Should College Sports Be Paid?

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Division I college athletics have come a very long way since its original erection in the late 1800s as only something that occurred at the Ivy Leagues. Today, there is now a side which advocates for paid compensations for college athletes (this is mostly focused in football and basketball). According to the NCAA 's current policy on intercollegiate compensation the athlete first must be considered an amateur. This rule that is in place is extremely redundant because in order for a student to be eligible to be an NCAA student athlete they have to be considered an amateur. This means that, basically as of right now, there is no strongly enforcing rule that is in place to determine whether or not athletes should be paid. The world of college sports has grown rapidly over the past few decades with new television broadcasting contracts, video games, and overall popularity; making it a legitimate broadcasting rival to pro sports leagues such as the NFL or NBA. The reason why college sports have become so popular is due to the increased demand for television games which stems from the excitement of the teams playing. College sports are what they are today because of the players who have become increasingly more exciting to watch. Under normal circumstances, one would be in agreement with the notion of paying a student athlete that is on a team bringing in money from broadcasted and sold out games as a form of compensation. I am on the opposite side of this argument. The
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