Do you have a problem with all the non-revenue sports that are subsidized by "how much money universities make off of players?"
That's a good point. But doesn't it still seem a little morally weird that universities can make money off of players while the players can't make money off themselves. Such as in the Ohio State jersey situation. Universities can sell a players jersey but players can't sell their own.
for people ******** at the players for getting gifts...grow up a tad...these guys earned it for their hard work this year...how about you guys go through all the practices/2-a-days/media sessions/ and everything else a college athlete goes through...saying it's unfair to get a present as a reward is hilarious and misinformed.
Most of the people are jealous they don't get anything or don't understand the work that's involved...i'm not an athlete but know of a scholarship player at IWCC and even there it's tough to balance grades and work...you try it?
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I walked on and then received a scholarship after a couple years. After receiving my scholarship I had no money issues (not that I really did before it even though I had very minimal help from family). Scholly paid for housing, meal plan, books, tuition and a little extra because my housing was cheaper than the housing allowance. Oh yeah I got $500 my freshman year and $250 each year after that for clothes from the NCAA. Add the Pell grant of $4000 on top of all that I was perfectly fine.
So I kindly disagree, the athletes are compensated well for their efforts.
I guess you are misunderstanding what I'm trying to get across, and I apologize for that. My point is none of these kids are getting rich playing college football and staying in the rules. No no one is going into the poor house either. My statement was based on the poster I originally quoted who acted like they are all rolling around like Rock Stars.
As far as the player I knew. I was just going on what his dad told me. And with his parents paying for the first 3 years themselves, their pockets were pretty light by the time he got a scholly.
I just don't like the idea of "You're getting a free education, what else do you want?" Most average students who plan on getting an education would have a tough time putting all the hours in that most student athletes do.
the problem is not that the players don't get paid, its that bcs football makes huge profits tax free. Allow the govt to bet their cut, tax the rich, feed the poor. The money Is spiralling out of control but its still not bad deal to get a full ride and if you are really poor, some Pell grant money or other financial aid to ensure you have some pocket change...coaches making 5myn is a bigger issue than some college kids getting some bowl gifts though
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