The NCAA has always been an enemy in the eyes of the student-athlete (IMO). Never really felt like they were the friends of the University of Louisville either. Always dragging their feet on ruling, never making things easy. Remember how long it took for Muhammed Lasage to get eligible for the Cards in 2001? Or the current issues going on. They are the worst. It seems as if they are trying to throw up the white flag toward student-athletes though. The sporting news reports that the NCAA will in fact be considering a pay for play model of some sort if they implement the ability for the kids to sign endorsement deals. I cannot imagine that will be favorable for the fans at the University of Louisville but it would help the kids out so I am all for it. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Big East commissioner Val Ackerman told SI.com the NCAA is discussing the possibility of allowing athletes to sign endorsement deals. “That’s one that’s actually under consideration I believe by the NCAA,” Ackerman said. “It’s actually a time right now where student-athlete interests are being closely examined. I don’t have an answer for you on that one today but I will say that and a number of other topics are under review, and I think rightly by the NCAA and it’s very possible that over the course of the next year or two as these ideas work their way through the legislative system you could see changes.”
We will see what happens. I can see arguments both ways but I just want what’s gonna work. Here’s hoping that will work. Go paid athletes in College & go Cards!
Read the full article here!