Should NCAA athletes be paid?

The Villanova men’s basketball team celebrates their win over Texas Tech on Sunday, March 25, 2018, in Boston to advance to the Final Four. Photo Credit: Associated Press

Every year when the NCAA Tournament rolls along, it re-raises the debate of whether college student-athletes should get paid or not.


Those in favor of the status quo say scholarships are compensation enough for these student-athletes and that playing college sports is a privilege. Others disagree, saying the schools are profiting off their talent — in some cases making millions — and that student-athletes should receive a portion of the funds.

Should college student-athletes be paid? If so, how much should they get paid? If not, why not?

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