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09:33 AM ET 02.02 | Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour pay big universities millions to use their gear. Notre Dame just signed a reported $90 million, 10-year contract to receive cash and product from Under Armour. The previous equipment income leader was the University of Michigan, which makes $6.3 million per year from Adidas. Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and UT together receive a total of $4.1 million in cash each year, and nearly $5.5 million in free equipment from Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour, according to court documents and contracts obtained by News 8.

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February 2, 2014  09:39 AM ET

Clothes Makes The Player, Bro?

February 2, 2014  10:09 AM ET

Look like a dollar and play like a dime.

February 2, 2014  10:11 AM ET

The KENS5 article touched on the apparel deals then quickly morphed ino a "poor disadvantaged players-need-to-get-paid social injustice" piece. Nevermind the value of a college education, housing, meals, stipend etc ... And nowhere was it menioned that the players get free stuff too.

I've spent 6 figures several times over putting my wife and kids through college and I'm not finished yet. Cry me a f______ river about the poor disadvantaged taken-advantaged-of players. KENS5 should focus on saving the whales and leave college sports alone.

February 2, 2014  10:11 AM ET

The KENS5 article touched on the apparrel deals then quickly morphed into a social injustice piece about the players not getting paid. Nevermind the value of a college education, housing, meals, stipend etc. And never mind the free stuff the players already get from Nike, Adidas, Gatorade etc.

I've spent 6 figures several times over putting my wife and kids through college and I'm not finished yet. Cry me a f______ river about the poor disadvantaged taken-advantage-of players.

KENS5 should focus on saving the whales and leave college sports alone.

February 2, 2014  10:12 AM ET

f----- Fannation

February 2, 2014  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The KENS5 article touched on the apparrel deals then quickly morphed into a social injustice piece about the players not getting paid. Nevermind the value of a college education, housing, meals, stipend etc. And never mind the free stuff the players already get from Nike, Adidas, Gatorade etc.I've spent 6 figures several times over putting my wife and kids through college and I'm not finished yet. Cry me a f______ river about the poor disadvantaged taken-advantage-of players.KENS5 should focus on saving the whales and leave college sports alone.

THIS!

I'll be paying off my student loans til I'm freakin' dead! And I didn't get any "Free Shoes!"

February 2, 2014  10:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Look like a dollar and play like a dime.

OUCH!

February 2, 2014  11:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The KENS5 article touched on the apparel deals then quickly morphed ino a "poor disadvantaged players-need-to-get-paid social injustice" piece. Nevermind the value of a college education, housing, meals, stipend etc ... And nowhere was it menioned that the players get free stuff too.I've spent 6 figures several times over putting my wife and kids through college and I'm not finished yet. Cry me a f______ river about the poor disadvantaged taken-advantaged-of players. KENS5 should focus on saving the whales and leave college sports alone.

But WAIT, DR. - We live in an entitlement society these days. They (the 'student-athletes' *cough * cough*) DESERVE to have ALL this. It is their DESTINY! (Or something like that.)

S--ux to be them - huh? 8-)

February 2, 2014  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Look like a dollar and play like a dime.

NICE... heh heh

February 2, 2014  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

THIS!I'll be paying off my student loans til I'm freakin' dead! And I didn't get any "Free Shoes!"

What's interesting is .. my daughter would bring some of her football friends home when she would visit us and these guys never complained. She remains friends with a player who has gone on to the NFL and he never complained. I got a completely different perspective on student athletes when I sat down and talked to them myself.

This is a media-manufactured issue.

February 2, 2014  11:19 AM ET

And all that gear is manufactured by third world slave labor camps where little kids are forced to work for 30 cents a day.
But nobody give a damn about that here in the good old US of A.

"The sundown is on the Unions".

February 2, 2014  11:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

And all that gear is manufactured by third world slave labor camps where little kids are forced to work for 30 cents a day. But nobody give a damn about that here in the good old US of A. "The sundown is on the Unions".

LOL when players' pay is reduced to 30 cents a day then, and only then, can they be considered "slave laborers"

February 2, 2014  11:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This is a media-manufactured issue.

As is most of todays hot topics political, academic, athletic or pc. but the public laps it up like lemmings.

February 2, 2014  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

As is most of todays hot topics political, academic, athletic or pc. but the public laps it up like lemmings.

Ain't THAT the truth?!!

February 2, 2014  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

As is most of todays hot topics political, academic, athletic or pc. but the public laps it up like lemmings.

I know of Carlos Fuentes. Quien es Carlos Fuerte?

February 2, 2014  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

This is a media-manufactured issue.

Sometime in the '70s, journalism schools throughout the country began teaching "advocacy journalism". It was no longer enough to accurately report the news, journalists and the media we're supposed to tell who or what was right.

February 2, 2014  03:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sometime in the '70s, journalism schools throughout the country began teaching "advocacy journalism". It was no longer enough to accurately report the news, journalists and the media we're supposed to tell who or what was right.

Then everything belongs on the editorial page.

February 2, 2014  04:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Sometime in the '70s, journalism schools throughout the country began teaching "advocacy journalism". It was no longer enough to accurately report the news, journalists and the media we're supposed to tell who or what was right.

And thus began the downhill slide...when the 'news' organizations start telling the public what is right and what is wrong...

SMH

February 2, 2014  08:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The KENS5 article touched on the apparrel deals then quickly morphed into a social injustice piece about the players not getting paid. Nevermind the value of a college education, housing, meals, stipend etc. And never mind the free stuff the players already get from Nike, Adidas, Gatorade etc.I've spent 6 figures several times over putting my wife and kids through college and I'm not finished yet. Cry me a f______ river about the poor disadvantaged taken-advantage-of players.KENS5 should focus on saving the whales and leave college sports alone.

The difference is, your family leaves with their brains and limb intact, with an actual education, whereas most of these guys come out with degrees in tollbooth operation and heading toward paraplegia.

 
February 2, 2014  10:30 PM ET

I hope they get a new and better picture of Charley sometime soon

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