They should be able to work
They should be able to market their likeness/autographs
Boosters should be allowed to pay them
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Most of you don't seem to understand how scholarships work in NCAA sports.
Programs only have a specific amount of scholarships to give and, unless you're a starting QB or mens PG for a championship caliber team, most end up with a very small partial scholarship while others get nothing at all. Posters talking about full rides through Notre Dame or Duke are kidding themselves.
With that said, I think scholarships are a bad idea. As someone noted earlier, they are supposed to be students first. Besides, men's football and basketball players would end up being given substantially less than basically all female athletes which pretty much defeats the "pay those who are bringing in the revenue!" argument.
Personally, I think the better route is to ease restrictions on working and stop with such severe penalties. You might as well take the money if you're a marketable D-I athlete.
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