Re: O'Bannon v. NCAA (aka Could Ohio State go D3)
as if getting paid $40 grand a year for a free education/room and board/books and food/dinning hall isnt enough. Thats more than most college graduates make right out of college.
But if these players are going to get paid how will it work? Will they get a share of ticket gate for the game? and will a QB make more than a bench player? will walk ons make anything? will players not receiving a full scholarship but only a part scholarship receive the same as someone on a full scholarship?
And then keep in mind title IX...is this going to create a lawsuit or controversy that guys basketball will make more than womans basketball?
And then if they do get paid how will that work? When will they get paid? I know for a fact if I grew up with not much money and then all of a sudden at 18 years old living by myself in a dorm I get paid a lot of money, chances are im going to blow it and it will be a distraction more than anything.. So with that said will the money go into a booster, or whatever you want to call it, and the players can collect their share at the end of 4 years? giving you more of an incentive to stay and get your degree. and then giving you money when you get out as a starter fund for yourself and to walk out of college with a degree and $$..
But then what happens if you dont stay 4 years? do you still get anything? But the biggest thing to keep in mind is that these athletes are still making $40 + grand a year on an education and the whole 9 yards. So that still needs to be equated into the decision making process