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Should college basketball players be paid?

With the incredibly profitable March Madness coming to an end soon is it time to pay college basketball players?

a full 100% of writers and pundits say yes
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Writers and pundits who say or about the topic, "Should college basketball players be paid?"
last 24 hours |
John Calipari, Bo Ryan dance around question of paying college players

"..."None of this is to say the idea of paying student-athletes is a simple one. In fact, it's rather complicated, especially since all coeds wouldn't carry the same monetary value, but describing their talent as genius in one breath and then avoiding the subject of fairly compensating them for that brilliance in the next is only an attempt stifle the conversation."..." see full article

1353 days ago | seattletimes
Take 2: Why college basketball players should demand to be paid to play - The Seattle Times
"..."Under my proposed system, football and basketball players would receive a standard percentage of the total gross revenue related to the individual sport at their particular school. Every school would be required to itemize the same standard percentage of revenue of its annual budget per sport. Players would receive salaries divided equally from that revenue percentage."..." see full article

1355 days ago | huffingtonpost
NCAA Schools Can Absolutely Afford To Pay College Athletes, Economists Say - Huffington Post

"..."So, yes, there are still moral and legal concerns about paying student-athletes. But when it comes to whether the NCAA and its member institutions can afford it, the answer appears to be absolutely yes -- and that shouldn't be surprising. This is not arcane theory, Leeds said. This is something that Intro to Econ 101' students would be able to tell you. "..." see full article

1359 days ago | nytimes
N.C.A.A. Must Allow Colleges to Pay Athletes, Judge Rules ...

"..."Judge Wilken suggested that other bodies may have to weigh in on the state of college athletics. Such reforms and remedies could be undertaken by the N.C.A.A., its member schools and conferences, or Congress, she wrote."..." see full article

1359 days ago | abcnews.go
NCAA March Madness 2015: GOP Congressman Sees Paying NCAA Athletes ... - ABC News

"..." Our legislation does not prohibit stipends, and I think there's an inevitability to it. A lot of people are getting very rich on the back of these student-athletes, Dent said. I suspect that the only people who aren't getting paid are the players. "..." see full article

1360 days ago | huffingtonpost
Shane Battier Comes Out In Support Of Paying NCAA Players - Huffington Post

"... There's a lot of money being made, Battier said Tuesday. I think it would behoove everybody if we find a way [to pay the players], whether that's through a trust that's established that players and athletes receive after they graduate, make it contingent on graduating from college."..." see full article

1362 days ago | nydailynews
During March Madness, everyone gets paid but the players

"..."Most of these mouths (not Barkley) are politically correct when it comes to acknowledging the role of student-athletes. They piously yap about wanting to see these players benefit. While running their mouths, saying the right thing, they simultaneously line their wallets and stuff their pockets."..." see full article

1366 days ago | csmonitor
March Madness: Is John Oliver right? Should NCAA pay college athletes?
"..."After all a student working in a campus book store gets paid as a university employee."..." see full article

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