Posts tagged "Paying College Athletes"

NCAA: “Compensate student-athletes” Piece at TheTandD.com has One Major Flaw

Most know, at least if you have perused my blog, that I am not in favor of paying college athletes a salary like we compensate someone “working” at their job. That treating athletes participating in college sports in the same manner as we do professional athletes would likely bring more bad than good to the... Read more »

The Daily Gamecock Article on Paying College Athletes Defies Logic

Follow @kirkmango I can at least see the arguments that individuals have in support of paying college athletes for their efforts (beyond their scholarship) based on the exploitation of some of these athletes, the teams they play for, and the money they bring in – which seems to line the pockets of others. I chronicled... Read more »

Part II: NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of "Paying College Athletes"

In my previous commentary on the USA Today piece, Part I:  NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of “Paying College Athletes”, we were discussing the importance of life lessons, inferring how paying college athletes would detract from this. Looking at this “paying college athletes” from another angle (one that begs us to ask some... Read more »
Advertisement:

Part I: NCAA President Mark Emmert Addresses The Issue Of "Paying College Athletes"

“It’s grossly unacceptable and inappropriate to pay players … converting them from students to employees” says NCAA President Mark Emmert in a recent USA Today article on the subject of paying college athletes. However, Emmert does admit, according to the piece, that “it’s time for a serious discussion about whether and how to spread a... Read more »