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September 24th, 2013
06:19 PM ET

College Athletes and the NCAA

College athletes don't get paid to play.  But many of them do get scholarships, which can offset the cost of their education.

After seeing Wednesday's report involving college athletes and the NCAA, please give us your take on the rules and the protest.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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soundoff (473 Responses)
  1. Steven

    Yes, I think they should get payed for all of their work. They deserve it.

    September 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm |
    • Sydney

      Yes I do, because they need money to pay for college ,a place to stay , also for food. As well I use to play sports and I know when you injured you will be out for awhile and the bill is terrible.

      September 25, 2013 at 10:50 am |
    • Evan

      I don't think collage players should get paid. Think of all the smart people at collages like Stanford and their football team. The people who go to those schools for a education work much harder. Most collage athletes are not vary smart and do not need to be paid. I agree that medical care MUST be paid for but not a personal things they want. They will have future time to earn lots if they are good at that sport! NO to A.P.U!

      September 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm |
  2. Grace

    Players should not get payed for playing sports. If the money the school earns from sporting events is given to the players in large amounts, then there would not be as much money for the school to do other things.

    September 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm |
    • dan

      i think they should cause there is something called sponsering

      September 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm |
  3. Tukesh

    Yes, players should get payed for playing sports. If a poor college student is playing and gets severely injured, that would be a loss for the team because he, or in some cases she, will be removed from the team because they did not get proper medical care!!!

    September 24, 2013 at 8:52 pm |
    • David

      I say no since they work up to get the NFL and if they get hurt well I'm very sorry about that but it isn't the NCAA fault their the one putting the risk on them self!

      September 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm |
  4. Tyler

    I think the athletes should get paid. I mean, they are working to represent a team and make a good impression of themselves. But, medical expenses, I think that they should pay only a small portion of it.

    September 24, 2013 at 10:08 pm |
  5. Solon

    I think they should be paid to play, they work hard and deserve at least a small income.

    September 24, 2013 at 10:49 pm |
  6. Randy

    i think that college athletes should be paid because they are just like regular football athletes and they injure themselves its just not right that they dont AT LEAST pay for their injuries thats just dumn.

    September 24, 2013 at 11:23 pm |
  7. Joshua

    If the college players are getting a scholarship, they are saving money that would go to college expenses. Doesn't that mean that they are getting paid? Anyway, they are getting a lot of attention and may be getting paid to be in commercials.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:43 am |
    • David

      They can't be advertised as a college student. It's against the NCAA rules.

      September 25, 2013 at 9:33 pm |
  8. Junghyun

    Honestly I don't think they should be paid to play or people will be filling in for moneny not just for the fun of it. And anyways, why start now?

    September 25, 2013 at 4:25 am |
  9. Reagan

    I think that college players shouldn't be payed, other students aren't payed to turn in their paper, and they might've received scholarships too. However it would be nice to see the medical bills taken care of for the athlete, (If the injury is caused by the sport.)

    September 25, 2013 at 7:45 am |
  10. Tyler

    I personally agree with the fact that NCAA College Athletes do not get paid to play. They are in college to learn. To me, it would be a privilege to play for a major team like UCLA. And college is a good way for scouts to see your capability to play in the NFL or any other professional sports.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:46 am |
  11. Nathan

    I do not think that college athletes should get paid to play. They already have to pay to play, so if they get paid, the school wouldn't make a budget

    September 25, 2013 at 7:46 am |
    • James

      I think that they should because of medical expenses and living expenses plus their eating and everyday living expenses.

      September 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm |
  12. Lance

    As an athlete, it would be nice to get paid but i don't think they should. However if they get injured i feel that the school should give there parents money for the hospital bill.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:47 am |
  13. Alec

    I belive that if A college student receives a scholarship then He/she should not get paid to play. also think even if not receiving a scholarship they shouldn't get paid. Think about if you were a high school student playing a sport for your school and you got paid? it might be really swanky and awesome but it just wouldnt make sense.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:48 am |
  14. jazmine

    One side of me thinks it makes sense for the players to not get paid because there getting almost a full ride in collage. I also think that in return for them not getting paid and doing the work for the school to make money off of them they should at least have a good medical insurance covered by the school. The school knows that at least one person per season will get hurt so having insurance just makes sense for the players and for covering themselves from lawsuits.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:52 am |
  15. Lauren

    I believe that the football players shouldn't get paid because they already pretty much have a free ride through collage.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:57 am |
  16. Jenna

    I think student athletes shouldn't get payed because they are playing in college and not NFL. If they want to further their career and if they take it very seriously then they need to graduate in time and move forward with their sport, and plus they are all ready getting a free ride through college.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:58 am |
  17. Natalie

    I think that a college player should be covered if they are injured or can no longer play the sport that they were playing for the school. I think that its crazy that you wouldn't let someone come back to a school to finish their education just because they were injured and can't play. Also I think that if a player is injured while playing the sport the school should at least help pay their medical bill. Students athletes shouldn't have to worry about medical bill along with everything else.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:58 am |
  18. Zeina

    I think they should get paid because they're working hard and entertaining people. NFL players get paid a lot of money for playing football so I don't see why the college players wouldn't get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:00 am |
  19. Abby

    I think that the players should be medically covered by their school if they get injured out on the field. They bring in a lot of money for the school when they play, and so the school should at least cover it if they get injured. They should still be able to finish their schooling too if they are unable to play. Their education should come first, not the sports they play.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:00 am |
  20. Grace

    No I do not think they should get paid. But I do think the collage they attend should pay for their medical injuries. Also they should still be able to attend the collage even if they are not able to play football anymore.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:16 am |
  21. LeAnn

    I think they should get paid. they are just like everyone else that need money for college. they play for the college to they should get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:17 am |
  22. Victoria

    I think that the players for collage athletes really shouldn't be paid because they are given money for their schooling. if your smart that's what the money would go to anyway.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:17 am |
  23. Abby

    I think that atheletes should not get paid.But i think the college should pay the players medical expenses, if they come in contact with an injury. They should also be able to continue to have an education, if they get an injury.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:18 am |
  24. Ladarious

    The football players should get paid cause the coaches gets all alot of money for every game i think it would be fair for players have the right to gets paid

    September 25, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  25. mike

    i think student athlets should get some kind of money because they have a job , school work , and sports they work so hard for nothing !!! like come on where is all the money going from the school the tickets from the consession stand ?

    September 25, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  26. Darius

    I think college football players shouldn't get payed because some get a scholarship for about $60,000 & they are straight for school.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:19 am |
  27. Daviis

    i think yes because what if they get brake something that cant be repaired. some wont be able to get jobs because of this. some might die some have died how will they be able to support there family's.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:20 am |
  28. Dakota

    i think they should get paid because they play for the state like NFL does so why not pay them its not gonna hurt them just a little money in their pockets is all they probably want.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:20 am |
  29. tiara

    i think they should get paid because basically they do everything a professional athlete do

    September 25, 2013 at 8:21 am |
  30. shae

    I think they should get paid
    cause they do everything professional football players do.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:21 am |
  31. Savanna

    Yes I think they should get paid because I think everyone should get paid if they're doing something that's worth getting paid for.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:22 am |
  32. Sherri

    I agree they should get paid, its college activities. They should get the same as pro's . they have games , they may not be as fair. but its need to be. everyone should get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 8:22 am |
  33. Ericka

    I think that they should get paid to play because they put all their effort and its not fair if they don't get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:22 am |
  34. Ahmad

    I believe that they should get paid cause they are risking getting injured or worse.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:22 am |
  35. lavarn

    why would you get paid and a scholarship pays for you and school.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:22 am |
  36. Demetria

    I think they should get paid because, it could help them pay for college. I mean they are doing the school a favor by playing... they should get something out of it.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:23 am |
  37. Shakira

    i think that college athletes should get paid because they put so much hard work in what they be doing with sports.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:23 am |
  38. armen

    i think that college athletes should get paid to play because most of them dont make it to the NFL to get paid. also if they get paid more people will try harder and be better sports players. and on the other hand i think that the medical expenses should be paid for athletes because if they come here on scholarship it should be included in the scholarships

    September 25, 2013 at 8:43 am |
  39. mya

    Players should get played. They get injured on the field and some might go to hospitals

    September 25, 2013 at 8:45 am |
  40. dezreen

    I think that college students who play sports should get payed,because they do alot of work,and they help us by particapating with the communities activies !

    September 25, 2013 at 8:46 am |
  41. Djamila

    I think athletes should be paid......its similar to job

    September 25, 2013 at 8:46 am |
  42. jordan

    I think they should get payed because they most likely have a family totake care of.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:47 am |
  43. johanna

    i think that college athletes should get paid if they have a concussion

    September 25, 2013 at 8:47 am |
  44. xavier

    I think student athletes should get paid because they have to put all the work a profetional athlete has too do and they get paid for the work they do.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:48 am |
  45. paul

    yes because they most likely have a family to go to and take care of

    September 25, 2013 at 8:48 am |
  46. Mandy

    One thing that makes college football so passionate and powerful is the fact that these students are playing a game they love and not "doing it for the money", however, I believe that policies should be put into place to provide for all medical expenses that are a result of game participation.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:57 am |
  47. Alina

    I think they deserve to get payed because this is pretty much their job until they graduate.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:04 am |
  48. Keante

    Yes i think college athletes should get paid to play because when they get hurt and have to go to the doctor it cost money and if they get payed to play they don't have to worry about where the money comes from.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:06 am |
  49. Wellman's class

    Paying players would raise the price of tickets and tuition, however, players should get medical insurance, medical care, and living expenses, as long as they have good grades in their classes.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:32 am |
  50. Deshawn

    I think they should get paid. If they go to a division 1 school. They have to play a sport to get payed

    September 25, 2013 at 9:36 am |
  51. Tyler

    Athletes should have some form of pay, so that they can pay for medical expences if they were to get injured. Also
    so they know how well of an athlete they are so they have a confindence boost, not that they need one but just in case they are feeling down for whatever reason they are

    September 25, 2013 at 9:41 am |
  52. Tyler

    I agree with the athletes. They should be paid because they are putting everything into the sport for their college adn there is a chance of serious injury and they don't even have any medical coverage. Atleast give them some money especially if they dont have any thing to fall back on.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:42 am |
  53. Sophia

    I think that college athletes should be paid, because if they don't get a scholarship, they could still have the money that the NCAA pays them in order to study at college again and finish their degree. If they don't get paid, there's big trouble because if they don't get a scholarship, you can't study at college anymore or earn a degree. At least getting a degree would be better than getting a scholarship rather than without even having it.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:44 am |
  54. christian

    I think they should get paid because they deserve it. Collage athletes have such a tight schedule. Even in the off season they have to got to class and train for the next season. Some collage students dont even have a job, so when they get out of collage they are not going to be able to pay for a house with a minimum wage of around 7.25. an hour.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:48 am |
  55. Kobe

    I think that all college athletes should get paid for being in these sports. If the NCAA is making money off of them then they are in a way being taken advantage of which isn't fair towards the athletes.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:49 am |
  56. heather

    i think they shouldn't be paid but their medical things should be covered by them, and they should get better benefits like more scholarship coverage.they spend so many hours a week that they dont have much time for anything els other than school and sports. how are they expected to have a job in college if their time is taken up?

