Posted by the long game on April 27, 2018 at 11:29:41:
In Reply to: "One and Done" is Finished says Condoleezza Rice posted by melgru on April 27, 2018 at 05:10:49:
: Some big changes coming to college and NBA basketball?
Condi knows this will put the ball in Mark Emmert's court. By suggesting taking away the one-and-done, this puts the onus on Emmert to "fix" the hypocritical amateur requirements that have no bearing on being a student athlete. NCAA revenue has increased tenfold in the last quarter-century, while the value of a scholarship has not (and with student loan interest rates up and full employment rates down, you could even argue that value has dropped).
Not allowing NCAA players (especially top prospects) to make a dollar while the NCAA and universities make far more money off each one-and-done than said one-and-done receives in return isn't capitalism, it's exploitation. If the past is any indication, Mark Emmert will scramble to defend the one-and-done after Rice's statement. If he refuses to consider any new alternatives, the great and powerful Oz may see his curtain slowly torn away.
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