Originally written on Bush League Chronicle  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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The debate about whether or not college athletes should get paid beyond what the description of their scholarship entails has been a hot one recently.Count Oklahoma's Bob Stoops as one person who doesn't believe college athletes should share the whopping revenue generated by the NCAA system.From the Sporting News:"I don't get why people say these guys don't get paid. It's simple, they are paid quite often, quite a bit and quite handsomely."What Stoops is (hopefully) referring to is the current compensation scholarship athletes receive in the form of free tuition, room, board, and books, among other things. According to the report, that can add up to nearly $150,000 for an out-of-state player who stays five seasons in the football program.Stoops also added that these athletes usually are treated far better that their fellow classmates and are faced with less debt upon leaving school, as well."Ask the kids who have to pay it back over 10-15 years with student loans," Stoops said. "You get room and board, and we'll give you the best nutritionist, the best strength coach to develop you, the best tutors to hep you academically, and coaches to teach you and help you develop. How much do you think it would cost to hire a personal trainer and tutor for 4-5 years?"It may be important to note that the 51-year-old coach is a huge beneficiary of the current model. Stoops receives an annual salary of more than $4 million to coach the Sooners. So, it's unclear how well his message will be received by his players, who according to him, go hungry on the weekends sometimes, presumably from a of cash.“I tell my guys all the time,” Stoops says, “you’re not the first one to spend a hungry Sunday without any money.”What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with Stoops' view?Via Sporting News
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