Not specifically cash...but future benefits, "fake" jobs during college, cars (lease OR gift), family housing, etc.
Everybody knows people that received at least one of the above for participating in collegiate athletics. It isn't a secret that football is the most corrupt, yet basketball is getting the attention because it would be WAY too hard to investigate the amount of corruption on the football side.
and money involved because ncaa is making lots and lots of money with football
Here is the problem with that reasoning. ~80% of the NCAA's budget comes from the D1 basketball tournament, NOT football, and in recent years the NCAA's budget has hovered around $1 billion. The individual schools/conferences make the football money.
Where does the ~$1billion in revenue go every year? A: back to the 1,268 schools. In many different forms. But more than 70% of it is distributed - ~30% of it covers marketing and licensing and in recent years tons of legal fees from those seeking to take more money away from the students the NCAA helps.
People say we should pay the kids because schools and the NCAA are 'getting rich', but they aren't. NO OFFICIAL ENTITY IS GETTING RICH OFF COLLEGE ATHELTICS - NOT THE NCAA, NOT THE CONERENCES AND NOT THE SCHOOLS. THEY ARE ALL NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS. Most of that money goes right back to the kids. Football funds scholarships, facilities and travel for other sports at the school level. TV revenue among conferences is shared. Championship revenue from the NCAA is redistributed to every single member school.
The NCAA has a vested interest in maintaining the status quo for sure, but that is because THEY ARE OBLIGATED as members of a non-profit board of governors (their title) to keep the best interests of the organization in mind.
The notion that the NCAA or the schools are 'getting rich' is silly - they are providing scholarships that will enhance lives and make their players rich over an entire lifetime. They players are well compensated for what they do. At most schools they have additional academic support, books and fees covered, better dorm housing, some (or all) free food, healthcare, extensive travel...all things that the average students don't have provided for them by the institutions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Collegiate_Athletic_Associationhttp://www.ncaa.org/about/where-does-money-go