View Poll Results: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary? (multiple choice)

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    13 48.15%
  • No

    10 37.04%
  • They should be able to work

    5 18.52%
  • They should be able to market their likeness/autographs

    6 22.22%
  • Boosters should be allowed to pay them

    2 7.41%
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Yeah...some...

    He reminds me of Tressel. He'll recruit anyone. When the Hernandez murder news broke, the first thing I thought, other than "the hell was Kraft thinkin with him", is that "yup, typical Urban recruit".
    Well, look at it this way, if tOSU meets UA for the BCS title and loses, he'll need to spend more time with his family again...
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I was listening to ESPN radio today and heard something I didn't know about college athletes. They are not able to be employed, not even part time, by anyone while school is in session including during spring break. How are these kids supposed to make any money to support themselves? Think if a poor kid with a single mother who is barely paying the electric bill sends her son off to school. The kid gets room, food, and an education. And that's it. No entertainment, nothing. Also, college athletes cannot make any money off of their likeness, autographs, etc. So, should college athletes be paid a salary, be able to work, be able to make money off of their likeness/autographs, or a combo of some of those?
    This is something I've had a problem with forever. I don't think that they should be paid a salary. However, I think they should be given a stipend/allowance and they should have a fund set aside for them when they graduate. Colleges make way too much money off of these kids for them to not get any of it or a meaningful portion of it. It's absurd.

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    47 million in profits.
    Not in one year...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Not in one year...
    I never said in one year.

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Well, look at it this way, if tOSU meets UA for the BCS title and loses, he'll need to spend more time with his family again...
    Ohio State's schedule last year was a cream puff schedule, as was Notre Dame's (although not by as much). Alabama would've bitchslapped Ohio State, had they been eligible. Of course, I don't think it would've mattered. I wouldn't bet money that the BCS would've put Ohio State at 2. They may have kept Alabama there, below Notre Dame, despite the one loss.

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I never said in one year.
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    Have you seen the profits of the schools and NCAA? They can afford to compensate a little more for the people that bring in that revenue. LSU alone made almost 70 million in revenue in the 2009-2010 season. How much did the people who got them that get? None.
    Really? The above began this back and forth...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I was listening to ESPN radio today and heard something I didn't know about college athletes. They are not able to be employed, not even part time, by anyone while school is in session including during spring break. How are these kids supposed to make any money to support themselves? Think if a poor kid with a single mother who is barely paying the electric bill sends her son off to school. The kid gets room, food, and an education. And that's it. No entertainment, nothing. Also, college athletes cannot make any money off of their likeness, autographs, etc. So, should college athletes be paid a salary, be able to work, be able to make money off of their likeness/autographs, or a combo of some of those?
    they generally get a stipend for daily living expenses, have a generous meal plan through the school, and have their housing needs provided for. Not to mention their education

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I was listening to ESPN radio today and heard something I didn't know about college athletes. They are not able to be employed, not even part time, by anyone while school is in session including during spring break. How are these kids supposed to make any money to support themselves? Think if a poor kid with a single mother who is barely paying the electric bill sends her son off to school. The kid gets room, food, and an education. And that's it. No entertainment, nothing. Also, college athletes cannot make any money off of their likeness, autographs, etc. So, should college athletes be paid a salary, be able to work, be able to make money off of their likeness/autographs, or a combo of some of those?
    I would prefer they just became students. Maybe make it club sports and not associated with education.

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    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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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Look at the revenue they make for the school. No questions they should get at least a little compensation.
    It's called getting an education.
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