the nba age limit is being lowered in 2 years meaning some 5 star players will go straight to the nba. I'd bet your wrong and college basketball continues to grow
Just think about it this way, if all of the athletes who were capable of going pro decided to forgo college the amount of revenue these colleges bring in would drastically decrease. Probably not right away, as there is a lot of built up interest, but over time the money coming in would evaporate.no it wouldnít. Gotta have proof to come up with such a conclusion. The fans will go to games regardless. Iíve never seen duke not have a packed arena. The TV deals are long term fixed deals as well
TV contracts aren't forever and would have to be renegotiated eventually. No network is going to pay as much for an inferior product. Casual fans will stop paying attention.
I agree. I donít think that the product will be all that inferior. Basketball was fine before the one and done rule. If anything, it may have hurt the product. Thatís why you see teams that have stayed together multiple years like Villanova winning titles.
Well, sure, if nothing is going to change other than the top 5-10 players forgoing college, than I'd agree college basketball will be fine.
But that wasn't what I was saying. What I was saying was that if there was a viable alternative, where kids that had enough talent to possibly play professionally could play and get paid to do so ALL
skipped college, the game would suffer. Now we're talking about possibly up to 100 players a year going elsewhere.
That would have a huge impact on the quality of the game and the amount of interest and money pouring in.
As big of a fan of Duke as I am, I actually would much rather see a viable alternative where these kids got paid for their talent. They deserve a lot larger share of the money pouring than some bozo in a suit who sits in some office somewhere. I'm not watching college basketball for some administrator who makes way too much money. I'm watching because I enjoy watching talented basketball players. I'll go where the talent is, if that l talent is no longer in the NCAA, I'll stop watching (and so would most people who are being honest).