Seriously? With no way to earn income? Come the fuck on, we're not talking about 20 grand. We're talking about a couple hundred bucks a month per player. Average dorm/food plan is worth less than 1000 bucks/ month. You split a shitty little room with another dude, and you eat the same awful food every day. How is that fair compensation for the hours they put into training/practice?
You've gotta understand, many of these guys come from homes where they're receiving absolutely no financial support, so whatever the University is giving them is literally all they have. Most aren't going to be able to get short term loans from the bank to cover living expenses during the summer. So you're looking at a situation where a player is putting in work training every day, and yet can't afford to go to a movie, go bowling, eat at chili's, buy clothes, etc. It's a damn shame.