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Should College Student-Athletes Be Financially Compensated? Adam H. Koblenz Addresses the Issue in the University of Maryland Law School's Journal of Business & Technology Law

Adam H. Koblenz, a Partner with the Firm, published an article for the latest issue of the Journal of Business & Technology Law, a publication of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The article discusses the controversy regarding college student-athletes and whether they should be paid. Mr. Koblenz points out that, with collegiate sporting events receiving greater exposure on TV and radio, and millions of dollars being made through endorsements, ticket sales and broadcast TV contracts, colleges and universities are reaping the rewards; however, student-athletes do not see any money for their performances.

“By examining the disparate proportion of income generated by college athletes in comparison to the compensation received by the student-athlete in the form of athletic scholarships, this Article demonstrates that student-athletes do not receive the compensation they deserve for a myriad of reasons,” Mr. Koblenz wrote. “While colleges may not have a ‘legal’ fiduciary duty to ensure the academic success of both its current four-year varsity scholarship athletes and former scholarship players, colleges do have a reasonable duty to provide appropriate resources and/or support necessary for student-athletes to achieve a certain modicum of academic success and post-graduation career enhancement.”

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