Originally Posted by DVS
College athlethes shouldnt' get paid. You go to school mainly for an education and thats the way it should be. I know its big business in the states but here is one thing hockey does better than Basketball and Football.
Have your feeder teams to be non college leagues or paths. Hockey having CHL as main feeder league and AHL as develpmental league makes it better IMHO. I know some college kids get drafted and baseball has similar outlets but personally I think its the better way.
Saying that NCAA won't die with their sports (football esp) now .
Every major team sport has an option other than college as a pathway to the pros, except football. So I think they already have the opportunity to get paid (even though its not a great deal of money). Going to college gives you more exposure in the media and results in a bigger pay day once you get to the pros. Basically trading no salary for 1-4 years in order to make more later.