The average spending per athlete at schools in each major conference ranges from 4 to nearly 11 times more than the average spending on education-related activities per student. The SEC leads the way, spending $144,592 per athlete in 2008
Using walk ons as an example is patently ridiculous. They chose to try out. Period.
If a student chooses to try out for cheerleader or the band, they know they are going to be limited in their employment choices. Are we going to give them money, too? Or how about a student choosing to work on the school newspaper? Or a student who runs for SGA president?
When grown ups make a decision they have to live with the consequences.
They chose football, so therefore they know they can't get a job and they better figure out how that will work. They know that going in.
I chose to go out of state for school and knew the financial consequences. I weighed the pros and cons and made my choice.
Yeah but a little change so they can go on a date would be nice. I say give each player about $500 a month so they can enjoy some little things. But all compensation should be uniform throughout the nation.
I agree. I imagine that many could use some money for clothing and basic personal items like haircuts, grooming items, etc.