The irony is the athletes have this all wrong. They only make money for a handful of schools. At most schools it’s a losing endeavor and there is no money to pay them and that is absolutely true at Ivy League schools. The changes to help the kids at the top 20 or so money programs is just wreck things for everyone else.
I’ve said before when schools that charge student fees to find athletics start paying players that’s when it all falls apart.
I keep reading and hearing that D1 will eventually be paying players.
How will that be justified at any school that charges any athletic fees (over and above what’s needed for student athletic facilities/intramural sports, etc. (let’s call that student baseline fees)
It seems to me that any program that pays players and charges any athletic fees that go above and beyond the student baseline fees is a non starter and or a lawsuit waiting to happen. A lawsuit the school WILL LOSE.
Will that become the de facto dividing line between the new D1 or the pay to play division (whatever you want to call it?) and the rest of the college sports world?
Health insurance for life is a ridiculous thing to ask for in return for playing a sport for 4 years. I can see coverage while you are playing and continuous coverage for any injury sustained while playing but covering everyone for the next 50 to 60 years of life after college would bankrupt the entire system.