All bets are on for the NCAA

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While it seems that the NCAA has done a good job so far of preventing any serious scandals relating to this topic, its job of preserving the integrity of its sponsored sports will only get harder as more and more states make the move to legalize sports betting.
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Football player working at a desk

If the NCAA won’t allow colleges to pay student-athletes, athletes should be allowed to pursue other sources of income

STATE ISSUES: Universities make billions of dollars off of the unpaid labor of student-athletes. This has to stop.

College athletes have brought in billions of dollars to campuses — some even risk their lives to play their sports. These students are forced to compromise on academics and financial stability to support their campus. They deserve fair compensation for these sacrifices — and if the NCAA won’t allow campuses to pay student-athletes, it should, at the very least, permit athletes the right to be compensated through sponsorships.
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Cal Football player and opposing team player clash on the field

Cal football revenue shouldn’t come at the cost of its student-athletes

CAMPUS ISSUES: Cal football players deserve to be protected from the long-term health risks their sport exposes them to

Football players are at a high risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy — a degenerative disease that results from repeated trauma to the head. Football is a key source of revenue for the campus athletic department, but should this money really come at the cost of its students’ welfare?
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