    September 25, 2013 at 9:51 am |
  57. John

    I think NCAA should pay them because they don't have time to do any other jobs.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:51 am |
  58. Emily

    I think that NCAA athletes should not be paid because then students would just do it for the money. I like that they are passionate and very dedicated about it themselves without the money, and I think that that is worth a lot.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:51 am |
  59. Austin

    I think collage athletes could get payed because it could help pay the bills of college and plus college is very expensive and many players my not have time to get a another job to pay off the bills because sports takes up lots of time.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:52 am |
  60. McKenzie

    I think they should pay these college students because they put all their time and effort into the sport. They have a really busy schedule and don't have that much time to go and get a job. They are so dedicated to the sport that they should at least earn something for putting their time into it.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:52 am |
  61. Bethany

    I think those players should get paid because even though they do have scholarship money, sometimes that doesn't always meet the demand of money needed to pay for college expenses and the companies they are sponsored by get loads of money because of those players so I feel they should get a share of it.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:52 am |
  62. levi

    I think they should at least get paid to cover medical bills that they might need , but i dont think they should get paid just for playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:52 am |
  63. Aric

    I don't think college athletes should get paid to play because they already get scholarships. However, if they get injured, i think the NCAA should pay the medical bills.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  64. Lacy

    I think they should pay the athletes because they are spending all their time on the coaches schedule and practicing then to even think about time for a job so they really don't have any time to go to their job because they are so busy with athletic events.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  65. Tate

    I believe the college athletes should get paid, because the colleges and some other buisnesses are making a lot of money off their activity. Most college athletes do not have time in their schedule to get a job or anything like that so though their college is paid for the still aren't making any money anywhere.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  66. Harley

    They shouldn't get paid because it is a school sports team and you normally don't get paid to play a sport in school, especially when most of the players have their college already paid off for playing sports.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:53 am |
  67. shaylyn

    I don't think they should get payed to play. It wouldn't be fair to the other players that didn't get a scholarship. It doesn't make sense to pay someone more money when they are already having their college payed for.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  68. Madison

    In my opinion college athletes should not get paid. Many athletes already have their school tution being paid for them, while they are also on paid meal programs. Something else to be thought of is that this was their choice to accept and play for their college, they knew what the conciquences were. It takes dedication. So, if they don't like the work it takes to be part of their team, maybe they shouldn't be playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  69. Nicole

    I believe that collage athletes should get paid for playing a collage sport. College students that participate in college sports don't have time to go out and look for a job since they will have all their time dedicated to the sport they are playing, therefore they are not making any money to live off of. They have their school paid for but they don't have much extra money for gas, to eat, shop, etc.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:54 am |
  70. Bryce

    I believe that to keep college sports true amateur sports, we shouldn't pay college athletes. It is understandable that they don't have any time for a job since they are involved in those various programs, but the percentage of them are getting most to all of there school payed for. Instead of paying the athletes I believe that the millions made at these athletics events should be focused into funding the academic aspect of the college.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:55 am |
  71. matthew

    I think they should get paid, they don't a have time for a job all the time. What about all the money the collage makes, some of it can go to the players. The NCAA does not need to keep the players from earning money.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:55 am |
  72. Allison

    I don't think they should get paid because they should be playing for the love of the sport not because they get paid to play. And if they're good enough and are dedicated they could get into the NFL and get paid for that.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:56 am |
  73. Hannah

    I think college athletes shouldn't get paid, because they do get scholarships already and they should focus on school, rather than worrying about money.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:56 am |
  74. Caulen

    These college schools are making millions of dollars from these games. Even though college athletes are getting scholarships and there school is paid for, I think they should get a little bit of money for playing hard and being dedicated. Hours and hours a day, they go out work hard and show school spirit. They don't have time to have a job. Without these players, there wouldn't be any college athletics.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  75. Claudia

    Its good that athletes get scholarships, but it also important that they get paid. You should be able to get paid because it is their career and they still need money to provide stuff for there self's.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:06 am |
  76. Aaron

    I don't think college athletes should get a paycheck, but the school should take care of any injuries and make sure the athletes get an education. I also think the schools should contribute money to head injury research.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:10 am |
  77. Joshua

    I don't think should get paid because they are no in the NFL which concludes my answer.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:11 am |
  78. Seth

    I believe that if a college student is going to play football that they can expect to get injured so a college should not pay for medical bills. They volunteer to play and they can get scholarships and that should be good enough for them.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  79. Preston

    I think college players should get paid every time they win a football game. This will push college players to try even harder. That way they get a little money for their house bills. You do your best and you should get money.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  80. Justin

    I think that the protest is great because players should be united because just because your on a different team does not mean you have to be rivals.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:14 am |
  81. Julian

    I believe that the people in the NCAA should get paid a little amount of to keep them going in life to buy gas, grocery’s etc. The people who play in the NFL get paid millions so why don’t they pay the collage teams.?

    September 25, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  82. jeremy

    I think they should get paid, because its ridicules how much money the college gets but the players don’t get a thing for working so much. If they get injured sometimes the college doesn’t pay for the bills from the doctor.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  83. Kaitlin

    I feel that the college students should be paid. They are always getting hurt their coaches tell them to do these certain moves and when they do they are being injured. The college students in my opinion are just like the big football players.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  84. Raina

    The players are there for educational reasons so I don’t feel that they should get paid to play, but if they were to get injured the school should be able to pay that off for them. The players are playing for the school. Most of the times they’re doing what coaches tell them to do, so if they get injured they were only doing what they were told to do for the team.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:16 am |
  85. Brianna

    My opinion is that, I think the college students should be paid to play because they work hard and take their time and effort to play football without getting paid, also they can get hurts and they have to pay with pocket money.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  86. Vance

    College Atheletes should be paid, especially if the risk of injury is present. Football players for colleges could be compared to slaves, who work for no pay, but have room and board provided for them, except these players aren't even going to college for free, just for less money.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  87. Alyssa

    Should College Student Athletes Get Paid? No. I think that student athletes should not get paid, because they chose to play football instead of getting a job. They chose to play instead of get school done and getting an education for a job that will make lots of money.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  88. kyle

    I thing that they should get paid because they aren’t required to weir it and they could use the money to expand them advertising it.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  89. Kristal

    In my opinion the NCCA should pay athletes for playing and pay their medical bills when they get injured. These are big divisions and it’s as if their playing for free also, how are they supposed to pay their medical bills when they don’t get paid ?It’s unfair to them.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:17 am |
  90. bryce

    I think college athletes should get paid. If they came that far, they should get paid. Also, the NCAA should be able to pay for medical bills. They already payed for a scholarship, why not medical bills???

    September 25, 2013 at 10:18 am |
  91. Kayla

    I think that the college football athletes should get paid to play. Not millions like the people who do this for a living, but they should get a salary. If not a salary, they should at least have all medical expenses paid off if an accident were to occur. It’s great that some of them get scholarships, but what about the ones that don’t? College is for you to find out what you want to do life, and they have.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:18 am |
  92. Haley

    I think the college athletes should get paid because this is what they do for a living. Also if they ever get hurt in the game they could use that money for their medical bill. I think they should get paid because it would support them in many ways. Also if they don’t stay in the four year college, or get a scholarship they could look for a different college and use that money.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:18 am |
  93. jared

    The college football players should get paid money. So if they get hurt they will be able to pay for their medical bill if they will get hurt in a game. So if they will get hurt in a game they will pay for their own hospital bill so the college school. If they don’t get paid the college school will have to pay for the hospital bill.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:19 am |
  94. Dawson

    That is a good thing to get a scholarship and to get money that they do not have to pay for college.
    But they shod not get paid to play sports. They will make a lot of money when they get out of college.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:19 am |
  95. angelo

    The college players should get paid to play a sport because if the professional players get paid why shouldn’t the college players get paid to do a sport that they love and support. Soon if there good enough they might just get drafted into the nfl or the nba. Then they will get paid millions of dollars to play in the professionals leagues. Also if the college players get hurt they might not have good enough insurance to cover the injury.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  96. Noelle

    I think that they should all get paid because there all going to collage to get scholarships and only some of them get one, its not fair to some of the people because they work really hard and sometimes they do get hurt. They all want a education and they all want a scholarship, they should defiantly get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:20 am |
  97. william

    I believe they should get paid because if they don’t get drafted they might need money to help them fall back and get a new job, continue with life. Also if they are paying their way to play a sport they love I think it’s only fair they get paid. If they do plan on getting drafted for the N.F.L and they get an injury they don’t have a good enough insurance and they might not get drafted.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:21 am |
  98. Courtney

    I think that student athletes should not get paid because they would want to play football instead of getting an education and a good job later that would make a lot of money. Also they would be forced to play if they might not want to play anymore and they are just doing it for money.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:21 am |
  99. Alexis

    I think the players SHOULD get paid because companies pay a lot of money for advertisement for the athletes. Yet, they still don’t get paid. I think they deserve to be paid, they worked hard enough for it, and they earned it. A.P.U! (ALL PLAYERS UNITE!)

    September 25, 2013 at 10:23 am |
  100. Megan

    I don't think athletes should get paid because they volunteer to do the sport. It's their decision, they pay the consequence.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:23 am |
  101. Madison

    College athletes should get paid to play because if they get injured and don’t have any money to pay for the injury they would have the injury forever, and if they got paid they would pay for the injury and live their life like they normally would. Also if they got an injury and not pay for it then that would interrupt with their education, and would not get a scholarship so their life would be ruined.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:24 am |
  102. Jadyn

    I feel that the College students shouldn’t be paid but then again I also feel that they should be paid. I feel this way because some and most of the College athletes get scholarship, which are more important than money. Considering that the students are there for education not sports they shouldn’t get paid. If we pay the collages then we might as well pay the high school teams and then the lower school teams as well. I also feel that they should be paid because they are working hard all week to play their big games on the weekends. If they do go into the NFL they will be being paid a lot of money each year, and College is the next thing to NFL, so why not just pay them now and if they go into NFL? This is how I feel.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:25 am |
    • Reice

      I think comparing college and high school is different! I played high school sports and I believe that there was no way in the world that I should get paid. I must go to high school and sports was luxury. Its not mandatory to go to college, colleges has sponsored jerseys, and they make video games off comparing a school. I think that is very different.

      September 25, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  103. Halle

    you are taking away from time and they need money for when they are done with sports. They cant get money because they don't have time for a job what are they supposed to do when they get out how are they suppose to get a apartment. Or a house you cant get a job because you are either studding or practicing or playing a game.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:28 am |
  104. Kit

    College athletes should get paid because scholarships can sometimes cost a lot of money, and it takes time to earn money from after school jobs.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:36 am |
    • Graciella

      scholarships do not cost money.

      September 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm |
  105. Kyle

    Everyone but the players themselves are making money on college football. If the proposed salaries aren't outrageous, I see nothing wrong with paying college athletes.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:44 am |
  106. Brittany

    I think that the College Athletes should be paid. Even though most of them get scholarships, they all work hard on playing for their team and stay united.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:45 am |
  107. Brooke

    I think College Athletes should get paid. Although they get scholarships, they are good at playing and they stay united with the saying APU (All Players United).

