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How much debt do these scholarship athletes leave school with?
How many of them could actually get into the schools they play for based on their high school grades/economic condition?
How can you legally pay only male football and basketball players, while not paying the girls golf team?
Does the starting QB at Texas get paid more than the backup tight end?
Since they are to be paid, can they be cut and sent back to where they came from after a poor season like regular “employees”?
How are negative revenue sports like gymnastics and water polo going to be funded if football and basketball have to pay all their players?
Why do scholarship athletes get 24/7 access to trainers and tutors for free, while academic scholarship students do not?
Will tuition be raised on regular students to pay for these salaries?
I can go on, but it’s not like people like John Oliver give a damn about these questions. They just spout off shit that makes them feel better about themselves without actually looking at the consequences of their idiotic opinions.
Your questions are already answered. If you actually watched the clip, you’d know the education is meaningless and is in no way adequate compensation, especially when it comes to injuries. The athletes aren’t treated as students at all. D1 football and basketball is a minor league sport that generates billions of dollars, “education” is just an excuse so they get out of paying.
You can pay different programs based off the amount of revenue they generate and make it an equal split, like a stipend. Different sports are already treated unequally and football/basketball already subsidize the rest of the sports. No excess money has to come from the school itself, revenue from licensing, merchandise/ticket sales, TV deals, etc is more than enough to cover any expense the school has. They might have to add less additions to their stadiums and hire less useless administrators though.
You sound butthurt about this for some reason. This is America, you are paid what you’re worth.
None of the questions were answered by you or by Oliver. Leaving college with no student debt is meaningless? If some football player wants to blow of his education then that is his decision, and whether he is getting paid or not won’t change that. How much do you think San Jose State can afford to pay it’s athletes? I’m sure some schools like Alabama and Texas can get away with it, but the vast majority cannot and will be forced to abandon those sports, which means less opportunity for people.
In 5 years the only sports at most schools would be football, men’s basketball, and maybe baseball, because schools couldn’t fund sports that don’t make money.. Also if you’re legally able to pay a player, it becomes much harder to police (not that they do it well now) schools that pay players more than there fair share – so higher profile recruits would always go to powerhouse schools because they make more money, and parity is eliminated which compromises the overall quality of the product. I have no problem with guys getting paid for the use of their likeness, but to advocate some sort of a blanket stipend is foolish.. As someone who will be paying student loans until my mid-30s, I’m more inclined to say GTF over it, but I’ve also never had someone profit from my autograph so I respect that part of the argument.
Agree with SlickWIlly! But in our school we are given these opportunities as well as to take scheduled exams especially when in practice for a tournament, this was before when I’m 16 I don’t know if athletes have the same privilege as we had before.
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As a former college athlete my athletics department made me take Swahili, got a 4.0 and the only thing I learned was simba means lion and exams counted as participation… It was pretty fantastic.
Players should not be on salary with any institution but should have every right to go after compensation that is away from the school and program. Signing autographs and endorsing products is the best way for these kids to benefit from their play on the court.