Why aren't college football/basketball players allowed to be paid?

Have you ever looked at the amount of money that these college athletes bring to their universities? It is easily tens to hundreds of millions of dollars on an annual basis...this is especially true at the big division one schools such as usc, texas, and alabama. Yet, the school and the coaching staff both make a... show more Have you ever looked at the amount of money that these college athletes bring to their universities? It is easily tens to hundreds of millions of dollars on an annual basis...this is especially true at the big division one schools such as usc, texas, and alabama. Yet, the school and the coaching staff both make a millions of profit from these players while the players get at best a sports scholarship..and since playing college football or basketball is pretty much a full time job aside from school, these athletes do not have the time to take up an extra part time job to buy other things such as a car or pay for car insurance.

Isn't not paying big-time college athletes a money-making scam without giving the people who bring in the money their fair dues?
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