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Mizzou Links, 3-28-14: Moe talks unions, Baseball pulls an upset

T.J. Moe talks about unions and the sanctity of amateurism, Ehren Earleywine previews Georgia, and Mizzou Baseball pulls an upset on ESPNU.

Bill Carter

1. More on Northwestern

SB Nation: The NCAA is afraid of real amateurism
The Trib (Behind the Stripes): More from T.J. Moe on unions, the NCAA/athlete dynamic

What about those who say the "sanctity" of college sports is at stake?

Moe: "Who are you to decide what the sport is supposed to be? Where the sport was at in the past is not necessarily where it should be in the future. Yes, we’ve enjoyed it. It’s been awesome. That’s got nothing to do with now. Look at football in the 1980s and look at football now. Is it the same? Absolutely not. Not even close. Football has changed, and you’ve got to change with it. There are kids who could set themselves up for life as a 19-year-old. And yet they’re working a minimum-wage job the rest of their life because they struggled and couldn’t cash in on their own likeness.

"Instead of putting jerseys in stores and not putting their names on it, put their names on the back of the jerseys. Give them a piece of the pie. How much cooler would it be for the guys in the stands if they had a" Dorial Green-Beckham "jersey on their back. All they have is a 15. It’d be way cooler if it had his name on it. It’d be just like the NFL, in that way. Now, you don’t want it to be like the NFL in a whole lot of ways. It’d still need to be a big difference. But in that way, it’d be just like the NFL. Give them a piece of the pie. Same thing with EA Sports NCAA Football. Take the revenue and put it out over the athletes. There’s got to be ways to do it. Put their names in the game: ‘This is T.J. Moe. He’s catching a pass.’ Instead of a white 28 running around who does everything just like I do."

Solid Verbal: State of the Unions

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