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David Melson

Pay for college athletes: Yes or no?

Posted Thursday, January 21, 2010, at 3:25 PM
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  • Can't say that I agree with paying student athletes. They are being given the opportunity to get an education, even if they don't take advantage of it, they are getting valuable experience in their sport and provided a "springboard" for the Pro.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 3:47 PM
  • the problem is, when we think of college sports, the programs we are thinking about constitute a tiny minority of collegiate athletic programs. the vast majority of college athletes are real students and harbor no delusions about going pro some day. for many of them, the scholarships are a window of opportunity for the athletes to get an education and make something of themselves. while i concur that the athletes in the big-time programs (a small portion of football & men's basketball programs) are being used, i think it is important to tailor any solution to the actual problem. we dont want another well-intentioned debacle like title 9, which took away many more opportunities than it provided.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 4:08 PM
  • Why not let the university "invest" in the athelete. Pay now based on need and repaid through those big signing bonuses - maybe at a 100 to 1 ratio.

    -- Posted by devan on Thu, Jan 21, 2010, at 6:18 PM
  • Do we have too much recruiting of characters rather than character now?

    -- Posted by bomelson on Fri, Jan 22, 2010, at 3:00 PM
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