Both points above are valid arguments for their respective side. The problem I have is Shangheyed's points are well documented throughout sports and general media, while the other points are not (that I know of). Athletes get tremendous opportunity and benefits above and beyond the general student population, even those with academic full ride scholarships. And with the cost of higher education skyrocketing, the value of those benefits rise as well. Again, a point that I feel is lost in the argument.
Now - I do like what the B1G had to say - guaranteed four year scholarships covering the full cost of that education, plus the health insurance would be a great improvement. I am just afraid that it is too late for this, especially given the latest media deals to come out of 'Bama and UK.