The term, “student athlete” is a polarizing one. In today’s America, college sports -- particularly football and basketball, are as much a part of the sports enthusiast’s landscape as is any professional sport. In any case, with enthusiasm comes money. In this case, billions of dollars are generated by television viewership, merchandise sales and university boosters. College athletes are the driving force behind an industry where television executives, university presidents, athletic directors and coaches are compensated in a manner which makes them among the most wealthy people in the world. The athletes receive in return an education from a well respected university, along with name and sometimes facial recognition in their fields of interest. However, …show more content…
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