FanPost

NCAA= Organized crime




I know that this has nothing to do with the Zags, but I've always had a beef with the NCAA. In my feeble they are right up there with organized crime. The NCAA makes a kings ransom just for the Big Dance and then penalize a player for trying to make some coin. If you have a scholarship for sports and go out and make some money off your name, they will take away your scholarship. If you have a scholarship for music, you can go out and make as much money as can and keep your scholarship. Back in the day, Adam Morrison's jersey was one of the top selling jersey's in all of college basketball. He didn't see a dime of it. If was to go out and do a commercial for a local sandwich shop and got paid for it, he would have lost his scholarship and get get kicked out of college basketball. I could go on and on but after reading a few different articles, made me want to post something.

Thanks to a 14-year, $10.8 billion media rights contract the NCAA signed with CBS Sports and Turner Broadcasting in 2010, this year's 75th edition of the NCAA tournament will rake in $702 million in TV revenue alone. Throw in ticket sales, and the men's basketball tournament accounts for more than 90 percent of the $797 million the NCAA is projecting as its total revenue for the 2012-13 school year.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaab-the-dagger/ncaa-bought-rights-men-basketball-tournament-shocking-bargain-130045967--ncaab.html

This post does not reflect the views of the blog authors or SB Nation.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Slipper Still Fits

You must be a member of The Slipper Still Fits to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Slipper Still Fits. You should read them.

Join The Slipper Still Fits

You must be a member of The Slipper Still Fits to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Slipper Still Fits. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker