Years ago, there have been many issues regarding merchandise such as videogames. Many popular football and basketball athletes wanted compensation from the NCAA using similar characteristics and numbers of those players. There have not been any collegiate videogames made since 2014 due to legal issues.
This image represents the possibility of a player questioning a jersey or any piece of merchandise being sold that resembles him or her. Although there has not recently been any controversy over merchandise being sold of a collegiate athlete, an issue similar to this may occur in the future.
Big events such as the March Madness basketball tournament and college football bowls generate millions of dollars annually for both the NCAA organization and its universities. While these schools and the NCAA make money, players only receive recognition for their performances during games.
Many college players do not compete professionally after their athletic careers. Some sports do not have professional leagues as well. Therefore, many of these college athletes transition into normal lives. On the other hand, other athletes who are talented enough to play professionally tend to leave their schools around two years. Due to players such as Lebron James, who have came from high school to play professionally, many young stars decide to leave their schools at a short time and go pro. This tradition of players leaving schools early can affect the coach/player relationship and economically affect schools because of the tickets being sold.