Final Four time! Players put NCAA under fire
Many people are up in arms about the NCAA. They say it’s unfair that student athletes are denied a share of the $700 million in tournament revenue they generate. Players also want to retain rights over their likenesses, which are used in video games without compensation. But are players really being mistreated? They get accepted to universities they wouldn’t normally be able to get into. Athletes receive yearly scholarships, while other students sink into debt. USA Today estimates the average player receives an annual $120K in aid and perks. And once student athletes graduate, they have a chance to make millions more in the pro leagues. The NCAA says it will explore player compensation soon, but will that include students who play less popular sports?
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