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Now more on sports and money.
Some college sports bring in big money University of Texas and Ohio State each make more than a hundred million dollars a year selling.
Tickets media rights folding.
More than some pro -- it's why some college coaches make millions.
-- -- The university makes money.
Coaches make big money that companies that sell the clothes the TV networks the announcers every one.
Except the players the players is supposed to be.
The rules say they can get full scholarships.
But no pay for their performance.
And that's ridiculous say some because -- skills are worth millions they ought to be allowed to be paid what they're worth.
So says doctor Boyce Watkins a professor of finance at Syracuse University.
And no they should not since famous football coach Lou Holtz so -- -- why not.
They're worth a lot of money -- -- rip them off.
Well you know I really -- -- -- is given an opportunity to get an education to be out for -- skilled.
-- just not about professional athletic -- let's remember this.
You start pay in the -- what happened to women's soccer women's golf men's golf men's track.
Because football pays for all the sport.
Not really for -- travel nominee for the contest.
Before there athletic.
They're athletic scholarships as well and so you have to look at the overall gate of the entire university to lift up in -- -- -- Well what I will say is that we don't even have to argue that a college athlete should be paid.
I think they should simply have the same labor rights that we all have as Americans -- a nine year old kid is a star in a blockbuster film and the film makes a billion dollars.
We're gonna laugh if they keep -- -- with a scholarship.
So effectively in the NCAA you have -- the amount of money that it really matches a lot of professional sports leagues mark.
March Madness makes more money than Super Bowl in the World Series put together.
And everybody gets rich off this this money didn't disappear because the athletes aren't getting it.
The coaches -- -- major deals television sponsors are making lots of money universities are raking in the billions commentators -- making a lot of money.
I think even coach Holtz makes a lot of money off off -- -- of these athletes as well no offense to him of course have a lot of respect for him.
And I think that -- an athlete that knows because we know that a basketball game can happen and what you've got a basketball player.
So that player being the driving force behind the revenue I think.
Should have the same labor rights as everybody else to sit down and negotiate with the university with corporate sponsors and and and get a piece of -- -- -- Call doctor Levy -- you with a few facts of life.
The most I ever made at the University of Notre Dame after eleven years.
With a 135000.
Dollars I just they get probably just to get an education let's remember that first of four -- didn't education prepare for life and when you go to college is not a four -- decision it's a forty year -- -- and only one out of a thousand athletes football player we're gonna wanna play professional athletic.
Well what I wanna say is is is their first -- you you have a situation where.
It's not amateur anymore the players argue your coaches -- language that that says.
You know my players are professionals I expect you to behave like a professional they put pressure on these athletes like professionals.
And the coach is doing that because he's making professional money.
So when you've got this much money in the line I not seen this is university professor last seventeen years players don't have time to study -- they're told to change their majors.
There in Auburn University is there's a big scandal where they were putting players in special classes where they didn't have to go to class because they want to make room for them to play football so.
My belief is that the -- -- make a choice either be completely amateur will be completely professional amateur means that no coach makes more than say a 100000 dollars a year -- 150000.
You can't make players play games on school -- you can't make him travel and go -- the country to play a game on ESPN.
You allow them to be students first and athlete second because right now that's not what system that were working it.
Right now a lot of these -- -- college athletes may -- senior year they're injured they'll never make a penny in the pros.
Yeah they've wasted their shocked yes absolutely coach holt.
You do not go to college to go into a professional athletic.
I can't begin to tell -- The thousands of athletes I've coach would have gone on become doctors lawyers benefits that are.
And that that I agree with what doctors said about there -- abuses.
The FAA has a role though you can only practice or be involved in football for twenty hours a week.
I think that an individual should have the opted to go to class have adopted to get an education I think guess first of four vote.
I'm -- confused by some -- Attitudes in the rules this past football season some Ohio State players sold their championship rinks and some Jersey state.
So they sold to help their families -- OK with me.
But they were suspended for five games here's quarterback Terrelle Pryor.
That stuff send I'm deeply sorry about.
The young selfish mistakes I've made.
Two years ago and the very nervous.
University in bring embarrassment to myself and the -- just and then it's like a guy has been ordered had -- problems and -- -- nations.
Mostly and just -- -- for sex exists very young and immature and I.
Is very deeply sorry about it I'm truly remorseful -- for my actions and and what I've done.
There about what their power dressing for selling their own property.
Mean coach -- -- that -- to sell.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Here's something that not many people -- where.
Based on the a football player to be on a full scholarship at the university.
Every save up to 4500 dollars in the BOG.
-- it's -- basic economic opportunity grid.
Never really can be used for spending money clothes and -- worth 4500 million illegal lobbying money and I live I want to tell ya.
I never had five dollars in my pocket when I would think college.
But -- let let let's forget about it being a professional and let's get back to what doctor says let's get they're getting an education do the right they.
And -- -- in that -- but not make a professional athlete.
What won't quite I think there has to be remembered as that you got to look at the reality many of these athletes.
On behalf of the college football and college basketball players -- -- country actually come from poverty.
So many of them don't have a father in the home BR the primary breadwinner for the -- their family members and so.
For them to go -- university and to play in these multi billion dollar extravaganza games.
And not even be able to afford to have their parents come to the game is a little bit of an injustice and I think also when you talk about priorities I'm not against the idea of making education the top party -- always advocated for that.
-- what the problem is that.
If you log look at a university listen let's say you have a coach -- winning.
60% of his games a pretty good -- record and eighty or 90% of his players are graduating.
In many cases that -- will be fired in favor of a coach like say John Calipari who doesn't have the best.
Record when it comes to education.
But yet he wins -- game so effectively what you're saying is winning games matters to the university.
Not educating players in as long as you have that asymmetry going on you're gonna have a scandal.
Well I think NCAA.
-- for nannies crushing ambitious athletes or nervous control freaks and authoritarian spot.
I think we're in the minority in thinking that they should be paid to thank you coach Holtz and boy.
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