Posted by andrew5975 on 6/8/2011 5:03:00 AM (view original):
i dont have a problem with college athletes getting paid...but lets be honest...the only athletes that would have any chance to be paid are the athletes in the programs that make money...mens football and mens basketball...and a few other random programs like womens basketball at uconn or soccer at north carolina...thats it. also we as a society would have to accept many other college sports at many universities ceasing to exist...because as we all know the mens football and basketball programs pay for virtually all of the other college athletic programs...so if the "basketball and football money" is going towards paying those sports players...then that obviously leaves no money for golf, rugby, volleyball, softball, track, etc...
Andrew, very good points. And I bleieve you would be correct if athletes were ever paid. However, "Title IX" has already beaten you to the punch. This bull$hit law has severly crippled my favorite NCAA sport -Wrestling. I only keep up with wrestling but I am sure mens soccer, lacrosse, baseball, swimming, diving, track, and golf can't be doing well either.
I agree with equality for women but lets face facts. There are and never will be as many women athletes as men. So, mens scholarships have to be matches by womens scholarships. The only problem is with football soaking up so many schollies and the lack of "WILLING" female athletes to equally match the mens scholarships; the less popular mens sports offer less schollies. In turn this creates a domino effect. Lets use wrestling as an example. The nations top wrestlers fight tooth and nail over a small pool of schollies. Schools end up with less talented players or none at all. They slowly slip down the rankings until eventually they suck and eventually disbanded.
My home state of Virginia is down to 4 wrestling teams. UVA, VA Tech, Old Dominion, and Liberty. 15 years ago there was over 20.
Title IX was a solution but NOT the right one. The death of many to save a few does not seem logical. Thank you clinton era!