There are significant problems with the current college athletics model -- something the NCAA has seemingly acknowledged, but has also pushed off blame for and seems barely competent to correct.
Given the amount of money generated by college athletes today, it’s a worthwhile debate to see how to properly compensate the ones actually generating the interest and money (the players). On a recent panel about that very topic, Kylie Carter, the mother of former Duke Blue Devils standout Wendell Carter Jr., compared the NCAA’s system to slavery and prison.
I won’t impart judgement on how right or wrong that assessment may be. There’s certainly some benefit to the current system, in the form of a degree. But it’s also not enough to balance out the revenues generated for the schools, conferences and coaches. To Carter, that equates to slavery and prison, though it’s understandable that others may disagree with that assessment.
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“The problem that I see is not with the student-athlete, it’s not with the coaches and the institutions of higher learning, but it’s with a system like the only system I have ever seen where the laborers are the only people that are not being compensated for the work that they do, while those in charge receive mighty compensation.”
Deputies, acting on a tip, discovered that Martin and Jolene LaFrance solicited money under the guise that their son, CJ LaFrance, was battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After a four-month investigation, the sheriff’s office ”conclusively” learned that CJ was never diagnosed with cancer or any other medical condition.
“We want to get some payback. It (the first game) wasn’t a game that we thought we played, we executed well. We think we put a lot of effort out there but we don’t think we executed nearly as well as we wanted to,’’ said Orange goalie Dom Madonna. “So, being able to put a whole game together against them is going to be something a lot of guys are looking forward too.’’
There’s nothing saying Lea will be able to build on Elko’s progress, and while the offense has upside, there’s nothing saying Wimbush becomes a more successful passer with such turnover in the receiving corps. Depth at running back could backfire as well. Still, this is a loaded depth chart, balanced with senior leadership and young upside. The offense will be explosive, if sporadic, and the defense boasts a level of experience most coordinators dream of.
How Syracuse Found Hidden Gem Osunniyi (247Sports)
It didn’t take long for Syracuse assistant Gerry McNamara to realize he was sitting on a potential hidden gem in the 2018 recruiting class. McNamara attended the Prep National Championship game featuring Putnam Science Academy to watch 2019 target Akok Akok. At least that’s what was reported publicly. Privately, there was another player on PSA that had also caught his attention.
2019 3-star QB Sam Johnson has announced his commitment to Boston College, per multiple reports. Syracuse was in the Top 5.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) May 7, 2018
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