Funny, no NCAA administrators are calling for a “national standard” or government regulation of conference realignment. They just want to regulate the athletes’ money. How transparent can you be?!
Sources: The ACC and other leagues have made inquiries — through back channels — to Oklahoma and Texas. The schools are still expected to start the process of joining the SEC next week. The Texas and OU backchannel communication to the SEC has been going on for more than a year.
“(Remaining Big 12 schools) pledged during a call on Thursday evening that they would try to stay together, but are planning for an alternate future in the meantime.”
Funny, no federal legislation was necessary for coach salaries, media rights deals, facilities spending, apparel deals, commissioner pay, or any other aspect of the industry. Yet, “fair competition” only applies to athletes. What nonsense.
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren says NIL "needs federal legislation."
RT @stephenjnesbitt: "This doesn’t feel real." When Giannis Antetokounmpo went viral with a 50-piece order at Chick-fil-A today, I knew I needed to talk to someone on the inside. Like, an employee. So I called the store. Enjoy the inside story of a 20,000-calorie order. https://t.co/2Wd6F6cNCM https://t.co/QeizDe46b8
So much for “the players aren’t worth much” argument. And, by the way, the school’s brand is a major factor in how much coaches make, too.
Here’s an idea…each conference can govern itself. It’s not difficult. Funny, each conference can cut its own media rights deals and networks. It can fashion its own rules. It’s simple: the only nationwide standard should be “full-time student.” https://t.co/fUmSEIIgbn
Let this sink in…$68 Million of the players’ money spent in legal fees fighting to continue violating federal antitrust law. And, the two architects of that losing strategy, Emmert and Remy, took home almost $5 Million. Remember, there’s not enough money. https://t.co/cwjQWEgr3I