John Feinstein has a good article on the need for radical reform or a total scrapping of the NCAA. He argues that:
The NCAA needs to go the way of typewriters, the Edsel and black-and-white TV. Its time has passed. Collegiate sports can no longer be run with an iron fist — especially an incompetent one — or with the quaint notion that Quinnipiac women’s basketball can operate under the same rules as Alabama football.
Amen. Major college football is a business. Universities should recruit (and pay) athletes to play football at their school. These athletes may be enrolled as students, but would also be employees of the university. Let’s face it, they already are.