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4/28/2014

Do you think college athletes should unionize?

15%
Yes

6

85%
No WINNER

16

15%
Yes

6 Comments
Chad Sheeks
0
Chad Sheeks

It is unfair to make others hundreds of millions and be offered an education which is maybe worth 50k. The best players leave early anyway, no education. Pool the D1 union money and split it evenly.

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85%
No

16 Comments
Wm Salyers
4
Wm Salyers

unionization would change college football as we know it

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Dan Marlatt
1
Dan Marlatt

Colleges are for educating students, not for running professional sports teams. If players want to be paid then they should skip college and go straight to the pros. I will ruin college sports.

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Chad Sheeks
Chad Sheeks

This is not possible. You are not allowed to go straight pro.

Joel A. De Ford
0
Joel A. De Ford

because unions destroy competitiveness.

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Richard Barnes
0
Richard Barnes

A stipend should suffice. We need to keep college sports as un professional as possible. Unions will only cause conflict and missed games, walk outs etc. A loss of fan support would follow.

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Keith Petrie
0
Keith Petrie

They may not get everything...but they get more than than the average Scholarship student gets. They also have the opportunity for an education to fall back on if they don't play professional sports

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vulgus regula
0
vulgus regula

because, while the NCAA does not handle everything correctly, these players are students with scholarships, not workers. Just because their is a buck to confiscate does not make them workers.

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Chad Sheeks
Chad Sheeks

Not true at all. They are workers. They spend 40-50 a week with sports. More during the season. They make hundreds of millions of dollars for others.

James A Curtis
0
James A Curtis

Not paid employees and have all the benefits they need.

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Chad Sheeks
Chad Sheeks

While they are part of the team sure. But none of the players receive physical therapy 20 years later. The players need a union they are being taken advantage of.

Dan Novak
0
Dan Novak

They get free food, free housing, free education, and a stipend. More and the common students will suffer.

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Chad Sheeks
Chad Sheeks

Actually many Athletic Departments are an individual financial entity. Athletic department money is not funneled into academia.

Adam Fisher
0
Adam Fisher

It will hurt them more than they realize when they become a true 'employee'

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Chad Sheeks
Chad Sheeks

Yeah because true employees get paid. That will really suck for them.

Eric Oates
0
Eric Oates

1) they are not employees. 2) unions SUCK. 3) the athletes are paid well enough with the opportunities they receive through the schools they represent. 4) nothing good has happened to athletics since

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Norman Curfman
0
Norman Curfman

Unionization will destroy college athletics. Unionization of anything in today's world destroy's any business entity, not only economically, but functional efficiency as well.

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Mike Conyers
0
Mike Conyers

The threat of a union is good. The actualization of a union fails to address the problem.

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Michael Morkert
0
Michael Morkert

Most have scholarships and/or great meal plans and other privileges others do not get...NO

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Jerry Williams
0
Jerry Williams

Loss of too many benifits

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Jim Jones
0
Jim Jones

Unions create an unnecessary bureaucracy that separates stakeholders

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Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Were you surprised by the timeline shift of the Memorial Stadium renovation?

Yes

5

No

7

Yes

5 Comments
Todd Kalberg
0
Todd Kalberg

I gave up our 4 season ticket a few years ago because of the deficiencies in the South Stadium and then they announced the renovations. Guess I made the right call afterall.

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Joe Nigro
0
Joe Nigro

Once again, the south stadium gets short changed.

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The ANTI Trump
0
The ANTI Trump

Thought it was a done deal.

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Loren Zimmerman
0
Loren Zimmerman

Far too expensive. Special seating for the rich is not fair to the majority of season ticket holders.

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Fred
0
Fred

who wants to pay for tickets and sit in the south endzone? Not me! ill just watch on tv. And lets be honest the sellout streak will end if we dont start winning.

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No

7 Comments
Ralph J. Williams
0
Ralph J. Williams

People had time to think over what was bothering them about the former plans.

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Von Townsend
0
Von Townsend

I don't think the half billion price tag to renovate a 100 year old stadium makes fiscal sense right now. There are also more economical ways to improve south stadium without completely tearing it down and displacing 22K fans for 2 years.

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Visitor
0
Visitor

They were arbitrary plans. No legitimate schematic or even a mockup. Hard to back "we can't describe it, just trust us."

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Steve Farrell
0
Steve Farrell

different leadership - different ideas

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Kent Haynes
0
Kent Haynes

Good to slow down and have another set of eyes relook at everything.

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John Connor
0
John Connor

I think it is good to slow down the project and wait until we starting wiinning as then demand will significantly increase. Also wait until the economy is doing better and interest costs decrease. To me it is being good financial stewards of the Atheltic Department finances. Phases are good.

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Steven Benscoter
0
Steven Benscoter

because I thought that this may not be a good time to be spending that much, when we haven't even finished the last project. I think our AD will have to be able to read the money people, and the times. I thought that Trev A couldn't live with that.

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Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Do you support a direct compensation model for college athletes?

Yes

4

No

6

Yes

4 Comments
Jacob Moseman
1
Jacob Moseman

Compensation has always been tied to market value. These athletes are worth far more than they're being compensated, and that's been the case for over a century. Hence, they've been ripped off. I support salary, salary cap, and education on how to invest it in 401k style accounts.

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Visitor
1
Visitor

Much more controllable, and much more equitable.

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Fred
0
Fred

its the law................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Loren Zimmerman
0
Loren Zimmerman

It has to fair across the board, from Fordham to Alabama. one monthly stipend for everyone, not just scholarship players. There has to be a limit on how many players all schools should abide by. Determine the national budget and every school must contribute.

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No

6 Comments
Doug Einsel
0
Doug Einsel

Everyone who already commented believes in the same thing I do.

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Chuck Siegel
0
Chuck Siegel

Compensation changes the entire dynamic of college athletics, and not in a positive way.

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Robert Lloyd
0
Robert Lloyd

They should be students and NOT professional athletes. If they want to get paid they can go pro. Personally, I believe they should cancel all sports in public schools and colleges though I love our Huskers.

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Don Scott
0
Don Scott

Put myself through school in the 70's. They are getting for exchange of their athletic prowess what I had to work and save for. The two summers after high school I drove alfalfa trucks 12 hours a day 7 days a week. EARN IT!

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Scott Ferguson
0
Scott Ferguson

They already live better than most students. Free room and board, tutors, clothing, and actual education cost.

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Dan List
0
Dan List

They are compensated with room and board plus an education. The perks they get as athletes now are unbelievable!!!

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