Uk.businessinsider. College Athletes Need Pay, Not Perks. As March Madness continues to enthrall us, critics of the National Collegiate Athletic Association have taken the opportunity to call once more for salaries for the student athletes on whose skilled backs the men’s basketball tournament earns its annual 10-figure income.
Many proposals for paying players are relatively modest, but ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, interviewed in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal, made a full-throated case: “When you are profiting off someone else while restricting them from earning a profit, that’s exploitation.” He added: “No other student on any campus is restricted from earning whatever they can earn in whatever area they can earn it.” QuickTake College Sports Regular readers will know that I am no fan of the NCAA. And although in times past I have been something of a college-sports purist, I, too, have come around to the view that the players should share some of the profits they generate for the colleges and the association.
Should College Athletes Be Paid? It seems the conversation is here to stay.
The topic of whether or not to pay college athletes is re-hashed regularly. Whenever a college athlete is seriously injured while playing or practicing their sport, the conversation around this topic becomes much louder and demands become greater for paying college athletes. There are many advocates in favor of and many against the idea of paying athletes who play sports for their college or university. We’ve got a breakdown of the pros and cons. Should College Athletes Get Paid? To respond to the Do Now, you can comment below or tweet your response.
Be sure to begin your tweet with @KQEDEdspace and end it with #DoNowNCAA For more info on how to use Twitter, click here. Do Now Should college athletes get paid or be allowed to receive sponsorship money? Introduction College and basketball programs rake in billions of dollars each year through marketing, broadcast contracts, ticket sales and merchandising. Schools and the National Collegiate Athletic Association both benefit tremendously from the windfall, as do coaches, many of whom are paid more than a million dollars each year.
Should College Athletes Get Paid? The Blue Line: College Athletes Should be Paid - The Daily Free Press. Another volume of the March Madness saga has come to a glorious close.
The men’s basketball teams of both the University of Wisconsin and Duke University entertained millions of viewers nationwide in the National Championship game Monday night. The Blue Devils pulled out a thrilling 68-63 win following a Badger offensive collapse late in the second half. Now, after an incredible, emotional journey (that generated absurd amounts of money for CBS and Turner Broadcasting), members of each team must transform back into students, even though most have missed over 10 days of classes.
A poll conducted by ESPN’s SportsNation in September 2013 indicated a majority of voters are against college athletes being paid. For a long while, I agreed with that way of thinking. The argument that the NCAA continues to maintain is that these men and women are not employees, but rather they are “student-athletes.” Consider the life of a student-athlete, though. An Economist Explains Why College Athletes Should Be Paid. On Thursday I spoke to Andy Schwarz, a leading anti-trust economist, for some straight common sense about about the NCAA, college sports and paying athletes.
His words should be CliffsNotes for everyone watching March Madness. On why NCAA athletes should receive some sort of monetary compensation: I always say the question of whether they should get paid is the wrong one. I think the question is, “If the NCAA weren’t colluding against them, would they get paid?” And the answer is, “Yes, they would.” On what kind of system would make the most sense: I think the simplest system is almost no system at all. The best system is one where teams make their own decisions. On whether paying athletes would be either a legal violation of Title IX, or wreck women’s sports: Both of those things are 180 degrees wrong. On how paying players would control obscene college coaching salaries: To be clear, tomorrow they won’t rip up a contract that’s in place. Why N.C.A.A. Athletes Shouldn’t Be Paid. Two weeks ago, as Americans were settling into the harvest comfort of football Saturdays, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a ruling in the antitrust suit against the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
The decision drew blood on both sides. The court sided with the players in affirming that the N.C.A.A. is not immune to antitrust regulation, but simultaneously reversed a lower-court ruling that would have granted former athletes as much as five thousand dollars a year in deferred compensation—essentially back pay—for the use of their images in video games and other commercial ventures.