I. 10.8 billion dollars, most of us could not even comprehend the amount of money this is. In 2010 the National Collegiate Athletic Association, or NCAA, made a 14 year deal with CBS and Turner Sports for the rights to view the Men's Division I Basketball March Madness Tournament from 2016 to 2030 for 10.8 billion dollars. A. The only problem is that the NCAA student athletes will receive none of this, even though they are the ones playing in these games and risking their own health B. Even when students try to make their own money it is illegal by the NCAA's rule B. Jeremy Bloom of the New York Times wrote of Aaron Adair, a third baseman for the University of Oklahoma who also happens to have survived brain cancer. He wrote a book about his recovery intended to help others with the disease, only to receive a call from a compliance officer informing him that his college baseball career was over because his name was attached to a ''corporate product.''
II. The NCAA has created a monopoly around Division I college sports even though their athletes do all of the leg work, they inhibit the sense of Capitalism and entrepreneurship among these students, they exploit these athletes' talents to gain personal profit although they risk personal injury, and these athletes bring in some of the greatest revenue for their own colleges and universities, therefore this is why they deserve to be given pay.
I. You as student athletes need to try and change this for the money you deserve A. Though you are treated, trained, and play at a professional level you are not receiving pay equal to professionals B. Millions of dollars are made of merchandise that you made popular and you have no profit from that
II. One major reason why you need this change is an example in the NFL A. Terry Tautolo, a former linebacker who played for the San Francisco 49ers in the 1980s spent nine seasons in the NFL, has spent much