Listen: Athletic Department, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Kate Linebaugh discussed on The Journal.
"I'm Kate Linebaugh and I'm Ryan. Kanoute said it's Wednesday as September eighteenth last week the California legislature unanimously voted through a bill that will allow college athletes to profit from their name image or likeness Rachel Bachman covers college sports and this bill also would prohibit colleges from punishing athletes if they do the same if they profit from their name and you've been covering college athletics for a longtime both the sports and the business side of what do you think of bill like this will do to college athletics well. I think it will bring some more money to college sports parts but more likely I think it will shift some around for instance now if the business wants to have a player endorse something that it sells for instance. Nike that business really has to fund the university or the Athletic Department can't pay the athlete directly so now under this bill that business would be able to pay the athlete directly in the form of an endorsement deal and so that could be new been common could be some money. That's shifted from the Athletic Department to the Athlete directly clearly college students making money off their sport. It's not completely a foreign concept way back in the beginning of college sports. There were no rules against compensation I think because it was really the wild west very early on there was some colleges that had a more sort of Victorian view of how athletes should be compensated or whether they should be so as you can. Imagine people playing by different rules is not great for competition early on there. Was this idea that it college athletes should only play for the love of the Game Walter Camp Famous Yale football coach said a gentleman never competes for money but there were rumors of college football teams bringing in wringers there was no national standard for how college athletes should be treated mm-hmm when the National Collegiate Athletic Association the NC Double A. Was Formed in the early twentieth century it created basic standards as for college sports and eventually those standards came to include a rule giving athletes a scholarship was fine but there should be no paychecks no endorsement deals it's partly a philosophy and leaders of the NCAA say that it also responds to essentially fan demand that event you know many fans say they don't want college sports to be like professional sports they want college athletes to play to earn a degree and to play for the love the game and a lot of fans and certainly against a fear that if athletes were to be paid some significant some beyond their scholarship it really would change range the fabric of the game and they wouldn't be as inclined to watch in practice the student athlete concept also help protect ex- schools and the NC double in one thousand nine hundred ninety four a running back at Texas Christian University was paralyzed during a football game. A court court later ruled that he wasn't eligible for workers compensation because he wasn't a university employee. He was a student athlete."