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November 13, 2012, 02:26 PM
Should college football players be paid???? i mean lets face it college stadiums are bigger than pro and almost always sell out, everything from concessions, to merchandise, to memorabilia cost double what you pay at walmart for almost the same stuff, Tuitions have gone up exponentually, and these schools are making so much money from the networks and where does it all go
November 13, 2012  02:30 PM ET

No. No buck$ while in school.

November 13, 2012  02:34 PM ET

Think about this. Schools provide athletes a full ride - tuition, books, lodgings, meals, excusive facilities, even certain sundries. If you add to this a small stipend for personal expenditures, how long will it be before someone brings a legal action against a school because an athlete used stipend funds to purchase illegal drugs?

November 13, 2012  02:37 PM ET

Why not just drop the pretense of collegiate football. Outlaw it. Convert to semi-pro teams. If playesr actually wants to further their education while playing, let 'em try to hack it. The NFL would benefit from largely unregulated minor leagues. Schools could lease out their stadiums and try to build followings for collegiate soccer and field hockey, perhaps becoming a pipeline to European clubs.

November 13, 2012  02:38 PM ET

Clog the start quad.

November 13, 2012  02:39 PM ET

Lacrosse between the hedges... quint, fools!

November 13, 2012  02:43 PM ET

Tinnie you have a unique outlook LMAO but yes you are right there would some how be a way to corrupt it and it would spin out of control like everything else....

November 13, 2012  02:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Lacrosse between the hedges... quint, fools!

Rugby FTW. Who wants to see dudes playing with their sticks?

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November 13, 2012  05:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Think about this. Schools provide athletes a full ride - tuition, books, lodgings, meals, excusive facilities, even certain sundries. If you add to this a small stipend for personal expenditures, how long will it be before someone brings a legal action against a school because an athlete used stipend funds to purchase illegal drugs?

Agreed, this is my take on the paid to play question. No.

November 13, 2012  05:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Why not just drop the pretense of collegiate football. Outlaw it. Convert to semi-pro teams. If playesr actually wants to further their education while playing, let 'em try to hack it. The NFL would benefit from largely unregulated minor leagues. Schools could lease out their stadiums and try to build followings for collegiate soccer and field hockey, perhaps becoming a pipeline to European clubs.

An NFL jr league, I wonder how bad that would hurt major programs with low grad rates for players. Could shake up the whole pecking order in College football.

November 13, 2012  05:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

An NFL jr league, I wonder how bad that would hurt major programs with low grad rates for players. Could shake up the whole pecking order in College football.

Not to mention the dagger that it would put in the heart of the NFL

November 13, 2012  08:45 PM ET

I'm in favor of stipends to athletes to cover the difference between tuition, books, room/board, etc. and the "full cost of attendance" published by the schools. Paying more creates more problems than it solves. Do all players on a team have to be paid the same amount? Do all schools have to pay the same stipend? If not, then it's the same 4-6 teams in contention for the NC every year. What all sports pay stipends? CFB and CBB? Won't Title IX require similar stipends to a like number of female athletes?

My fear is that cash-strapped schools will drop non-revenue sports in order to afford the CFB and CBB stipends. Wrestling, swimming, lacrosse, soccer, whatever. Then fewer kids will get to go to college on athletic scholarships. Current system ain't good; most proposed fixes ain't better.

November 13, 2012  09:39 PM ET

Not a fan of stipends or pay. The one thing Tinnie didn't mention was that the athletes that are worth paying are also getting prep training for the NFL. And the NFL may require its athletes to be 2 years outta HS, but there is nothing that says they have to go to college in that time.

November 13, 2012  10:49 PM ET

yeah this is a serious can of worms there cant be anything good come out of it.....

November 14, 2012  07:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm just here for the Assvitar.

I appreciate an honest man.

November 14, 2012  07:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Rugby FTW. Who wants to see dudes playing with their sticks?

Did you not pick up the "between the hedges" part of that? C'mon, Gator! We're north and south of the border, here...

November 14, 2012  08:23 AM ET

Oh yes a little Sanford stadium humor good one do they even play rugby at GA hahahaha???????
huh huh tell me huh

November 14, 2012  12:49 PM ET

Dawg?!?! I am no Dawg! I am a Vol.

November 14, 2012  02:49 PM ET

Good god Tinnie bet you guy,s are missin Fulmer these days

 
November 14, 2012  02:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Dawg?!?! I am no Dawg! I am a Vol.

And that is a beautiful blue tic you guy,s have

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