College Athletes Need to be Paid
lost revenue. The appeal of college athletics, in no small part, is that the players are students at the universities, so they would still have to take classes. What if people in the business of money took.3 billion off the top, invested it, sheltered it and made it available to provide a stipend to college athletes, how could anybody stand on principal and argue against paying the people who make the events. Many athletes do not bother with their studies because they think they will get rich once they enter the pros. The best college athletes in the two revenue-producing sports have always been worth much more than tuition, room, board and books. First, their own coaches. Although college eligibility would remain at the current four years, the scholarships themselves would give players eight years to complete a degree. We would pay athletes because when President Theodore Roosevelt helped create the ncaa in 1906, he had no idea what it would grow into. If one of his teammates, a tackle, can fetch only 50 for his jersey, then it'll be a good marketing lesson for both of them.
Why, college Athletes Should be Paid, huffPost
Fine, let's not be greedy and look at how much a scholarship is actually worth. How much the player would get would depend on how often his team played on television, and under which TV contract. But I also realize that this is a point that would most likely have to be litigated. Athletes earn their schools hundreds of thousands of dollars, increase enrollment, and if they do well, provide a recruiting piece for generations. Yes, that sounds complicated, but its really not that different from the way music royalties are distributed. Using the inability to distribute the funds equally as an impediment is an excuse, a rather intellectually lazy one at that. Their revelations, short of Heisman Trophy winners having to return their statues, wind up penalizing only the kids and coaches who remain on the team and in the vast majority of cases have done nothing to merit a penalty themselves. Why hasn't anything changed? Could also vet agents as the pro unions do and, for pro prospects, offer insurance against career-ending injury. The UConn basketball team's run to the ncaa championship generated millions for the ncaa and the university. .
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