Apr 26 2011
Everyone in USA whose love basketball, should have known NCAA, the top collegiate league across the state. College basketball basically provided as a place where the college student could build their fitness, skills and spirit into a positive activity rather being used for negative and destructive action, thats the noble objectives. But people should be admitted that basketball today is far beyond that. It has become a massive profitable industry.
Did you know that NCAA league earn more than $1.7 billion for over eight years just from TV rights. Thats a huge amount of money and mostly used for the beneficiary of the colleges. This is include supports college athletic departments, pays coaches’ salaries and NCAA bureaucracy fess, etc. And none of the pennies goes to the players, they had already get the scholarship do they? the college must excuses.
Sadly, there is also a fact that many of college basketball players are so intense to get rich by be a professionals players like the NBA players, which widely knows get a huge salary for their skills. Look at this stat, almost four in ten of the student failed their education. In fact college basketball players has the worst graduation rate compare to other division that spotted.
It is mean, that if they failed their professionals basketball dream, they also get no degree at all, which is shame. And most of them will failed. NBA only recruit couple of dozen the best players among all colleges, which is very small number. Then where the rest should go?
Base on this irony, a bright idea from Paul McMann is arise to the surface. His idea to reform a new college basketball league that have a certain rules and more fair compensation for it players has become famous through out the states. Many people from many different field, like sportswriters, columnists and editorial page of the Wall Street Journal have gave him a credit for his idea.
Paul McMann like to called his league as Collegiate Professional Basketball League or CPBL. His plan to set the players to attend college part time in the city where they play, since they have a tight schedule’s of daily workouts and appearances on the game. If isn’t work out, players could ask to postponed their study as long as they complete their study within four years or before the pass age 22.
All this rules also came along with much fair compensation such as, a rent money and tuition, room and board at any college or an option for trade school within countries, $5,000 signing bonus and $9,000 stipend. There is also a $10,000 bonus for college players who could graduate in four years. And its not include an extra $3,000 a year for student who qualify as a full time students.
It is a dream from Paul McMann, a former accounting professor from Babson College to make more fair rules for those teens and offer them a brighter future for not let them forget to get their degree. So they still have a backup plan on their hand if they failed to be a basketball stars.
Tags: America, basketball, beneficiary, college, compensation, dream, graduation, irony, league, NBA, NCAA, Paul McMann, scholarship, student, study
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