    September 25, 2013 at 10:45 am |
  108. Julia

    I think that the athletes should get to have their insurance paid for, but
    they should not be paid for playing. They are still ameturs.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:05 am |
  109. Tayler

    No, I don’t think that college students or players should get paid for playing games because before they get professional and really out in the open, they learn first. But, if they do tend to get severely injured during a game, I personally suggest that the school or coaches should put in the money and effort for their player to get better and be able to get back onto the team.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:30 am |
  110. Everett

    I think that the players should be paid, I mean if professionals are special enough to be paid why cant college football players be paid? Since when do we pick favorites, the only time we should be deciding in football is who are favorite teams are and who’s going to win.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:31 am |
  111. ceara

    I think that college athletes should get paid to play football. I think this because they are going to need money for other things like food, and their taking all of their time to play this game for that school so they should get paid to do it. Even though they are getting scholarships

    September 25, 2013 at 11:32 am |
  112. Gilbert

    I think that due to their possible scholarships the athletes shouldn’t get paid, but that if they are injured during a game the school should pay for the medical expenses.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:32 am |
  113. Skylar

    I believe that college football players should not get paid because if they get paid, will we have to pay the high school football to? They both play for schools, are playing for free and at their own risk.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:33 am |
  114. Robert

    I believe that the college players are false with saying they are not paid to play. Take for an example college scholarships. Players are paid to play in College through Scholarships, which are supplied by the NCAA. Without the players, there would be no free scholarships. Without free scholarships, less people at College, less education, so to say.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:33 am |
  115. Matt

    Because most of the players are playing for the colleges due to a positive effect of a scholarship, I do not agree with the idea of these players being paid to play NCAA sports. However, I would like to see the players having medical insurance for any injuries of which occurred on the field.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:33 am |
  116. Cody

    I don't really care if they get paid or not, I think they should just earn the spot to get to the NFL so they can get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:34 am |
  117. Tyler

    They should absolutely be paid. Starting in the NFL they get paid because it is there job. Then a step lower is college football. It’s the same as a manager of a store and a bagger. Just because the bagger is at a lower level does not mean that he doesn’t get paid. So just because the college level is a step lower they should still be paid, with medical expenses take care of.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:35 am |
  118. Aryes

    My protest is that if their putting their life on the line I honestly think they should get some of the money, because instead of wasting the money for something stupid they could be giving it to the people who work there butts off for that team! I also think if they don’t end up giving somewhat of the money to the players’, that they should give to medical research to help prevent head injuries.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:36 am |
  119. Rachael

    I think that college athletes should get paid even though they might get scholarships they all play for their team and might want to become a football player when they get older and they should get paid because they are doing the same thing that professional athletes are doing.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  120. Anna

    My protest is that they should get money even though they have scholarship. Football players have it hard because they have to go out on the field and basically risk getting hurt and not getting their bill for the doctors paid for. I think that the college should pay for the medical expenses because they are playing on the field for their college and that’s what brings the college fans and spectators and that’s what leads to money for the college, yet the football players get nothing in return.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  121. Ryan

    I think that the collage players shouldn’t get paid because it’s their choice to play not the schools choice, and who cares if the coaches get paid they went to school to meet the requirements to be the coach for the NFL or a collage it is their jobs.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:37 am |
  122. Lauryn

    I think they should definitely be paid! Yes, the players in the NFL get paid because it’s their job, but college players have to go through the same pain for free. If they get seriously injured, no one is going to help them pay the bill. Yes, they may be playing for the school they attend, but they make millions of dollars, and don’t get any. They deserve the money because they work hard!

    September 25, 2013 at 11:38 am |
  123. kaleb

    I think the players shouldn’t get paid to play because most of them are there for free. It is also their choice they didn’t have to play or take them up on their offer.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  124. Reice

    College players without a doubt should get paid to play! The amount does not have to be substantial but something to put in there pocket. A small $100.00 week stipend shouldn't be too much to ask for. Not every student has a scholarship and not every student has the ability to get a full ride. For the exploitation and money that NCAA and the school itself are able to get, students really should get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  125. Haleigh

    I feel that there are reasons for college football players to be paid and not to be paid. Most of the players are there because of free scholarships, which are more important than getting paid, since they are what got them there to get an education. Also, if the college players get paid, then the high school players should be paid as well, and then the middle schools come into debate. However, they do work really hard and the school is collecting money from the games which go to the stadiums and the coaches’ pay, not really their education, and the students who paid to go to college instead of getting a scholarship should be paid for their work.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  126. Warnner

    I think it is very unfair how college players don’t get paid in whichever sport they are doing. I think it is very unfair, because players are giving their best out on the field and they sometimes are getting hurt , and other people who work at that college are getting paid . I think they deserve getting paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  127. Maddie

    College athletes shouldn't get paid to play football. They are at the school to further their education and like Carl said the scholarships offset the cost of tuition. For a compromise, the players should be provided a part time job so they at least some money coming in.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:39 am |
  128. Shelby

    No, but I do think they should be offered an on campus job during the off season.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  129. Austin

    I think that athletes should be paid for playing and have their insurance covered as well, because they are representing the college they play for and people pay to go see them play, no matter what sport they play, so it only makes sense for them to get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  130. Evan

    I do not think the players should be paid because they are already getting scholarships.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  131. Mike

    I believe that they should not be paid. I say this because most people that play college football are getting free tuition. So they are not getting paid in money, but they are getting paid with free schooling. I do think that the school should put the money to more use, though. Like concussion research or medical bills like they said on the show.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  132. Drew

    I don't think that they should get payed for playing, but their medical expenses should definitely be covered. I also think that they should have a say in how the NCAA spends their money.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:40 am |
  133. Alex

    I think that athletes should get a monthly salary for food and things they need. Since athletes don't have time for a job during their season a monthly salary would be appropriate.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:41 am |
  134. Jason

    No, I do not think college athletes should be paid to play a sport. They are already getting a scholarship. That is worth thousands of dollars other students will not get. I would love to get a scholarship to pay for my education and play a sport and would not complain at all about not getting paid. I would be saving my family or myself thousands of dollars in student loans.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:42 am |
  135. Kiesha

    No I don't think they should get paid. Maybe their insurance.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:43 am |
  136. Alexanne

    I think athletes should be paid for playing

    September 25, 2013 at 11:44 am |
  137. Mary

    College athletes should be offered a job during the off season because during their season of the sport they play they will have no time to get a job.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  138. Jordan

    I think that the athletes should be paid. The athletes are making the money for the school. I don't think it should be a nfl size salary ,but a weekly salary to help the players with clothing, food, and other necessities would be sufficient.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:45 am |
  139. Paige

    I do not think Collge Athletes should be paid. They get thousands of dollars in scholarships for being on the team.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  140. Pierce

    I think they should get paid. You shouldn't have to get hurt for free.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  141. Briahana

    I don't think that they should get paid because the schools would have to be paying more than one sport. That means the universities would be giving money that could be used for fixing buildings and everything so then the colleges wouldn't have the money they do.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  142. Jacob

    I don't think they should get paid because its their choice to play a college sport , but they should get some sort of income during the off season.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:46 am |
  143. Destiny

    College athletes should get a small pay during season for their work and to support themselves, but during the off season they should have a job to make their own money. They do work hard during season and earn the small salary then.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:47 am |
  144. Justice

    I think that they should not be paid, because if they love the game then they wouldn't want just money when they play. It's their choice to play, they could always find a job when they are not playing to make some money.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  145. Jimmy

    They shouldn't get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:48 am |
  146. Hunter

    Yes, I think college players should be paid. A lot of the players already have families and can't support them because they can't work the four years in college because of football but when they get out they will have plenty of money if they make it to the NFL. So I think they should be paid a little bit of money in college so they can get by and support their family if they have one

    September 25, 2013 at 11:49 am |
  147. Jessica

    Of course college athletes should get payed! They work just as hard as pro players and juggle there busy school schedule along with that! And what if they did get hurt and they don't have enough money to pay for treatment? They may not get back on the field afterwards.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:07 pm |
  148. Colin

    They should be paid a weekly allowance because of the sanctions against taking money. Therefore you would not have to pay them but they would be taken care of.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:17 pm |
  149. Chase

    I dont think they should get paid because you should play the sport for the love of the game and not for the money, my dream is to play college baseball and maybe go pro and i would play for free because i love the game of baseball

    September 25, 2013 at 12:18 pm |
  150. Sarah

    I feel that college athletes should not be paid to play the sports. Although I do feel that the school should pay for some of the medical expenses if the players get hurt.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm |
  151. Navneet

    College players shouldn't be paying for their medical bills concerning with football. NCAA should be paying for that

    September 25, 2013 at 12:19 pm |
  152. Holly

    I Don't think they should get pay, They should get thier medical bill payed for. But I say no to a salary.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:20 pm |
  153. Steve

    I think College Athletes should get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm |
  154. Brett

    I think that college athletes should not be paid, I knew a college football player and even though he was like 3rd string he still got a scholarship they still can get free meals from the school just to take home and eat, so they do really get a lot.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:21 pm |
  155. Lillian

    I don't think the college players should be payed for playing. Playing is a choice. They can get scholarships, but they should not have a salary or a hourly wage. The only thing that should be payed for is their insurance.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
  156. Tyler

    I think that the college football players shouldn’t get paid. Although it’s kind of like a job but they should play because they like the sport and for fun of it. If they want to play and get into the NFL then it becomes a job that pays.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
  157. Emma

    I believe that athletes shouldn't get paid for playing. If they really love playing the sport their playing, they shouldn't care about getting paid, just playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
  158. Sam

    I think the college football players should get paid. They putting their lives on the line with every game they play. One Concoction, if not treated, can kill you or paralyze you. One football game brings in a lot of money, and they’re not doing anything important with it!! They’re buying nice chairs, big whoop. They could be paying for doctor bills, to help injured players, they could get educational items like textbooks, new computers, better tasting lunch food, just as some examples. They could even pay for concoction research. That’s my opinion on this matter.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:22 pm |
  159. Deontai

    I think that the NCAA football players should get payed.Because what if they get injured or in don't graduate their senior year.These guys are dedicating their time to entertain us so yes they should get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm |
  160. Austin

    I think that college athletes do not need to be paid because most of them get full ride scholarships and will get drafted to a NFL team.but i do think that they should get insurance paid for by the collage/university they play for.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm |
  161. Stormy

    Collage athletes should be able to play a collage sport but if they are or even if they aren't playing a sport, either way they should still have to pay for insurance. If the people that are playing sports get free insurance and the other people don't then that wouldn't be very far.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  162. Joan

    In my opinion i think that college football players should be payed but not that much, just enough to pay for needed things that they might need for college such as books, dorm room costs and other things they may need. Although it is there decision for them to play or not, they might get seriously injured, and with them being able to play they are attracting people who are willing to pay the college to be able to watch football players play a game. So technically they are doing a good thing for the college.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  163. Karla

    I think they shouldn't get payed because the athletes play the sport because they want to not because they have to. I mean they're not forced to play.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  164. jakob

    i think the athletes should get paid, because look there's people paying to advertise and the players are wearing the advertisement but not getting paid there's people coming and paying to watch them but still they are not getting paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  165. Julie

    No, I don’t think that college or players should get paid for playing games because when they get injured they might not be able to play again.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  166. Tiana

