Post by WCHC Sports on Sept 18, 2019 12:25:37 GMT -5
NY proposing their own bill in the state senate out of Brooklyn. I don't think these guys understand how much (or little) most programs make in real dollars for revenue. Particularly in NY. I'm looking at the NY amendment that proposes 15% of the total AD's revenue gets shared among all of the school's athletes.
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In 2017, HC had $3,220,000 in athletic revenue--mostly I assume from football and men's basketball with some from women's basketball and men's ice hockey and a smidgen from all of the rest of the sports. If we took 15% of that, we have $483,000. There are perhaps 750 athletes at HC so that would divide out to $644 per athlete.
I think that college athletes should be paid if the college sells their likenesses (broadly defined) for video games or apparel licensed to outside companies. Beyond that, it is hard to believe that most college athletes are due anything more than the value of their scholarship.
These are well-intentioned ideas which could backfire and actually reduce the opportunity to participate and earn athletic scholarships.