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College Athlete Compensation: Primary Research Review
Phillip Richard Cross
Oakland University
Rochester, MI

This primary research paper explores the topic of college athletics, and if student athletes receive fair compensation for their sporting services. As to how this question was answered, it was conducted with two separate interviews. One of them was with Ben Anderson, my former varsity basketball coach, and also Matt Okaiye, a close friend who plays college football at Michigan State. The main findings of this research was that college athletes receive a great deal of fair compensation, as scholarships and publicity are the primary focus to why. For athletic scholarships, we see that the student athletes receive numerous amnesties and benefits that compensate them extremely well. Publicity is the same way, as the athletes have a large amount of attention on them which leads to economic and compensated value. This research will ultimately lead to the final project which will be on the argument that college athletes should not be paid. College Athlete Compensation The notion of paying college athletes has been an ongoing debate for decades. With college sports continuing to gain popularity and revenue increasing for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), people have questioned whether college athletes should be benefited beyond their athletic scholarships. The question is, do college athletes receive fair enough compensation for their services? In order to find out, I have interviewed Ben Anderson, an English teacher and my former high school basketball coach, as well as Matt Okaiye, a neighborhood friend who currently plays football at Michigan State. As a result, my findings have led me to the conclusion that college athletes do in fact receive fair compensation. I’ve found that athletes receive an enormous amount of…...

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