Basketball Is Making People Rich — Except These Guys


Sixty-eight college basketball teams from across the United State compete in March Madness. And there’s a lot of money to be made in the three-week long college tournament: The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) makes anything between $800 and $900 million from the tournament alone. But guess how much student-athletes, the ones actually bringing in the viewers and money, make? Nothing.

So why do players not get paid? Activists have been pushing the NCAA to start sharing some of that wealth… But will it ever become a reality?

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