The National Collegiate Athletic Association

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association, which is better known as the the NCAA, is an organization that regulates intercollegiate athletics. The NCAA not only is the administrator for all intercollegiate athletics, but also “formulates and enforces the rules of play and the eligibility criteria for athletes.” Being a student-athlete, I know the responsibility that one has not only in the classroom but also on the athletic field. There is a big standing problem in front of the NCAA and is a serious issue and that is the paying of student-athletes. According to an article written the the U.S. News. “the college sports industry generates over $11 billion in annual revenues” (Edelman). The problem is that the student-athlete who goes to…show more content…
If the issue of student athletes being paid was dropped from the world what would be the outcome? Since the Supreme Court nor a lower jurisdiction has passed a law about this issue then the results are the same as in today’s society. The NCAA will be getting all of the profit while only paying coaches and others. Now the question is how will student-athletes be paid? Joe Nocera, who is a writer for the New York Times, posted an article on his solution to paying student-athletes. Mr. Nocera argues that there would be a salary cap placed on every Division I football and basketball team. He stats that “for basketball, the cap would be $650,000. In football, it would be $3 million” (Nocera). While having the salary cap for those two sports Mr. Nocera also adds that there would be a minimum of a $25,000 salary for players in those respective sports. Now instead of recruiter’s getting recruits to come to school for the weight room or the academics, the athlete would now choose the school who essentially offers the most money. Mr. Nocera notes that the contracts that there would have to be contracts negotiated between the player and university. Another important aspect to the solution is the creation of unions to represent the athletes themselves. This is because, “salary caps, of course, violate antitrust laws-unless they are negotiated” (Nocera). To end his solution, he also notes that he would make the scholarships the players received
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