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Yow: Wheels in motion for athlete stipends

Posted January 21

NC State Athletic Director Debbie Yow joined Joe Ovies on 99.9FM The Fan Tuesday to discuss the potential of NCAA reform following the 2014 NCAA convention in San Diego.

There has has been talk of offering a stipend to full scholarship athletes. Yow said the talks are in the initial stages, but there wheels are in motion.

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  • uBnice Jan 23, 7:44 p.m.

    Well stated! Athletes are NOT getting the education promised, yet are making millions (or is it... View More

    — Posted by alphaman

    I believe most folks with a job are making thousands or millions for their company too, but I... View More

    — Posted by bubbadoright

    I don't believe most companies pay their employees based on how much money they generate for the... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    In the real world, companies do typically pay the better employees more money. But, it is not... View More

    — Posted by bubbadoright

    But a coach is paid a lot of money because the program generates a lot of money due to the success of the players.

    Nick Saban makes over $7 million and Alabama says it is because of the money that is generated from the success. Steve Spurrier just received a $700,000 raise to make over $4 million because of the success.

    So I don't understand why it would be rediculous to pay players.

  • bubbadoright Jan 23, 6:18 p.m.

    I'm not sure need has anything to do with it. Johnny Manziel didn't need the money, but he... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    Well stated! Athletes are NOT getting the education promised, yet are making millions (or is it... View More

    — Posted by alphaman

    I believe most folks with a job are making thousands or millions for their company too, but I... View More

    — Posted by bubbadoright

    I don't believe most companies pay their employees based on how much money they generate for the... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    In the real world, companies do typically pay the better employees more money. But, it is not based on how much they themselves are directly bringing into the companies total. They will just make a little more than a peer. i.e. If employee A is directly tied $1M in revenue and peer employee B is tied to $500K in revenue, Employee A is not going to be paid twice as much as employee B. Realistically they would probably be making a few thousand more a year than the other guy. If you know a company that does pay like you that, let us know, that would be a great place to work.

    The better college athletes get more media attention, which in the real working world would be equivalent to making more money as they will be more likely to continue a sports career. Paying athletes because the school makes a lot of money off of their success is just plain ridiculous. Otherwise, why would there be salary caps?

  • Mr. Hans Jan 23, 4:04 p.m.

    Let's get the wheels in motion for a new AD. I don't suppose Maryland wants her back?

  • UNC_fan4eva Jan 23, 3:56 p.m.

    As usual UNC and Duke are already way ahead of NCSU in the athlete pay category.

  • Ken D. Jan 23, 3:42 p.m.

    I firmly believe the power conferences have the ability to get this passed. My question is this. Is this change designed to fix something that is broken, and if it is, what is it that's broken?

  • Ken D. Jan 23, 3:36 p.m.

    Why does someone on full athletic scholarship need a stipend?

    — Posted by cjw6105

    I'm not sure need has anything to do with it. Johnny Manziel didn't need the money, but he... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    Well stated! Athletes are NOT getting the education promised, yet are making millions (or is it... View More

    — Posted by alphaman

    I believe most folks with a job are making thousands or millions for their company too, but I... View More

    — Posted by bubbadoright

    I don't believe most companies pay their employees based on how much money they generate for the company.

    You don't believe employers pay some employees more than others because they think they are more valuable to the enterprise? Where do you work? And by where, I mean what country? It sure isn't the US.

  • uBnice Jan 23, 3:23 p.m.

    Why does someone on full athletic scholarship need a stipend?

    — Posted by cjw6105

    I'm not sure need has anything to do with it. Johnny Manziel didn't need the money, but he... View More

    — Posted by Ken D.

    Well stated! Athletes are NOT getting the education promised, yet are making millions (or is it... View More

    — Posted by alphaman

    I believe most folks with a job are making thousands or millions for their company too, but I... View More

    — Posted by bubbadoright

    If the full scholarship is enough, then why is it that coaches (and all their assistants) get raises and bonuses? Shouldn't their salaries be fixed also?

  • 903 Hail Providence Jan 23, 1:46 p.m.

    Bad Idea. It goes from being athletes to an employee employer relationship. Schools with the... View More

    — Posted by tcoutouzis

    By the way, I believe in Title IX and the other men's non-revenue sports. However, men's... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    I am not sure if you have read all of Title IX because it covers more than the balancing of... View More

    — Posted by tcoutouzis

    These kids are coming to school to get an education, not play football.

    Actually, those few 4 and 5 stars are coming to try to make it to the NFL. But the majority of them are there to get the piece of paper that says they graduated from college. The majority of both players and parents probably don't care what they are learning while they are in college. They just want them to get that degree since most people in this country get by based on flawed logic such as "it's not what you know, it's who you know"...

  • Ken D. Jan 23, 1:20 p.m.

    These kids are coming to school to get an education, not play football.

    With all due respect, that just isn't true. They are being paid to play football. If they don't play, they don't get paid. I doubt if there is a single football player in the ACC who was recruited because he was a good student who just happened to also play football. When the day comes that athletes get scholarships that are contingent on outstanding performance in the classroom, then I'll agree that they are amateurs. But right now, they are professionals, who are compensated directly, albeit poorly, for their athletic skills and efforts.

  • tcoutouzis Jan 23, 12:15 p.m.

    Bad Idea. It goes from being athletes to an employee employer relationship. Schools with the... View More

    — Posted by tcoutouzis

    By the way, I believe in Title IX and the other men's non-revenue sports. However, men's... View More

    — Posted by uBnice

    I am not sure if you have read all of Title IX because it covers more than the balancing of men's and women's college sports. They are going to have to give all athletes stipends, not just basketball and football players. Also, better facilities is not the same as cash in one's pocket. If further distances the have's from the have not's. If a mid major can only afford $100 a month stipend for a football recruit, while a P5 school offers $2000 a month stipend for the same recruit, who do you think that recruit is going to go with? Money talks. Facilities don't.

    The purity of the game is getting taken away. The benefits that each football and basketball player gets while on a full ride costs easily over 6 figures a year. These kids are coming to school to get an education, not play football. This isn't professional sports. Who cares if the university makes money off the players. These are amateurs, not professionals

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