• D3Playbook
  • Posts
  • Baker’s Athlete Labor Claims Get Pushback

Baker’s Athlete Labor Claims Get Pushback

Plus: 2024 Convention Proposals; Best Fight Song Competition; The Final Race; Moss Loving Coaching

NOVEMBER 15, 2023 | written by STEVE ULRICH

What athletic directors, coaches, athletic administrators are reading daily.
As well as college presidents and deans
Send tips to [email protected] and/or via DM.

» 🐪 Hump Day. The DIII Financial Aid Committee begins two days of meetings today.

» Want To Receive D3Playbook Every Day? Read what the decision-makers in DIII athletics are reading. Go to D3Playbook.com/subscribe for more.


A reminder that you will need a premium subscription to be able to continue reading D3Playbook every Tuesday-Friday. Our annual subscription rate is just $79/year - less than 35 cents per edition - while you can try us out for a month at $8. Upgrade today.

1. Baker’s Athlete Labor Claims Get Pushback

by Daniel Libit, Sportico

“While testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee last month, new NCAA president Charlie Baker sought to make the case that it isn’t just the association that opposes college athletes becoming employees of their institutions. The athletes, Baker submitted, are almost entirely in opposition, as well.

Relying on seven months’ worth of personal experience, Baker told lawmakers he had “talked to probably a thousand student-athletes since I got this job, and I haven’t talked to one yet [who] wants to be an employee. I think that’s important.”

The under-oath comment set off the BS detectors of NCAA skeptics inside and outside of college sports, including that of UCLA senior backup quarterback Chase Griffin.”

Subscribe to D3Playbook's Premium Membership to read the rest.

Become a paying subscriber of D3Playbook's Premium Membership to get access to this post and other subscriber-only content.

Already a paying subscriber? Sign In

A subscription gets you:
Five newsletters a week
Access to interviews with decision-makers in DIII
Access to the D3Podcast

Join the conversation

or to participate.