Colleges

Many questions left unanswered in AD Fan Town Hall

Posted July 17

Athletic directors (from left): Kevin White of Duke University, Debbie Yow of NC State and Bubba Cunningham of UNC.

— In the realm of college sports, academics and athletics, every fan knows there are more questions than answers.

Should players see some financial benefit from their work on the field? What's a fair division of revenue? Is the NCAA's amateurism model outdated?

When 99.9 FM The Fan and WRALSportsFan invited Triangle-area college athletic directors for a candid conversation, we knew 90 minutes would be nowhere near enough. WRAL's Jeff Gravley and The Fan's Adam Gold managed to touch on issue of pay-to-play, academic qualifications and, briefly, the role of the NCAA.

But they left plenty of topics unexplored, too. That's why we invited you to participate.

In the social spirit, here are some of the questions we didn't get to. There's plenty of food for thought here for more reporting, more discussion and, of course, a future #FanTownHall.

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  • GunnyGoesArrrgh Jul 20, 12:46 p.m.

    Student athletes should be able to get jobs to earn personal money just like any other student.

    — Posted by tayled

    While I agree student/athletes should be given the opportunity to get a job, their chosen sport is usually so time consuming, there aren't enough hours in the day for them to take a job, at least during the school year. The title of this piece is accurate: there are many unanswered questions.

  • tayled Jul 18, 11:53 a.m.

    Student athletes should be able to get jobs to earn personal money just like any other student.

  • Hammerhead Jul 18, 9:59 a.m.

    More drivel from AD's that still allow the walking dead into a place where they have no... View More

    — Posted by huxter72

    Makes everyone feel important though.

  • huxter72 Jul 17, 8:52 p.m.

    More drivel from AD's that still allow the walking dead into a place where they have no business being. Until examples are made nothing will change. We'll be talking about the same problems 5 yrs. from now.

  • vt94hokies Jul 17, 7:23 p.m.

    Fortunately we have loads of student-athletes that just want to play Collegiate Sports, and obtain a degree. We have read and witnessed thousands over the years that are ill prepared to even enter a College or University. Just think about the many culls that are making our Universities look great on the field or court, and can't read on a 3rd or 4th grade level. It's all around to a certain degree. Some a heck-e-va lot more than others. How did Marvin Austin, and loads of others even get into UNC-CH? Charles Shackleford at NC State. It's a darn shame; basically. What I detest is that they can take a seat in front of a highly academically prepared student.

    Money corrupts. UNC-CH is leading the way right now in this subject. Bill Friday warned us about this several years ago. He was one of the last true Pioneers to speak the truth. The NCAA is a dysfunctional organization. What are rules?

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