More college athletes may soon be California-bound. It won’t be mild temperatures or sandy beaches that lure them to the West Coast but cold, hard cash. California plans to allow college players to hire agents and sign advertising deals, just like pros. The merits of this first-in-the-nation “Fair Pay To Play” law are still being debated.
NCAA: No Promo
Arguments about paying college athletes have been roiling for years. The National College Athletic Association (NCAA) has always insisted that a student-athlete is a student first and an athlete second. NCAA rules bar these amateur (nonprofessional) student-athletes from profiting from their “name, image, or likeness” while in school. That means students can’t get paid to promote sneakers, soft drinks, equipment—nothing at all.
Many people disagree with that policy. They complain that schools, athletic departments, and the NCAA make loads of money off talented players. Sadly, these are often the students who struggle to get by financially.
Golden State Warriors forward Glenn Robinson III knows. He played college ball at Michigan and says, “A lot of players couldn’t afford lunch.”
Cali: Plug Away
California’s new law gives college athletes the right to earn money by plugging products or making appearances. Governor Gavin Newsom points out that students in other fields—such as music or technology—often get paid for using their talents. But student-athletes can’t—even though the schools “make millions, often at great risk to athletes’ health, academics, and professional careers.”
The California law should take effect in 2023. Student-athletes won’t get salaries. But now they can’t lose their scholarships or get kicked off teams for entering into advertising deals.
Newsom and others claim the law will bring more fairness to college athletics—and let players share in the wealth they’re creating for their schools.
NCAA President Mark Emmert dislikes California’s law. Other critics of “Fair Pay To Play” say athletes already get paid: in the form of scholarships—as much as $25,000 to $60,000 per year.
According to the New York Times, other states will probably follow California’s lead. South Carolina legislators intend to introduce a similar bill. New York is going further. The Empire State intends to force schools to fork over some of the ticket-sale profits to the athletes.
The NCAA is re-examining its guidelines. Many are hopeful that the organization will make some changes in leveling the athlete-school playing field. Newsom doubts NCAA officials will bar California universities from competition. He believes the NCAA “can’t afford to do that,” calling the state’s population and economy “too big to lose.”
Few college players make it to the pros. Even fewer generate enough buzz to land big promotional deals. But California’s new law gives the NCAA a much-needed wake-up call.
The laborer deserves his wages. — 1 Timothy 5:18
Pay or no pay?
I think they should get paid. But not millions like the pros. I don't think they should get themselves caught up in the "look at me look at me'' thing that some people fall into. I don't fallow collage sports so I don't know the whole scoop about this. But I think they should gey layed a little.
Pay or no pay?
I think they should get paid. But not millions like the pros. I don't think they should get themselves caught up in the "look at me look at me'' thing that some people fall into. I don't fallow collage sports so I don't know the whole scoop about this. But I think they should get payed a little.
But you also think you spell
But you also think you spell follow with an A, but like the dude in the article said they get payed in schoolerships, so if your really good you get free school. And even though the guy from the golden state warriors said that a lot of them couldn’t by lunch, most people can spare five dollars.
So what if I like to spell fallow with an A?? What dose it matter to you?
By the way, by lunch is wrong It's buy lunch.
So you disagree with me?
I know I just Do NOT like when people pick on my slips! Like my finger slips once and EVERYBODY has to say something!!
I agree. They should be paid some but not fall into the "Me Me Me" trap.
I know Nadia spelled follow wrong but that doesn't mean she doesn't know what she's talking about. Would you like it if I assumed you don't know what scholarships are because you spelled that wrong?
Yes I agree with Beth.
Yes I agree with Beth. Sometimes people make spelling mistakes but you should't be rude or point them out and if you do choose to point them out do it in a much nicer way.
I don't know if these people should pay them or not...............But actually the guy from the Golden State Warriors who said he didn't have enough money to even buy lunch, that wouldn't be true anymore because every person who plays sports in college (particularly American football players) gets fed free meals the whole year. And all colleges have food areas where if you go to the college you get free food for every meal. So maybe this guy didn't have enough money for lunch, but he didn't really need it.
The food isn't exactly free. You pay the college for food when you pay for other stuff and you get a little card or something that you show to get food.
Janna @BethSarah G
You pay for your dorm room, books, classes, and food, and you pay for all of that before you go to college. But of you play sports at a college, then that means you would've had to of gotten a scholarship, and if you play sports at a college everything including your food is free. (Like at the college near where I live, I saw on YouTube a tour of their football facility's and they have food there all the time for the (American) football players to eat whenever they want too.)
Ok. I was talking about regular students.
I agree with the first thing Nadia A said.
Janna @BethSarah G
Oh. It's kinda weird how expensive college is. Like the college near me is $40,000 a year for locals! If I went there for all four years it would be $160,000! So it would be nice to be able to get a scholarship.
Is it a public or a private college?
Janna @BethSarah G
A public college!
Janna @BethSarah G
But, the most expensive colleges (probably elite private colleges) cost about $100,000 a year!
The Christian/Bible college my parents went to (Pensacola Christian College) cost about only $10,000 a year, but you can't get scholarships for Christian college's, from what
I know. And they don't have quite as good sports (at all) and academic stuff.
I'm not sure whether Pensacola offers scholarships but a number of other Christian colleges do.
I read that some christian collages give you scholarships for earning your Meritorious Award in the Awana program.
My friends wanted to go to Pensacola Christian (It's in Florida right?) but they changed their minds after reading the dress code. Haha : )
They say that it's going to take them 3 years for the law to go into effect.
@ Emilia G
What was it? You have to where dress clothes and no tight things? lol! That's funny! XD
I don't think the dress code should have been the only reason not to go. From what I read it doesn't seem too strict to me. I mean, even if you think something they don't allow is modest, how hard is it to still honor the code as long as the don't require you to wear long sleeves all the time or something?
@N.A I don't remeber what it
@N.A I don't remeber what it was but it was pretty strict.
@Beth G That wasn't the only reason. We live in AZ so they would have to move and they didn't like that idea. I think it was also to expensive for them.
I looked up a few.
Men: Hair must be neatly combed and tapered and may not come over the ears, eyebrows, or collar; sideburns may not extend beyond the bottom of the ear. Fads and extreme styles are not acceptable including lines and artwork shaven into hair and cuts such as thin lines along the cheekbones and around the chin or lip. High tops should be neatly combed and managed, and may not exceed 1 ½ inches. Avoid braids, buns/ponytail, patches, stubble, unnatural hair colors, or undefined facial hair (scruffy, unkempt, patchy, or thin). In this Christian college setting, care must be taken to avoid association with companies, lifestyles, and trends that oppose Christian values, including gothic dress styles, body piercings, and unnatural hair colors. Students are not permitted to get a tattoo while enrolled at PCC and may be asked to keep existing tattoos covered. Except for active military service dog tags and medical alert chains, necklaces should not be worn. Clothing may not have pictures (i.e. graphic tee style) or writing
Active attire that may be worn and off campus Mon.–Fri. after 4:45 p.m., and all day Saturday. In the residence halls, short shorts and revealing tops should not be worn outside your residence hall room; pants are not permitted in the lobby.
Loose-fitting wind/athletic pants required for rock climbing wall and optional for ice skating and paintball (must change in locker room/bathroom provided in each area)
Conservative swimsuit that covers the midriff at the beach, pool, sundeck, and waterpark (T-shirt should be worn in the water park; shirt and shorts worn to and from these locations )Dresses and skirts are acceptable for all categories unless otherwise stated and must cover to the level of the kneecap at all times. Tops are to cover the shoulder, back, midriff, and cleavage; undergarments should be worn but not seen. Sheer material alone is not considered adequate for coverage. Shoes must be worn outside the residence hall.
In this Christian college setting, care must be taken to avoid association with companies, lifestyles, and trends that oppose Christian values, including gothic dress/makeup styles, unnatural hair colors, and masculine hair styles (i.e. shaved/close cropped). Two piercings may be worn only in the earlobe but no ear cuffs, plugs/gauges, or other body piercings. Students are not permitted to get a tattoo while enrolled at PCC and may be asked to keep existing tattoos covered.
So it's not AS strict as I remembered but I thnk that women and men should be allowed to have whatever hairstyle thay want.. And that you should be allowed to wear pants. I just don't understand why men can wear pants and women can't? I don't have anything against dresses but they aren't as comfortable. I just like being able to have options and make my own choices.
P.S. Sorry this was a really long post. : )
Sorry I have more : /
While there is a wide range of musical styles and artists, finding appropriate music requires discernment. Certain types of music that are typically not associated with innaopriate themes and are generally acceptable include classical and semi-classical, traditional and patriotic, concert and marching band, and hymns and choruses. Any music that promotes worldly values or associations in its lyrics or style should be avoided. Whether or not the lyrics are Christian, music in the style of contemporary Christian, country, jazz, rock, rap, R&B, or pop, is prohibited and may not be in a student’s possession or used on or off campus. Any media or form of entertainment (regardless of rating)—including but not limited to television, movies, books, magazines, apps, computer and video games—which contains violence, or rock music is not permitted on or off campus. Students are not to attend movie theaters, rent movies, or watch movies on mobile devices. Apps and computer/video games rated T or PEGI 12 and below may be played. First-person shooter games are not permitted. Dancing is not prohibited.
