The National Labor Relations Board ruling allowing Northwestern University’s football team to become the first college sports union will eventually be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court, NCAA President Mark Emmert said.
By Alex Prewitt March 23 (Washington Post) -- A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a large majority of the general public opposes paying salaries to college athletes beyond the scholarships currently offered. Only 33 percent support paying college athletes. At 64 percent, opposition is nearly twice as high as support, with 47 percent strongly against the idea. Nearly every demographic and political group opposes it except non-whites, for whom 51 percent support. The breakdown among whites (73 percent oppose, 24 percent support) tilted strongly in the opposite direction, echoing the perspective of NCAA President Mark Emmert. "We have long heard from fans that there is little support for turning student-athletes into paid employees of their universities," Emmert said in a statement. "The overwhelming majority of student-athletes, across all sports, play college athletics as part of their educational experience and for the
National Collegiate Athletic Association President Mark Emmert said he will push for more financial support for student athletes that would help them cover expenses such as laundry and transportation home.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association’s head of enforcement was fired after an independent review said internal protocols were violated during the organization’s investigation into the University of Miami.