The problem with that is, the primary focus of any college is not to compete in collegiate sports, but to EDUCATE students. And lets not forget, many of these student atheletes recieve a free ride, school pays for tuition, room and board, ect. For many, that can be quite a pretty penny in and of itself.
And every dime you would spend for the student's salary's (I almost choked on that one) would have to come from somewhere. Hmm, let me guess. How about the rest of the student's? Just raise their tuition a bit, increase class sizes a little. I mean, it's not anything important, it's not like people are going there to LEARN or earn a degree or anything, they just want a place to watch amature sporting events.
Don't get me wrong. I love college football and basketball. I enjoy going to my school's games and rooting for my favorite teams. But a line has to be drawn somewhere, and that is where it is. (BTW, you want disgusting, you know who the highest paid public employee is in the State of Illinois? The head coach for our football team. Talk about misplaced prioraties. Meanwhile my friends are makeing $5.25/hr teaching people how to fly for this school, while their counterpart at McPuke's who can't even take an order properly gets paid a minimum of $7.50/hr, and never has to worry about saving their own and student's life... well that's my rant for today...)
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