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The controversy around NCAA athlete compensation

USC running back busts through the hole. 

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Josh Levario

December 6, 2017

Division I university sports teams will generate an estimated $9 billion this year. However, only the top 20 of 230 programs will pull in more than $100 million, most won’t even break more than $20 million. The debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid a salary has been going on for de...

NCAA football’s race for the playoffs heats up

The Alabama defense prepares for a goal line stand against LSU. The Coiner/Wikimedia Commons

Connor Zimmerlee

November 7, 2017

Every year in college football, fans eagerly anticipate the release of the initial College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings. It offers a chance for fans to see where their team stacks up against the rest of the country. If your team is in the top four of the final rankings, then they have earned their ...