Pros And Cons Of College Athletes
The NCAA is a non-profit organization that is a worth billions of dollars. This makes them one of the most successful organization, especially …show more content…
Not all of their money comes from basketball though. Basketball does play a major role though. Last year alone, basketball brought in approximately nine hundred and thirteen million dollars for the NCAA. Eighty-four percent of that came in less than a month. The NCAA Basketball Tournament or better known as March Madness made around seven hundred and seven million dollars last year, making it one of the most profitable time for the NCAA. A thirty second ad during the Final Four cost seven hundred thousand dollars to air.
Many people might think it would be nice to be an NCAA basketball player. They are famous, get tons of recognition, and are probably one of the most popular people on campus. Most people don’t know what a division 1 athlete’s day is like though. Tomeka Davis, a former college basketball player says “The mornings began at 5am with a 2 mile jog.” Most college students have no clue what 5am looks like outside. He then goes on to describe how he goes to morning classes, has lunch, and then back to afternoon classes. He can’t eat the school lunch though, because it wasn’t healthy for him. He would