When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Thursday, September 18, 2014

College, Athletes, NCAA, Reality, Illusion

Why college isn't for everyone, explained in a single chart"The bottom quarter of earners with a college degree don’t make more money than the average high school graduate. And this hasn’t really changed much in 40 years."

Paying NCAA College Athletes: Inside the Legal Battle - Businessweek: ".... he persuaded the sneaker maker to pile its endorsement bets on a National Basketball Association rookie named Michael Jordan. In 1988 he brokered Nike’s first universitywide deal to supply sneakers to athletes on all teams at the University of Miami. He operated corporate-sponsored summer showcases for top high school recruits. “Sure, I wrote checks,” he says. “The schools, the coaches, the NCAA–they never said, ‘No thank you.’” During that time, “ESPN was expanding like crazy. The college game was everywhere, all the time. Big bucks. The only ones not making any money? The players. Only a few ever go pro. Started to bother me.”..." (read more at link above)

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