Pitino is as sleezy as it gets, there's no denying that.
But screw the NCAA. You know what is unethical, not being allowed to pay college players. The NCAA officials are the ones who deserve to be thrown in jail, not the people paying these athletes what is rightfully theirs.
You can't say it's rightfully theirs when it's not. It's against the rules. Plain and simple. That's the system that these athlete's operate under so that's the rules they and the organizations are expected to follow. Your argument is the same as saying that the desk that you work at during work hours is rightfully yours because you sit there and your boss doesn't. It doesn't work like that.
Also, though it doesn't matter to the argument I'm making, these athletes are far from crying poverty. The schools take care of them without the need for monetary compensation.
Anyone that has had to pay student loans knows that these players are well compensated. If they chose to leave school early and not complete their degrees, that is their own choice, but 4 years on average is 100-120 thousand dollars of tuition and room and boarding at many of these schools
And compared to money being made off their backs it's a drop in the bucket. The NCAA is a criminal organization exploiting people for monetary gain. The NCAA should be disbanded and all high ranking officials put in jail.
overreact much? there are a herd and a half of issues in universities that need addressing before spending time jailing these guys and gals.
really, the NCAA has a ton of problems with major sports. but other sports (lacross, track and field, etc.) have benefitted greatly. the NCAA and university sports are more than just the "big two" and pros.
According to the most recent Graduation Success Rate data, 82 percent of Division I freshmen scholarship student-athletes who entered college in 2004 earned a degree. In Division II, 73 percent of freshmen student-athletes who entered college in 2004 graduated.
for non-student atheletes? it is around 59%. it might be best not judge all of the NCAA efforts based upon what is shown to us on TV on saturdays and is popular.