NCAA president Mark Emmert coming in HOT!! Watch out people! Unionization of student athletes? Not in Mark’s house. “the notion of using a union employee model to address the challenges that do exist in intercollegiate athletics […] strikes most people as a grossly inappropriate solution to the problems.” You’re right Mark. Good call. The other solutions to these problems that have been suggested are far more appropriate. Oops. Wait a minute. There have been no other solutions suggested. The NCAA prefers the status quo because it makes literally billions. Billions with a big fat B, off of college athletes.
Wait so what is the function of the NCAA? It is a NON-PROFIT organization which, “maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body” (NCAA 2002). So Mark here makes $1.7 million dollars a year to run an organization which “maintains intercollegiate athletics.” Pretty sure they maintain themselves buddy. Good job though. I’m sure countless individuals are thankful that you have a job every single day.
The only thing the NCAA ever talks about is the scholarships and its just a fucking load. Scholarships are a joke. They’re just a justification for making an athlete participate in a sport and pretend like they care about classes. The NCAA even limits the number of scholarships the school can give out. That way some hard working D1 student athlete can pay for his half assed degree.
“Division I athletic programs generated $8.7 billion in revenue in the 2009–2010 academic year.” Unionization though, pshhhhhh. Fuck you Mark Emmert, right in your pie hole.