There is a lot of stuff about being friends or hanging out with the oppisite gender. One of my favorite music artists is a rapper, NF. He's a Christian man and he writes good music and has a great voice and there is nothing bad in his songs. I LOVE music and I wouldn't be able to give it up for 4 years just to go to college. And you're not even allowed to listen to music off campus.
Okay I'm done now. This is just my opinion so please don't get offended by anything I said. I like hearing about everyones different lifestyles and beliefs so feel free to disagree and debate with me. Just keep it friendly. : )
Ok. I didn't realize they were so strict. I wasn't able to find that many rules with the limits on my computer. I do agree that women should be allowed to wear pants. I am wearing pants right now and haven't worn a skirt for over two months. I agree with some of the music rules but I don't see the reasons behind some of them. Jazz for example and especially contemporary Christian. I know some contemporary Christian isn't the best but a lot is. Keith and Krystin Getty(In Christ Alone etc.) would probably be considered contemporary and I would not like being told I couldn't listen to them. Others like Michael Card and Andrew Peterson would fall in that category too( they obviously aren't hymns or choruses). I wonder if you are allowed to listen to retuned hymns.
I found this about movies: Students are not to attend movie theaters, rent movies, or watch movies on mobile devices. ... Media resources are provided in the Library, and various events are broadcasted in the Sports Center; however, it is not permissible to watch any other movies or television on campus.
I hope Christian movies are included in "Media resources". I was rather shocked when I read the part of your post about movies because although I watch few movies there are some really good ones.
Yes I also love the singer Lauran Daigle and she sings co temporary Christian music.
Oh my!!! That is over doing it!!!!! my mouth fell open when I started reading that!!!! That is......................just..............WOW!!!
I don't blame them!!!! That is extreme wak!!!! Is that from a religious collage?
It is from Pensacola Christian College in Florida.
oh. ok. I agree with some of it but i mean I think it's a lot loo long. I think a more normal code should sound like this.
Women: If wearing a skirt must be below knee as with dresses. Tops must not be lower that shoulders. No unnatural colored hair. No tattoos no overly done makeup, no tight clothes, no skinny clothes. If you wish to wear pants must not be tight and must wear long shirt over. No have peace bathing sutes.
I would think that's all right.
I agree. I would have no problem following that.
ya. i think it's pretty modest
When it says "no unnatural
When it says "no unnatural hair color" does it just mean don't dye your hair green or does it mean if your hair is brown don't dye it blond?
@ Beth G
it means don't dy your hair blue or pink or shave halve your head and look rebellious.
@ Nadia A
Q. Does JSBC have a dress code?
A. Yes, our JSBC dress code is as follows:
- All students must adhere to the JSBC Dress Code.
- The Christian is to be an expression of Christ to the World. We then, as Christians, want to reflect a wardrobe and manner that exemplifies modesty, sobriety, and respect for ourselves and others.
- T-shirts, jeans, shorts, and tennis shoes are prohibited for classes, chapels and Sunday morning church services (a relaxed dress code is implemented for Sunday and Wednesday evening services, in which jeans are allowed but the student is still to look “neat” and put together).
- Men: Shirts (with collars), or sweaters and slacks.
- Women: Dresses, dress skirts, or pants and dress blouses.
*The staff will alert you if we will be having a relaxed dress day(s) – such as Fridays or the days before final exams.
I that where you are going to go to college?
I think that code is a lot
I think that code is a lot better,
@ Emilia G
I would like to.
@ Emilia. G
My family is a big fan of jimmy swaggart ministry.
I think Pensacola Christian College's dress code is pretty extreme. I'd be fine wearing leggings, have more piercings (I know a lady who has a nose ring, and like 3 earrings in each ear who goes to my church), coloring your hair any color as long as it's not too extreme, having whatever hairstyle, wearing whatever clothes you want (not to immodest), and other stuff like that.
I wear leggings and ripped-skinny jeans all the time. I also have two ear peircings and my mom has five.
@ Janna and Emilia
My family doesn't like skinny anything. It's always so hard to find modest jeans these days! So I have like 2 pairs of regular Strait jeans. They are not tight at all.
It's also hard to find shorts they are all too short and show your butt. (sorry, that didn't sound so nice) I have one ear piercing in each ear.
Do you mean you wear leggings as pants or you wear leggings with a dress or skirt?
Yes!!! It is very hard to find shorts. If you still fit their clothes Childrens' Place has shorts that work for me.