Line between the NFL and college football is growing thinner | Opinion

Alabama coach Nick Saban watches players warm up for the College Football Playoff championship game against Georgia on Jan. 10, 2022, in Indianapolis. Saban is concerned about the current state of college football. He recently told The Associated Press “I don’t think what we’re doing right now is a sustainable model.”

Paul Sancya, Associated Press

Just when you thought college football couldn’t be a bigger mess, that things couldn’t possibly be more disruptive and confusing thanks to NIL, the transfer portal and realignment — now the sport is trying to double down on it.

Item 1 — A players advocacy group met with the Big Ten Conference and asked for a share of the media rights revenues, as well as more medical benefits.

Item 2 — The Division I Council has passed a recommendation to the NCAA that it lift the one-time transfer limitation via the transfer portal and allow multiple transfers — players could play for four schools in four years.

And the difference between professional football and college football continues to grow smaller, if not unrecognizable.

CBS reports that it has received a list of demands that the College Football Players Association has passed on to the Big Ten (CFBPA is a player advocacy organization). According to CBS, those demands include a percentage of media rights revenue for the players and increased medical benefits during and after their eligibility. That doesn’t mean it will happen — the CFBPA doesn’t even officially represent the players, as near as we can tell — but usually when these things come up, it’s just a matter of time.

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Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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