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In the Writers' Bloc, Robert Lipsyte and Dan Shanoff debate whether college athletes should be paid.

Updated: March 16, 2004, 11:12 AM ET

THE REAL MARCH MADNESS: WHY ARE THE ATHLETES THE ONLY ONES WHO AREN'T MAKING BIG MONEY?

Everybody gets rich off the NCAA Tourney -- the colleges, the conferences, the networks, the announcers and analysts, the coaches, the fans who win their office pools -- everybody, that is, but the stars of the show: the players themselves.

In today's Writers' Bloc, Robert Lipsyte and Dan Shanoff debate the age-old question: Should college athletes be paid a salary, or is their scholarship ...

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