By Alex Raskin Sports News Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 20:54 BST, 1 September 2020 | Updated: 20:57 BST, 1 September 2020
Men's college basketball and football players at top NCAA schools would make an average of $500,000 and $360,000 a year, respectively, if student athletes earned the same revenue shares as their professional counterparts in the NBA and NFL.
The findings were released in a new study on Tuesday by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which stated that starting quarterbacks and wide receivers would earn $2.4million and $1.3million, respectively, if they were compensated under the terms of the NFL's collective bargaining agreement (CBA). Meanwhile starting basketball players would have $800,000 annual salaries under the NBA's CBA.
NCAA athletes are currently prohibited from profiting off their respective sports. The organization intends to allow athletes to earn money off their name, image and likeness (NIL) beginning in 2021, but a framework for that rule change does not exist yet and the NCAA is petitioning congress for help in that matter. The NCAA has no plans to allow schools to pay players directly.
Clemson's Trevor Lawrence is expected to be among the top picks of the 2021 NFL Draft
Former Georgia guard Anthony Edwards will likely be among the top three players chose at the 2020 NBA Draft. Had he been eligible to be paid in college, he should have earned