Yeah, it half began at Northwestern University where a has-been athlete led the fight for the right to unionize "student" athletes. Undoubtedly the main point by the athletes will be SHOW ME THE MON-AY! Ok, pay them, all you rich colleges. This would be fitting at places like the Univese of Texas that half more money than Arthur Godrey and Leonard Nimoy combined. But what of the small colleges barely making money and barely getting by on ticket sales? If i am a college, this is what I would tell unionzed players who want monies: OK, we will pay you as per the new contract between the college and your athletes. Now, here is your bill for your four years of college education: $20,000 for small colleges or maybe $200,000 for what it costs to be schooled at top-tier universities. And We will charge you for you unis, transportation to and from games, all medical and rehab and surgical costs and all publicity associated with your attendance here. Also, as per the contract, you must maintain a C+ average in "real" courses that "real" students take as course requirements. The following year, the student unions, faced with the realities of real life, disband and return to their cushy status as "student" athletes. Holla! problem (for the colleges) solved.