"Paying NCAA athletes is NOT the answer"
Nevertheless, at all three Bay Area schools, one popular tailgate discussion topic remains the issue of whether the NCAA should just drop the hypocrisy and allow big-time programs to pay athletes a stipend or salary of several thousand dollars. One argument in favor is that paying players legitimately would end illegitimate payments to those players.
That argument, to put it in scholarly terms, is a crock of cow manure. Anyone who buys it is just as incredibly naive as those who believe there is no cheating at all.