So, in other words, the NCAA CAN make such decisions and mandate policy if it wants to. The message? “Praise our leadership when we choose to actually do something,” and “don’t look at us, it’s complicated and up to the schools to decide.”
Nonsense. Without the federal government allowing the NCAA to violate antitrust law, there is no way the NCAA allows one nickel to players for NIL.
The NCAA Board of Governors passes the decision to the Board of Directors, which promptly passes the decision to the D1 Council. Even Rube Goldberg would say, “This is too much.” Get ready for the next pass, NCAA Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct! You’re next!
Each Division has to be “directed” to safeguard the athletes?! Isn’t that their raison d’etre? The NCAA Board of Governers needs to make this decision, or be renamed the “NCAA Board of Delegators.” Perhaps they’ll tell us tomorrow.
Finally...you guys just decide for yourselves on this. And, we have a phone number...please leave a message. You’re welcome.
Does this indicate that different Divisions of the NCAA have different levels of immunity? Or, different levels of need for money?
RT @NicoleAuerbach: Am told by a source that the NCAA Board of Governors will ask Divisions I, II and III to make decisions about fall sports on their own. So, Division I can make decision that only impacts Division I. That'd be the Board of Directors. (Hard to keep the groups' names straight.)
Tomorrow, we will tell you what we should have told you today. We haven’t decided anything, and will ask others to decide for us. Please insert big SAT words (even though it’s a culturally biased test) like existential, antithetical, and categorically.