Sooner than later the NCAA will put a price tag on a scholarship and everything connected to it. It’s time to run college sports like a business. Athletes then will have the choice to accept the financial offer or go pro in their respective sports. They’ll pay taxes on everything they get from a school and their name, image, and likeness like any other student. What the Supreme Court missed today is that the NCAA and their member schools aren’t rolling in cash pools. The money made from NCAA Tournaments and events funds non-revenue producing sports for both men and women on college campuses across America. The future will bring a massive reduction in school sponsored teams that don’t bring in revenue. I also think football programs that don’t make money at the D-1 level will be eliminated. You run a business to make money. That’s the only way for the NCAA and their D-1 member schools to survive. I think you could also have some schools move down to D-3 and offer no athletic scholarships like that division does. Off the huge loss of money during the pandemic and the legal push to share the wealth, the future of college sports will be all business on cutting corners and saving money. Moving forward it will never be the same.
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