    I feel as if they should get paid, just not get payed in large amounts. Their sponsor or school should have the larger amount. They shouldn't be playing for money, they should play because they love the sport.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm |
  167. Ethan

    i don't think they should get paid to play until they are in the NBA. if you are someone who doesn't play any college sports. you would be at an unfair advantage of paying for things to use in college.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm |
  168. kyle

    I really think that they should pay college athletes with no scholarship because, the college makes a good amount of money from people paying for tickets, foods plus beverages and also if players get injured from playing they have some money to pay for injuries.
    And for the people who have a scholarship should get paid half of what the people without a scholarship so it would be fair.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:28 pm |
  169. Samantha

    I think that NCAA athletes deserve to be paid because participating in college sports is extremely time consuming so they are not able to work. The NCAA is getting an enormous profit and there is definitely enough to give the athletes at least a minimum wage if not more. Also, their medical insurance and school expenses are not covered by the NCAA which makes their financial issues even worse.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:30 pm |
  170. alex

    They are making so much money for the school and are putting their lives out there to make money for everybody else but them. I think that they should get money for their participation and money that they raise for the school even if they have a scholarship.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm |
  171. zach

    i wonder if any of the players still have a chance at makeing it to the nfl with all the ncaa money problems.
    because the nfl players get pays relly good money so i thing ncaa sould pay the players because of all the hard work.and decation they worked for they dont want to have bad cretibility let them feel like the pros in the big leage.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm |
  172. Carmen

    I think college athletes should be paid to play. Simply because the coaches and school gets all the credits in a way and it just doesn't seem so fair. Then again life really isn't fair anyway so i guess it just comes down to personal opinion if you play for a college football team and you're fine with not being paid then go ahead keep doing your thing otherwise don't worry about it.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:34 pm |
  173. Ncholas

    I think they should get money because they work really hard and not getting paid that will make them not want to play. And they might protest about not getting paid. So that my opinion.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm |
  174. shakayla

    I think they should get paid cause they bust there butts out there to play some get injured really bad just because football is there life but now there making a stand and people should understand that so give them some money i bet more boys would wanna join football but NCAA is not being fair to them there making major bank because of the players how good they yeah they should get money.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:35 pm |
  175. Carson

    I think that they should get payed because most of the time they go through tryouts so, they should get payed or have their medical bills pay if they get injured.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm |
  176. Isaiah

    I think student in college the top foot ball players should get payed.
    I don't think they should profit off of them.
    I think they should be getting payed.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm |
  177. Abdi

    I really think they shouldent get paid because your there to work on the dream of getting to the major leauge and if your good enough you'll eventually make it and get paid millions of dollars.They shouldent worry because they woulent have to pay back school debts and be all cover.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm |
  178. jesse

    I believe that students should be payed for there hard work they give up so much time and effort for there teams it only feels right to reward them me personally i wouldn't want any pay especially if they are paying for my education already.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:38 pm |
  179. Lucas

    I think NCAA and other college sports players should get paid but no a lot of money. They are putting there bodies at risk, and they could maybe not have a lot of money.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
  180. Adriana

    I think that college players should get paid only because if they do get injured while playing football or any other sport, they should at least be able to pay for the players medical expenses.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
  181. Maggie

    Yes, I think that they should get paid because, they need money to pay for collage and they might need money for something; else I don't know what but they might. YES I think they should get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm |
  182. Makayla

    I don't believe they should get paid. It's their choice to play

    September 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  183. Jessie

    No college should not get paid cause they have a scholarship that's worth thousands of dollar.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:04 pm |
  184. Kayla

    No, they shouldn't be paid for playing a sport, because they are saving their family money if there is just a little bit money on the scholarship paying for the college funds.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
  185. Morgan

    No. They already get their college paid for. They should be appreciative of the blessing they are getting and not whine about getting more money.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
  186. Hannah

    I believe the scholarship is enough for college football players. They should not be paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:05 pm |
  187. Sydney

    No, I do not think college athletes should be paid because they are already getting a full scholarship

    September 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  188. Matt

    Yes but only if they were to get injured because of the bills that they would have to pay but that should only be it because they already have a scholarship which is already worth a ton of money

    September 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  189. Andrew

    Do the bands get paid? No. Football players shouldn't either.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  190. Marshall

    No I don't think they should get paid for anything but the scholarships they receive. Medical expenses from injury sustained in the sport should be covered by the school though.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  191. Tripp

    I think the athletes should not be paid. They are not pro Athletes,so they should not get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:06 pm |
  192. Emily

    I think they should get insurance that will fully cover them and maybe a free on campus food plan considering they can't hold a job because they play so much.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
  193. Adam

    No. I think if your going to pay athletes for playing ball you might as well pay band and cheerleaders. Finding a job in college to pay for your college tuition won't kill you.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
  194. David

    No because they are already getting scholarships that other students cannot get, if the athletes were to get paid then shouldn't the cheerleaders and the band get paid too, as they put in just as much time if not more as the athletes that play.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
  195. Chris

    No I don't think they should get paid for playing it's their choice if they want to play or not they knew they weren't going to get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 1:07 pm |
  196. Maverick

    I don't think that college football players should be getting paid to play because that what they want to do and they already have a scholarship that guarantees plenty of money for school.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:08 pm |
  197. Mary

    No, I don't think college athletes should be paid for playing sports. Getting a free education is enough.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
  198. Alicia

    I think any athletes participating in college sports are privileged enough to have their tuition for four years payed off. Any injuries they obtain during practice or games should be covered by the college. Any extra money given to the players is unfair to those who have to actually work for their own education because they will live with debt for a significant amount of their lifetime.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
  199. Hannah

    No, college athletes should not be paid. They get most or maybe all of there schooling paid for where some students may not get anything and they are just as good as them, but they don't have the athletic ability. The athlete that is putting there self in the situation should know what they are getting into, all students should be treated the same, no one should be getting paid to play, or attend college.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
  200. Alex

    If you're going to pay college athletes for their work, then you need to pay band members, cheerleaders and other school organizations. I understand that they have a major time commitment involved and getting a job and doing practice and school isn't sensible, but they take that commitment when they join the team. Overall it doesn't make sense to pay an athlete for a sport they volunteer to play.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:09 pm |
  201. Dylan

    No, I don't believe that college athletes should get payed for playing. Most of the athletes get scholarships that pay for the majority of there college. Although I do believe that if an athlete is going for more than a 4 year degree he or she should receive there scholarship for the rest of there degree even after they are no longer eligible to play sports.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm |
  202. William

    I do not think college athletes should get paid for playing a sport that is there choice to play. They are choosing to play the sports for your education or because you like it. If you are planning to go longer than four years you should be looking into other financial aid programs ,such as a pale grant academic scholarships based on your ACT score. They are getting money for their education from their athletic scholarship that other students won't receive. Also they know that there is a likely chance if themselves getting hurt playing in a full contact sport so the school isn't responsible for their injuries.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:10 pm |
  203. Ashley

    I personally think that athletes should not get paid. They are already getting thousands of scholarships just to play a sport. Other students are doing their best to maintain good grades and they aren't getting paid to go to school so why should it be any different for athletes.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm |
  204. Leah

    No I don't think college athletes should be paid to play. They already have a scholarship they don't need more money.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm |
  205. Nathaniel

    I believe that College Athletes should not get paid, since if they already have a Scholarship for education, but at the same time, I believe that they should. They work hard on the field for the big games they have, but if they get paid, then they would only consider the sport they play, rather than the education. It's hard to pick, but at the end, I just don't know, since reading the rest of the comments have good points on each side of being paid or not.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:17 pm |
  206. Sydney

    Yes I do because even though they already have a scholarship they still need money to take care of themselves. Not only food but also medical bills if they get those can get expensive.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm |
  207. Dylan

    Y'know,i think they should get paid. I mean it doesnt have to be a lot or like,a million. Its only colledge. If they go through all that troble just like the NFL then why shouldnt they get pay? They have lives too.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:19 pm |
  208. holly

    I think that the college players should get paid because they could be a very important player to the team and get hurt then not be able to play because they didnt have the money to pay for their injury. By paying the players the school could keep their players and really help them out.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm |
  209. Joecca

    I dont think the players should get payed because if the school provide money for them then they shouldn't be payed but if they aren't being covered by the school then they should get payed 🙂

    September 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm |
  210. Jamie

    i think that the idea of A.P.U is an awesome way to always know that everyone is together and teamwork is always important. You should always remember to stay true to your team. if people have something to say about APU then what do they have to say about YOLO? is it so bad to make your own acronym just for something thats about your team? they need to lightnen up!

    September 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm |
  211. Kim

    I think that college students shouldn't get paid. Even though they're working hard, they shouldn't get paid for going to school. People who go to school who don't play sports don't get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:21 pm |
  212. Jonathan

    I think athletes should be paid because they are working very hard and that should not go unrewarded.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm |
  213. Avary

    I think that College Student Athletes should get paid because if they are in a sport in college obviously they are looking forward to getting into the business (NFL). They should atleast get to feel what it's like to get paid for doing what they do. I wouldn't say get paid like 2.2 million dollars like the professionals, but they should get something.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm |
  214. Nathaniel

    I think that ALL collage players should get paid because, they work just as hard as NFL players or even harder.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm |
  215. Nyla

    I think that College football students should get paid because they are the ones who are really working the most. Without the football players their wouldn't be any football teams and without out the football teams the coaches wouldn't have a job. Even though College Football students get scholarships, they can still use the money for things after they get out of colege. Such as: a house, a car, etc. They can also use the miney for things in school. Such as: books, lunch, laundry, etc..

    September 25, 2013 at 1:23 pm |
  216. Nicholas

    I think they should they work so hard to play their best they should get payed half of what professionals do.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm |
  217. Noah

    I don't think they should get payed. they pretty much get payed already. the get go to to college for free some of them for 4 years, thats a pretty good opportunity.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm |
  218. Devon

    Yes i think that college athletes should get paid for playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:24 pm |
  219. Kobe

    I Think don't think Collage Athletes should get payed because it is a optional activity that they volunteer to do.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:25 pm |
  220. Alec

    I think that they should pay them to play, because they are awesome.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:26 pm |
  221. Bailee

    I think that they should help pay for medical expanses.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm |
  222. Tony

    I think that they should get paid, but not that much. I think that if the player gets injured, the school should send money to them or the parents for the medical bill.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm |
  223. Sabrina

    I think players should get paid to play if they are good. Because good players should be paid for what they do well

    September 25, 2013 at 1:27 pm |
  224. Hunter

    I feel that athletes should get paid. Because they get injuries and sometimes the school dose not pay for it but then again they do get scholarships.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  225. Noah

    I think that players for the NCAA should not get paid for playing because they are already getting money with scholarships but I do think if they get injured when playing the game or practice NCAA should cover the acceptances

    September 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  226. Jacob

    I think that they should get a small income because it's not like they are in high school. And they play on tv

    September 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  227. Casey

    I think college football players should get paid, sure most of them get scholarships but everyone but the players get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  228. Spencer

    They should not get paid for playing Football. because the can get scholar ship to play Football and some haft to pay to go to that school. If they want to get paid, do your best so you get a chance to be a mba player other than that they dont need to be paid

    September 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  229. Dominick

    I think all college athletes should get paid for their hard work playing the sport they love and enjoy.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  230. Chase

    I think all the college athletes should get paid. If they get scholarships they should get paid more, depending on what the athletic director thinks.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  231. Jeremy

    I think that NCAA players should not get paid they are there to learn. Wether you got a scolarship to play sports or not you wouldnt be able to play sports without education. Education comes first!

