Self was in for Moses Moody today
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RE: Here it comes... the year's biggest showdown!
As an addendum, there’s also federal legislation on the issue, introduced by Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) and cosponsored by Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA). https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/116/hr1804/summary
The bill would get rid of the NCAA’s tax exempt status unless it allowed student-athletes to profit from their likeness, “Section 501(j)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 is amended by adding after the period at the end the following: “Such term does not include an organization that substantially restricts a student athlete from using, or being reasonably compensated for the third party use of, the name, image, or likeness of such student athlete.”.” I recommend getting in touch with your members of Congress if you really care about the issue.
RE: Am I watching the Chief or the Jayhawks?
I went back and watched the condensed game. A couple things stood out. The line did a great job at stoning BC at the LoS to get Juice and Pooka to the second level.
The playcalling was excellent. Liked that we ran more spread and used the I as a changeup. I also really liked how it complemented Carter’s strengths. Short passes, lots of rub routes to get guys loose. He made some dicey throws into tight windows but it worked. They still need to figure out better ways to use Pooka.
The defense was solid. Up front was iffy at times, but BC is probably the most physical team in the league not named Clemson. The secondary was terrific. Missed a couple picks, but really made life difficult for BC’s receivers. All in all, a different team than played against CC.
When a college jersey is sold with a player’s name on it… how is that money divided? Does anyone know? What percentage goes to the school, the NCAA, the conference, cousin Vinny in the parking lot?
I agree with @justanotherfan and schools really need all those ShoeCo equipment deals and cash. But why do they need so much $$$? Yes… there are crazy costs in operating college sports, but there is crazy $$$ in all of this for the school. Let’s not forget TV revenues.
I’d love to see the bottom line. What our AD brings in and what it spends. We are a State funded university. Isn’t that knowledge public?
Technically they can’t see jerseys with a player’s name on it. They get around it by making each jersey customizable where the customer can pick the name and number.
RE: Here it comes... the year's biggest showdown!
Let me frame it this way. Since this is a free country and these athletic departments make money, why not let them invest some of that money in players in the form of additional wages? Why not let the players negotiate raises, like people do all the time in the labor market? Because let’s be honest about it, it’s already happening.
The NCAA already allows small stipends. So why not make it a free market and players get paid by the institutions themselves above and beyond what they’re getting now? Sure it’ll be incredibly unequal, but this is America and no other sports league guarantees an equal playing field. If you make money you should be able to spend it as you choose. The NCAA should embrace competition with the G League, NBL, etc. if they want to continue fielding a superior product.
The issue then is the NCAA isn’t interested in competition, really. They’re interested in making money hand over fist by holding onto this charade of amateurism and maintaining market power. I hope the California institutions do leave the NCAA and more follow. Just like there’s a market for graduate and professional students, let’s enhance the one that exists athletes. In addition to premier coaching, facilities, and a free education, let’s provide a market for wages as well, since these players are key in making all the AD’s and the NCAA gobs of cash. If the AD’s want to spend, fine by me.
RE: 2020 Recruiting
From a KC star article
KU coaches meet with Thor
KU coach Self and assistant Kurtis Townsend on Thursday made a recruiting visit to the Atlanta area to see J.T. Thor, a 6-9 senior forward from Norcross (Georgia) High School. Thor, who visited Oklahoma State last weekend, will attend the Oct. 4 Late Night in the Phog as part of an official visit to KU. Georgia, UCLA and Kentucky are are also on his list of schools. He’s the No. 52-rated player in the recruiting Class of 2020 according to Rivals.com.
“At this point right now it is definitely Kansas. They’ve probably made him No. 1 priority the most,” Thor’s brother, Jal Thor, told Cats Illustrated. “Georgia has been on him very hard too. They’ve been calling every day. They’ve pretty much said, ‘You’re our No. 1 guy. We have Anthony Edwards, We need somebody to come in and do what he does just like you, and be on your way out.’ They’re kind of pitching that.’’
Jal Thor added: “Right now we’re kind of still up in the air. We’re listening to what everybody has to say. We want to see kind of what everybody else is doing because he wants to play with a really good guard. That’s why Oklahoma State is in there because they’re close with Cade Cunningham. UCLA has Daishen Nix. So he wants to play with good guards so he is watching that closely. Right now we’re just taking it slowly. He’s probably going to pick somewhere by November, but he probably won’t sign until late.”
Promising. Thor is the kind of piece would should be adding since the starting frontcourt is set for the next 3 years.