A debate with politician Newt Gingrich, sport columnist Christine Brennan, and hall of fame athlete Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on whether or not college athletes should be treated as professionals and paid a salary or whether they should remain students receiving scholarships instead. The debate overs a range of issues, from poverty to the value of good grades and fairness to what it means to be a professional.
- What do they mean when they say kids are being “professionalized”?
- What is an “incentive?” What kinds of incentives are being debated?
- Is it fair for universities to make money off of their student athletes without paying them a salary?
- Should coaches be penalized when their athletes fall behind academically?
Keywords: Ethics, Sports, Student, Athletes, Education, Fairness, Incentive, Coaches, employment,