Also in the 1950s, the term “student-athlete” was created by long term NCAA President Walter Byers to avoid the athletes coming off as employees of the state and therefore they would not be receiving wages. In 2006, President Myles Brand to the NCAA and agreed that college athletics should remain as amateurs but they need to accept that college sports has indeed become a commercial business. (“Should College Athletes Be Paid?”). With clear evidence that college sports are bringing in more and more revenue for their schools, it seems that the schools would now be able to afford to pay their student athletes for the work and time that they are putting in. There are so many questions as how to make paying the students work, such as: how do you decide what sports get paid, how much does each student get, should students that bring in more revenue for the school get paid more and should each scho... ... middle of paper ... ...an trying to place college athletes in the pay positions of professionals.
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They risk getting hurt or even severely, and buried under years of high medical bills. Meanwhile, the NCAA higher ups are living large off their “non-profit organization.” The NCAA recently made a huge deal with CBS and CBS sports. The deal is worth 11.2 billion dollars. The University of Alabama, alone, reported $143.4 million in athletic revenue during 2012-13. That is more money than any of the NHL franchises and 25 of the 30 NBA franchises.
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