    September 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  232. Mariana

    I think that Collage Athletes should be paid. They work hard hard and attend Collage, they should at least get a small salary. Collage Athletes should also have their medical bills paid, they work hard on the field and shouldn't have to worry about medical bills.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  233. Griffin

    I think all college athletes should get paid. I think they should get paid because pro athletes get paid why shouldn't they get paid? I also think they should get insurance but if they would choose one of the two they should get insurance instead of getting paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  234. Alex

    Yes I think that the athletes should get paid and have there insurance because, they work hard for there team and the NCAA makes money off of them while the collage athletes get nothing.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:29 pm |
  235. Izzy

    I think college football should get paid. I mean there's probably some students get scholarships but everyone thats involved gets paid except the actual football players.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  236. Justin

    I think they should get paid because they are working hard to play and have good grades.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  237. Katie

    I think College Athletes should get paid. Although they get scholarships, they still should get payed for playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  238. Grace

    The athletes should be paid for playing. Even though they're still amateurs, they should at least have their medical insurance and college funds paid off.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  239. Max

    I think that college athletes should not get paid because they chose to play football instead of getting a job. If they are going to play football they would try to get a scholarship from a school.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  240. Hannah

    I feel that College football players should get paid for playing football because they are playing this sport in college so later in there life they can make a living. That doesn't mean they are going to be successful, but i think that they should still get the opportunity to make money doing what they love. Also football takes a lot of time and they still need money which means they need to get a job and they probably don't have very much time to get a job which means no money.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  241. Derek

    I think the NCAA players should be paid, but they shouldn't just be getting paid for playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  242. Julia

    I believe college athletes SHOULD be paid to play. They should be payed in medical bills and different research funds for safety on football. Foundations they want to donate too. But also, if people don't get payed in other sports and activities, why should football be an exception?

    September 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  243. Lilith

    I think the athletes should get payed because if other people can make money from them they should too.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:31 pm |
  244. Savannah

    No, i dont think that collage athleates should get paid, but i do beleive that all medical expensives shoud be taken care of and if they do get ingured they can continue to futher their education with the scholarship they were given previously at the school.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  245. Wyatt

    Maybe they could be payed if all athletes had a 85 or above average, but other than that i think medical expenses should be payed for.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:32 pm |
  246. Lucas

    College athletics should remain at an amateur level. Paying athletes in college gives them little incentive to work hard in the years beyond college.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
  247. Brendan

    i feel as college atheletes should not get paid the only thing they should get

    September 25, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
  248. taylor

    i think that athletes should get paid for playing because doing a sport in college is alot of work especially when trying to focus on all your studys. its a full time job.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  249. Ethan

    I think they should but only if need be. For an example if they already have a full ride they shouldnt get payed.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm |
  250. Andrew

    Collage athletes should be payed to play but not very much. The coaches and staff ae get payed accept for the players.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  251. Kaylee

    I believe that college athletes should not get paid. Most of them already get scholarships which I personally think is payment enough , But if a player gets hurt while playing I do believe their medical bills should be paid for them.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  252. Brendan

    I feel as atheletes should get paid a little bit of money not millions just enough to buy there food and clothes.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  253. Colton

    College athletes recieve schlarships. I do believe this more than compensates them for pay. A touchy subject for me is medical care if they are injured. This should be covered for the fact that they play for their school.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  254. Kyle

    College athletes should be paid atleast alittle bit to play. They generate so much money for their universities they should be paid a minimum amount for what they bring to the university.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  255. Jp

    They should get paid so they can experance the real world

    September 25, 2013 at 1:35 pm |
  256. Samantha

    I think that college players should get payed not only because they have to cover the cost of living, but that is certainly part of my reason. I also think this because they often have to play for the public. This includes TV and radio. I also agree that they should get health coverage if they get injured during a game because many college students can't afford it because they spend most of their money on school expenses and living. Many also have student loans to pay, and it would be very difficult to do this if they have to spend a large amount of money on a medical bill.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  257. Brenden

    i think that college athletes should not be paid to play sports in colllege. they dont need to get paid in college to play a sport because they are not professionals. they are STUDENT athletes. not athletic students. so i believe that if they get paid to play at a college level then they will blow off their work and not do good as a student. then it will be harder for them to get a job after college.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  258. joey

    college athletes should get payed to play sports because they do alot and get nothing out of it so they should get payed a little not like the pros

    September 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  259. Jaimee

    I think college athlets shouldn't get paid becusae most of them get to go to college for practilly free. if they get paid well then they wont even pay attention to school and drop out then live off what they made off playing a sport.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  260. Ashlee

    I think it would be good to pay them they spend there free time doing this and are asked to do a lot of stuff its like a job.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm |
  261. Rochelle

    I believe college players should not get paid. Most athletes get scholarships for college. They should instead get a medical care system if they are concerned about their medical costs.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  262. Kate

    College athletes recieve substansial scholarships to play sports at high ranking colleges. The need for assistance with medical costs is resonable and fair, but they should not be payed, when they already recive assitance and discounts.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:37 pm |
  263. Noah

    I don't think they should get money because they get a scholarship for playing so they don't have to pay for collage and I think that's a good enough payment!

    September 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
  264. Tariq

    I think the collage football players should get paid because they are playing because it's something that they love then if they get hurt they will have the money to pay if need to .

    September 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
  265. triston

    i would do the same because i want to help people when i get older. i want to be a doctor when i get older. i want to be a head shink also.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:39 pm |
  266. Zach

    Having my Brother going into collage soon I've been learning a lot about this. Scholarships should only pay for your school, of course I believe that it should pay for their items needed for playing. Even if they get injured the scolarship shouldn't pay for it, they were designed to pay for your tuition and that only.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm |
  267. J'rel

    I think that college athletes should get paid to participate. So many other people are getting paid for what they are doing, I think that they should get a share also especially if it is going towards research, health insurance, and their education.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm |
  268. Isaac

    I think that players should get enough money to cover medical costs if they get injured, but they shouldn't get paid for just playing. It's college and their not professional athletes.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:40 pm |
  269. james

    I think they should get paid so they can live and afford a house. If they dont get paid they will not be able to afford insuance and stuff.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:41 pm |
  270. Aareon (air-e-on)

    I believe athletes should get paid for playing sports because even though they get scholarships, they still have to pay some amounts of money, and because they are busy practicing for sports, I’m sure they wouldn’t have as much time to work for their college education. Along with that they have to pay for food, possibly rent, and all the other necessities of life, and sports is just taking away time from the athletes could be earning money. I’m not suggesting they quit sports, I’m suggesting they get paid for all the work they do as an athlete.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:42 pm |
  271. Taliah

    I think athletes given a scholarship is it is only fair that they cut the cost of school. Not only do you have to be good at the sport, but you have to have good grades in order to be able to play. I think it's very fair for the student athletes.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  272. Briana

    I believe instead of being paid for everything, their whole college tuition/boarding/food expenses should be paid for.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  273. Madison

    I feel college athletes should be paid to play because they work very hard and college football is close to the NFL so it’s kind of like there working, like they have games and big championships that they money. play so they should be paid for their hard work and achievements. Also if they get injured and don’t have money to pay for the injury it would interrupt with their education and not get the scholarship they worked so hard for and did everything to get because not all people are rich and have.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  274. Juliannah

    I feel that if they really enjoy the sport, it should be reward enough for them to play. They are already being allotted the chance to play something that they love. I know as a dancer, it is a lot of work, but receiving the opportunity to even do so is a reward in itself if you ask me.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  275. Aaron

    I believe that they should be paid. They deserve it more than most people might realize. They're out there taking hits and working as a team to provide us with great television. It's considered a job, and just like the rest of the jobs that most of us have, should be rewarded for it. They also need to be paid so that money can be put back into college football to research for safety purposes.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  276. Haley

    I do not think that players should be paid to play. If funds gathered from them playing as a team at games and sporting events is used to pay individuals as they play, then some players may not get paid as much as others . Players may not find this to be fair so, money gathered as a team should be spent as a team on things like new equipment. If players get scholarships that is a completely different situation because they earned that and should not have to share what they worked for.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  277. Daisia

    I believe that the players will get enough money when they get out of college, therefore I don’t think they should get paid. Plus some people get scholarships, also we would have to pay high school students because it helps benefit the school.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  278. Hanna

    I believe that they should pay the college players for many reasons. One of them is that what if they got injured? They should be paid as a net for injuries. Also they should pay the players because they are giving the time and effort and dedication into the sport. Yes they like the sport a lot but that doesn’t mean they like putting in the hours to train in the gym. As well as spending money for school books and everything else they need for school and football. The football players could also have a job and their job could be far away and on top of that they could have homework for school. Their job could go into the later hours of the day and they could not get much sleep. Then they could possibly be poor and not eating well. So personally I believe they should be paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  279. t

    I don't think college athletes should get paid because they may use the money some crazy things

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  280. zak

    athletes should get paid because they put in hard work each and every day just as others do at a real job. and plus in some sports, they put their life on the line each and every day. they also need money to live off of.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  281. Jarrod

    I think they should be paid. They play for the coaches and helpers to get paid. They should at least get a little bit of money to get food and gas. The college and coaches are getting a ton of money off it and theyre not getting any. If they get hurt people don’t help pay all of it and the players don’t get any money to pay it.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  282. Levi

    I think that college athletes should be paid to play sports. It’s a great chance for them to pay off their tuition and encourage people to join sports and be fit. They should also put in a policy that pays for their injuries. People may think that they know the risks of playing the game. You have to think about the price for medical bills by the time they pay off the tuition and medical bills they’ll be broke.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  283. Cameron

    I think that all college athletes (not just football) should be paid. It would better their future, and give them a head start by giving them money that they have earned. They should at least provide medical care from injuries they have received.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  284. Max

    College athlete go day to day not knowing if they are going to get injured or not. They need some form of reliable Health care, but they should not get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  285. DeAnna

    I think players should not be able to get paid, because they are almost having a free ride through college scholarship, but I also think if they get hurt that the school pays for their injury.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  286. jalen

    i think that apu is a good idea because it bring up the team spiit.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  287. Alex

    I think that NCAA athletes should be payed. They are already are paying tuition to attend college, unless they have a scholarship, they should be given a small amount of money for they can pay for food, medical problems, and extra supplies for food. The money isn’t being used for the school, it’s for the coaches and everything else NOT involving school. They should be payed forplaying no matter what.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  288. Maria

    I think that the players for collage athletes really shouldn't be paid because they are given money for their schooling. Other students aren't payed to turn in their paper, and they might've received scholarships too.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:45 pm |
  289. April

    I don't think they should get payed because it's not like they're in the NFL.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  290. Gavin

    I think that NCAA players should be able to get paid, because the players do not have the time, or the energy to have a job to pay for what they need.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  291. Zach

    I think the NCAA should be able to get paid because they worked hard to get where they are today. they should also have their insurance paid for because some people can’t pay.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  292. Anna

