So, if I say that "Yes I wanted Thon Maker", does
by Old Fogey (2017-04-17 14:06:31)

In reply to: Question and Comment  posted by civil_engr05

that means that UK, Duke, et. al. are now justified in paying their basketball HC's hundreds of times what a CBA coach earns, and charging premium tickets, so students, fans, and alumni can witness 19 yr. old's learning to play essentially low rung minor league basketball?

College sports only really work, long term, if people believe that the students they are cheering on are more than just paid mercenaries, or really unpaid basketball apprentices, putting in time to earn their "license" to play in professional leagues.