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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

    And the administartors laugh all the way to the bank.
    This is a decades old problem, similar to Curt Flood in Major League Baseball.
    Time to boycott NCAA basketball right now and football in the fall .
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    I personally think it's way too much. They get free education, free housing and they get to play games.
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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

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    The school is making so much more money off of them
    Why shouldn't the schools make money off of the students? It's a business.

    it's ridiculous.
    I don't think it's one bit ridiculous. The money is reinvested into the school.school.

    The fact that their medical bills related to their time playing the game isn't paid for by the schools is ridiculous.
    They don't have to choose that hobby. They can go for photography, or engineering, veterinary medicine.

    If I get hurt talking photos for photography class the college doesn't pay my bills.

    I think it's great the school makes millions they can offer better education to students who pursue real jobs.
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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

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    The school is making so much more money off of them it's ridiculous. The fact that their medical bills related to their time playing the game isn't paid for by the schools is ridiculous.
    They choose to do it though. The school is not forcing them to play the sport. It would be nice if the school did, however it would be wrong to legislate it as a necessity. It would also likely translate to higher costs for other students or perhaps less full athletic scholarships.
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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

    You should hear the horror stories of what the football players are shot up with for five years.
    On the offensive lines this year in bowl games, ALL players were wearing knee braces .
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    Because they are putting their body on the line. They are risking life long bodily harm and the schools are benefiting greatly. The least they could do is pay for their medical bills. It's that simple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    Why shouldn't the schools make money off of the students? It's a business.

    I don't think it's one bit ridiculous. The money is reinvested into the school.school.

    They don't have to choose that hobby. They can go for photography, or engineering, veterinary medicine.

    If I get hurt talking photos for photography class the college doesn't pay my bills.

    I think it's great the school makes millions they can offer better education to students who pursue real jobs.
    Ah, so you just don't give a **** about these kids. Got it.
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    They choose to do it though. The school is not forcing them to play the sport. It would be nice if the school did, however it would be wrong to legislate it as a necessity. It would also likely translate to higher costs for other students or perhaps less full athletic scholarships.
    Yeah, they chose to do it. However, that doesn't mean that the school shouldn't pay their sport related medical bills.
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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

    Quote Originally Posted by CLAX1911 View Post
    If I get hurt talking photos for photography class the college doesn't pay my bills.
    A bit of a silly comparison, don't you think? Your college classes won't knowingly place you in bodily harm.
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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Because they are putting their body on the line. They are risking life long bodily harm and the schools are benefiting greatly. The least they could do is pay for their medical bills. It's that simple.
    They are putting their body on the line to play a game under their own accord. The school is in no way responsible to pay for whatever injury results from their choice
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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheLastIndependent View Post
    They are putting their body on the line to play a game under their own accord. The school is in no way responsible to pay for whatever injury results from their choice
    Hate to say it, but that doesn't fly. That is why we have workman's comp for jobs. And with their schedule, requirements that they can't work, however, still attend practices, yes it is effectively a job for them.

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    Re: Should college students be able to unionize?

    Time for the NFL, remember them, to step in and develop a Triple A, Double A, etc.
    Right now, the NFL and NCAA have a cozy relationship using athletes.
    The NCAA is a free minor league system for the NFL.
    Just as the high schools are a free minor league system for the NCAA.
    The NCAA should be paying high schools for doing their dirty work .
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    Well they don't have to play ball. Why should they get payed for being students? If they want to earn money theycan drop playing games or take out a loan, or get a job.

    There is no reason to pay them. They are students. No other student is payed for their labor.
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