So it popped up in the SRIOTD thread in the Pit that the NCAA has decided to withdraw all neutral-site championship events that were scheduled to take place in North Carolina due to HB2, which makes it illegal for people to use bathrooms unless they first consult their genitals at birth (or something like that, anyway).
Anyway, I noted that this is a huge thing because the NCAA is actually taking the high road and has for years with policies concerning LGBTQ players. That makes the state of North Carolina look like utter neanderthals when comparing them to an organization that persistently argues in favor of their ability to continue to exploit the labor and talents of children and young adults for billions of dollars.
So the NCAA has, IMO, come down on the right side of this issue and did so years ago; that’s a good thing.
But when it comes to paying players, making sure players who are injured will get medical care and treatment, making sure injured players get a chance to finish their academic courses and get diplomas, etc. they still drag their feet and claim a special privilege.
Previously we had threads on the O’Bannon lawsuit in this forum and a thread on the Sackos lawsuit in Great Debates, but I’ve long thought that it would be great to have a single place to talk about this stuff, rather than a different thread for each and every lawsuit, public statement, etc.
So this thread is here for the purpose of keeping track of, debating, commenting on and highlighting the NCAA’s policies, positions, legal battles and cultural changes.