The NCAA should allow collegiate athletes to get paid because college athletics are structured and operated in the same processes as professional athletics, paying these athletes can also ensure that they get a fair deal of compensation, and this will rationalize college sports as an economic system, instead of being afflicted with the legal boundaries and ethical concerns of “amateurism.” The NCAA should allow collegiate athletes to get paid because college athletics are structured and operated in similar lines to professional athletics. First, collegiate athletics is structured like professional athletics. Gerdy explains the similarities between professional and collegiate athletics. Collegiate athletics is structured like professional athletics, because the former also conducts rigorous training the whole year, where students “sacrifice their bodies for ‘the program’” (Gerdy B6). Furthermore, the schools and coaches are willing to do everything to win, which follows the structure of professional athletics too.