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Excellent analysis, thanks for sharing

I truly hope he's right that the proposal is DOA. I'm guessing it's a trial balloon that the NCAA knows will get shot down or dramatically modified by the member schools. For obvious reasons, they don't want to appear as favoring male athletes, even though their sports are the only revenue generators.

My point in all this is captured well by this sentence "That means a lot of non-football athletes will be getting $30k each year for their NIL deal when there's no evidence their name, image, and likeness is actually worth that much." Which to me is entirely nonsensical, artificially creating a market value for something that has none. As you pointed out in an earlier post, for athletes who don't create revenue for the school, scholarships and the other benefits they currently receive should be sufficient payment for their services.

One more point about the matter of partial scholarships. Schools currently use trickery and funny money to turn partials into fulls when needed, for instance, filling the gap with "financial aid." Interesting argument that the 30k would be used for that purpose. Again, does every athlete merit a full ride?

This will be very interesting to follow, but like your friend clearly articulates, the first draft is going to get a ton of pushback.

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EBN…NCAA Proposal -- Irish Buff 12/06/2023 7:52PM
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