Re: O'Bannon v. NCAA (aka Could Ohio State go D3)
Originally Posted by dougdirt
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.
I don't disagree with a lot of what you say Doug, but if you think the football players and the men's volleyball players are getting the same benefits that's crazy. First, the football team gets 85 scholarships. The volleyball team? 4.5 to spread around. The football team charters planes to away games. The volleyball team takes a bus. The football team gets free food at the training table. The volleyball players eat in the dining hall. The football team has dozens of dedicated tutors, trainers, strength coaches, position coaches just dedicated to football.
"In our sundown perambulations of late, through the outer parts of Brooklyn, we have observed several parties of youngsters playing 'base', a certain game of ball. Let us go forth awhile, and get better air in our lungs. Let us leave our close rooms, the game of ball is glorious"