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Big problems with the NCAA?

Kentucky coach John Calipari isn't all that pleased with how the NCAA does things. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, the Wildcats coach in his new book compares college sports' governing body to the last years of the Soviet Union, saying it has failed to change with the times. Calipari also proposes several changes, including allowing players to transfer without sitting out if their coach leaves, a $3,000-to-$5,000 stipend and more. What's your take?

  • What do you make of John Calipari comparing the NCAA to the Soviet Union in its latter years?

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  • How do you feel about the way the NCAA treats its athletes?

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  • Should the NCAA seek input from coaches such as John Calipari?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to profit off their own names?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to receive one round-trip flight home a year?

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  • What do you make of the $3,000-$5,000 stipend proposed by John Calipari?

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  • If a coach leaves a program, should players be allowed to transfer without sitting out?

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  • What chance do you give the NCAA as a governing body of ceasing to exist in your lifetime?

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Northwestern gets union vote

In a landmark -- and to many, surprising -- moment, the Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and can vote to unionize. The school will appeal, although ESPN's Lester Munson says it faces an uphill battle to win. Do you agree with the union movement? Are student-athletes actually employees? Cast your votes below!

Are you in favor of members of the Northwestern University football team attempting to unionize?

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  • Do you consider college football players employees?

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  • Will Northwestern's football team vote to unionize?

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  • Should college athletes be allowed to profit off their own names?

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  • Should college athletes be paid?

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Will FSU go from 'Dallas to Dallas'?

Florida State starts its 2014 football season in Dallas -- well, Arlington, Texas, against Oklahoma State in August. And where will the national championship game be? Also Dallas (well, also Arlington). That's why reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston, speaking to the Metroplex press Monday while on a break from the FSU baseball team, said his team's slogan is a simple one: "From Dallas to Dallas." Will the Seminoles live up to the words and repeat as champs?

  • How will Florida State football fare in 2014?

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  • Which is more likely for Florida State?

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  • Which is more likely for Jameis Winston?

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  • If you were a Florida State fan, how would you feel about Jameis Winston playing baseball?

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Do you follow football recruiting?

Wednesday is a virtual holiday in some circles: It's national signing day, where long-anticipated college football classes are confirmed and a few top-level recruits finally make their picks (full coverage here). Do you celebrate it? Do you like it when teenagers televise their decisions? Cast your votes below!

How closely do you follow college football recruiting?

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  • If you were a top-level recruit, which of these would you value most in choosing a school?

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  • How do you feel about top-rated high school athletes televising their signing day announcements?

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  • Who is the best coach in college football?

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  • Which of these is the most storied program in college football?

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