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Student-athletes should be paid for there extra time and work invested in their college Colleges have profited off of these student-athletes for many years The student-athletes have made too many sacrifices not to be rewarded financially The 466-page NCAA rulebook on scholarship student-athletes is very confusing Much of this rulebook is not set rules but left up to the NCAAs board to determine whether it has been broken One example a student is not allowed to go out to eat with a booster but if this booster has the food delivered to his house the student can eat there with him Student-athletes are also not allowed to make over a certain amount of money on an outside job while a conventional student on scholarship can make whatever they can Even if this was changed student-athletes can put in over 90 hours a week with practice travel games and a full class load Unlike average students student-athletes must complete 12 credit hours per semester Colleges have profited off of these students for years CBS paid the NCAA 6 billion dollars for the right to broadcast the mens basketball tournament for the next eleven years ABC and ESPN pay 100 million annually to broadcast the Bowl Championship Series in football Colleges have also profited off of personalized merchandise with the student-athletes name or number Over seven million fans attended mens basketball and football games annually The University of Michigan holds over one hundred thousand seats in their football stadium and charges in upwards of fifty dollars a ticket The only problem the colleges have to deal with is from keeping there athletes from getting discounts on shoes and clothing to avoid putting the school on probation One school was put on probation for five years for this violation resulting in loss of revenue from televised broadcasts and recruiting The issue of exploitation of student-athletes is not a new one but the
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