For the record if anyone is still reading this thread...
Coming from a former college athlete, the scholarships are fantastic if you get a full ride, HOWEVER, what many of you are missing is that while their bills are covered as are meals on campus, they NOT ALLOWED to hold a job. Say what you want but these are 18 - 22 year olds, do you think they are not going to go out on a date for 4 years? How about pay for gas? How about to just buy a coffee somewhere.
The rules ARE broken. I am not suggesting athletes get paid, though if they got a monthly stipend of like $300, each, across the board, it would solve alot of this. Not likely all of it, someone will still give a kid a Lexus and the kid will take it. Another option, ALLOW THEM TO WORK A JOB. It is ridiculous that these kids are not allowed work a job during the school year.
Anyways, I will call it quits here, Just think it is important to understand all the facts.