You know, the post about Tate and the B1G Team getting some money provoked a thought; why can't the NCAA set aside money in trust for each athlete, based on their length of service in the Association- a % of the revenue-based sports, to be presented to them immediately upon completion of their final season of play? The details could be worked out by lawyers but you know, this could work to promote a continuation of 'amateurism' and completing the academic aspects of the program while offering the student/athletes some deferred earnings for seed money to start a business or pay-off student debt, etc. Heck, they could even write in a hardship clause for access during times of illness, family distress or injury.
And Happy Passover, Resurrection Day, or Fools Day, whichever you do!
What do you think? Is this a possibility? Has it been discussed elsewhere?