The National Collegiate Athletic Association

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has permitted college athletics to play a major role in many universities all over the United States. Athletes that have been playing sports most of their lives, are given the opportunity to continue their playing career during college at a much more competitive and intense level than just intramural sports. The NCAA is broken up into three different divisions: Division I, Division II, and Division III. These divisions are based on the number of athletics programs the university can maintain and the amount of money they are willing to pay the NCAA for that title. College athletes have the power to bring their community together and generate more revenue for their school during their college years. Colleges, with the exception of Division III and Ivy League schools, are allowed to provide athletes with an athletic scholarship to attend the school if they meet the required guidelines to be recruited. College athletes are not directly compensated for their participation in athletic programs. However, the scholarships they obtain are presumably adequate for their performance. Nevertheless, they are required to spend countless hours training and competing in their sport as well as doing onerous work in the classroom; therefore, student-athletes should be compensated for the time they invest and revenue they generate for the school, the NCAA, and the manufacturers of athletic gear.
A college student-athlete’s typical day to day…
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