Analysis: Why College Basketball Players Should Be Paid

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College Basketball Players: The NCAA Money-Making Servants College basketball is reaching all-time highs in television viewers, tickets sold, and fans, and is bringing in eight billion dollars in revenue for the NCAA. Logically, the players should be getting a share in that large sum of money, but they don’t. The NCAA has turned into a new form of indentured servitude by essentially taking players and locking them into a straight jacket as money is flying around their talents. Coaches, universities, alumni, and boosters push college students to become better athletes; some are putting in up to forty hours per week in the gym, and there is no compensation for their hard work. Like Seneca once said “Every new beginning comes from some other…show more content…
In this day and age indentured servitude seems to be lurking around each corner, and it especially hangs out in the NCAA. The NCAA has refused to pay their all-star basketball players that bring in billions of dollars for both the NCAA, and their universities “These Athletes now make more than $8 billion in revenue for the NCAA, and member universities, with no tangible compensation for their labor” (Take 2: Why College Basketball Players Should Demand To Be Paid To Play). Now, like what was stated before, the universities are also cashing out on players, the apparel department of each college is making quite the pretty penny off of the names on the jerseys. With the NCAA and colleges benefiting on the players’ hard effort on the court, it’s time the players take a share of the revenue and start benefiting…show more content…
Their schedule also includes a full-time college schedule that they must maintain if they want to stay in the school and continue playing college sports. If a student has 10 hours of class each week and puts in the recommended four hours of study for each hour of class, then athletes spend 50 hours each week studying and attending mandatory classes and study halls….This means that college athletes have to work 90 hours per week just to remain in school on their scholarship. This is the equivalent to working two full-time jobs with a side job on the weekends just to pay their bills.” (Top 10 Reasons College Athletes Should Be Paid)
Now many people would wonder why they are working so hard and players are working this hard is due to the fact they are so close to the pro league that giving up now would just be throwing everything they have strived for down the
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