Should college athletes be paid….? Simple enough question but what do you think?


2 Responses to “Should college athletes be paid….? Simple enough question but what do you think?”

  1. 1 sid finch
    September 24, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    College athletes should not be paid, but they should receive a stipend (more than the average college student), that at least lets them buy a pair of sneakers or go to a movie. The money that they help generate for the school is enormous, but they are getting a free education (if they choose to fully take advantage of it)that today will run in excess of 150,000 dollars or more in some places. That’s the payoff. If they don’t like that deal than go pro and good luck. The problem is the nickel and dime nonsense that the NCAA plays with recruits and college athletes. If a kid has a slice of pizza with a recruiter or alumni, the national guard descends on campus. To avoid improprieties big schools should give athletes a monthly stipend to at least live on par with the cost of living. Think about it. If your a kid on full scholarship, but with limited means, what keeps you from taking money or favors from an agent, sneaker rep or alumni. Not much! We are not talking big bucks, but the difference of 500-1000 dollars a month and nothing, is big, especially to a kid whose had nothing his whole life. The NCAA is so shortsighted regarding this issue and keeps these draconian rules in place. All it does is make them look clueless. All stipends should be the same at every major university so that their is no outbidding for recruits and any violation should invoke unbelievably harsh penalties. just my opinion.

  2. September 24, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    Some might argue that the better college athletes DO get paid. They call it a scholarship.

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