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On the street: Do you think the current stipends for Kansas University’s men’s basketball players are an appropriate amount of compensation?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 24, 2016

Emma Scioli, professor, Lawrence

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“Given what they do for the school, yes, as long as it’s commensurate with other types of service to the school, such as what a graduate teaching assistant makes.”

Jim VanHoet, chief financial officer, Ottawa

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“I’m OK with it, because I think the only two revenue-producing sports in college are men’s football and men’s basketball, and they basically subsidize the others.”

Shani Andersen, consulting, Lawrence

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“Not if we want to keep them from going into the draft before they’re done with college.”

Calvin Barnes, auto body work, Lawrence

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“To some players, it is, if you know what I mean.”

Comments

Bob Smith

The players need to be held accountable for paying taxes on the cash they get from boosters.

1 year, 3 months ago

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Randall Uhrich

There has to be a set maximum amount, otherwise it'll just be a bidding war like going into the NBA. Athletes have to be attracted with the school reputation and amenities.

1 year, 3 months ago

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