The NCAA does not serve a useful function whatsoever in our society, so yes of course it should be abolished. For what purpose can it possibly serve? What good does it do for our society? None whatsoever so it should be time to abandon such practices and organizations right about now.
I would just say revise, but it so messed up, hypocritical and out of touch that it just cannot exist the way it does. Hanging on to the BCS for years even though it utilizes a secretive formula is one example. The BCS also rewarded talented schools for demolishing lesser schools Dan Wetzel is the authority on this issue. The hypocrisy of investigating athletes for financial benefits while they sold jerseys and video games with players' likeness and jersey numbers is another issue. Jay Bilas is the authority on this issue. Lastly (not last of all, just for this example) they come down with a hammer on Penn State athletes who did absolutely nothing wrong while everyone else involved who looked the other way are the only ones who should be punished.
The NCAA is made up of administrators who have grown too comfortable sitting in cushy offices instead of being down in the action with the athletes and coaches. If they were more involved in this manner, they would make choices that make more sense. I don't think there should be nothing running college athletics, I just don't see how it can be this corrupt organization.
The NCAA has obvious an obvious bias, which is constantly apparent, thanks to its horrid decision-making. It consistently favors schools that generate more money and denigrates schools that try to abide by the rules. Corruption in college sports is rampant, and the NCAA does nothing about it. There is no just system for determining punishments for universities that do break NCAA rules. Judgements are wholly subjective. The NCAA's latest decision, to move championships away from the state of North Carolina is an egregious overreach. The NCAA has no place in politics and should not make decisions involving universities and student athletes based on politics. I am sorry to say that I can no longer support my alma mater's athletic teams due to their association with such a corrupt enterprise.
In my thinking, there is no excuse for their dilatory proceedings. They are exasperating! Couple this with their holier-than-thou pronouncements, lack of consideration for the student athlete community, which includes administrators, students, and fans, and we have a self regulatory organization that has run amok, and is continuously abusing its discretion. Disgusting!
The NCAA protects men's football and basketball at the expense of all other sports. The distribution of scholarships needs a major overhaul. Because these sports can turn a profit at a handful of major universities, all other NCAA schools must follow their rules. The NCAA caves in to football coaches who complain about any scholarship reductions (as if 85 aren't enough to field a team). As a result, college sports are dying off for men and women's sports are finding it hard to acquire enough athletes in sports that are the result of Title IX requirements.
It is simple: benefit to cost ratio. Sports generate revenue which in turn should be spent to promote sports. Key factor: Does the school need the sports program to assist in financial support for educational programs or could this be a group of egotistical but most likely insecure people, that believe a great football (or whatever) team helps their goal of promoting better education. I believe that no pay, no extra anything, except free tuition, books, food and lodging should be offered to any athletic. If you can not pass the course per the college (school) then dig ditches or whatever. Ability to play a sport has nothing to do with becoming a productive element of society. We should be ashamed that this subject is being discussed. It is just a game, it does not effect your daily life or the future of the world. Get over it!!!!!!!!
The NCAA is a corrupt governing body. It's crazy that they have existed for so long, in collusion with large universities that line the pockets of these people. They hand down inconsistent judgments and give nothing back to the student athletes that made them rich.
It's high time for the gravy train of cash to come to a halt. The student athletes that are so special, filling up the seats at stadiums deserve more than a free ride at a school that is making millions off of them.
Maybe a new governing board needs made? Maybe some mathematical logic needs to come into play? If you were good enough to be a part of an Oregon, FSU, Alabama, Ohio State squad, etc. and were a starter in a high profile role that made a huge difference in the success story that team enjoyed, then absolutely these guys should get paid. The big universities made 100s of millions of $s from the abilities of these players.
I'm not saying to hand an 18 year old a $1 million+ paycheck, but perhaps some kind of incentive to stay and graduate? The university could offer a $250k bonus to each starter and $100k to each bench player of a National Title team if they graduate. A sliding scale could apply to other bowls appearances based on their value, again if the player graduates. Regular season games could even have a value attached to each player. The fans aren't paying $75/ticket for nothing after all. A Heisman winner could get another $250k when they graduate on top of that. A yearly expense account of $10k and a fleet vehicle on top of the tuition would be fair too as long as they kept themselves clean. Screw up and you lose all the extras. Don't graduate? No extra $ for you. It could add up to well over $500k for a star player on a big university if they stayed. Then these guys would get what was due to them, despite it being deferred.
