Important Wedding or Important Game?

My girlfriend has a really close guy friend getting married out of town and she really expects and wants me to be there. It happens to fall on the same day as my favorite football team's biggest rivalry game that I was planning to attend.

Compensation for College Football Players

Should college football players be compensated (beyond full-ride scholarships) for the revenue they bring to the college they play for? Plenty of students work for the colleges they attend, so why not compensate the football players? The NCAA bans compensation of college athletes other than scholarships on the basis that “[t]he NCAA strives to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body. What do you think – should college football players be compensated? Add a comment as to why or why not.