Don’t forget the free tuition, room and board, and education.Which can be yanked away by the school, at any time, for any reason. The school demands a lot of an athlete’s time, for off-season conditioning, training, and practices – not counting the actual competitive events. .The players want to be assured that they won’t be tossed away like trash, that their scholarships will be guaranteed, if they are injured. The athletes want to have insurance that will cover them in the event of injuries that might incapacitate them for life. And they want to have more time available to study..Finally, contrary to what the knee-jerk anti-unionists spit out, student athletes are not knuckle-dragging Neanderthals taking puffball courses. What an asinine, biased, closed-minded, mean-spirited thing to say..You conservatives don’t own mean-spiritedness exclusively, but time and again you underscore your majority with the nasty things you say and do.