It is fairly obvious to most semi-intelligent people that the current state of affairs in college football and basketball is not sustainable. There are a couple options. One is paying players. The other is creating other feeder systems for football and basketball and removing colleges from the business of big-time athletics. Since I doubt that colleges are ready to give up the cash involved (and administrators’ big salaries along with it), a system for paying players is a must.
This article in the New York Times by Joe Nocera is the best proposal I have heard to date. Enjoy.
- Contracts for Top College Football Coaches Grow Complicated (nytimes.com)
- Fay Vincent: Ugliness of today’s college football sad; how wonderful it would be to return it to days when it was more small time, but when friendships and values were big time (tcpalm.com)
- The College Sports Cartel (nytimes.com)
- College football will test the Yankee Stadium turf today (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com)