Why do we keep going along with the charade of big-time college football being anything other than a huge business built on the backs of very human young men, many of whom want nothing to do with school?
The NCAA and the major conferences are moving toward stipends for basketball and football players, not out of the goodness of their hearts but because they can see the courts eventually will make them. Many of these kids should be paid like the professionals they are. It’s obscene that Alabama coach Nick Saban will earn $6.9 million this year while his players will earn nothing. Those players make tons of money for the university. The same goes for the players at Notre Dame.