The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and member colleges and universities are comparable to slave plantations. They acquire “student athletes” who work for them tirelessly without pay. For free. Not one dime.
With college sports now generating upward of $8 billion a year from television rights, tickets, and licensing fees, the young people whose labor actually makes all that money possible are getting impatient with amateurism rooted in 19th-century British ideals.