#weareunited

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  2. USCofSacramento

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    To ensure future generations of college athletes will be treated fairly, #WeAreUnited.

    Because NCAA sports exploit college athletes physically, economically and academically, and also disproportionately harm Black college athletes, #WeAreUnited.

    In rejecting the NCAA’s claim that #BlackLivesMatter while also systematically exploiting Black athletes nationwide, #WeAreUnited.

    Because we are being asked to play college sports in a pandemic in a system without enforced health and safety standards, and without transparency about COVID cases on our teams, the risks to ourselves, our families, and our communities, #WeAreUnited.

    Because we must have adequate COVID testing to help protect our health, #WeAreUnited.

    Because we are prohibited from securing representation while being asked to sign documents that may serve as liability waivers, #WeAreUnited.

    Because we should not be stuck with sports-related medical expenses, including COVID-19 related expenses, #WeAreUnited.

    Because any player who does not feel comfortable playing this season should be free to opt out without losing their scholarship or any eligibility, #WeAreUnited.

    Because immoral rules would punish us for receiving basic necessities or compensation for the use of our names, images and likenesses, while many of us and our families are suffering economically from the COVID-19 fallout, #WeAreUnited.


    Because we should be included in equitably sharing the revenue our talents generate, especially in a pandemic, #WeAreUnited.

    Because unjust rules prevent the 98% of college football and basketball players who won’t go pro from capitalizing economically on what would otherwise be the most valuable years of our lives, including many Black players from low-income homes, #WeAreUnited.

    Because eliminating lavish salaries and facility expenditures to preserve all sports must be prioritized, #WeAreUnited.

    Because the NCAA has failed us and we are prepared to ensure that our conference treats us fairly whether or not it continues its NCAA membership, #WeAreUnited.

    In forming alliances with college athletes from other conferences to unite with us for change, #WeAreUnited.

    #WeAreUnited in our commitment to secure fair treatment for college athletes. Due to COVID-19 and other serious concerns, we will opt-out of Pac-12 fall camp and game participation unless the following demands are guaranteed in writing by our conference to protect and benefit both scholarship athletes and walk-ons.

    Pac-12 Football Unity Demands
    To Protect and Benefit Both Scholarship and Walk-On Athletes


    I. Health & Safety Protections
    COVID-19 Protections
    1. Allow option not to play during the pandemic without losing athletics eligibility or spot on our team’s roster.
    2. Prohibit/void COVID-19 agreements that waive liability.
    Mandatory Safety Standards, Including COVID-19 Measures
    1. Player-approved health and safety standards enforced by a third party selected by players to address COVID-19, as well as serious injury, abuse and death.
    II. Protect All Sports
    Preserve All Existing Sports by Eliminating Excessive Expenditures
    1. Larry Scott, administrators, and coaches to voluntarily and drastically reduce excessive pay.
    2. End performance/academic bonuses.
    3. End lavish facility expenditures and use some endowment funds to preserve all sports.*
    *As an example, Stanford University should reinstate all sports discontinued by tapping into their $27.7 billion endowment.

    III. End Racial Injustice in College Sports and Society
    1. Form a permanent civic-engagement task force made up of our leaders, experts of our choice, and university and conference administrators to address outstanding issues such as racial injustice in college sports and in society.
    2. In partnership with the Pac-12, 2% of conference revenue would be directed by players to support financial aid for low-income Black students, community initiatives, and development programs for college athletes on each campus.
    3. Form annual Pac-12 Black College Athlete Summit with guaranteed representation of at least three athletes of our choice from every school.
    IV. Economic Freedom and Equity
    Guaranteed Medical Expense Coverage
    1. Medical insurance selected by players for sports-related medical conditions, including COVID- 19 illness, to cover six years after college athletics eligibility ends.
    Name, Image, and Likeness Rights & Representation
    1. The freedom to secure representation, receive basic necessities from any third party, and earn money for use of our name, image, and likeness rights.
    Fair Market Pay, Rights, & Freedoms
    1. Distribute 50% of each sport’s total conference revenue evenly among athletes in their respective sports.
    2. Six-year athletic scholarships to foster undergraduate and graduate degree completion.
    3. Elimination of all policies and practices restricting or deterring our freedom of speech, our ability to fully participate in charitable work, and our freedom to participate in campus activities outside of mandatory athletics participation.
    4. Ability of players of all sports to transfer one time without punishment, and additionally in cases of abuse or serious negligence.
    5. Ability to complete eligibility after participating in a pro draft if player goes undrafted and foregoes professional participation within seven days of the draft.
    6. Due process rights

    Players of the Pac-12
     
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    You may be interested in the discussion in yesterday’s thread.
     
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    Spam account
     
  6. Troy70

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    Aug 2, 2020 at 10:45 AM
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    SC former players can return to campus & finish degree tuition free. Regular students must pay.
     
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    Aug 2, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    Take back all the schollies, go back to student athletes....just campus club sports....

    Lets see who blinks.....
     
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    I'll watch anybody with the uniform. As long as it has integrity.
     
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    Aug 2, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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    I'm guessing schools like Colorado and Oregon State don't take in much revenue, but USC and Oregon would certainly blink. They need the revenue generated by athletes.
     
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    Aug 2, 2020 at 2:59 PM
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    Fact
     
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    These guys have no idea how good they have it. Most of the athletes in the non-revenue sports are on partial scholarships, while football scholarships are full. They’re not winning over much support on that alone.
     
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    I'm okay with that. Guaranteeing 6 years of tuition remission eligibility? No.
     
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    This violates Title IX. Guess they missed that part of discrimination in history class.
     
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    Aug 3, 2020 at 9:40 AM
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    Number IV means we're all out, and so are they.
     
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    AND, while they are here, they get to enjoy tutors to which regular students have no access. They also get many other benefits to which regular students have no access. Many of these demands are overbroad, nebulous, absurd and totally unenforceable and stand no chance of being legally sanctioned. This is just insane. If these people could focus and make a specific demand of the appropriate institution, they might get somewhere, and it probably wouldn't ruin the sport, but this load of feces will ruin the sport. It simply isn't possible. Who wrote this and what the hell were they thinking?
     
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    Aug 4, 2020 at 12:11 PM
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    LOL
     
  17. trojan9999

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    College football is essentially the only path to the NFL, ad so you have players who would rather not go to college forced to participate. The NFL needs to have an alternate path for players. If that was to happen, then I think many of these issues go away.
     
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    Have we been given some examples of the "lavish facility expenditures" to which they refer?
     

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