Re: O'Bannon v. NCAA (aka Could Ohio State go D3)
College educations are nearly worthless. Nobody is impressed with a Kent State degree or whatever, it's not opening the doors it opened in 1955.
It's incredible to me how this argument seems to devolve into people crying about how much they paid for their education, therefore athletes should be satisfied to get theirs for free, ignoring that the athletes have value to the college.
You do not. If you did, academically or athletically, you'd have a scholarship. Your value to the university is your tuition.
The NCAA is in the middle of a 14 year, $10.8 billion, with a b, television deal for March Madness. I'm guessing a postseason football tournament would sell for a similar amount. And the kids get nothing. It's honestly astonishing, and I try not to think about it, because it ruins college athletics for me when I do.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.