College Football 2011: With NCAA Amateurism a Joke, Here's How to Fix the Mess

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College Football 2011: With NCAA Amateurism a Joke, Here's How to Fix the Mess

The NCAA is ruining college football by pretending that its amateurism-based rules are still relevant.   

This has become a joke because the NCAA continues to inconsistently penalize a fast growing list of schools for related violations usually uncovered by the media that represent only a small percentage of the actual rule-breakers. 

Making matters worse is the NCAA punishment of the wrong people; the guilty are usually not punished while innocent athletes suffer the impact of sanctions. 

However, there are practical solutions to fix the biggest problems and end this nightmare without costing the colleges.

Let’s discuss the following to understand the amateurism problem, related NCAA issues and the solutions to fix them:

1. Background

2. Out of Control NCAA Violation Cases and Revelations

3. Athletes Do Not Receive the Full Cost of an Education or Fair Share of Revenues

4. NCAA Enforcement Process is Ineffective, Corrupt, and Unfair

5. Real Problems that Must be Fixed

6. The Practical Solutions

7. Conclusion

Your comments about the problems with the NCAA and practical solutions are very welcome after you read the slideshow.


"All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

P.S. Since this article was published the College Athletics Protective Association (CAPA) was formed as a non-profit think tank. CAPA’s mission is to protect the integrity and best interests of college athletics, student athletes and amateurism.  It will address many of the issues identified in this article, and a coalition of lobbyists will take that information to Congress to support the necessary changes to the NCAA.

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