I had two sons that played D1 ball at different Universities and no one ever gave them a dime. Training tables were sometimes good and sometimes not good----there are no training tables out of season, Spring, Summer, Etc. The aftergame meals at both schools were always something like a Subway sandwich and a Gatoraide, maybe a small bag of chips----course you could always take two.......
Originally Posted by Cerberus
I went to school where Arian went to school, though I was there back in the days with Reggie White. Anyway, the "jock dorm" and cafeteria was fantastic according to a couple of my wrestler friends who lived there at the time. The athletes were offered a buffet style meal, which often included lobster, prime rib, rib eye steaks, etc., and was available to all athletes whether they were on the football team or tennis team. It used to piss off the rest of us who ate the slop UT fed the rest of us students who actually were flipping the bill.
As for money on the side, I have a friend who used to play OT for Wake Forest back when the Baldinger brothers played there. He used to talk about how after the games and such the alumni would walk up and shake their hands, with $100 bills in their palms, and tell them "good game". It is not uncommon for the athletes to get a little extra cash on the side.