Originally Posted by The Yancey
My first degree was in theatre. I had a scholly and I got paid for 20 hours per week of time spent acting, building sets, running stage lights, etc. I see no reason why athletes should be discriminated against and not receive the same opportunity and compensation. They play, practice, watch film, and hit the weight room all year. Give them the 20 hour pay as well.
That's interesting. How were you compensated? Was it treated like a work study?
Perhaps that's a viable solution. Allow ALL athletes to collect work study wages for their time spend practicing and competing. No, they won't get rich. But, they won't be entirely broke either. That also nullifies the "We can't work, the NCAA won't let us" crowd.