I'm saying you can't only pay when sports are winning. Many sports don't make money. Many leagues folded. The NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL are the winners in their sport. Many other leagues in their sport went bankrupt. And none of them made money in the early years.
For example if we pay say the players on the 68 teams that make the NCAAA tournament. Lets say the NCAA makes 10 million dollars profit for the NCAA tournament and share 5 million with the 680 players. That's $7,352 per player.
Then lets say next year the coronavirus makes it so no crowds are allowed at the NCAA tournament and the tournament loses 10 million dollars.
Are the players then going to pay $7,352 per player or are we only paying players when their sport makes money? Because only 3 NCAA sports make money. The other 25 sports lose money.
Also the 3 NCAA sports that make money pay for the scholarships for the 25 sports that don't make money. So do we eliminate the other 25 sports and all of those scholarships so that NCAA basketball, football, and womens softball players can get paid?