Len Elmore Debates Whether College Athletes Should Be Paid

College sports is a big-money business, with football and basketball programs generating millions of dollars in revenue every year. While coaches and athletic directors in Division I programs routinely score seven-figure contracts, student-athletes are currently prohibited from sharing in the profits. Is it time to rewrite the rules in college sports and allow athletes their fair share of the profits? Or would providing monetary incentives—above and beyond existing scholarships and career supports—spoil the sport?

Len Elmore, attorney, former All-American basketball player, and full-time faculty member of Columbia University’s Master of Science in Sports Management program, recently took part in an Intelligence Squared debate on this topic.

Watch video of the debate on the Intelligence Squared website and learn more about the M.S. in Sports Management program.