My last argument would be if these guys paid their own way through school by any means (through family, self, non-university scholarships, sponsors, etc.), and paid for conditioning, transportation, meals, etc., and anything involving what they are receiving, there should be no such thing as a "rules violation" when that player accepts something. They got nothing for free. That player was good enough to garner attention at that level and has earned the right with their gift/talent to reap the rewards. The only thing they might need to do is pay taxes on it. If they mess up, the sponsor or scholarship they are getting would drop them like a bad habit. The only reason it's not allowed right now is because an individuals' sponsor might conflict with the University sponsors. At the end of the day, these guys are treated as a product/property of the university they play for and are fully exploited. The risk just isn't worth the reward.
American amateur athletics are still run by people who for some reason think that we are still in the early 20th century, when only a privileged gentleman was allowed to be an amateur. Also the institution of education and the business of sport should never be married in the way that it is in our society for the simple reason that the two are juxtaposed in their purpose. The club system in Europe would be my model for how to handle this unholy union. Break apart college athletics from the institutions of higher learning (and maybe secondary education) and have the professional teams establish amateur clubs within their own foundation that would take care to train, educate and form the junior until he or she is ready for the professional ranks. It makes the most sense and does away with the corrupt element of having a farce moniker as "student-athlete" enter our lexicon.
Although it is known fact that collegiate athletics draw an exorbitant amount of money, small amounts of it redirect towards student-athletes or even conventional students. It is necessary to abolish the NCAA, and instead allow intercollegiate play with a 'club' system that diminishes university affiliation beyond drawing from the name. In a conventional sense, current collegiate athletics continue to operate under normal circumstances, with the differences being that student-athletes (in this case conventional athletes) receiving pay for their play. Any funds under reception by a University must redirect those funds to academic improvement through any expansion necessary, or invest the money towards the payment of student expenses (especially in consideration of major universities), for a student's attendance of a collegiate match benefits him or her directly, and provides incentive for the attendance of collegiate matches, encouraging larger attendance numbers. Even so, wealthier universities (often those that harbour prestigious athletic programmes) already possess the endowment necessary for the coverage of the expenses of all students in attendance- as an example, Harvard University possesses endowment of roughly 32.7 Billion U.S Dollars; the coverage of student expenses only reduces Harvard's endowment to 32.3 Billion dollars, which is to suggest that major universities already exhibit complete disregard for their students, opting to hoard money that is rarely spent beyond aesthetic alterations and improvement of athletic programmes. Separation from school and sport at the least extols this grotesque practice and acknowledges the existence of collegiate athletics for what it is- a money grab.
I mean the ncaa isn`t the best at rules but it`s needed because if they are abolished then what about the kids at college who want to play sports but nope there is no more ncaa. I like the ncaa the way it is I mean sure it has a few flaws but everything does.
I think that the NCAA is an organization that does have its fair share of problems, but then again who doesn't? They do a lot of things right though, and there really is no reason for anyone to suggest that they as a group should be abolished. That's what I say.
There may be problems with how the NCAA is run, but its purpose is important. Without the NCAA, another association would still be needed to perform similar functions. It would be more efficient and economical to correct the problems rather than trying to start up another group. Perhaps abolition will ultimately be necessary, but I think that should only be a last resort option.
The NCAA should not be abolished but it should be greatly changed. The NCAA commits obvious violations and benefits off of kids working for free. The NCAA, however, provides great opportunities for children and gives them chances of fame and fortune that were never present before. The NCAA needs a makeover rather than being shutdown. It is way too big and crucial to the sports world to be abolished.
The NCAA should not be abolished. I agree that some of the things they have done in the past aren't the most ethical or smart things to do, but they are needed. Instead of abolishing it, we need to monitor them more closely and get the to do what is right.