players to unionize?
    Greed from the school presidents and athletic directors brought all this on.

    #18193
    LizardLover4144
    ITG Subscriber

    Agreed! It’s totally turned into pay for play. At this point, they can shut it down for all I care. Not interested in the NFL and now CFB has basically turned into the same animal. Not for me, at all. I’ll just need to find other ways to get entertained. So long CFB. It was fun while it lasted.

    #18203
    Romeg8r
    ITG Subscriber

    So if they start getting revenue sharing do they stop getting scholarships?

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