The Future of ‘Other’ College Sports
Bob Wuornos | National Review
This weekend, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is gathering outside Washington, D.C., for its annual convention. The weather outside is cold, but the debate inside is likely to get quite heated, as the major conference commissioners embark on a series of decisions that could shake the very foundations of Division I (D1) sports.
Most of the coverage of the meeting is centering on money. In light of recent rulings that D1 (the highest level) football and men’s-basketball players can no longer be denied a share of the revenues their efforts generate, which schools are going to start paying athletes, and how much?