The colleges are making money off all these NCAA players, their jersey sales and the ticket cost to come see them play. Some players are living on their own and can't afford rent. Also the people that have jobs can't afford rent and food for them self. Some players are really good but have a criminal record so can't get a job until there done with college. I'm only 13 but when i get to the NCAA and NBA i will push to NCAA players getting paid. Some people that oppose to this idea think that why should they get paid to play an extracurricular sport but if when you play that sport and your school is getting Millions from it then wouldnt you want some of that. Im not saying pay them Millions but at least a couple hundred thousand.
At a Final game with 70'000 people attending and all of them pay 150$. Thats about 10'500'000. So i took 14 Players per Team and 6 People Staff on each Teams bench. That makes 40 People. And that makes 262'500$ per Person! So i know you have to pay Food and all that stuff. So I took away 62'500$ away per Person and then you have 2.5 Million to Pay Everything else. And everyone still gets 200'000 Dollars. And the people are coming to watch there future Idol. I am not saying they should earn all that money but they for sure dserve a part of it.
It's not like star NCAA players aren't getting paid as it is, it just isn't spoken of and is a banned procedure. We might as well allow it and recognize the revenue they give their schools, they don't have to be put on some massive salary but they should be in some way compensated in a way that is publicly known.
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Education is the first priority when it comes to college, getting paid to play football in college is like being payed to play an extracurricular sport. Playing football is not your job, your job is to get an education in college. Many college athletes are on scholarships, and for those who are less fortunate they get extra money on top of those scholarships. Lastly, if they do pay college students to play, they would have to cut other sports like track, soccer, tennis etc.
College basketball players should not get paid because they are not workers. They are still students, and they did not agree to the normal conditions of a work environment. They should still be focused on their education rather than making money. In general, college sports should be a lot less commercial.