WHAT IT IS
- Amateurism is a policy governing NCAA college sports to ensure a clear distinction between college sports and professional sports.
- Amateurism exists to prevent the exploitation of nearly half a million student-athletes annually.
- NCAA March Madness Tournament is part of a long-standing debate on amateurism; Should student-athletes be contractually paid for their talents on display?
WHY IT MATTERS
The NCAA and school athletic departments make millions of dollars in revenue from school sponsored athletics. Student-athletes argue they should be able to profit off their value, just like any college student.