Re: Grantland: The Beginning of the End for the NCAA
I read the article and he made some good points. He referenced an excellent article in the Atlantic about this very thing. However, he talks about Seitz throwing out the reserve clause which he really did not do. The reserve clause is still alive and well in every major sport. It ends after a certain period of time now but it is still a part of every CBA. But that's nit picking somewhat.
I don't think judges and/or arbitrators will be as eager to blow up the NCAA as Pierce thinks. The O'Bannon case is an interesting one in that the NCAA is being contradictory in that an athlete has to authorize use of and waive any rights from their name or picture … to promote NCAA championships or other NCAA events, activities or programs but according to the NCAA the athlete doesn't have any property rights in their own athletic accomplishments.