Originally Posted by sonny
They do get paid. Free school, free room and board. Free books. That stuff is expensive. As far as the Universities making money on the athletes, yep, they sure do. The same way My employees make millions off of whatever I and the rest of my fellow employees do.
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The reason the universities make billions (with a B, friends and neighbors) is directly related to the performance of these kids.
It's eminently fair to give the kids money. It's the right thing to do. This is, after all, a billion dollar pie and the kids get squat, other than a seat that costs nothing to the university, a dorm room that costs little, and food that costs less than that.
The problem is that the implementation of the money is impossible to figure out, especially considering how much programs already cheat.