Saturday, April 30, 2016

Blog 10


This research paper looks to expose the fact that the NCAA is exploiting its own athletes, and has been for years. The NCAA uses terms to categorize their athletes as amateurs who cannot be paid in any way, regardless of how much revenue they generate. The unethical nature of these terms were exposed in the O'Bannon v. NCAA case, which kick started the movement toward a more rational and fair system for the student athletes. The NCAA is using deceitful accounting techniques to reduce its profits. The free education that is being offered to student athletes is very poor quality, and is not even guaranteed. With the increasing amount of revenues being generated by the NCAA each year, it is now time to switch the label of college sports from an extra curricular activity to a job.

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