there are about 130 NCAA football teams, the smaller schools would never go for paying players,.. their votes count the same, and they have already blocked any move towards allowing stipends to players, they can't afford it. Maybe the big schools, a minority, would favor looking into stipends. the big schools would have to go off on their own to make those kind of changes, create a new NCAA division I, or such how much do the players get? If all the schools didn't pay the same, then the players would go to the schools who paid the most,.. put the money into a trust fund until later, and you'd end up with a situation like,.. "come play at Notre Dame and get $700,000 when you leave" would all the players on the team get the same amount?.. the punter paid the same as the QB?.. freshman paid the same as seniors?.. lowly reserves paid the same as starters?.. what about redshirts and greyshirts? basketball players would want their money too,.. and how about the other sports?.. do you think the women's team players wouldn't demand to be paid?.. Lawyers would get paid the most I think. Who's complaining?.. Full ride scholarship players are getting plenty already,.. University of Oregon, a public school,.. the total estimated cost of attendance, is $27,366 for residents and $51,870 for nonresidents, per year, multiply that by 5 years,.. and the players are pampered in many ways, for example; UofO has built a student athlete learning center, with personal tutors,.. it is a fucking palace,.. general population students are not allowed to use it. I think college athletes should thank their lucky stars, they eat better, live in nicer dorms, and get lots of perks,.. plus getting all the fame, prestige, and women who come with it. Who's complaining?.. just the elite players,.. we should destroy a hundred years of tradition, so they can get filthy rich a couple of years sooner?