The question of whether college student-athletes should be paid above and beyond what they currently receive under their NCAA defined athletic scholarships remains a hot topic in any discussion of the role of sport in our society.
Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor of Finance in the business school at Syracuse University. He recently posted a strongly worded blog piece online at The Huffington Post. In this piece Dr. Watkins argues in no nonsense terms that college athletes are being exploited and must be paid something for their services beyond the value of their scholarship, particularly those athletes in football and basketball who are generating millions upon millions of dollars for their schools and for the NCAA.
Dr. Watkins is a leading African-American speaker and a noted scholar. He is an outspoken critic of the NCAA. Click here to read his most recent piece.
The United States Sports Academy offers academic programs at both the under-graduate and graduate levels in academic fields related to the coaching and administration of sport. Readesrs who may disagree with Dr. Watkins viewpoints are encouraged to post their comments and thus join the dialog of a community devoted to the study of sport.