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Comment 12 May 2019

I’d hate to work at a company where I only received a flat salary and didn’t get to share in the profits. Unfortunately, thats what big time college sports are. It’s balogne and needs to be corrected.

Comment 08 May 2019

More from the same article:

"By the time those kids get to college, the deals are usually already done," Dawkins said during defense questioning. "There's no need to pay a college coach because those players are coming to college with agents. The idea that it's an amateur world is not real."

Exactly. 

Comment 08 May 2019

Paying players is rife throughout big time collegiate athletics. Pay them.
 

http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/26701792/dawkins-code-convicted-college-hoops-trial

 

"Leaving court, Dawkins said he could have chosen to cooperate with prosecutors and identified coaches he knew were willing to funnel money to top athletes.

'I could have,' he said. 'Anybody who's paying players to me is a good guy. I think the whole case is B.S., so I wouldn't have cooperated.'

Haney spoke with pride of Dawkins.

'He could have brought the whole world of college athletics to its knees and he chose not to,' the lawyer said. 'He was asked repeatedly by the government to cooperate. He said, 'I'm not going to give you the names of 15 to 20 coaches.'" 

Comment 03 May 2019

That’s the second time you’ve stated such a point. Perhaps you could explain your point of view and help us understand why you hold this position so adamantly. Otherwise, your post is unsupported and basically worthless.

i mean, anyone can say to someone, “you don’t know what you’re talking about”, but without a strong, logical argument behind it, it means nothing.

Comment 03 May 2019

Yes, you do, but it doesn’t require equal pay. So, you you let the market for these other non-revenue sports sort themselves out. If the market for a gymnast is $0, then they only get a scholarship. Easy enough. 

If it means cutting into the coaches’ multi-million dollar salaries, you cut there. If it means cutting s few programs, you cut there. Easy enough. 

Comment 02 May 2019

Yes. I know about title IX. Big deal. You think Duke and Jentuckt and Arizona, etc... are hurting for money after doling our Title IX? No. Schools cut athletic programs all of the time to make their budgets work, and there are two huge moneymakers: CFB and CBB. 

Comment 02 May 2019

Not true. NBA players and WNBA players are not paid equally whatsoever, because their markets are different. Simple solution: everyone gets a scholarship, but everyone can get paid on top of that, depending on what the school chooses to afford. If it can only afford a scholarship, that’s what it offers: if, however, the school wants to pony up $100K or more, let them. The kids bring in so much more than that. Why not pay them?

Comment 01 May 2019

Absolutely, but they limit the amount of compensation these athletes should be afforded. Let’s put it in terms of real world business:

You work at an entertainment company for $50,000 per year. If another company wants to pay you two or three times that amount for the same work, you’d jump on it. But to be prevented from even pursuing that salary because of some concept of amateurism doesn’t make any sense when the guy next to you is making $10 million per year for recruiting you to the company.  After all, you’re the guy doing the hard work and the one that people are paying tickets to see; not him. Why shouldn’t you get paid what the market can afford?

i mean, this is the USA, and not the USSR.

Comment 01 May 2019

Or how about they just get paid whatever the market will allow, like everything else in the USA? Not sure why there has to be some concept if amateurism involved, when these young people are working 20-40 hour work weeks without just compensation.

Comment 17 Jul 2018

Am i the only one who's noticed that football players don't understand the difference between "a part" and "apart (from)"? I know it's just Twitter, but It seems like they always get this wrong these days.