Wednesday, June 11, 2014

More on the "college athletics charade."

I've been here before, oft times.

Down with the NCAA? Sounds wonderful to me.

Diggin' it: "Lawsuit Declares NCAA An 'Unlawful Cartel' That Illegally Restricts Athlete Earning Power."

REWIND: A labor theory of basketball value.

But rather in keeping with the notion that guns make them free, Americans do enjoy their fiction -- the virtues of "amateur" athletics being high on that list.

Column: Enough with the college athletics charade, by Paul Newberry (Yahoo)

It's been another glorious week in college athletics.

Alabama's Nick Saban finalized a new contract worth nearly $7 million a year, only to get one-upped - or should we say million-upped? - by Kentucky's John Calipari, who'll make even more on an annual basis with his seven-year, $52.5 million deal (at least until Saban's next raise).

Then, on Friday, came a report in which former North Carolina star Rashad McCants claimed he took a bunch of sham courses during his time with the Tar Heels, supposedly with the full knowledge of coach Roy Williams.

All in all, a good reminder of what's really important in our alleged institutions of higher learning.

Clearly, it's got nothing to do with learning.

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