March Madness: Should College Athletes Get Paid?

So let’s get this straight. The NCAA is getting paid, television networks like CBS are getting paid, and universities are getting paid along with the coaches.

What about the athlete?

The fans are there to see the athletes play. The most integral part of the athletic equation is the athlete, yet they receive nothing of what they generate in terms of revenue.

How can one logically justify the most important cog of the athletic experience not being compensated?

The NCAA is one of the most hypocritical institutions around. It’s like the Federal Reserve. It’s an entity that has a lot of power with no legitimate oversight. In essence, how the athletes are treated is a high-tech form of institutionalized bondage.

HuffingtonPost.com
3/30/10