Sorry if this is a thread already. But to the main point, should college athletes get paid? Me and a friend have been debating and finally came to a happy medium. We think the athletes should get scholarships based on their performance, covering: tuition, book, room and board, and any other fees they have retaining to college that is not personal. According to him the scholarships the colleges give to student athletes don't cover room and board, I am not sure on this. Also, we came to the conclusion that the athletes should get paid the same way as if it was a job. They should get paid minimum wage for however many hours they invest into football a week (as a team, not individually). If the team practices for 20 hours a week then each student should get a check for around 150 bucks, taxed of course. (7.50X20=150) And the athletes can't get a job outside of the sport they play under these rules because they are there for school, and in our case, football. Please chime in on your thoughts.