Reasons On Why The Student Athletes Should Be Paid

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According to Forbes the NCAA currently produces nearly $11 Billion in annual revenue from college sports -- more than the estimated total league revenues of both the National Basketball Association and the National Hockey League. As the world of college sports continues to grow, thrive, and expand; it has become clear that there needs to be changes among the rules of the NCAA. The NCAA place themselves in a position to be one of the most successful nonprofits in the world by not fully compensating its students-athletes. Mark Emmert, the president of the NCAA, believes that “they are students, not employees.” If this is true then the student-athletes would not be dedicating so much time to the sport, they would not be missing class for their sporting events, and they would not be used as marketing ploys for the college.…show more content…
The typical Division I college football player devotes 43.3 hours per week to his sport -- 3.3 more hours than the typical American work week (Forbes). Since their dedication to their sport takes up so much time along with their academic responsibilities, the student-athletes are left unable to get part time jobs like other students to pay for simple things such as; gas, food, and clothes. If the NCAA refuses to pay their student-athletes as employees; then they should be allowed to be endorsed, make profit from autographs, and other events likewise to cover basic living costs. The way the rules are set up only students-athletes that come from wealthier families are able to live in the standards set up by the
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