Title

Pay for Play

Authors

Darius Garvin

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

2019

Department

Business Administration

Faculty Advisor

Carol Bartlo

Abstract

There are mixed opinions about whether the revenue of the multi-billion dollar NCAA enterprise should be used to pay college student-athletes. The NCAA is against the idea because the organization strives to protect and maintain a student-athlete’s amateur status. Instead of pay for student-athletes, the coffers of the NCAA fund million-dollar contracts for coaches and top-notch multi-million dollar facilities. This project highlights the varying views on the pay-for-play conversation including arguments that Division I athletes are in fact being compensated via athletic scholarships and other arguments that scholarships are simply not enough and Division I student-athletes should be able to profit from their name and likeness. The time and effort student-athletes dedicate to their craft is unmatched and the risk of injury during practice or competition looms in the minds of student-athletes every day. That includes the fear of not knowing if their next game or practice could be their last.

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