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KOAA Survey: Should NCAA athletes be compensation beyond scholarships?

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Posted at 9:12 AM, Mar 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-01 09:09:28-04

A Supreme Court case being argued this week amid March Madness could erode the difference between elite college athletes and professional sports stars.

News5 would like to know, should NCAA athletes be compensated beyond tuition and scholarships?

Yes - 21%
No - 79%

Editor's note: This survey is not based on scientific, representative samples and is solely for KOAA purposes.

The erosion of the dividing line between college athletics and professional sports is the fear of the NCAA. But the former athletes who sued say most college athletes will never play professional sports and that the NCAA’s rules capping education benefits deprive them of the ability to be rewarded for their athletic talents and hard work.

The NCAA only allows players to earn tuition and cost of attendance for their participation in athletics.

The NCAA practice of prohibiting players from profiting off their name, image and likeness has been debated in recent years, with a number of states passing legislation to force the NCAA to allow players to profit off of their name.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)

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