In this paper, I look to analyze the multitude of arguments both for and against the compensation of Division I college athletes and its roots in the privatization of higher education. Since the formation of the NCAA, student athletes have never been monetarily compensated. Support in favor of the compensation of student athletes has picked up over the past several years and has grown to a media-worthy level. There are those who support the current non-salary system backed by a principle known as amateurism. There are also those who believe the student athletes are being taken advantage of under the guise of amateurism. As it stands, the NCAA is currently on trial in a case that could change the whole system of collegiate sports.
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