Transfer Market Inflation: Why is It Happening?

By Will Shuhda
Reading Time: 6 minutes

If you paid even moderate attention to the transfer window this season, you know that something was up.  This transfer window hosted the 3 most expensive transfers ever (Neymar to PSG for £198M, Kylian Mbappe to PSG for £166M, and Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona for £97), and the all-time most expensive transfer for a defender (Benjamin Mendy to Manchester City for £52M).  Excluding undisclosed fees, the total amount spent on transfers this window by FIFA licensed teams was a record setting £1.77 billion.  As more transfer fees are released, we might see this number amount to possibly £2 billion.

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The NCAA Paying Their Athletes Doesn’t Add Up

By Will Hardin
Reading Time: 5 minutes

One of the most fiercely debated topics in the modern sports world is whether or not college athletes should be paid. Playing sports at one of the highest levels in the world is very time consuming, and the debate continues on whether athletes should be compensated for their performance at this level. Athletes spend countless hours practicing, training, and watching film, all on top of the demands of being a student. While these student-athletes grind away without making a penny beyond what their scholarship offers, the schools they represent are making millions of dollars off of their services. Continue reading “The NCAA Paying Their Athletes Doesn’t Add Up”