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Current Event March 23, 2015

Should College Athletes Get Paid?

With college basketball’s March Madness Tournament heating up, all eyes are on college sports and the money they generate. From ticket sales, to merchandise, and TV rights, college sports bring more than just pride to their schools; they also generate huge amounts of money. College athletes are awarded scholarships to cover tuition, but they don’t get paid anything else. Is this fair? Athletes are speaking out and telling their stories of financial need. Listen to hear about one former college athlete who is challenging this system in court.

Economics Sports Ethics

Story Length: 4:18

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National Public Radio

AIR DATE: 03/13/2015

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