The Value of an Education

Matt gets frustrated by most of the arguments for paying college athletes, but he takes special umbrage with the argument that student-athletes aren’t compensated enough for “providing their time and efforts”. Matt’s argument is that just because the school isn’t writing a check to each student-athlete, it doesn’t mean the athlete is going without all the things they would need for their education and their future.

From free tutoring and books to unlimited food and weekly stipends, Matt points out that the benefits he received while playing for Mississippi State far outweigh what the school could afford to pay him, and especially so if you include the fact that his livelihood can be directly linked to the notoriety he gained as a student-athlete.

Matt on paying NCAA athletes
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2/8/17: Matt has an opinion on paying student-athletes vs the value of their education and other benefits of playing college sports.