Originally Posted by dougdirt
Then someone needs to sue the NCAA so athletes can become employees, so just like in the real world, they can be "paid" what they are actually worth because in no world is the field hockey team as valuable to the school as the football or basketball team, no matter how good that field hockey team is or how bad the other two teams are. It's a joke.
Good luck with that. Considering most NCAA schools don't make money on football or basketball because they don't belong to a conference with a massive tv contract, it's unlikely that courts are going to view college sports as a business and athletes as employees. Big 10 and SEC teams may make a bunch of money on those two sports, But those schools and other major conference schools constitute the vast minority of college sports programs. When you take mid-majors, FCS schools, Division II and III schools, football and basketball are drains on the school budget.
If college players want to be paid, they're welcome to try Europe for basketball or Arena Football.