Is the Outrageous Exploitation of College Athletes Finally Coming to an End? | Alternet

28 Jan

The big business that is American college athletics continues to prosper, even if the labor on which it depends does not. But because players are defined as student-athletes and not as employees, they don’t share in the wealth. And the NCAA’s arguments continue to shift from amateurism to sustainability.That paying players is unsustainable, that there isnt enough money to make it work, is a laughable excuse to people like Jay Bilas, a college basketball analyst for ESPN who regularly sees the business up close. There would be plenty of money to pay players, he argues, if it was allocated differently. “They always go to amateuris;  then, when that fails, they say there’s not enough money,” Bilas said of NCAA defenders. “They pay themselves first, then say there’s not enough left over for the athlete. That’s absurd.”

via Is the Outrageous Exploitation of College Athletes Finally Coming to an End? | Alternet.

Ahh…the NCAA (Master) and the athletes (slaves) are once again in the spot light.  PS: for people who think getting a scholarship is payment enough…have a permanent limp and then do the cost benefit analysis.  The NCAA and its member schools make BILLIONS off football and basketball, the athletes get a pittance.

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