The schools have whored themselves out to TV money and fame. Now they’re getting called on it. Note that this would only involve Division I schools. Division II and III schools, who really do put the “scholar” in “scholar-athlete” first are unaffected. Dump athletic tuition waivers (I refuse to call them “scholarships” since there is no actual scholarship involved) and this problem goes away. So do coaches making $1,000,000 a year, of course, and the NFL and NBA have to create their own minor leagues (like baseball and hockey), but too bad for them.
I wonder if this will cause any schools to drop from Division I to Division II or III?
If this applied to football players, wouldn’t it also apply to all other sports at a college? If it did, pretty much every college would drop all sports. The cost would be prohibitive.