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    They say there are safeguards to prevent it.

    What happens when high school athletes have agents negotiating with schools for the highest pay?

    That is what the AAU and NCAA want to prevent. Turning mature athletics into the pros.

    Used to be a school could give a car as an inducement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSwizzle View Post
    his week LeBron James, Bernie Sanders and countless other heavy hitters lent their support to a monumental bill in California that, if passed, could forever alter the business of collegiate athletics and the entire American sports landscape. SB 206 (also known as the Fair Pay to Play Act) would permit collegiate athletes in the state, which include schools like USC, UCLA, UC Berkeley and Stanford, to seek payment for use of their name, image or likeness. The NCAA, the governing body for college sports in America, has long prohibited its student-athletes from earning any semblance of profit associated with their skill set or name cache. Meanwhile college sports are a $14bn industry, and the NCAA reported a staggering $1.1bn in revenue generated last year, thanks in large part to the unpaid labor of its athletes. The California state assembly this week voted unanimously in favor of the bill. It is expected to overwhelmingly pass in the California state senate soon, and then will land on the desk of California governor Gavin Newsom, who will have 30 days to sign or veto the bill.
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    I knew that college sport was big money but I had no idea that it is this big. The education system in the US is a racket.
    The major profit making college sports have little to do with education and don't benefit the actual educational aspects of colleges. They are an industry that takes advantage of the tribalism of being a member of an institution and leverages it for sport fanaticism. And note that 95% of that $ involves only a few dozen colleges. Alabama football alone generates over 100 million per year. IOW, spectator sports are a racket, and while that industry uses the college identities to create team allegiances, it's relation to the US education system is largely tangential. Most colleges would not be any different if college sports just ceased to exist.

    Even the one's that make millions in "profit", all that "profit" is actually spent on athletic scholarships, coaches salaries and athletic facilities, etc.. Little of the revenue is funneled to that actual academic aspects of the college. In fact, most colleges see a net loss due to their athletics programs, and students wind up paying to make up the loss in the form of student fees.
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    From reading the title I thought this thread would be about either politics, prostitution, casinos, or video games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve_bank View Post
    They say there are safeguards to prevent it.

    What happens when high school athletes have agents negotiating with schools for the highest pay?
    Not getting paid by school, but paid for endorsements.

    That is what the AAU and NCAA want to prevent.
    At one point, I bet it was. Much the NRA used to exist to help increase marksmanship of Americans.

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