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

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  • Yes

    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%
  • Other

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    I agree with those who say we should decouple education from sports (or something like that).

    College sports has become big business. That shouldn't have happened. Intramural sports between dorms or frats/sororities? fine. This big money thing that college football and basketball has become? Gross.

    I sympathize with those who can only go to college because of sports scholarships. But if we're going to have those, then education should be the number one priority. Too many athletes leave - and even graduate - without getting the education.

    Redo it all. Get the money out of it.

    Unfortunately, given human nature, I doubt that will happen.

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    I agree with those who say we should decouple education from sports (or something like that).

    College sports has become big business. That shouldn't have happened. Intramural sports between dorms or frats/sororities? fine. This big money thing that college football and basketball has become? Gross.

    I sympathize with those who can only go to college because of sports scholarships. But if we're going to have those, then education should be the number one priority. Too many athletes leave - and even graduate - without getting the education.

    Redo it all. Get the money out of it.

    Unfortunately, given human nature, I doubt that will happen.
    Most schools have one, maybe two, sports that end up supporting all others. Title IX almost made it a necessity to milk those sports that do make a profit and thus, have them generate even more revenue to keep up with the rising cost of higher education...
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    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.
    Good evening, Gipper.

    Yep, Ohio State was 12-0 last year against such "creampuffs" as Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Miami, Michigan State, and four other great teams...even though they were ineligible to play in a Bowl game, due to the suspension.

    Those of us who live in Ohio were very proud of the grit they showed all year! So there!

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Gipper.

    Yep, Ohio State was 12-0 last year against such "creampuffs" as Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Miami, Michigan State, and four other great teams...even though they were ineligible to play in a Bowl game, due to the suspension.

    Those of us who live in Ohio were very proud of the grit they showed all year! So there!
    Bring 'em on...

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Gipper.

    Yep, Ohio State was 12-0 last year against such "creampuffs" as Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Miami, Michigan State, and four other great teams...even though they were ineligible to play in a Bowl game, due to the suspension.

    Those of us who live in Ohio were very proud of the grit they showed all year! So there!
    Ohio State didn't make the top 100 in the NCAA's strength of schedule for all teams in Division 1 (this includes 1-AA). They had a cream puff schedule. Michigan was down (and nearly beat them), Michigan State was down, Nebraska was down. Miami was waaaaaaaay down.

    By the way, reciting the conference schedule doesn't exactly help your case.

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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Bring 'em on...

    Another one bites the dust...
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, Gipper.

    Yep, Ohio State was 12-0 last year against such "creampuffs" as Penn State, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Miami, Michigan State, and four other great teams...even though they were ineligible to play in a Bowl game, due to the suspension.

    Those of us who live in Ohio were very proud of the grit they showed all year! So there!
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    Bring 'em on...

    Another one bites the dust...
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Back in the 1980's during the scientific kerfluffle over "cold fusion," the claims for which were advanced (as I recall) by two professors from Texas A&M, a skeptical physicist cautioned that he could not believe in cold fusion until the experiments were replicated by researchers "from a university without a good football team."
    aTm may have to go without Johnny Football this year, but I hope not...
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    aTm may have to go without Johnny Football this year, but I hope not...
    I just hope he gets through all this with his head still screwed on straight. Good evening, AP.
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    Re: Should College Athletes Be Paid a Salary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I just hope he gets through all this with his head still screwed on straight. Good evening, AP.
    Given his off season, I wouldn't count on that.

    Good evening 2m...
    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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