Jolly Good Fellow
For those who think it is all about education either never played or are so focused on the money that you missed what the kids are asking for. Ok I have a question and be honest with your response. Why does a college FIRE a head coach for compiling multiple losing season even though his player graduation rate is extremely high? Why is it when we talk about a kid being recruited we talk about his speed, his strength, etc.. but not his GPA? The last 3 seasons has anyone said to themselves I am thinking about not buying season tickets next year because the GPA of the athletes are not as high as I would like . If it's about education then why of a kid does not perform coaches have the right to excuse them from the team. This should not happen unless there is a disregard for team rules. Come on guys if a kid gets injured he can lose his scholarship. Several kids that are recruited are from low income families so during recruiting they are told that their child be taken care of. I don't agree with the kids getting a salary but their basic needs should be metExactly !!!! College is about educating a population of people NOT semi pro football.
To be honest this isn't good for academic institutions at all.