Hear that "tap-tap-tap" ing? It's the final nails into the coffin of collegiate sports.

indyogb

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If you ever ask yourself "why can't we find common ground anymore" go read some of the bills in the California Legislature. The low hanging fruit has been picked and all that's left is the crater-riddled no man's land between the trenches.

As for conservatives in California - their only options are to keep their heads down or leave. California's immigration stance and their jungle primary system have pretty much solidified single party control (which is a phrase commonly associated with authoritarianism). I don't have a problem with college athletes making some money, but what we've got is just a codification of the worst of what was previously deemed "dirty". Between the NCAA refusing to adapt, California accelerating towards the cliff, and half the schools stunned by indecision, college athletics definitely appears to be on the precipice of losing the stature it once had.
 
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Be interesting to see how the non revenue sports do in California. That’s a lot of their operating cash going away.
 
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No water. Soon no power. The people will leave by the thousands and pollute a new state.
I remember as a child thinking California breaking off in to the ocean due to fault lines would be awful. Now, it doesn't sound like such
a terrible idea. Wouldn't mind if Oregon and new York went along with them into the ocean. Would instantly solve most of America's current problems.
 

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They live in areas other than LA, SF. Those two areas carry so much influence and votes the rest of the state cant compete.
it's kind of like that in every state. Just look at PA and ILL. as Chicago goes, so goes illinois. As Salt Lake City goes, so goes Utah ! A Atlanta goes , so goes Georgia.
 
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Wolegib

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We should look at NIL as a positive. maybe it will create a new pay division for colleges like Alabama and USC. and the other academic oriented colleges can go back to having students who are also athletes and represent their school rather than themselves. maybe what college athletics needs is to take the BIG business out of college sports . pay a coach what a professor makes. let students watch games for free. Charge a $1 for a coke and peanuts. let the players ride in school busses. allow fans to be carried up on top of people. have flash cards. have parades, watch the half time shows. stand and actually sing the national anthem and Purdue Alma mater song. Follow University of Chicago's lead. when people think of purdue, let them think of neil armstrong and that crazy engineer with the 2,000 step process of doing something simple and the guy who makes popping corn, and the female pilot., not a football player.
 
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We should look at NIL as a positive. maybe it will create a new pay division for colleges like Alabama and USC. and the other academic oriented colleges can go back to having students who are also athletes and represent their school rather than themselves. maybe what college athletics needs is to take the BIG business out of college sports . pay a coach what a professor makes. let students watch games for free. Charge a $1 for a coke and peanuts. let the players ride in school busses. allow fans to be carried up on top of people. have flash cards. have parades, watch the half time shows. stand and actually sing the national anthem and Purdue Alma mater song. Follow University of Chicago's lead. when people think of purdue, let them think of neil armstrong and that crazy engineer with the 2,000 step process of doing something simple and the guy who makes popping corn, and the female pilot., not a football player.
You arr totally unrealistic. You propose dissolving a $100 million enterprise, turning Mackey Arena into a health club and tearing down R-A to make way for what? We are not, and never will be the University of Chicago ( not that we should want to be) we have no medical school or law school and we are not a private university. Our endowment is respectable for a public university, but hardly capable of supporting a private institution. We are the founding institution of the strongest intercollegiate athletics alliance of universities in the nation. And all because you seem unwilling to adapt to a changing environment in college sports.