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Serfdom and the NCAA or, "If I can't have you no one can"

I've been around here a while, but this is my first Fan Post. I just felt like CHers should see this.

Link to Slate Piece

Fascinating article on the dynamics between coaches and transferring players, and how the NCAA treats its athletes like garbage. I've never been a fan of the NCAA in general but I had no idea coaches could just arbitrarily black ball former players from getting scholarships. I think it's high time NCAA players started getting paid too. Enough players have come out and said that it's nearly impossible to both get an education and play a big-money sport in the NCAA. This is to say nothing of the fact that while playing in the NCAA, you can't use the fact that you're in the NCAA to make any money, but the NCAA is free to profit off of its stars.

In any case, stuff like this is why I don't fill out brackets in March or really pay any attention to college hoops outside of keeping tabs on future draftees. I don't know why the NBA has never gone and turned the NBADL into a full-on minor league, but it seems like now's as good a time as any. I'd really like to see Adam Silver get on this when he takes over. Does anyone have any idea how likely this is?

PS- I realize this should probably be a FanShot, but nobody ever reads or comments on those and I think this is a worthy discussion topic/educational subject.

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