Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
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.
That's not really true. The truth is very few athletics make money. In some cases basketball and football make money but the other 18 or so sports lose money. Are you saying that if you are in one of the few sports that makes money that you deserve a cut and the others do not?