I think the next thing to be overturned is the age restriction on entering the NFL. If a high school student can be paid (I.e., a professional), how can you restrict him from earning money in the highest-paying professional opportunity? Same goes for the NBA and other leagues.How many milliseconds will it take for that law to be changed?
Basically if you have a monetary value to tOSU the rules are different than they would be for Joe student. First it was easy admissions. Then classes taught in the AD. Now you dont even have to finish high school???
Ewers is in a position academically where he could take one core English class online, graduate from high school early, and enroll and be eligible at Ohio State for the 2021 season. The family expects that course to be completed in time for him to take part in preseason camp, which begins Aug. 3.
As someone who started college when I was closer to 16 than I was to 18, there will be some negative consequences of that decision that aren't obvious.hard to fault the guy if he graduates HS a year early and starts college at that point.
Going to college at the age I did is what saved me from being a zealot for Private Jet Jesus and reactionary politics. Less lucrative, but life changing in a good way.As someone who started college when I was closer to 16 than I was to 18, there will be some negative consequences of that decision that aren't obvious.
Is 7 figures in cash enough to outweigh those? Maybe. If I had it to do over, I would have stayed in HS and completed CC courses rather than choose the path I did. Would I have chosen the same path I did except with $500,000*?
I don't know - it's a really hard call.
Of course, 17 year old me wouldn't have given it a second thought.
*that's what today's $1MM would have been then.
Yup. I think this will potentially have the biggest impact for Olympic athletes. Suni Lee is a great example. She can go to college, get paid, and maybe even go back to the Olympics again in 2024. Meanwhile, Auburn gets the positive publicity that comes from having an Olympic Gold Medal winner on their team. Total win/win for everybody involved. Maybe even Simone Biles decides to go to college now. Why not? What college gymnastics program wouldn’t want her on its team?And this is a big example of why the NIL Act is a great thing for college athletes.
“As of Thursday, 22 Olympians with remaining NCAA eligibility have earned a combined total of $712,500 through the USOPC and not counting the awards from the national governing bodies. Gymnast Suni Lee and swimmer Bobby Finke lead that pack with $75,000 each.”
U.S. wrestlers, including Gable Steveson, add to prize medal haul with $250,000 each for a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics. Here's how it works.www.usatoday.com
$250,000 win for Gable Stevenson and still can wrestle in college.
You're missing a key ingredient: Florida Man.Looks like some Gator fan set up a subscription business that pays Florida players: https://www.thegatorcollective.com/
Interesting application of NIL that could give their team a recruiting advantage if it's successful. They've said the majority of funds go to the players, but they'd need to be very transparent for me to trust that if I were a Florida fan.
I don't think that's the concern. Most everyone on this board supported compensation for athletes in some form.I still don’t understand what the big deal is about NIL. Why are old adults scared of young adults making money?
I see that side of it. But isn’t that capitalism?I don't think that's the concern. Most everyone on this board supported compensation for athletes on some form.
The concern i see expressed is that this will lead to a further decrease in parity in college sports.
Alabama gets 12/13 games in a prime slot -- corporate sponsors are going to favor those players.
Oregon's #1 booster is CEO of the company most interested in sponsorship of athletes.
No salary cap is needed as the student-athletes aren’t getting paid by the schools. Once they’re employees of the universities, then I’ll listen to the argument for regulations.Arguably yes. But assuming an economist agrees, it's unregulated capitalism -- without any mechanics to enforce a semblance of parity (e.g. pro league salary caps).