Originally Posted by Boston Red
And if you started paying Duke's players $100k per year, they'd have an even more decided recruiting advantage. And the fans of other teams would be less interested in watching their teams play Duke. And Duke's fans would get less interested pretty quick, too, because no one else is interested in watching their pro team play.
And pretty soon Duke isn't making $15 million anymore. And now they can't afford scholarships for any student athletes. So the rest of the athletics programs suffer. And then schools just become schools again.
Hell, maybe that's the right place to end up, but it's a lot less interesting than what we have now.
Then cut all sports. I simply can't understand how it is ok to tell people who are bringing in that kind of money they are worth $10-40,000 a year in a free education, while the mens vollyball team gets the exact same benefits from the school and costs them a million bucks a year. In what other business environment do the employees losing money hand over fist get paid the same as the ones bringing in tens of millions? Only in college sports.