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NCAA votes unanimously for student-athletes to profit from name, image and likeness use

SystemSystem Posts: 269 admin
edited October 29 in Article commenting

imageNCAA votes unanimously for student-athletes to profit from name, image and likeness use

The NCAA Board of Governors voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow for student-athletes to be paid for the use of their name, image and likeness

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Comments

  • kylnmeg10kylnmeg10 Posts: 25 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Now just call up EA and tell them to start making the games again, lol.

  • MontanaDawgMontanaDawg Posts: 97 ✭✭✭ Junior

    It's about time, but the devil will be in the details. These players in ALL college sports deserve some kind of compensation. And yes, football and basketball recruiting specifically will probably be affected some way or somehow. From a football perspective, I do think Georgia is in a good position to benefit (or at least not be hurt) from a recruiting standpoint - as long as we keep winning.

  • ShoottheHoochShoottheHooch Posts: 368 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    A separate court system is going to have to be established just to deal with Title IX law suits. Establishing equality between players of 124 D-1 football programs will be nothing compared to the demands made to equally compensate the athletes of non-revenue sports, especially the female athletes. Pandora's box has been thrown open for all to see!

  • Dogman912Dogman912 Posts: 140 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Great, now bring back NCAA football game and pay these kids....

  • GoodLifeGoodLife Posts: 38 ✭✭ Sophomore

    Not sure all the changes over the last 10-15 years is good for the game. The rich programs just continue to get richer. Paying players is no different. Those programs with high TV exposure will profit more thus leading the elite recruits to select schools. The playing field between FBS schools continues to become more lopsided and the NCAA is just sitting on the sidelines watching it happen - even expediting its momentum.

  • DAWGeyesDAWGeyes Posts: 45 ✭✭ Sophomore
    edited October 29

    Mark this down as the day amateur athletics at the college level died. All small schools now cannot compete for 5 star players and just wait until the agents get into it. They can guarantee things between players and sponsors that we can only imagine. And Vegas will also have a hand in the working (under the table of course). And then there is the issue of fairness, right. Surely you would not argue that an equestrian rider is worth less than a football player, that would go against Title IX and be gender bias.

    The road to the demise of college athletics was: 1. Title IX; 2. Outlandish coaching salaries to compete for the money needed for Title IX requirements; 3. TV revenues needed for the same; 4. Crazy capital improvements to compete for the same; 5. The playoff system that lined the pockets of the schools at the expense of the players.

    When the stands no longer fill, and you are no longer cheering for a student athlete, you will look back on this day as the day it all changed and died. But your ticket will cost more and the contribution will be much higher. Always remember Congress and the law of unintended consequences. Title IX started it all and was well intended, and it will end it all.

  • Dawg365Dawg365 Posts: 300 ✭✭✭ Junior

    Pandora's Box has now been opened. I absolutely cannot stand the NCAA now. This is devastating to college sports. Wow, the lack of wisdom in this world is ASTOUNDING. I literally cannot believe it!

  • Dawg365Dawg365 Posts: 300 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I love free speech; HOWEVER, some people should just not speak. Wow, apparently only the more intelligent among us can see the forest through the trees.

  • David1David1 Posts: 20 ✭ Freshman

    Well, that’s all folks. The beginning of the end of college sports that the majority of us grew up with. It doesn’t matter what model they come up with, college athletes will now be paid athletes. Don’t say anything if you get booed now.

  • ftworthdawgftworthdawg Posts: 188 ✭✭✭ Junior

    this is gonna be very interesting. I don't see how the NCAA can stop every Car wash, and Rib Shack from creating an atmosphere where this school is the school because its players get paid a lot more. I think this change will kill smaller programs with less heeled boosters.

  • JoeFannJoeFann Posts: 88 ✭✭✭ Junior

    I can see the players pushing for more time with fans at G-Day, as they can be paid for their autographs. Can Todd Gurley get his four games back? How 'bout AJ Green? Go Dawgs!

  • rjallenrjallen Posts: 25 ✭✭ Sophomore

    My question, if athletes receive 'significant' compensation playing football, it will be a business activity. Today's athletes receive far more than a basic scholarship. Scores of mentors, counseling, the finest physical training on earth for their chosen profession. All the above and more are valuable services and should be considered additional compensation. Will the IRS see this as unreported income? Such services have been held to be taxable compensation in other professions. If forced to pay athletes, will colleges and universities deduct such services from athletes pay?

    Thus the Pandora's box opens wide and change will come. I predict many programs across college football will end. The average player will receive little and other sports will receive less support. The rich get richer. The elite athletes will continue to demand more- "show me the money" will destroy the game we all love.

    Oh yes, why does MLB get away paying minor league players almost nothing holding out a chance, a slim chance for most, for an invitation to the "bigs".

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