    In my opinion college football players should not be paid because, we need to use the money for other things in our country and most of them already got a scholarship to play. Also they shouldn't get paid because they are not as professional (yet) as the NFL players. However, I think their insurance should be paid for their injuries.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  293. Kaitlin

    I think the athletes shouldn’t get paid to play if they have a scholarship and aren’t paying for college education, but if they get injured they should be covered by the school to help with the money they make by having the athletes play.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  294. Hyasha

    My take on the topic of college athletes and whether or not they should get paid to play a sport such as football is that I believe college students not get paid to do the sports that they love. Some are getting their education paid for and if you are doing the sport you love you shouldn’t need to be paid, especially because if you are good at the sport you might go pro and get paid highly.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:47 pm |
  295. Hunter

    I believe that college athletes shouldn't get paid. They are getting an education and that should be enough payment. In college you are still considered a student so why shouldn't high school athletes get paid? In the newscast they were talking about what if the players get hurt and cant afford the medical expenses. Most people that play college sports have played sports since there youth so who was responsible for there injuries before college? After the students graduate and if they have enough talent to take it too the professional level, then they will get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:48 pm |
  296. Mike

    In my opinion, I think that college players should not get paid, but they should receive medical free care, because they accept the responsibilities of playing for the college and they get a free education, but if they get injured then they have no guarantee of getting medical treatment.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm |
  297. Taylorann

    My opinion college football players should get paid. Being a college student, football player and having a job is a lot to handle all at once. If you are just a student, and a football player and getting paid playing football, you have allot more time to study for school. I think it would be a lot less stressful on the team.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:49 pm |
  298. jacob

    I think colleges should pay the players of the colleges sports and have the players study more and get a better education, so if they do fall behind they can catch back up.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm |
  299. dujuan

    I think they should get paid because they play for a team in collage, also they are paying money to get on the team & are working hard playing & making it to practice.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:50 pm |
  300. Anne

    I think that athletes should get paid because not all of the money the athletes raise each game does NOT go towards educational purposes and if these athletes got paid it would go toward a lot of important things one of them being help paying for someone’s education.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
  301. Joe

    I think that college students should not get paid for sports because they already get a$40,000 scholarship to play for the college they go to.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
  302. Donald

    I think that college students should not get paid for sports because they already get a scholarship to play football for the college they go to.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
  303. jalen

    i think they should get paid because they have good teams. so they need ncaa its good for them. football players need to get paid more often.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  304. Rena

    College athletes should get paid. They work hard on the field and there medical plan does not always cover their injuries. They work just as hard as professional athletes and should be treated the same as them.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm |
  305. TJ

    I believe that the college athletes should get paid because the money from the games is going other places and they didn’t work for it the athletes did it would also help the athletes pay of the rest of scholarship. The money could also help athletes get food and support them while in college.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:53 pm |
  306. owen

    i think that the ncaa players should be paid because we use them as a tv show. And they don't get paid thats just wrong. what if they get hurt then what will they pay there medical bills with.

    September 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm |
  307. Hunter

    They shouldn't be paid, but all medical expenses should be taken care of.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm |
  308. Derek

    I think that the athletes should get some money for playing there sports because some of them need money to pay for food and there payments on their homes and that’s why they need to get paid for playing for college so they don’t need two jobs to just go to college

    September 25, 2013 at 2:00 pm |
  309. Alisha

    I think that the athletes should get paid for playing football because they are risking their life for the entertainment of others. If they get injured then the insurance should pay for their hospital bills.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm |
  310. Maggie

    College athletes are already pay via scholarships for their education. However, they should also be provided insurance and long term disability should they become injured while playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm |
  311. Anonymous

    I think College football players should get paid. They work just as hard as NFL players, if not more.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm |
  312. Celina

    They should be paid, because they put their hardwork and efforts into playing. They do get scholarships, but they should get paid money they will actually be able to use.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:06 pm |
  313. Lena

    I feel like APU should continue to protest for their rights because, i agree that ALL PLAYERS should be UNITED

    September 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm |
  314. Hunter

    Getting scholarships and getting paid mean two completely different things. A scholarship is helping you pay for college based on your abilities, either physically or mentally. Getting paid is for a job and college football isn’t a job. College football is an extra-circular activity and isn’t required for you to do, therefore the players should not be paid. Many people say that NFL Football is almost the same thing as College Football, but here’s the thing, in the NFL, football is your job, in College Football, you aren’t studying to become a football player. In college, your occupation isn’t being a football player. Playing football, in college, is a reward and a privilege. The majority of the people who play football, before college, rarely get to play in college. All the people who want to be paid just have to think, what if I didn’t get to play. You are lucky to be selected to play football. So don’t be arrogant and protest for payment, be blessed that you have the opportunity to play football in college.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:08 pm |
  315. Dylan

    In this certain situation I believe that the football players should get a low per game wage that is just to support their needs as citizens. They do what they love and get scholarships for collage it is not necessary but more complimentary.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:10 pm |
  316. Bertha

    Hey brother Carl we watch your show everyday and we think that college athletes should not be paid. It is really ridiculous if they get paid when teachers or even factory workers do not get paid as much.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:12 pm |
  317. bob

    the college should pay for medical injury 😛

    September 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  318. Vinny

    i think that if the players are playing for the team and the school then they should be taken care of, if they are injured playing the sport. after all they are bringing in money for the school. LETSS GO WOLVERINES!!!

    September 25, 2013 at 2:13 pm |
  319. Fabian

    i think that the athletes get their insurance paid for because they may not have the money to afford and also the coach and the team will want the player on the team

    September 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  320. lorenzi

    i think college football players should get payed because theres a risk of getting injured when you are playing they need the money 'they got bills to pay'

    September 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  321. sara

    i think college students should get paid because they do hard work and should be rewarded

    September 25, 2013 at 2:14 pm |
  322. Ailton

    I think the colleges shuld pay for their students medical injury

    September 25, 2013 at 2:15 pm |
  323. Joseph

    No, college athletes should not be paid for sports. There are so many other kinds of professions that deserve to be paid more, if any, than college athletes. For example: Teachers, Factory workers, or even a full time janitor.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  324. Ailton

    should*

    September 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  325. erika

    the college athlets get paid not now tho

    September 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm |
  326. Tejan

    i think they should get paid in case of injuries

    September 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  327. Rachel

    They shouldn't get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  328. shaniah

    i think college students should be rewarded cause if they are doin all that work and goin through all that pain they should atleast get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 2:18 pm |
  329. Connor

    Yes, college athletes should be paid, but only a certain amount to pay for some of the things that wouldn't be paid for.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  330. Autumn

    Yes I think they should get paid more because it is hard to keep up with school work and they are always working hard. With all the practice and work they do it would be hard to hold a job.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  331. rayna

    I think that the students who play college football should get paid and they shouldnt have to pay for ther injurys because if a profecial player who plays for patroits can get paid and can cover the medical bill i think that the people who are a college football players should get of free and get paid point blank thats just being straight up cheep that my opinion though

    September 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  332. Naka

    I don't think that they should be played. They don't really need the money. They have enough money as it is with the scholarship. It would be fair if they got even more money. I am not ok with them getting money.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  333. Ethan

    No students shouldn't get paid. If they truly love the sport, they would still love it just as much without payment.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  334. Chase

    I think the players should only have their insurance paid for. There is no reason to be paid to play a sport in college.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm |
  335. Trevor

    No, I do not believe that college athletes should be paid. The scholarship could be worth thousands of dollars and most of the students are not going to get.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  336. Brooke

    I think they should get paid. Cause they work hard practicing even though they get scholarships. And scholarships cost a lot of money so they spend there money on tht and don't have anything for anything out so they should get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  337. Jake

    No. They are getting scholarships just for playing something they enjoy doing. Students don't get paid for being talented in academics, so why should athletes be treated any different?

    September 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  338. Kyle

    I think athletes should be able to get paid. They work hard every day at their sport. Some athletes backgrounds aren't as fortunate as others and the money they could be making in college could help them out.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:20 pm |
  339. Macy

    I do not believe that college athletes should be paid. The majority are already being paid in scholarship money. Being able to go to school for free is enough payment. Many would love to have athletic ability to be able to go to school for free but not everyone is blessed in that way and play thousands to go to school,

    September 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  340. Anna

    No, I do not think that college athletes should be paid for playing because an athletic scholarship should be enough to get them through college. People get academic scholarships and none of them ask to get paid for making good grades in college. The players volunteered to play the sport, and more than likely got a scholarship for it, so if they need any more. Only they should have to do what everyone else does and get a job.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  341. Bailey

    No, they're already getting paid tuition, books, room & board mostly, so why do they need more money? If you hand them more money, you're taking away the work ethic of a college itself. Paying players will take away incentive of work

    September 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  342. Will

    I think college athletes should be payed, schools make a lot of money off their athletes and they should receive a small percent of it in return.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:21 pm |
  343. Dylan

    No, I do not think college athletes should get paid to play I think they should get a full ride scholarship an play an get looked at then they'll work hard an not just give up since their bein paid but eventually go to the pros an then get paid to play an be livin the good life. I would not complain about playin for a college an getting a full ride an just playing for free then maybe go to the pros.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  344. Jamie

    I believe college athletes should be paid because playing sports, especially at that level, requires a lot of time and effort that is already strained because that athlete is also juggling college classes. If they need extra money, they don't have the time to get a job. Getting paid a small amount would make things easier on the athletes.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  345. Anna

    No, athletes should not be paid to play a college sport. They are already getting money for their tuition and school fees, money that most student do not receive. Saving your family from paying students loans 10 years down the road is worth so much more than being paid to be an athlete.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  346. Emily

    No because they are already getting a free college education from the scholarship plus getting to be out there doing what they love. So I wouldn't complain at all about not getting paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  347. A.J.

    I don't believe college athletes should be paid by a salary, although I would support colleges being able to give players financial support for things such as gas or medical care because the athletes do have a full schedule and if they need something that isn't covered by the college what are they supposed to do?

    September 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm |
  348. Anna

    No, I do not think that college athletes should be paid for playing because an athletic scholarship should be enough to get them through college. People get academic scholarships and none of them ask to get paid for making good grades in college. The players volunteered to play the sport, and more than likely got a scholarship for it, so if they need any more money they should have to do what everyone else does and get a job.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  349. Stetson

    I don't think they should be paid. They are getting a free ride through college. That should be plenty.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  350. Karagan

    I don't play sports at all. But I can understand people wanting their medical stuff paid, but being paid to play is not a smart idea. They need to learn how to be independent and giving someone on a full scholarship that plays sports extra money just because they don't feel it "nessesary" to actually work for it because just feel like since they got the scholarship for sports they shouldn't have to do any work at all is ridiculous. If they are willing to go the extra mile to actually earn there money, and do what other students do with no scholarship that looks even better on their part. And it's Acutally closer to being fair.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  351. Avery

    No, I don't think college athletes should be paid to play their sports. It's great to earn a scholarship and receive the benefits from it. In order to succeed you need to have a work ethic.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  352. Dominik

    I think collage athetes should get paid. If they end up still not getting paid, then at least have their insurance paid for.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  353. Natalie

    No I don't think that college athletes should get paid to play football because they are already getting a free education that they don't have to pay for. It wouldn't be fair for them to get a free education and to be paid when other students have to pay their way through college and have to pay thousands of dollars. You don't see everyone in college getting a free education and getting paid too do you?

