There has been discussion all over the sports world about college athletes being paid. Some people think they shouldn't because they're being paid in education and the opportunity to play. Others think that athletes should be paid because they create a lot of revenue for the school. If the players are paid they wouldn't be considered amateur athletes anymore, which NCAA players are. I've read in multiple magazines and articles that only the top two most popular and televised sports (Basketball and Football) should be the only sports that play. During the NCAA's March Madness basketball tournament the NCCA collected 1 billion dollars in revenue. They would't have made any of the money if it wasn't for the players.
The Alabama Crimson Tide one of the best college football teams for the past 4 years collected 123,769,841 dollars in 2013. Every top NCAA baseball team only makes about 100 thousand a year. All of college hockey made 1,156,130 in 2013. I have to agree with what most people are saying. Only Basketball and Football players should be paid. If each Baseball and Hockey team had to pay their players they would most likely be losing money. If college athletes are paid they should have a one year contract. They shouldn't have to be committed to a college when they have the opportunity to go pro and make more money for themselves.
College players shouldn't have the same contracts as professional players. A college quarterback should not be making 22 million such as some pros are. The players should only be able to make 2 million dollars a year at most. I think college athletes should be paid, if it happens there will be many flaws to the system.