Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds
So Doug, you want colleges to start dropping athletics so the 1% of athletes that they're "taking advantage of" that will later be pros get their "fair deal", and screw over the rest of the players who will only have their college athletics career no longer available to them?
I'm not Doug, but I will take a swing at this one and I'm sure Doug will too. I don't understand why everyone thinks that paying the football and basketball players will collapse all of college athletics. How about this for a solution? Take the current amount of money each team spends on their football program and put all of that money in a hat. Tell teams that they can spend that money any way they want, including on players. I think 2 million out of Urban Meyers
Salary would go a long way towards rectifying this problem. Perhaps schools may stop building those super lavish training facilities and instead pay the kids. Perhaps they will stop paying defensive coordinators half a million dollars and give that money to the kids concussions themselves for it. Or you could make the number a percentage of each schools athletic budget. You don't have to kill lacrosse to pay players, you just have to distribute the money correctly.