College Athletes Compensation

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Should College Athletes Be Compensated? (Social & Scientific)
For over 100 years, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has been known for their excellent and intense college sports programs. Now, in 2014, the NCAA earns themselves revenue of approximately $912.8 million dollars. A deal with CBS regarding television rights accounts for well over half of the money, about 81% of it. With the money, the NCAA pays for scholarships, educational opportunities, and distributes the money depending on the successful conferences. The NCAA has been often times known for using the likeness, image, and even names of athletes socially without compensation (Pallack and Gold), and the unrewarded athletes also risk their health and don’t think
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All the other sports generally don 't bring in a large crowd and therefore don 't bring in much money (Bowen). Anyways, college athletes are paid in education. Northwestern University’s education could be worth as much as a quarter of a million dollars over the length of four years (Bowen); this is more than enough compensation. Athletes commonly argue that on account of them playing a sport in college, they do not have time to work and keep a job; therefore, they won 't have the money to do anything other than play the sport at school. However, athletes are not the only people to not have money. Typically, college students, regardless of if they play a sport, do not have money either and deals with this problem on a daily basis; it’s a part of college. The minimum wage job that a student would pick up still wouldn’t be sufficient enough to do as they wish with it; it would only be enough to pay for conditions that athletes with a full-ride scholarship wouldn 't be required to pay for. The student would still be forced to eat cheap food, so it wouldn 't be fair to the other college students if only the athletes were

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