College athletic departments should be spun off as wholly owned subsidiaries and their athletes paid. The myth of the “student athlete” is a sick joke.
I’m all for unions (being a retired teamster) but the way the law is written (in the academic world) is similar to the Olympics.. The system can drag this on for years and only a revised law will break the ice. IF there’s a ‘profit’ in this and the education system isn’t contributing the majority of it back into the college (not by adding new wings or purchasing works of art) then that means it enjoys the profits thus everyone involved should profit from it and that means athletic contribution. But let’s make it plain that they aren’t getting paid so they wouldn’t be considered ‘pros’ otherwise college football would no longer be unique or even recognized beyond pro football as it is now but rather a more “money making enterprise”. Contributions for a successful investment (playing the game).