Early Morning Coffee in RDU with BabeThomHerman - No matter what time of day, Coffee/Sports are a great combo!
My Blog

Something On My Mind!!

acc


About this time each year, we always have head NCAA basketball coaches, leaving their familiar pastures for greener ones. We also have an onslaught of underclassmen declaring for the NBA draft, some also deciding to transfer to other schools. No matter your feelings towards the latter, you simply can’t deny an athlete a right to make a living especially if they feel that they are ready for the next level. Keep in mind that NBA scouts are the ones that access the talent available and forward the information to their bosses to make a sound draft choice.





What is getting lost in the shuffle is the escalating coaching salaries of NCAA Football and Basketball coaches. Since this is a broad topic I will stick with the subject of College head basketball coaches in this article. With the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit gaining momentum, high profile coaches like Oklahoma Sooner, head football coach Bob Stoops speaking out against paying players, and NCAA President, Mark Emmert continuing to back a version of the athletic $2000 stipend proposal the NCAA membership overrode in 2012.  This is all starting to become a public relations nightmare for the NCAA.






It has been reported by Curtis Eichelberger, Bloomberg News that on top of the $5.7 million dollar base pay that Louisville Cardinal Head basketball coach Rick Pitino salary was for the 2012-13 season, he received a $425,000 bonus for leading his team to the 2013 Division I National Championship bringing his total salary to a little over $6.1 million. The bonus is about 70 percent of the $600,000 annual salary that Louisville University President James Ramsey is getting this year.
 
 
 
 
Recently USA Today revealed the top 2013 salaries of NCAA basketball coaches. I was somewhat surprised because I thought Coach Pitino was the highest paid coach in College basketball but that title goes to Duke Head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. 
 
 
 
 
According to USA Today Coach K’s salary for the 2012-13 season is a little over $7.2 million. Don’t get me wrong I am not criticizing these coaches or any coach for making a fortune doing something that they love, but the NCAA and the majority of their member institutions especially those from the top conferences can be very hypocritical when it comes to the topic of whether college student- athletes should be compensated for playing the sports that they love as well.
 
 
 
 
College coaches have the luxury of hiring agents to negotiate the huge salaries that they earn; student- athletes don’t have that luxury. Athletic scholarships aren’t fully funded leaving the athlete’s and their families footing the bill for the short fall. Why in the world should an athlete especially athletes from the revenue generating sports like basketball and football pay a dime for this so-called free ride that everyone thinks they get?
 
 
 
 
 
ESPN's Michael Wilbon stated, "Using the inability to distribute the funds equally as an impediment is an excuse, a rather intellectually lazy one at that." I certainly agree with Mr. Wilbon! We live in a capitalistic society where not everything is equal, not everything is fair but it's time for a change! Student-athletes in revenue producing sports such as football and basketball should start receiving a tiny piece of the pie.
 
Please feel free to email Herman at Babethomherman@yahoo.com also you can follow @babethomherman on twitter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




















6 Comments to Something On My Mind!!:

Comments RSS
group tour on Thursday, May 16, 2013 2:02 PM
My spouse and i have been very joyous Albert could conclude his survey from the ideas he obtained when using the weblog. It's not at all simplistic to simply choose to be releasing tips which often the rest might have been trying to sell. We really realize we now have the website owner to thank for this. All the illustrations you have made, the easy web site navigation, the friendships you can give support to create - it's mostly superb, and it's aiding our son and us believe that the idea is amusing, and that's really vital. Thanks for everything!
Reply to comment


registro de dominio on Friday, May 17, 2013 4:10 AM
Keep in mind that NBA scouts are the ones that access the talent available and forward the information to their bosses to make a sound draft choice.
Reply to comment


seattle ac repair on Friday, May 17, 2013 5:27 AM
Student-athletes in revenue producing sports such as football and basketball should start receiving a tiny piece of the pie.
Reply to comment


guilin china tour on Friday, May 17, 2013 12:39 PM
Magnificent web site. A lot of helpful info here. I am sending it to some buddies ans additionally sharing in delicious. And certainly, thanks on your effort!
Reply to comment


harpirisenergy on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 10:56 PM
I take pleasure in, lead to I discovered exactly what I used to be looking for. You've ended my four day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye
Reply to comment


college paper on Monday, February 10, 2014 7:06 AM
What's the standing for the current season? My support and heart will always be with you college varsity students.
Reply to comment

Add a Comment

Your Name:
Email Address: (Required)
Website:
Comment:
Make your text bigger, bold, italic and more with HTML tags. We'll show you how.
Post Comment
RSS Follow

Recent Posts

Challenges associated with PTSD and General Anxiety Disorder
Triggers, PTSD and Complex-PTSD
Finding your happy place: PTSD and Anxiety
Ambitions of a Blogger: Homicide, Drugs, Crime and Perdue Pharma
Challenges Associated with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Most Popular Posts

The Miami Hurricanes: A Gamble worth Taking
UCLA Should Have Been Number One! ESPN 50/50 QB
Triggers, PTSD and Complex-PTSD
NFL Blurred Lines
When roosters are involved: Anything could happen! UNC vs USC

Categories

Health and well being
Life
sports

Archives

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
June 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012

powered by