Mick Cronin, Cincinnati Basketball Coach: "the players need to get paid"

Mick Cronin, the Cincinnati basketball coach who is clearly unhappy at the conference realignment mess, is sick of the greed in college athletics. Everyone is profiting, except the athletes. Here’s what Cronin told the Cincinnati Enquirer:

I’ve thought about this long and hard and I’ve waited to say this. If it’s all about this much money and money grabbing, the players need to get paid.”

What set Cronin off: Seven Catholic, non-FBS schools left the Big East to form their own basketball conference. The Bearcats – who just hired Tommy Tuberville and have a basketball team unbeaten in the Top 10 with eight of their 10 wins by double figures – are probably going to have to settle for transferring to Conference USA or something in the coming weeks. [Cincinnati.com]


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