Should we ban college football and basketball?

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    There are many college coaches with multi-million $ contracts from their school. Then they make even more from books and tv and radio. Meanwhile the players, the ones who do the work and draw the fans and take the risks, get a $20,000 scholarship!!! Don't tell me the kids will make millions when they turn pros - very few will ever see a day in the pros.

    College sports make a fortune for the coaches and the schools and the TV networks while the kids are screwed every way but right side up
     
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    The kids get a free college education. In many colleges that is worth more than $20k.

    Also, the high priced coaches usually win more games, thereby increasing the revenue to the college.

    As an example, people ranted & raved about Nick Saban getting a $4 million a year contract when he was hired in 2007. In 2008, bythe 8th game of the season, the Univ of Alabama had gross revenues of over $32 million from the football program. Since then the revenues have only grown. The football program is basically funding the entire athletic dept and helping the rest of the university as well.
     
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    Almost all college football programs lose money. It should be banned tomorrow.
     
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    That's not the point. The kids don't get any of that money and yet they're the ones doing the work!!!
     
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    No they don't get any of the money. My son didn't get any of the money when the Dept of Defense paid teh UA to do research.

    They get a college education and the potential to play pro ball or coach. In other words, they get a future. How many of these athletes do you think would be able to go to college on their grades?

    And is anyone forcing them to play college ball? They know the score when they sign up. Why would you want to ruin their chances at an education, plus destroy thousands of people's careers just because you have some idea of fairness?
     
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    They get a FREE education, room and other privileges. The college your kid goes to may only be $20,000 but many colleges are over $20,000 a year.
     
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    From all I have read, college football makes the money with revenue and TV money and helps support all the other sports programs.
     
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    Perhaps for the SEC...perhaps. Also, in fairness, the costs associated by most who harbor my view take the amount of money the scholarship players would be spending on their education and debit that--10 players at 20K = 200K the school isn't getting as if the players would be in college anyway. Meaning that people who share my view also like to say that the school lost 200K on the 10 players. Thats nonsense.

    With states running deficits in the hundreds of millions of dollars if not billions, they shouldn't be funding college sports anymore than the Federal government should be funding the academy teams, public broadcasting, or any other frivolous enterprise.
     
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    So the only schools who field a team are the ones who make a profit and can pay for it?

    A reminder, banning college football and basketball would cost tens of thousands of people their livelihoods, from vendors and suppliers to coaches and support staff.
     
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    Just as an FYI, here is a list of college athletic depts that made a profit:

    Most Profitable College Athletic Programs | Kaarme

    It is quite a long list.



    And if profit is the sole measuring stick, then most other sports would be cancelled, including virtually all women's athletics.
     

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