College football players were the absolute best players on their high school teams. The only thing almost all of them have ever dreamed about being is a professional football player.
With less than 2% of all eligible college football players getting drafted into the NFL, countless student athletes remain utterly dedicated to the dream of playing professional sports - even in the face of injury and overwhelming odds.
While many student athletes are attending college on scholarships – an experience that gives them a top-notch education along with discipline, camaraderie and friendships that will last a lifetime, Morgan believes that something’s gotta give when it comes to compensation for college athletes.
Fort one thing, football is a dangerous sport, and four years of it in college could have some lasting health effects. Without guaranteed health insurance, student athletes not only risk a lifetime of health problems — but the financial burden that comes with them.
Below are links to some of CNN’s coverage of some of the issues that college athletes face when it comes to issues like compensation, the NCAA, injuries, and more.
Morgan Spurlock practices (with padding) with the football team at Ole Miss - one of the biggest football programs in the U.S.
Morgan TACKLES the subject of college sports by embedding himself in some of the top programs in the U.S. to see firsthand what it takes to be a top-level college athlete, what kind of education these kids are actually getting, and what life is like under the watchful eye of the NCAA.
Schools are making millions off the backs of these kids –- should the athletes themselves be able to share in the profits?
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It's game day at Hargrave Military Academy - one of the last chances for students to impress college scouts and coaches.
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