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  • Yes it should

    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.

  • It should be abolished as we know it

    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.

  • Ncaa is pathetic

    Ncaa is so pathetic that it needs to be disband it
    because they are so bias toward some member
    institutions and/or conferences/league. This is
    very unfair and i feel like that if you are going to
    kiss up to them then they will kiss up to you and
    give favoritism.

  • NCAA's actions are routinely antithetical to its purpose/mission

    I understand the concepts which might have the NCAA in difficult positions to offer justification of certain actions and decisions. There often is no Paul Harvey moment where we learn the rest of the story, because of privacy/legal concerns. OK, we get it.

    But I'm tired of the schools who are forthcoming, and try to run their programs in the spirit of maintaining student athletes, getting hammered for pretty innocent transgressions that are generally due to the judgement of individual kids.

    Let me use North Carolina as an example. For nearly 20 years this institution had fake classes. This "strategy" was utilized across multiple NCAA sports. If there was EVER an example of lack of institutional control DIRECTLY related to the NCAA's mission...This was it. NO SANCTIONS! The NCAA clearly acted in a manner antithetical to the rationale for its very existence here. Lets look at the Penn State Debacle. Jerry Sandusky molested kids over decades. Clearly criminal activity, but NOT related to the NCAA in so much as PSU never gained an on field advantage from it, nor harmed its own athletes. Were there grounds to investigate certain aspects as relates to eligibility and who knew what when...Maybe. But because the NCAA is lead by child, they CLEARLY overreached. Had they stayed within their bumpers, it is likely the process would have dealt PSU a death penalty as the member institutions could have voted PSU out of the NCAA altogether. Dr. Emmert pre-empted all of that with a press filled joy ride that resulted in....Really nothing much. But hey, the outraged talking heads were happy. But PSU pretty much skated. If the NCAA themselves can't competently navigate difficult issues successfully, why have them...At least in the current formulation. This failure to be competent and stay away from outside criminal and legal scope shows up again in the Miami/Shapiro debacle by the way. It also shows the NCAA enforcement staff is pretty unethical, and largely incompetent. The citations can go on, and on and on. The thing to take away is, schools who welcome the spirit of the Student athlete endeavor, and self report violations tend to be punished most consistently and the harshest, while the poor leadership, judgement, and lack of competence within the NCAA actually prevents it from successfully getting the folks in their "Wheelhouse". It is shameful, and as it exists today, the NCAA is actually antithetical to the student athlete mission.

  • NCAA's actions are routinely antithetical to its purpose/mission

    I understand the concepts which might have the NCAA in difficult positions to offer justification of certain actions and decisions. There often is no Paul Harvey moment where we learn the rest of the story, because of privacy/legal concerns. OK, we get it.

    But I'm tired of the schools who are forthcoming, and try to run their programs in the spirit of maintaining student athletes, getting hammered for pretty innocent transgressions that are generally due to the judgement of individual kids.

    Let me use North Carolina as an example. For nearly 20 years this institution had fake classes. This "strategy" was utilized across multiple NCAA sports. If there was EVER an example of lack of institutional control DIRECTLY related to the NCAA's mission...This was it. NO SANCTIONS! The NCAA clearly acted in a manner antithetical to the rationale for its very existence here. Lets look at the Penn State Debacle. Jerry Sandusky molested kids over decades. Clearly criminal activity, but NOT related to the NCAA in so much as PSU never gained an on field advantage from it, nor harmed its own athletes. Were there grounds to investigate certain aspects as relates to eligibility and who knew what when...Maybe. But because the NCAA is lead by child, they CLEARLY overreached. Had they stayed within their bumpers, it is likely the process would have dealt PSU a death penalty as the member institutions could have voted PSU out of the NCAA altogether. Dr. Emmert pre-empted all of that with a press filled joy ride that resulted in....Really nothing much. But hey, the outraged talking heads were happy. But PSU pretty much skated. If the NCAA themselves can't competently navigate difficult issues successfully, why have them...At least in the current formulation. This failure to be competent and stay away from outside criminal and legal scope shows up again in the Miami/Shapiro debacle by the way. It also shows the NCAA enforcement staff is pretty unethical, and largely incompetent. The citations can go on, and on and on. The thing to take away is, schools who welcome the spirit of the Student athlete endeavor, and self report violations tend to be punished most consistently and the harshest, while the poor leadership, judgement, and lack of competence within the NCAA actually prevents it from successfully getting the folks in their "Wheelhouse". It is shameful, and as it exists today, the NCAA is actually antithetical to the student athlete mission.

  • The NCAA exploits college players for profit!

    Like everything else in our decaying society, money has corrupted college sports to a level where it is no longer salvageable. The hypocrisy of this organization who actively profits from its unpaid labor source (the players.) while simultaneously punishing them for receiving any compensation is beyond ridiculous. I would rather see the purveyors of this organization behind bars then continually milking the young student athletes. They are vultures and need to be abolished once and for all.

  • The NCAA exploits college players for profit!

    Like everything else in our decaying society, money has corrupted college sports to a level where it is no longer salvageable. The hypocrisy of this organization who actively profits from its unpaid labor source (the players.) while simultaneously punishing them for receiving any compensation is beyond ridiculous. I would rather see the purveyors of this organization behind bars then continually milking the young student athletes. They are vultures and need to be abolished once and for all.

  • The NCAA exploits college players for profit!

    Like everything else in our decaying society, money has corrupted college sports to a level where it is no longer salvageable. The hypocrisy of this organization who actively profits from its unpaid labor source (the players.) while simultaneously punishing them for receiving any compensation is beyond ridiculous. I would rather see the purveyors of this organization behind bars then continually milking the young student athletes. They are vultures and need to be abolished once and for all.

  • Bogus rules, overreach exploitation: NCAA lining its own pockets off free labor

    The NCAA needs to go. Too many rules, too much reach into "student-athletes'" lives, too many restrictions, too many unfair and inconsistent rulings on violations. Why is such a disgusting organization still existing? Where is the lawyer that will have the courage to take down the corruption. I agree with a European model with club teams. Those who are serious about playing pro sports can go play club sports, perhaps even get drafted to those clubs. Major college sports are too much big money to have any integrity left. Even the Division II and III levels ought to go in favor of semipro and club sports to train athletes who want to play pro. Let's get college back to the root of what it was intended to be: quality education to train people for the workforce.

  • Corrupt, unfair, and overreaching

    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.

  • NCAA is very necessary in this day of Big Money College Sports - who else will protect the farce

    The NCAA touts Academics on its website therefore it must be true. The fact that it says it has no authority over Academic scandals that last 18 years should be overlooked due to all the money they help bring in. Remember it is all about money and the NCAA is very good at that - not so good at any other things listed on their Mission Statement. So let them stay in control so they keep their jobs & stimulate the economy - after all they represent the true ideal in America - Money should rule!

  • Why should it?

    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.

  • No, it does a lot of right things.

    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.

  • No, it would be better to fix the problems.

    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.

  • No it should not

    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.

  • No It Shouldn't

    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.


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