Originally Posted by njx9
what? so once you're giving football players $500 a month, then you start giving the softball players $500 a month, then you have to give the underwater hockey team (if it's varsity) $500 a month, then you have to give the cross country team $500 a month. have you read anything in this thread yet, or did you somehow think you'd hit on an argument that hasn't already been ****-canned multiple times and doesn't come remotely close to standing up to common sense?
I'm not talking about the university doing it. I'm talking about them getting a share of the sales from merchandise the NCAA sells because they play football. I'm not advocating that schools pay these guys.
The sports you mentioned don't profit and therefore wouldn't get money. I'm just saying the NCAA should protect their athletes from more than just agents and stop using their profit as an excuse to abuse players.
edit: The NCAA can sell licenses to their sport where people who are not anyone (but oddly enough feel and look like the same player at the same university wearing that same number). I mean, we all know the QB at Washington is Jake Locker in spite of him being "QB 10" in the game.