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this is a discussion within the College Community Forum; These kids better know; not think they know; but know, what they are about to get into. I will take the side of the schools in this debate. These guys are given full scholarships. (Not all but your guys that ...

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:12 AM   #11
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These kids better know; not think they know; but know, what they are about to get into.

I will take the side of the schools in this debate. These guys are given full scholarships. (Not all but your guys that become stars, do.) Look at Texas A&M. Without Johnny Football, A&M is now in a mess. These guys who play two years and then jet off to the NFL leave their respective schools in a bid and hurting for players and the schools are just suppose to "eat" the lost money and future revenue.

Football, feeds all of the other athletic programs the schools have. Yes, the BAMA's, LSU's, and who-have-you's make a lot of money on football. But that money goes on to supprt other programs for the University. Not just athletics.

These kids need to really think about what they THINK they want and make sure it's not just for the minority "Super Stars" benifit.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:48 AM   #12
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Re: College athletes take step toward forming labor union

If it is to get the full cost of school paid and to get the scholarships guaranteed for the full duration to get ones degree I could support their struggle. But not if its just kids looking for a payday.
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I wouldn't lose any sleep at all if they eliminated athletic scholarships altogether.
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:55 PM   #14
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I wouldn't lose any sleep at all if they eliminated athletic scholarships altogether.
You'll be long into the deep sleep long before that or college athlete unionization happens

These kids already get 'paid': tuition, dorms, team meals, tutors. The proposed union makes it sound like slave labor
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Old 02-10-2014, 07:55 AM   #15
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This begs a ton of concerns and wreaks of probable corruption.

1. Unions require dues and funding. If College athletes are so broke how will they afford dues?

2. United Steel Union is backing and pushing this. Why? What is their payoff? What are the implications and debt owed if these players go pro?

3. Where is the financing for this? Private colleges will not be able to handle the burden and public colleges will have to use tax payer funding.

4. "If" athletes are allowed to unionize to increase and gain compensation then wouldn't any other group of scholarship receiving students be able to do the same?

5. Universities have x amount of dollars for scholarships, increase the compensations and Universities will be forced to reduce the number of scholarships they grant.

Playing sports and attending college is rough? So difficult in fact that there needs to be increased compensation and a Union? Tell that to the single mother working 3 jobs and going to school to better herself.

In the interest of education, create the union but the only student athletes allowed to be members are those with a 3.5 GPA or higher and they must be starters..
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:31 PM   #16
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Re: College athletes take step toward forming labor union

I agree with everyone.

These guys get:
scholarships ,
medical needs met,
room and board,
tuturoring,
meals,
travel,
meeting people (broadcasters,politicans, etc.),
books,
classes worked around the game /season schedule meaning, if a class is full and they need it , they get.
YES, some get full and some get partial scholarships depending on their athletic talents.

I agree with lee909. A monthly monetary stipend would be ok and end any businesses/ Alumni boosters etc. in gpoing against NCAA rules about giving things like cars and spending/pocket change money to the athletes.

These rest of what this union stituation is ridiculous.
Medical care beyond college?

Which athletic department is this union sipposed to be for? Football? Basketball? Baseball?
These are your top money college sports.
Well, about the others? Tennis. Swimming.


I really think this union subject and paying college athletes debate will harm more of them than help the most of the them. In their personal lives, this would not be good.
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Old 03-31-2014, 02:57 PM   #17
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Re: College athletes take step toward forming labor union

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Sorry, let me re-clarify..

I hate greedy unions that acquire way too much power.

I broad brushed them all into my original statement. That was wrong. They're not ALL bad, but IMO most are.
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