Should student athletes be paid?

Since the formation of the NCAA in 1910, college athletics have become increasingly popular and prevalent in American culture. Student athletes compete at a highly competitive level, are heavily recruited, and generate large sums of money for their universities every year. In recent years, many have criticized the NCAA's policies on student athletes by advocating for student athletes to be paid as compensation for the benefits they help bring to their schools.


March Madness Tips Off With Renewed Debate on Student-Athlete Compensation

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Money and March Madness 
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Paying college athletes won’t solve the big problem with US college sports
A journalist writes an argument on why paying college athletes isn't worth the cost. 


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