2014 NCAA Football Thread Aug 9, 2014 0:51:38 GMT -5
Post by bluemeii on Aug 9, 2014 0:51:38 GMT -5
LOL they already are man. Just remember Title IX though. So if schools have to cut from the athletic department more than likely it'll be more mens sports.
This ruling is good though in that they can actually offer the total cost of attendance (room and board, food, books, classes) and not some arbitrarily limited number determined by the NCAA.
When it comes to the whole "likeness usage" part of the injunction, that really is only going to come into effect if your team in on TV. I can imagine most teams already took names off the jersey's they sell. So basically if you are in D2 (or whatever abbreviation they use now for it) yeah you ain't getting nothing. Remember the money can only come from use of your likeness. If they don't sell your jersey and you don't have TV income coming in you can't put no money into the trust as there's no income generated from your likeness. Hell even the ones that will get paid don't get a dime till they graduate/leave school. Which brings up the thought I just had. Similar to working a job, if you get kicked out due to breaking rules or committing a crime do you still get your money.
Basically the ruling today plus the one the NCAA made saying the power 5 conferences can set their own rules.....basically if you aren't in the Big 10,12 SEC, ACC, or PAC 12 you just got knocked down to a lower division. Division 1 are those 5 conferences and that's it. The days of Boise St., Northern Illinois, and the like having a shot at being a major player will be done in a couple years.