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Study: D-I football, men's hoops players worth at least six figures per year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Baron Scicluna, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Found this rather interesting, in light of all the talk about paying college athletes. One college athlete advocacy group says that if college athletics shared the money the way the pros do, college football players should average $121K a year, and hoopsters should make $265K per year.

    THere's also a lot of other interesting stuff, including that football players work an average of 43.3 hours per week and men's hoopsters 39 hours while in season.

    http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/6962151/advocacy-group-says-top-college-athletes-worth-six-figures
     
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Saw this. And have seen other similar estimates.

    It is truly an injustice that so much money flows through the NCAA and the players who are the show don't see a share of it.
     
  3. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    "If" is a tasty brew.
     
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    How much would the field hockey players make?
     
  5. Johnny Dangerously

    Johnny Dangerously Active Member

    If I were paid $200 an hour like a friend of mine is, I'd make $200 an hour.
     
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Well if they paid the school for their tuition, paid for their rent, paid for their food, paid for the coaching they received, paid for the training facility like I pay for a health club, paid for their books and paid for their health/dental coverage, among other expendatures that are covered, the school would probably come out ahead and it would actually be cheaper for them then a $30K scholarship.
     
  7. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    At Top-25 BCS programs where the stadiums are sold out most of the time, yeah.

    At mid-range programs where football draws 30-40,000 and hoops 5,000? No.
     
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I'd go a step further. Matt Barkley might be worth $1.5 million. An average starting offensive lineman might be worth $100,000. And the bottom 15 guys on USC's roster are getting far more than equal value with their free education.
     
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Which leads me to prove my point that athletes should be able to get whatever they can beyond the scholarship.

    At MAC and SWAC schools, they won't be getting much more than their scholarship. At the BCS ones, they should be getting whatever they can.
     
  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Baron, if you or anyone can get that through the courts, I'd be all for it. I just don't see that happening.

    My feeling is:

    1) The system is broken.

    2) There is no way to fix it.

    3) Even if there were a way to fix it, people still eat it up every Saturday, so there isn't going to be any will to fix it.

    So we have what we have, and the probation that a USC or Miami will incur every few years is just the cost of doing business.

    I am surprised, however, to learn that based on this study, Cam Newton was overpaid last season.
     
  11. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Go ahead and figure out how much you're going to pay all the other athletes on 30 or so other teams, then let me know how much you have left over to pay the football team. It's about a dollar and a half per player.
     
  12. Cubbiebum

    Cubbiebum Member

    Can people just stop. No way they are worth that much on average going all the way down the line in FBS. If one school pays, all schools must pay. Only 20-25 programs could pay that to players each year and still keep the program above the cut line. Sorry but I don't care to watch the same 20-25 teams play each other each week.

    I'm am so sick of this crap being rehashed all the time. Yes, the select few big schools can pay decently well but the other 80-90 percent of the schools can't. Not even all BCS schools make a profit. Just end the stupid bullshit argument already.

    This is all without the issue that if you pay one sport, you must pay all sports.
     
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