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Pay College Athletes

Why College Athletes Aren't Really Employees -- But Should Be

Zev J. Eigen | Posted 05.31.2014 | College
Zev J. Eigen

It is often more attractive or convenient to shoe-horn normative results we want into the legal cases that arise -- in this case, by pretending what the students should be is what they are. But this comes with great costs.

Administrators Tell College Athletes: Don't Worry, Be Happy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.31.2014 | Sports
Leo W. Gerard

These young people place their health in jeopardy every time they step on the field. They know that. They love the game, and they're willing to take necessary risks. But they shouldn't be exposed to unnecessary risks. No amount of scholarship money justifies endangering young people needlessly.

NCAA President: No Pay For Play Any Time Soon

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 11.16.2013 | Sports

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The structure of the NCAA could look very different by this time next year as members try to resolve the growing disparity between ...

11 Ways College Athletes Are Treated Worse Than Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 09.11.2013 | Business

Unpaid interns across the country are questioning the fairness (and legality) of not getting paid for their work. But another group of young adults wo...

Turning Turkey Into Tofu

Richard M. Southall | Posted 01.23.2012 | Sports
Richard M. Southall

It is time to climb out of the rabbit hole and face the reality of what college sport is, an exploitative system that violates the fundamental rights of workers by denying their existence.

NCAA Athletes Finally Demanding to Be Paid: A Professor's Perspective

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 12.26.2011 | Sports
Dr. Boyce Watkins

The NCAA loves to put professional pressure on the backs of young athletes, while keeping nearly all the professional rewards for themselves.

Don't Pay College Athletes

Lesley Ryder | Posted 11.18.2011 | Sports
Lesley Ryder

College athletes will never be paid a salary to play for their school. There are far too many logistical, economic and legal hurdles that would have to disappear before paying students could even become a reality.