Should College Athletes Get Paid?

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Right now in sports, there is a huge debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid. For years now college athletes have gone out and performed on national television, working hard to make it to the next level. They have given it there all, and not only that, the athletes bring in about $11 billion in annual revenue from college sports. Now days, sports is a business, and college sports are the same. Division 1 college sports provide a lot of income for the universities. Many athletes receive scholarships and a little more. While the prospect of receiving a free college education is something few would complain about, when the issue is more closely examined it becomes clear that it is not enough. Many people think that college athletes shouldn’t be paid, or already are by scholarships and benefits. College athletes should be paid for participating in college sports to help them financially, give them the money they played hard to earn, and to eliminate under the table payments. College athletes bring in so much revenue for universities, and about $11 billion combined. The thing is, none of that money is going to the players, the athletes, the stars, and they’re making the money, not the NCAA. March Madness is a huge event, “Tournament ratings hit a 19-year high in 2013, averaging 10.7 million viewers across CBS, TBS, TNT and TruTV. The title game between Louisville and Michigan drew 23.4 million viewers”. The tourney makes $1.5 billion in ad revenue, again all

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