Review Of ' The U Conn '

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In recent news, “The U-Conn. Huskies” star guard, Shabazz Napier, told reporters that sometimes he goes to bed “starving” because he can’t afford food. Although Napier was likely just craving a late night snack, a student athlete at the top of his game just being named most outstanding player should get the late night snack that he craves. Napier summarizes it very well in this statement “Napier told reporters: “We as students athletes get utilized for what we do so well, and we’re definitely blessed to get a scholarship to our universities. But at the end of the day, that doesn’t cover everything. We do have hungry nights that we don’t have enough money to get food in. Sometimes money is needed.” Being a college student myself I understand that sometimes after the dining hall closes you sometimes still crave food or were unable to get in to eat while it was open. The revenue that athletes bring in for both their universities and the broadcasters is a huge sum of money. I think college athletes should be able to see some of that money that everyone else seems to be making off of them. US News writes, “The NCAA basketball tournaments, or "March Madness," have become a huge business. As Forbes ' Chris Smith wrote, CBS and Turner Broadcasting make more than $1 billion off the games, "thanks in part to a $700,000 ad rate for a 30-second spot during the Final Four." Athletic conferences receive millions of dollars in payouts from the NCAA when their teams advance deep
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