Cashing In On College Athletics in California


College athletes in California may soon be able to cash in on their abilities. A bill from State Senator Nancy Skinner from Berkeley passed the state Senate on Wednesday. The proposal would allow college athletes to sign with agents and make money off endorsement deals. Right now the National Collegiate Athletic Association only allows kids in college to get money for tuition, school fees, room and board and a small cost-of-living stipend. Skinner says if the colleges and coaches are making millions, why can’t the students, but opponents say the decision could get California schools kicked out of the NCAA.