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Bowlsby Says NCAA Should Consider Allowing Players To Share In Licensing, Jersey Proceeds
Published October 10, 2013
NOT THE SAME FOR EVERYONE: Univ. of Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino appeared on Showtime’s “Jim Rome on Showtime” to discuss the paying college players debate. Pitino noted Forbes has listed UL as the top revenue producer "in college basketball 11 straight years, so it’s very easy for us to pay an athlete." Pitino: "It may not be as easy as another school that’s only averaging 5,000 people per game.” He added he believes that during the NCAA tournament “every parent should have a roundtrip ticket, obviously their hotels paid for, because the NCAA makes so much money." Pitino: "I can’t believe our system is that antiquated that we’re not paying for parents, their hotel rooms and flights, to go to that spectacle” (“Jim Rome on Showtime,” 10/9).