    September 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  354. Daniel

    They should at least get payed for there insurance in case they get a concussion

    September 25, 2013 at 2:25 pm |
  355. Anthony

    I think they should get paid and if they get hurt then they will have money to pay for the expence. But i agree with some people, the players are going to college to play football. They are sponcering the school and the school wants them to play so the players are going to college pritty much for free .If you dont play then you have to pay to get in but football players stay for free.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  356. Bob

    Well, I think that athletes shouldn't get paid. First off, they get a scholarship and etc. shouldn't that but enough? I think yes.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:26 pm |
  357. Branstyn

    I think that players should get paid because they might get injured and they would have trouble paying for it since scholarships just cover their college fees. I do however think they should not get paid as much as the NFL players, I think they should get payed less.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
  358. Tristen

    I think that they shouldn't because they should be focusing on school. They are being taught and people shouldn't have to pay to teach people.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:54 pm |
  359. Heidi

    I think they should be able to get a job or something on campus. They don't need to be paid to learn.

    September 25, 2013 at 2:55 pm |
  360. Steffan

    I honestly Don't know because I feel like some should get paid for the hard work and Medical resins,
    I'm a big fan of NCAA sports but when it comes to getting paid it is not very exciting to watch players show off their talent.
    Its a Privilege to play and get education that what they should worry about its A GOOD EDUCATION.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:00 pm |
  361. Deirdra

    I think that they shouldn’t get paid because it’s their choice to play football and also if they got scholarships so they are basically already paid for. There medical expenses should get paid for through because they did play for the school and they could be seriously hurt.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
  362. Owen

    I think players should get health benefits but not get paid. They do a very good job playing and epically the ones who make it to the NFL.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
  363. Ali

    I think that College football players should be paid because, they work as hard as NFL players do.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:08 pm |
  364. Camila

    I believe that the players should get their insurance paid for because they put their lives on the line for our entertainment. The money that is collected from the viewers should go to care for the people they paid to watch. I don’t think that they should get paid for playing because no one is forcing them to play, it is their own personal choice. The scholarships should be enough of a payment for them because college now is so expensive that if you sum up the money they receive in scholarships it excesses any normal payment for them playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
  365. Justin

    I believe they shouldn't be paid because they already have schooling costs taken car of, I do however believe medical costs from on field injuries should be covered.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
  366. jason

    I think that a scholarship is more important if you don’t get paid that one thing but you need a good school

    September 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
  367. william

    I think that the athletes should get to have their insurance paid for but they should not be paid for playing. They are still ameturs and they are in college you don’t get paid to go to school.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm |
  368. Cassandra

    I think that the athletes should have their insurance paid for, but I don’t think that should get paid for playing because they are not professionals.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm |
  369. Sean

    Yes I do think college players get to get paid. They provide entertainment for people around the country.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm |
  370. Halee

    I think that they should not get paid because if they choose to play football then they should know that there’s a possibility of getting hurt and they choose to play football instead of doing a job.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm |
  371. Andrew

    I do not think players should not get paid because it is like saying you should get paid to go to school and if you did not play sports it would not be fair to others.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm |
  372. Deanna

    Yes I think that collage athletes should get paid. They all have expenses to pay. They need to pay for food, a place to stay, collage, etc. When they get injured their medical bill may be very high and they might not be able to afford it. They work very hard so I think they deserve it.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  373. Madison

    I think that college football players should be getting paid for playing. If they get hurt they may need money for medical expenses.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  374. Colton

    I don’t think that players should get paid but they should be at least partially reimbursed for their medical expenses. Also, they deserve to have more research done on sports injuries to help them form having injuries in the first place.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  375. Mikaylah

    I do not believe the college athletes are necessarily “protesting” they are standing up for what they think. I do think college athletes should get paid because the people that are sponsoring them and other fans are paying for certain things such as tickets or to be sponsored. Some of that money should go to the athletes.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  376. Faith

    I don’t think the NFL players should get paid because, most of the players that play for a school got a scholarship to play and they are paying for their school so they already got a lot of money, but I think that if one of the players get hurt the school should pay for their medical bills.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:14 pm |
  377. Casey

    I think the players should get paid because they should get scholar ship to college and it would be unfair if they didn’t.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
  378. Justin

    I think that collage players should get paid. Collage players do just as much as the NFL players, but they should not be paid as much.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm |
  379. Hunter

    I think that college football players should get paid like NFL players do, people pay to go in and see their games, and they are also on live television. If I was playing college ball I would want to get paid for reasons like, incase I got an injury and they didn’t cover it, money to help out for stuff I need for college, and football is like a job you have to work hard to win so there’s not much time to work. If there not able to get paid the least that the college could do for them is let them still attend at the college.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
  380. TJ

    I don’t believe that college athletes in the NCAA should get paid, the scholarship they are receiving is enough. It helps them to pursue their education and goals. I do however believe that when they participate in their sport of choice, playing as a college level amateur, they should receive in writing that if they are to get hurt while playing their sport, either at practice or in game, the college they are playing for will cover their medical bill.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
  381. Travis

    Personally college athletes should be paid because they work there tales off to make it to college athletics, and I know from my cousins that football is a dangerous sport because of them have been permanently damaged so if you’re going to work your tail off and then get permanently injured and not be able to lift something or run without getting an instant pain, then yes you should get paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm |
  382. tori

    I believe that the athletes in collage should get paid because people are watching and sponsoring them which the money is going to the collage and they don’t get any of it. Although they usually get scholarships.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
  383. Amara

    I think they should get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 3:19 pm |
  384. Jasmine

    I think College Athletes should get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm |
  385. Coby

    They should not pay them because they should be grateful for the scholarship that they received in the first place. Also my opinion on the protest is that it is completely ridiculous they should be grateful for what they have.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
  386. Alexis

    I think they shouldn't get paid because the people at the colleges are already paying for them to go to college. They choose to play but they still ameturs and they haven't been playing that long as pros.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm |
  387. Reanna

    I think they should then again i don't think they should. they are still students. How would the other students feel? high school football players don't get paid. Only professionals. leave the money to the pro players. I mean it would be okay if they got paid but their scholarships and terms are already paid for. What else do they have to worry about?

    September 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm |
  388. Treniqua

    I don't think college football players should not get paid. simply because no one is making them play the sport its their choice to play or not so if they get hurt they will have to deal with it

    September 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
  389. philip

    i think they need to get because they need to take care of their family. They are good at playing and I like when they put APU and I will stay with them 9 (All Players United).

    September 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm |
  390. jordan

    i think that that athletes should get paid cause its like a job

    September 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
  391. Anna

    No I don’t think collage athletes should get paid. Because collage is for learning if they will get money they won’t want to learn as much because they will think they will be able to get money all the time for being athletes and won’t get a good collage education to get a good job.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm |
  392. Dakira

    Yes....the college people should be paid

    September 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm |
  393. Briana

    I think players should get paid for playing sports because they are risking their lives on the field and if a player is not in that great of a financial situation and they end up getting hurt it’s going to be very difficult for them.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
  394. Alexa

    I think that collage athletes should get paid because it is just like having a real job. They have to attend practices, and games like people who are paid.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm |
  395. John

    i think they should get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
  396. Justin

    I think the athletes should not get payed.The athletes aren't good enough to get paid yet.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:48 pm |
  397. curtis

    yes, because when i get older i plan on playing and if i play hard to repersent my school they should pay for my greatness.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
  398. Desir`ee

    No!!! They should not get paid for being an athlete. As long as the school pays for injuries and they get the sholarship they should not get paid for playing sports!!!

    September 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm |
  399. Taylor

    I think the football teams or colleges should get paid because they're doing alot for the football team and without them we wouldnt have a more intersest in anything else. The football team should get enough money but not alot.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
  400. kaitlyn

    Yes i think they should get payed just in case they cant get a job later on in life,and also i think they cold save up that money they make for things they need in life later.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
  401. Andrea

    I think the college athletes should have their insurance paid for, but not for playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
  402. katie

    i think they should not get paid to play because they are on scholarships but they should get paid for their insurance .

    September 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm |
  403. Michelle

    No, I do not believe that the college athletes should be paid, but the college should pay for when they get injured. They get scholarships that are worth a lot of money, and I believe that would be payment enough.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
  404. hannah

    i think that the athetes shouldnt get paid because they are ametures. They should also get their insurance payed for, and also get scholarships.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
  405. Graciella

    I think that athletes should be payed. Athletes are earning money for their school while risking their lives playing sports for their school.The military gets payed, don't they? Both the people in the military and the athletes do their jobs voluntarily. they bot hrisk their lives while doing their jobs.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm |
  406. Keila

    I think that the athletes should be payed. If they're serious about playing the sport in college, then they are probably wanting to go pro, and professional athletes get payed. Also, the athletes are spending their time to practice and bring money to the school instead of getting a job that would help them bring money to themselves.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:52 pm |
  407. conner

    i think they should that is cool and awesome !!!!!!!!!!!

    September 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
  408. Syilvia

    I feel like the players have the right to express their feelings to the ncaa, but when they started playing football they should have take their own precations. I think that the players shouldn't get payed because they havent made it pro yet and still ametures.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm |
  409. Chip

    The athletes are not good enough to get paid

    September 25, 2013 at 3:54 pm |
  410. Brittni

    I think players should not get paid. Athletes take their own time to play the game they love. If the school pays for the medical injuries that happens/happened, then no one should get paid. Plus, if they get paid, they might go by unnecessary things that they shouldn't be buying or even think about at the age they are.Therefore, no college athlete should be paid for playing.

    September 25, 2013 at 3:55 pm |
  411. Katie

    Title IX issues will come into play if NCAA players are paid. Who will decide who gets to be paid – just the athletes of revenue-generating sports, or will smaller scale student-athletes (like a women's field hockey player) be paid, too? And where will this money come from? Is it really in the best interest of an academic institution (if that's what the university truly aspires to be) to spend money on sports rather than courses, research and student-centered learning?

    September 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm |
  412. travis

    i think that they should get paid the same as the nfl players. Also they need to work harder at what they do.

    September 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm |
  413. Elijah

    I think that they should be able to get money. They need it for health problems. They need it for clothes.

    September 25, 2013 at 4:39 pm |
  414. Elsah

    I believe they should get paid. Even though they get scholarships, who is gonna pay for everyday life expenses? If they're doing sports everyday, there is no way for them to get a job. The athletes are doing there best at this sport. The least the school could do is pay them for the hard work and perseverance they have for their football team.

    September 25, 2013 at 4:47 pm |
  415. Allie

    In my honest opinion, they should not get paid. Yes, they work hard, but does the band get paid for being musically gifted? Do the normal students get paid for being intelligent? No. Just because they are gifted in athletics doesn't mean they should get paid. By taking a place on the team, they accept the fact that they may get injured.

    September 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm |
  416. Kyle

    I believe College Athletes should not be paid to play college sports. Their primary goal as a student athlete is to learn and become better at their sport, hence the name "student athlete." Athletes already receive large scholarships, and receive free unlimited use for athletic facilities.

