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The State of California is getting closer to adopting the Fair Pay to Play Act, a law that would end NCAA amateurism as we know it

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  1. spit-evil-olive-tips
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    For any Tilderinos outside the US who aren't familiar with the NCAA and its abysmally fucking stupid system of not paying its players: The History Behind the Debate Over Paying NCAA Athletes

    For any Tilderinos outside the US who aren't familiar with the NCAA and its abysmally fucking stupid system of not paying its players:

    The History Behind the Debate Over Paying NCAA Athletes

    Walter Byers, the NCAA’s first executive director, created “student-athlete” in the 1950s to help the NCAA fight against workmen’s compensation insurance claims for injured football players.

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    Rainier
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    so what about the programs that don't make money? Will there be a guaranteed amount like pro minor leagues? Will college be considered pro because they are paid now? Either way, Only the bigger...

    so what about the programs that don't make money? Will there be a guaranteed amount like pro minor leagues? Will college be considered pro because they are paid now?

    Either way, Only the bigger schools are making anything and only really on football and men's basketball, so do smaller schools pay nothing? Some sports have been cancelled at my school because they bring in negative money.

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      spit-evil-olive-tips
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      From the article:

      so what about the programs that don't make money? Will there be a guaranteed amount like pro minor leagues? Will college be considered pro because they are paid now?

      From the article:

      It would not force colleges, conferences or the NCAA to pay college athletes in any new way.

      The act is about empowering college athletes to negotiate their own contracts with third parties over the commercial use of their names, images and likenesses. Think video game publishers. Or apparel companies. Or trading cards. Or autograph shows.

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        Rainier
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        oh yeah i never read articles thanks

        oh yeah i never read articles thanks

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          tildez
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          Why are you here?

          Why are you here?

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          1. Rainier
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            what does it matter why i'm here?

            what does it matter why i'm here?