If you follow college sports – especially football or men’s basketball – there is one topic that continues to come up: The notion of somehow compensating the athletes for the revenue they are bringing into their schools, their conferences, the NCAA, and all of the other entities who make a profit off of amateur athletics.
This compensation, be it in the form of stipends, income from the sale of their name/likeness, an actual “salary” from the schools, or anything else, would be in addition to the items student-athletes already receive (namely, a free education, room, board, and a healthy collection of athletic apparel).
I’ll be the first to admit there is a lot of hypocrisy in the current system. I recently bought my daughter a replica Nebraska jersey with the number 80 on it. Why number 80? Let’s be honest: it’s not because of Billy Haafke, Jamie Williams, Santino Panico…
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