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March Madness Tips Off With Renewed Debate on Student-Athlete Compensation
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Money and March Madness
This video from FRONLINE includes an exploration of the money the NCAA, the coaches, and universities make through March Madness.
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.
NCAA Reform Starts with Us
This opinion piece from NFL player Russell Okung details first hand what it's like to be a top-tier college athlete and what it would mean if student-athletes were paid.
NCAA Sports Bring in $1 Billion a Year - Why Aren't the Athletes Paid?
This video from Business Insider details the reasons why the NCAA doesn't pay student-athletes and what it means for "amateur sports."
An Argument For Not Allowing College Athletes to Earn Compensation
The author of a New Yorker essay talks to NPR about his opinion and why the continued professionalization of college athletes is a big issue for universities.
NCAA clears way for athletes to profit from names, images and likenesses
This ESPN article details the new NCAA decision to allow students to receive compensation from their names and likenesses and what it means for the fight for paid compensation.
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What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
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How might different people understand this message differently from me?
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– the public?
– private interests?
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