Many athletes feel discouraged and mistreated because they don’t receive any of the money that is generated on their account.
Why should others keep benefiting from their performance while the get nothing back?
These organizations are raking in huge profits from merchandise sales, live events of media coverage.
Unlike the professional leagues, though, the athletes don’t get a cut.
College athletes are often considered to be some of the luckiest young students in the world.
Most of the time they’re riding on full-fledged scholarships that cover all the costs of school; plus, they are in a prime position to make a reputation for themselves in the sporting world and prepare for the big leagues.In 2009-10, the gap between the full cost of attending college and the amount the NCAA allows colleges to pay was about ,940 at the University of Alabama.The term, “full ride,” is often used when referring to athletic scholarships.This proposal would make paying the full cost of attending college a reality and help athletes stay the course to graduation.The federal graduation rate measures the proportion of students who graduate from the college they entered as freshmen within six years.College teams may not have the same national weight as some professional ones, but they are just as avidly followed by thousands of adoring fans.Tons of merchandise, jerseys, tickets, food and fan paraphernalia is sold thanks to their performances – but despite being the main reason the events are generating revenue; the players don’t see a dime.From an academic perspective, the most reasonable way to increase player compensation is to enhance their opportunity to receive the education a scholarship is supposed to provide.As John Thompson, Georgetown’s former men’s basketball coach, has said, “If you get a scholarship, it is extremely important to understand that it has a money value to it.” A few changes in NCAA rules could significantly increase federal graduation rates for athletes, thus raising the dollar value of their scholarships.However, given rapid industry expansion, it is reasonable to ask if college athletes deserve a raise.There are good reasons to raise the National Collegiate Athletic Association's cap on player compensation.