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It is foolish to make the year in residence only about basketball. It is an ACADEMIC policy, and that is where the NCAA needs to hang its hat.

99% of players aren’t going to the NBA, so maximizing graduation rates should be priority #1 for all involved. Do not allow novices to control the narrative with “player freedom” bullshit. Playing NCAA athletics is not a right; it is a privilege, and nobody is holding anyone down and forcing them to sign on from the outset. It is a FACT that transferring is an academic setback for most students—let alone basketball and football players who tend to take 12 credits per semester.

The priority must be balancing hoops while maximizing graduation rates for the vast majority of D1. If that is not acceptable to some, then they can pursue other opportunities. Let the free market fill the vacuum and develop some type of minor league system.
 

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It is foolish to make the year in residence only about basketball. It is an ACADEMIC policy, and that is where the NCAA needs to hang its hat.

99% of players aren’t going to the NBA, so maximizing graduation rates should be priority #1 for all involved. Do not allow novices to control the narrative with “player freedom” bullshit. Playing NCAA athletics is not a right; it is a privilege, and nobody is holding anyone down and forcing them to sign on from the outset. It is a FACT that transferring is an academic setback for most students—let alone basketball and football players who tend to take 12 credits per semester.

The priority must be balancing hoops while maximizing graduation rates for the vast majority of D1. If that is not acceptable to some, then they can pursue other opportunities. Let the free market fill the vacuum and develop some type of minor league system.
Exactly. They have the G league team that nobody watches and nobody knows who is on it or how they are doing. Go do that
 

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It is foolish to make the year in residence only about basketball. It is an ACADEMIC policy, and that is where the NCAA needs to hang its hat.

99% of players aren’t going to the NBA, so maximizing graduation rates should be priority #1 for all involved. Do not allow novices to control the narrative with “player freedom” bullshit. Playing NCAA athletics is not a right; it is a privilege, and nobody is holding anyone down and forcing them to sign on from the outset. It is a FACT that transferring is an academic setback for most students—let alone basketball and football players who tend to take 12 credits per semester.

The priority must be balancing hoops while maximizing graduation rates for the vast majority of D1. If that is not acceptable to some, then they can pursue other opportunities. Let the free market fill the vacuum and develop some type of minor league system.
This. I could not agree more.
 

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It is foolish to make the year in residence only about basketball. It is an ACADEMIC policy, and that is where the NCAA needs to hang its hat.

99% of players aren’t going to the NBA, so maximizing graduation rates should be priority #1 for all involved. Do not allow novices to control the narrative with “player freedom” bullshit. Playing NCAA athletics is not a right; it is a privilege, and nobody is holding anyone down and forcing them to sign on from the outset. It is a FACT that transferring is an academic setback for most students—let alone basketball and football players who tend to take 12 credits per semester.

The priority must be balancing hoops while maximizing graduation rates for the vast majority of D1. If that is not acceptable to some, then they can pursue other opportunities. Let the free market fill the vacuum and develop some type of minor league system.
Love it.

That's the whole thing with everyone who writes and talks on TV about college athletics is forgetting three major things:

The big programs on TV all the time are only 25% of Division I schools. Football and Men's Basketball are only 2 of 33 sports. The Men's Basketball players getting drafted are like 1% of MBB players, and .004 percent of Division I athletes.

Players should get more compensation, but we can't turn recruiting into free agency without straight up ruining college sports. It needs to be like NBA jersey sales: Every member of the union gets an equal slice of NBA merch, no matter who's jersey you're buying. Because that's the only way it's going to work.
 
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