Monday, January 10, 2011

Should Collegiate Athletes Get Paid?

In light of the BCS National Championship game being played tonight, I thought the question of monetary payment for collegiate student-athletes was fitting. I would argue that the student-athlete is already receiving numerous benefits monetarily, academically and athletically through the scholarships they have the opportunity to take advantage of. Sir Charles gives his opinion in the video below. What's yours?


  1. No. It would take the parity out of college sports. The one-and-done style players would go to where the money is since there isn't a draft to keep it somewhat even. If you make pay uniform across the board, you have to go with the lowest income school, which could be detrimental to smaller programs.

  2. College football has enough issues without paying players. That would open up a whole series of problems.

  3. I don't know enough about college sports... but it doesn't sound like a good idea. It seems that college athletes should be classified as amateurs... not professionals.