The Paisano

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...