As Northwestern Players Pursue Unionization, a Voice in the Wilderness Gains a Chorus
As the sanctions continue to oppress programs, punishing mostly poor and minority students – the NCAA and many academics yielded no quarter to the plight of the student athlete juxtaposed with the booming big business of college sports. Yes, Shane Battier asking for NBA-style salaries was ridiculous over a decade ago. But Shane Battier was one guy. What most of these athletes need, they cannot get because it will cost them their careers and colleges their programs.
Is it too much to ask to provide student athletes with the following:
- Full Room and Board
- 1000 a month stipend
- Scholarship insurance
- Transportation back and forth home
- Health/Medical Care fully covered while playing
- Graduation Financial Bonus
Why do Universities take sponsorship’s, merchandise deals, and TV deals allowing coaching staff to make millions. The Officers of the NCAA make millions as well – yet they will not even allow the above for the students.
The NCAA should have seen this coming. As the Internet says, “You should have expected us!”