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NCAA reverses course on athletes' compensation

The NCAA's governing board made a surprising but necessary reversal in allowing financial compensation to college athletes. The unanimous vote by the organization's board of governors will enable student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.

Professional surfing awards equal pay

The surf community has always operated by its own set of rules. This, of course, carried over into the world of professional surfing. Nevertheless, the World Surf League (WSL) followed many other sports’ example by paying the male competitors more prize money than the female ones. At WSL competitions in Australia earlier this year, for example, the men were paid $100,000 while the women were paid $65,000.

Pay for college athletes gaining momentum

Anyone who attends a Division 1 football game or the March Madness basketball tournament sees the incredible amount of money involved. The fact is that college sports are now big business. However, while professional athletes are paid millions of dollars to compete and many sign lucrative endorsement deals, the money in college sports bypasses the “scholar/athlete” and goes to schools, athletic departments, coaches, clothing companies, media companies and other businesses in the college sports food chain. 

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