should NCAA drop all requirements regarding amateur status,etc?

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    College football players already get a piece of the pie. Have you noticed the cost of attending college? They get free education, room and board and some perks. They also get special training that helps them get to the pro side of the sport where some parlay that into millions.
    Does anyone really think there are more than 4 or 5 a year that could jump from high school to the pros?
    Everyone is bitching about the high price of attending a college game. Start paying college atheletes and start listening to the bitching.
    Millions of kids can't attend college because they were not born with the atheletic ability or do not have the funds. A scholarship is worth over 100,00 dollars.
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    Its a very small piece. It certainly doesnt represent "fair value" for the very best players who bring in millions of dollars of revenue, nor the ones that receive more value than their non-revenue generating sport could ever bring in. They may all get a piece of the pie, but in no sense could you argue that labor is compensated in a way that bears any resemblance to the market, or anything resembling the production value of said athlete.
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    Without college football, the only sport that could possibly support itself is basketball. All other sports depend on football and would cease to exist if their funding stopped or were decreased ,as well as the scholarships that would go with it. Paying the so called "fair share" to the players would greatly shrink the amount used by other sports.
    How much would be paid? Would schools start bidding for players? Many schools could not afford what the major schools could pay.
    Anything other than a small stipend for the players, to assist them with misc. expenses, would cause college football to not exist as we know it.
    They don't seem to lack funds for drugs and beer
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    The sports would likely become truly amateur and composed of students. Horrible idea!
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    And no fans at the gqmes. except mama's and papa's.
    We have that now, called intramurals.
    There are amateur games everywhere. Ever been to one. Rugby, soccer,tennis and softball , just to name a few.
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    It's amateur in name only for the big schools.

    Look at it clearly. When you have coaches getting million dollar salaries and 100 million dollar tv contracts, and video games etc..it's rather ludicrous to call it amateur.


    And it's certainly more "pro" then semi-pro leagues.
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    If that's the case, so what? You don't think people went to UF football games before TV and millionaire coaches?
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    I think I agree with jimgata, but it's such a novel experience, I'm not sure. :whoa:
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    Here's my 2 cents. Yes these kids are given a great education that the universities pay for. Where I have some problems is that EA sports, the jerseys being sold with the kids names and likeness and the schools, sports games are making BILLIONS. That's where I think the kids should get something from these. Not to get paid by the school per say but if any of our names were on the back of a jersey and a company was making millions off of our number with our name on the back wouldn't we want a piece of the money being made?
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    I say pay them and terminate all sports scholarships. Take the scholarship money and give it to people who actually want an education.
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    Well, you could then take one of the A's out of NCAA.
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    Who needs the NCAA then?
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    I want one question answered by those that want to pay amateurs money in college sports.

    What good will you, or the game, get out of paying college kids... IOW what's in it for you... personally speaking?

    And isn't college football, and it's amateur statues, one of the main the reasons why most of us don't watch overpriced/over-payed pro football games, but instead watch college ball?

    Why would anyone want to ruin the great game of college football?
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    No, because they you will have schools like the New York cheater Yankees stockpiling talent a d buying championships, which reminds me, my Yankee buddy thinks the Yankees should be able to buy the Rays farm system, what an ass he is.
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    Bama, Kentucky, and others pretty much do that already

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