    September 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm |
  417. Iyana

    The players do the work and the work and the company gets the money that is not fair

    September 25, 2013 at 5:01 pm |
  418. Francesca

    I think that college athletes deserve to be paid as much as professional athletes get paid. They are both doing the same job, so how is it fair that only the "professional" ones are paid? They are both working equally hard to win.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:21 pm |
  419. Tori

    I think that College Athletes should get their insurance paid, but they shouldn't get money for playing because those who go to college and work hard in academics don't get paid, so why should athletes?

    September 25, 2013 at 5:22 pm |
  420. Clare

    They should get paid because it costs lots of money to get medical attention and treatment. They do lots of hard work and should really get paid. It only seems fair.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm |
  421. Sarah

    I think that college athletes should be paid for their work. What if they get injured? Then they may not have the money to continue getting their education. People watch college games just like they watch professional games. An entertainer should be paid for their entertaining.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:39 pm |
  422. Madeline

    College athletes should not be paid, but they should have medical insurances covered when they are injured while playing. If college players were being paid, there would be very little difference between them and the professional league (except for maybe lower wages, and less experience). The athletes should have medical coverage when they are injured on the field, and more attention should be brought upon concussions. Although it is a good gesture with the APU, if they are doing it just for the money, then their focus should be elsewhere.

    September 25, 2013 at 5:57 pm |
  423. Aaditya

    I think that the college athletes should have their insurance covered for. I believe safety comes before anything and I don't want any one getting hurt and not being able to pay for it. I think they should be given incentives, I don't think they should be given a salary. A little goes a long way.

    September 25, 2013 at 6:11 pm |
  424. Jimmy

    Insurance is the most important thing to remember. If the athletes get hurt in the field, the money that the athletes are paid could pay for the cost. Without getting paid, they could be hurt without getting medical treatment.

    September 25, 2013 at 6:21 pm |
  425. kevin

    No I do not think it is fair

    September 25, 2013 at 6:23 pm |
  426. Lourdes

    In my opinion, I think that collage athletes shouldn't get paind because scholarships are already offered, and if they do get paid they might be forced to join to team for money instead of their love of the sport. College can be your ticket to get into the big oppurtunities in their future carrer, money isn't what they should be worrying about. But I do agree that they pay for their health insurance if they get hurt.

    September 25, 2013 at 6:38 pm |
  427. Jahiye

    I think that college athletes should get paid because they played for more than 10 weeks and give all they got on the field, court, and any place they compete at, as long as they perform like athletes that want to win championships, and awards.

    September 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm |
  428. Samantha

    I believe that the collage athletes should be able to get some money for any major injuries that they receive while playing. It's probably for the best of their well being since they don't have their own health insurance can't cover the damages they have completely.

    September 25, 2013 at 6:49 pm |
  429. Dakota

    I think that they should not get payed. People always pay attention to the athletes but there are much more things that you can get a scholarship from and they do not get payed.

    September 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm |
  430. Myles

    No i dont think college athletes should get paid becuase its a extracurricular activity NOT a job, they'll get paid when/if they make it to the NFL.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:01 pm |
  431. Jenna

    I do not think collage athletes should get paid for playing. I am in middle school and I play volleyball , I don't get paid. They shouldn't either, collage is a school too.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:06 pm |
  432. Thall

    The fact that college athletes do not get paid sickens me. I dont see why they are not getting paid. Most colleges have a lot of money to pay players. I am not saying to pay athletes a million dolalrs each, but it would be better if there was a small sum of money. I mean after all, they pretty much are representing their school.

    September 25, 2013 at 7:41 pm |
  433. RJ

    Yes, it seems like college sports teams are a little more towards sports, and not the education as much anymore. But, you have to make a certain grade to be able to play on the team.

    September 25, 2013 at 8:03 pm |
  434. Taye

    I think they should get paid because if they get hurt their money can pay for the medical insurance. they should also get paid because they work their butts off for their coachs to win the games every day.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:16 pm |
  435. Marcy

    I believe that the fact that they get scholarships which offset the cost of their education at the time is a good enough deal to play. In a sense they are getting paid to play. The money from the scholarships that they earn from playing the sport gets put into their education which means they won have to take money out of their own, or their parents pocket. So, in the long run, they are getting paid to play thanks to the scholarships being offered.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:50 pm |
  436. Cathy

    I think collage athletes shouldn't get paid to play because the collage could use it for educational reasons instead of paying the players. The collage should pay for part of the medical bills that come from playing that sport however.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:32 pm |
  437. Tony

    I think that they should get paid since it is their commitment of doing the sport and representing their school against other schools. I also agree that the school should pay for their medical bills.

    September 25, 2013 at 10:46 pm |
  438. Josh

    I don't think that they should get paid, because they are most likely getting scholarships. I do however think they should get full medical coverage because, they receive many injuries.

    September 25, 2013 at 11:56 pm |
  439. Miranda

    The players should not get paid. They are already getting scholarships so they should not be given anymore money. They know the risks associated with the sport and it would not be right to pay them because then all other sports team would also begin to demand payment as well.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:32 am |
  440. Melinda

    I think college athletes should get paid, because they work hard playing and trying to maintain a good education. They also are risking their own health playing, and since the school doesn't pay for medical bills, how are they going to help pay for that expense. In my opinion, I think if NFL, NBA, MLB, etc players get paid for playing a sport, college athletes should too. They're dedicated and hard working just like professional players, so why not, College athletics should get paid.

    September 26, 2013 at 1:38 am |
  441. Kyle

    The NCAA men's basketball tournament makes $600 million in ad revenue second to only the Super Bowl. When the players win the national title, they get nothing, the coaches however get a BIG bonus. The athletes deserve to get paid, because of all of the time that practices and school takes they don't have that much time for a job. They don't need to become millionaires but but they do need to be compensated, let's face it they deserve it.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:53 am |
  442. Hannah

    College football players are basically getting paid through scholarships. It's their choice to play college football, knowing they won't get paid for doing so.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:58 am |
  443. Kristen

    I don't think they should get paid. They already have their housing and tuition paid for. They know the responsibilities before joining the team.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:58 am |
  444. Christian

    I think they should get paid, but the money they earn should go into a special account to pay for medical bills if they do get hurt.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:58 am |
  445. Alie

    I don't believe college athletes should get paid to play. Majority of them come on scholarships anyway. I do, however, think that if they get hurt that the school pay for their medical bills at least.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:59 am |
  446. Morgan

    I think they shouldn't get paid but they should have their medical bills and insurance paid for. They are getting paid in a sense by having their school paid for.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:59 am |
  447. Jacob

    I think they shouldn't get paid, they already get a scholarship, most at least, and they have there housing paid for, they may not have free time to work and have high risks but that's just part of the game.

    September 26, 2013 at 8:59 am |
  448. Lexie

    I do not think college athletes should get paid. They choose to play and already get scholarships, which are worth thousands of dollars, they have everything they need essentially(room and board, tuition, books..etc..) paid for which in itself is just as good as getting paid.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am |
  449. Kyle

    No, college athletes should not be paid to play a sport they choose to do in a scholarship. The scholarship pays for dorm, food, classes, tuition, books, and etc. everything is taken care of in their college life for them to get by and work and train for their sport. If injuries may occur, the parents or athletes family can pay for them since they are saving thousands of dollars every year due to scholarship. Other students have to pay for there schooling so they have to get out and get a job. The athlete's scholarship allows them to do something they enjoy and not pay for education.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am |
  450. Bailey

    I think the athletes should be paid a modest salary to play. Yes, some athletes are already getting paid tuition because they're on scholarship, but that still doesn't mean that the fact they are the ones generating all the money should be ignored. At the absolute least, I think they should have all medical issues covered by the NCAA, and a small salary be paid. Without the players, where would the recognition come from?

    September 26, 2013 at 9:00 am |
  451. Chase

    No because they get that scholarship money and that pays for everything. They know what the risks are and they volunteer for it. If they don't make it to NFL, then go get a job like everyone else. If you start paying college kids then you'll have to start paying high school kids for it too.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:01 am |
  452. Halie

    I think college athletes should get help to paid for their insurance , but they shouldn't be paid to play college football because they bring in lots of money in for the school anyways

    September 26, 2013 at 9:01 am |
  453. Private

    I don't think they should be paid to play because they would want to play sport instead of getting an education

    September 26, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  454. Cory

    I think that the athletes should not get paid to play for there schools because most likley they are already going to school on a full payed scholarship. That is thousands of dollars that they are getting for free that they would have had to paid to go to that school.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  455. Shellie

    No, I do not think they should be paid. They chose to come to college and play sports. If they're good enough, they can be drafted and play for money then.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  456. Leslie

    I don't think college athletes should be paid. They already have scholarships that pay for all or most of college and it gives them opportunities for high paying jobs. Their medical bills should be guaranteed to be paid for if they get hurt because of the sport.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  457. Haley

    I don't think college athletes should get paid. The school has already given them a scholarship which is a lot of money. They know when they go to college they will not be getting paid to play. But I do think the school should pay for there medical bills.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:02 am |
  458. Easton

    No, I do not think college athletes should be paid to play. They already get a lot of money for there school fees. Also they know what they are getting into before they take the scholarship to play football somewhere.

    September 26, 2013 at 9:13 am |
  459. Elizabeth

    I don't agree with the fact that the athletes should get paid. Their scholarships will help them get through college, although i agree that the schools should need to pay for their medical bills if they have any. Also, there should be more research done on injurys that they players may get by playing. After all, the athletes probably had other schools that they could have played for, yet they said they would go to that school. The athletes need help with medical attention, if they need it. They should not be left to try to fend for themselves in the world if they have an injury that might affect the rest of their lives because the college didn't do everything that they should do.

    September 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm |
  460. stephen

    i think they sould not get payed for playing really there all ready geting pay for it.

    September 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm |
  461. Sha-Tara

    I do not agree with college athletes getting paid. They should have medical insurances covered when they are injured while playing. That they just spend like it is nothing. That pays for all or most of college. So why do they need extra.

    September 26, 2013 at 1:43 pm |
  462. Catilyn

    I think that college athletes should not be paid because not all college athletes participate in games some just stay on the sidelines. Which in this case would not be fair for the players who are participating are actually playing get paid and the others on the sidelines get paid too, but don't do anything. Rather of paying college athletes, just hand them scholarships to help them pay for their way to success. The disadvantage is that the college can lose money both ways, but can gain more students with scholarship opportunities.

    September 26, 2013 at 1:44 pm |
  463. Hayden

    I do not think that college athletes should get paid. However I think they should be able to receive discounts from people and stores, which the NCAA bans and will punish the school for it, if they find out. They should only be able to receive discounts and the school should pay for sport related injuries. Reason why I think they shouldn't get paid money by the school is that they go to school to play sports and get a better education, if they can't get drafted by the NFL, NBA, NHL, or the MLB they can still get a good job and make good money because they have a college degree. If they do get drafted then they will make from hundreds of thousands dollars to millions of dollars.

    September 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  464. Taylor

    they should get paid because college is very expensive and when sports take up so much of their time they dont have time to get a second job so it falls back on their parents

    September 26, 2013 at 2:23 pm |
  465. Chris

    Ok- so some folks think that all college athletes are football, basketball, and basebasll players. Not true. You cant join a professional swim team. I was a college athlete, and there certainly wasnt a pro career in my sport available. If a player cannot sign autographs and get paid for it then the schools certainly shouldnt be able to get paid for jerseys they sell with said players name on it. Thats just ridiculous.

    September 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm |