UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank says her athletic program would consider dropping out of the NCAA if they had to pay student-athletes. An interesting thing to consider if you’re a Wisconsin Badgers fans.
The head of the university told a federal judge Monday during an antitrust trial over the NCAA’s limits on compensation:
“It’s not clear that we would continue to run an athletic program,” said Blank, whose school is a member of the Big Ten Conference. “We’re not interested in professional sports. We’re interested in student-athletes.”
She also went after the NBA’s one-and-done rule, saying”It creates a sham of student-athletes,” Blank said. “I think it’s a terrible arrangement.”
The judge hearing this case, who has had to insert himself at various spots to tell lawyers and witnesses that facts mean more than conjecture, once again had to step in on Monday.
“It’s not particularly relevant what anyone’s particular personal philosophical opinions are,” the judge said.
AAC commissioner Mike Aresco, who literally murdered the old Big East in the chase for football money, also testified on Monday.
“The money would intrude on college sports,” he said.
Capitalism for everyone but the labor is a bold line of thinking, eh?
We will continue to follow this trial involving the NCAA.
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