Did anyone catch ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” Sunday Morning? It was Part IV of four part series on the NCAA. Yesterday, it focused on the one-sided-ness of the contract between Student Athlete and the University, in favor of the university.
The part that was particularly interesting to me was that Universities have the right to make the scholarship a “one year” renewable scholaraship. The school has a right to terminate the scholarship every year, for any reason it wants to.
Much of the focus was on college basketball. ESPN focused on Billy Gillispie’s players at Kentucky that were dismissed (with eligibily left) to make room for all of Calipari’s players that were coming on board.
Student/Athletes that want to transfer to another Div I school cannot do so without permission from the school and IIRC the NCAA, yet they can be cut for any reason at all by the school.
I may have some of the facts wrong, but basically that is the jest of yesterday’s program.