Analysis: Why Division I Athletes Should Be Paid

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Division I Athletes Should Be Paid In college there can be a wide of activities to enjoy. Social and academic clubs, fraternities and sororities however, there is one activity very popular in universities that not only gives students a sense of unity and pride as they cheer for their home team but generates millions of dollars in revenue for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association): college sport teams. With the popularity of college sports and the vast amount of revenue colleges are generating from these sports an argument about whether these college athletes should be given a salary has begun to surface. Tracey M DiLascio, a graduate of Boston University school of Law and a former judicial clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, states “The NCAA estimated revenue in 2014 was nearly $1 billion, 80 to 90 percent which came from the Men’s division 1 basketball tournament” (3). Division I athletes deserve to earn compensation because the NCAA, a billion-dollar industry, and the universities these athletes are paying for can afford to give these athletes a separate payment that does not include scholarship money they may receive. …show more content…

These athletes have the most popular sports teams and generate the most revenue. Their regulations are also much stricter that the regulation of Division I and II athletes. With special events such as March Madness, an end of the season tournament that involves the best Division I basketball ball teams where the battle each other for the NCAA National Basketball Champion title, or the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), a tournament that involves Division I football teams battling each other for NCAA Nation Football Champion title. These special tournaments that the athletes play in are generating the highest source of revenue and according to Edward H.

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