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Old 11-23-2018, 01:48 AM
Location: Buckeye, AZ
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Originally Posted by USMC1984 View Post
Because they are coddled and compensated enough already! Are you upset that math and engineering students are not compensated too?
Obviously there's some connection for/to you with this....why not just tell us?
They aren't fairly compensated for their labor, that's all. They aren't allowed jobs nor anyway to make money especially if the NCAA makes their 100% cut. No connections with athletes myself other than compassion for my fellow man (and woman) and hating hypocrisy like that of the NCAA with the Reggie Bush story I spoke of.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by steveklein View Post
It actually has everything to do with Title IX. Title IX is the reason so many athletic departments struggle. Dozens of football programs make tons of money, but they have to have 85 scholarships in women's sports to offset that... and yeah... those sports all lose tons of money.

If Title IX didn't exist, you wouldn't have football players subsidizing women's cross country and other sports that hemorrhage money.
Costs of average universities? Not really. Some of the most expensive universities have negligible athletic focus whatsoever... University of Chicago, Harvey Mudd, Sarah Lawrence—- some of the country’s most expensive colleges that have no real focus on athletics.
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Old 11-23-2018, 06:30 PM
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I would be ok with some type of trust where the guy can access the money either after he graduates or goes pro and money is no longer an issue. They can either put a down payment on a house, start a business, invest, go party insane for 2 years, go to med school This way you cant say the athletes got a raw deal.
I haven't thought of the logistics of it. The income would have to be tiered based on what you provide to the college and the ncaa. Somehow this would get botched to where some no name college volleyball player is getting the same as a star player at a division 1 top school and we would be back in the same boat.
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Old Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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The core problem is the USA covers a third of a continent and has 300 million people yet it has been apparently decided that there can be little more than 30 top level pro teams nationwide. So you have entire states with populations bigger than Ireland or Scotland that lack any pro team (other than meaningless minor leagues). In England a city like Liverpool actually has two pro soccer teams half a mile a part. In the USA Liverpool would barely be big enough to have any pro team in any sport. Because of this people in states that lack a market large enough for a pro team root for local college teams. This is how a college team can make many millions of dollars in athletic profit.

In an ideal world college sports would all be intramural and there would be 50+ pro teams in a promotion / relegation system that doesn't banish some cities in to permanent sportlessness.
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