Student-Athletes are exactly what the title says: students and athletes. One is much more important than the other, although nobody will say it out loud. The NCAA generates nearly $11 Billion yearly from college sports, and none of the athletes get paid.

People say ‘they get a free education’, but did they ever think of all other students that are on a scholarship? Do they have a right to work and earn money? Yes.

Student-Athletes, who devote 43,3 hours per week on average for their sports, don’t have that right! Being an athlete is not a leisure activity, athletes are a working and marketing force for their respective universities, and this is why we believe they should be treated as employees. At least to some degree.

What do you think?

NCAA infographic

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