College athletes

Fewer than one-fourth of our readers think college athletes should earn money from their names and images while in college.

Most magnoliareporter.com readers think giving college athletes the power to earn money from their names is a bad idea.

Starting Friday, we invited readers to select one of five answers to the following question:

“The State of California has adopted a law allowing college athletes to earn money from their names, images and likenesses. Do you think this is a good idea?”

The results:

This law will have consequences that will damage all college sports, 79 votes, 48.76 percent.

No, scholarships are the best means to support college athletes, 39 votes, 24.07 percent.

Yes, athletes have earned it and there is no guarantee of a pro career, 33 votes, 20.37 percent.

No, but athletes should be entitled to some share of the money colleges earn in high-profile sports, 7 votes, 4.32 percent.

Yes, but a university’s less popular sports should share in their economic success, 4 votes, 2.46 percent.

Total votes: 162.

magnoliareporter.com online polls are not scientific. They are conducted for the information and entertainment of our readers.

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