Dating books for college students
After passing Title IX in the mid 1970’s, the NCAA absorbed the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) and began to govern women’s sport at the collegiate level.
Over the past 50 years, the NCAA has also expanded into three divisions with a multitude of championship events on a yearly basis (20).
There are more than 1,300 member institutions that represent an estimated 400,000 student athletes who participate in sport (21).
The result of this growth and development are enormous increases in revenue.
The notion of paying college football players has been an ongoing debate since the early 1900’s.
With current television revenue resulting from NCAA football bowl games and March Madness in basketball, there is now a clamoring for compensating both football and basketball players beyond that of an athletic scholarship.
” Perhaps a fair question, but to understand this argument better, a healthy debate is needed. Colleges and universities provide an invaluable and vital service to our communities: education.
While seemingly operating in a purely capitalistic/professional atmosphere, the NCAA continues to endorse an amateurism concept in college athletics.
Perhaps it’s because of the current economic climate and everyone, including amateur athletes is looking for ways to make money?
Or maybe it’s because many higher learning institutions have given the public access to their annual budget and readers focus on the profit of select athletic programs?
However, by the mid-1950’s many schools were still struggling with the issue of offering athletic scholarships.
Some university presidents ultimately decided to maintain the principles of amateurism and further serve the mission of higher education.