Abstract: My research paper discusses the unfair rules and regulations surrounding the NCAA, highlighting amateurism as a big problem. College sports generate millions of dollars annually. Due to the rules of amateurism within the NCAA, college athletes aren’t allowed to receive any compensation or extra benefits for their participation. The NCAA’s rules overall are misleading and unfair. They state that student athletes are students first, athletes second when really they are treated much differently. Student athletes are often celebrities on campuses and represent great value on a national stage. As more and more NCAA infractions continue to occur, the system is in clear need of some sort of change among the rules.
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