I heard on the radio yesterday that the NCAA is considering a rules change that would allow NCAA payers (and other images) to appear in commercial advertising. Someone, not players, could get paid for this - although players would obviously benefit personally in many ways also.
I've got a simple idea for fixing every problem with money and college sports. Here it is...
Make the college leagues completely private corperations. Allow players to form unions, and be paid, for both playing and for ads, both as players and as private individuals. Allow players that are not students. Remove all school funding for the teams. The teams would then have to pay the schools for use of the schools' logos and copyrights.
There, simple. It's what everyone wants. It's the way it will get to be anyway. Any argument against doing this, can also be applied against current NCAA policies that allow the college sports money machine as we know it. So just do it.
College sports tick me off.