General 11 January 2011 Comments Off

The debate has raged for years about whether or not college athletes should be paid for their hard work and the money they generate for Universities.  Some argue the athletic scholarship is payment enough while others believe they should receive some of the riches bestowed upon the school by seven figure media deals.  This recent CNN article compares the state of college athletics to a “sweatshop.”

What do you think?

Should college athletes be paid?  Comment below and let us know what you think!

  • Tunde Oshinowo

    Not quite a sweatshop, but not quite a fair deal either

  • Chris Kiser

    It is a very sketchy topic to deal with. Some argue that an athlete with a full scholarship can earn almost $200,000 in scholarship money through their college career. Also, there is the argument many have that money would corrupt the integrity of college sports the same way it has in the pro’s with disputes over wages, etc…

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