Jahlil Okafor is a standout freshman basketball player for Duke University and a projected top-5 pick in this Summer’s NBA Draft. Future changes to NCAA policy could keep players like him in school for two years or more.
Imagine having a skill set that allows you the opportunity to earn millions of dollars.
You’re one of the few people in the world who can do what you do and it is in incredibly high demand at a high cost. It doesn’t matter the field; it could be medicine, landscaping, plumbing, or pool cleaning. Just know that what you do, no one else can do it at the same level.
Now imagine being told you can’t do it professionally for two or even three years for “social” and “academic” reasons. (more…)
College football has their playoff. They also have a huge headache coming in 2014.
For some, this is seen as the answer to all of college football’s problems. It will determine the “true” national champion. All a playoff really does, in the case of the proposed four-team format, is leave the door wide open for a larger debate and personal agendas. (more…)