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The racial divide on paying players

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BTW I was a scholarship athlete at a smaller school. Life was good.

Education, lodging, and food were paid for. We got first dibs on registration so I could take any class or professor I wanted (meaning: easier classes). I had free tudoring.

On top of that if I went out around town I rarely paid for a drink.

Fun times

Life was good
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BTW I was a scholarship athlete at a smaller school. Life was good.

Education, lodging, and food were paid for. We got first dibs on registration so I could take any class or professor I wanted (meaning: easier classes). I had free tudoring.

On top of that if I went out around town I rarely paid for a drink.

Fun times

Life was good


I know how that is I was really good at intramural Basketball and had an unstoppable jumper..guys would try to intimidate me in the cafe..star life right Tee?!

On occasion...someone would scan their food card for me.. Throws a dollar in the air..
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BTW I was a scholarship athlete at a smaller school. Life was good.

Education, lodging, and food were paid for. We got first dibs on registration so I could take any class or professor I wanted (meaning: easier classes). I had free tudoring.

On top of that if I went out around town I rarely paid for a drink.

Fun times

Life was good

I hope you realize that you were in violation of NCAA Amateur rules and would have faced possible suspension.

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I know how that is I was really good at intramural Basketball and had an unstoppable jumper..guys would try to intimidate me in the cafe..star life right Tee?!

On occasion...someone would scan their food card for me.. Throws a dollar in the air..


That is a violation of the amateur rules. You may have faced suspension.
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I hope you realize that you were in violation of NCAA Amateur rules and would have faced possible suspension.


I do. If the NCAA happened to stumble into these local dive bars at 1:00am and seen me receiving a drink from some local dude or fellow student or if one of those people suddenly had a crisis of conscious for buying me, their friend, a drink and turned me in.... I may have had to pay them back and miss a half of a game.

Fortunately, they never did and even if they did it would have been impossible to prove. I doubt the NCAA would have even bothered unless a business was giving us free food and drinks. If it is just friends.. I mean, it isn't like they itemize drink receipts with who each drink is for.

So, long story short, technically you are correct but in reality the NCAA doesn't give a poo about that.

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I used to stalk celebrities on the Circuit City purchase database to see what they bought...searching for Alonzo Mourning I found a reciept for a 2000 dollar stereo system purchased by Georgetown Atheltic department!

Found an old address for Angelina Jolie in Bev Hills..lol
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I find it fascinating how people take such a socialist attitude toward athletes at these universities.  Football and basketball players at big name universities are paid much less than their free market value (considering what they produce for the school), yet the prevailing attitude seems to be that "they get plenty so its cool"

 

Not to mention the implicit assumption that the football and basketball teams should not only be profitable but should also produce enough to cover the expenses of the other athletic programs

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No assumption of profitability of football and hoops and they cover other sports on purpose.
When there is no cost to you its easy to go hey lets pay people more.
Not every school is awash in cash and profits to pay everyone. Its going to either be just the big two sports or all sports or it gets blown to bits and its intramurals and minor leagues for hoops amd football. Then if those guys dont make it to the pros they will have to go to school and pay out of pocket.
That should be the extreme in all of this. My fear is really only a handful of schools could pay and compete and have high quality teams and the middle of the road schools go furw down.

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should the guy working for the bookstore have to pay the uni back if he doesn't graduate?


He isnt making the UNI millions of dollars. The point of going to college is to get an education. If you are there only to play ball you should have gone overseas. I think the players should be paid because they bring in revenue but they are there to learn

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I find it fascinating how people take such a socialist attitude toward athletes at these universities. Football and basketball players at big name universities are paid much less than their free market value (considering what they produce for the school), yet the prevailing attitude seems to be that "they get plenty so its cool"

Not to mention the implicit assumption that the football and basketball teams should not only be profitable but should also produce enough to cover the expenses of the other athletic programs

What will happen is the other sports will go away. Title 9 is socialism...but seriously is this a bad thing?

You dont have to play at college..if you do here is the structure.

If you want to be paid there is a structure as well...it is called NBA, NBA DL, international Bball.. MLB...if your not good enough to play professionally you might want a degree.

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I had to laugh at the line FREE EDUCATION. A lot of them don't care at all about the education, so to them it's pretty much worthless. Just look at UNC, and the recently revealed A- paper that one of their students got. He obviously didn't care about learning. 

 

I like your idea though.

at least use a real example. It was not an A- paper and there is real question whether it is from a real student.

 Too the point the value of the education offered is not less because a student chooses not to avail him/herself.The cost is still the same for a student to attend. It's like having a $35000 car but not driving it.

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