The NCAA cartel came down hard on them, since every dollar going to a player is a dollar that won’t go them, the athletic directors and coaches, and Faculty Athletics Representatives like UO’s Jim O’Fallon. But now the NCAA is considering giving the players a token $2K a year. for comparison, AD Rob Mullens makes about $500K, with considerably less concussion risk. Troy Brynelson has a report on the ongoing debates in the ODE. Thanks to a commenter there for this fascinating SMU video. I particularly like seeing how happy the student-athletes were with the competition for their services!
University gives cash, cars to hard-working student-athletes
10/29/2013: That would be SMU, back in the free-market 1980’s: