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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 at 9:00 am  |  8 responses

NCAA Considering Change?

ESPN has the NCAA’s exploration of agent-player relations covered: “The NCAA Amateurism Cabinet has begun looking at ways NCAA athletes could have contact with agents and retain their eligibility, but no timetable has been set for any new rules to be put into effect. The topic has been a volatile one in recent days, as a number of high-profile football players — including several in the SEC — have been questioned about offseason dealings with agents. But the Amateurism Cabinet, at its June meeting, began discussing ways to allow athletes to get advice, but not benefits, from agents…’This is on our radar screen and we’re in the information gathering stage,’ Baylor law professor and faculty athletics representative Mike Rogers, chair of the Amateurism Cabinet, told ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil. ‘One of our overriding concerns is getting accurate and non-biased information to get meaningful decisions. We’re going to be wide open to suggestions.’ In a statement, the NCAA said that it ‘has begun preliminary discussions about our current agent and advisor legislation. We need to ensure that those select student-athletes with professional athletic opportunities have the best information at the right time to make informed decisions.’ Several prominent conference commissioners, including Mike Slive of the SEC and Dan Beebe of the Big 12, have suggested that allowing agents to have some contact would actually help clean up college sports…The NCAA cautioned that no wholesale changes in its rules about agents are expected.”

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  • Groves

    but how will you police the level of input the agents are having and what kind of advice can be given?

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    This is a bad idea. If the NCAA loosens its policy then where will it stop? Eventually it could lead to college players getting paid to play (hypothetically). SMU did that in the ’80s and the NCAA gave them the Death Penalty. If anything the rules should be stricter. These agents are crafty and would likely start going after high school students, if they aren’t already, with looser restrictions.

  • ConeyIslander

    NCAA Athletes should be paid, it’s called WORK STUDY! If the filing clerk in the financial aid department gets paid to play with a fax machine why shouldn’t the athletes? They make these schools billions of dollars a year. Sounds like someones the pimp, and someones the hoe.

  • JTaylor21

    So they are finally gonna pay this athletes, huh. I guess not. Fu*k the NCAA and their labor camp treatment of this athletes.

  • http://twitter.com/dyalektraps d.Y.

    +infinity JTaylor

  • Ronald

    Honestly, the NBA should just circumvent NCAA and make their on “amateur” league. College sports is obviously a farce and isn’t really done anywhere except the states.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    You realise these players do get free education, board, tutoring and food right?
    If they were smart enought to make the necessary grades for University eligibility, they can complete the degree they’re doing.
    For free.
    Even if they suffer a permanent injury that prevents them from sport.
    It’s not all just one-way traffic.
    Sure, some of the rules are BS, but it’s not like it’s 100% unfair to the athlete either.
    On top of that, they can pretty much have their pick of women ( I know that sounds.. rude, but, it’s the truth) and a good chance to choose their own university because of offers they’ve recieved.
    They aren’t limited to a community college like many students.
    If you’re a 6’0 kid from Indiana, and get the opportunity to play in Florida, or MS, or NY.. you’d go 9/10 times.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    You realise these players do get free education, board, tutoring and food right?
    If they were smart enought to make the necessary grades for University eligibility, they can complete the degree they’re doing.
    For free.
    Even if they suffer a permanent injury that prevents them from sport.
    It’s not all just one-way traffic.
    Sure, some of the rules are BS, but it’s not like it’s 100% unfair to the athlete either.
    On top of that, they can pretty much have their pick of women ( I know that sounds.. rude, but, it’s the truth) and a good chance to choose their own university because of offers they’ve recieved.
    They aren’t limited to a community college like many students.
    If you’re a 6’0 kid from Indiana, and get the opportunity to play in Florida, or MS, or NY.. you’d go 9/10 times.

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