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Should College Athletes be Paid?
! There are many fans of college sports in the United States. Many are die hard
fans of their team and would do anything to help their team out. One huge debate
between fans of college sports is whether or not college athletes should be paid to play
their sports. There are many different opinions out there, and very strong points for all of
them. Ask any fan of college sports, and they will have a very strong opinion whether it
is supporting them getting paid or not. College athletes should not get paid for many
reasons, such as lack of competition, payment issues, which sports will be paid, and
! One reason college athletes should not
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Are college sports an extracurricular activity or a job? The argument to pay college athletes has increased in the last few years. Some say athletes have a full time job and deserve to be paid since they are over-scheduled with many school-related activities. College athletes should not be paid because it is a privilege to play a sport for a college.
Athletes receive a full scholarship for their participation in a college sport. In his article
about the pros and cons of paying college athletes, Dennis Johnson, a writer for The Sport
Journal, explains that full scholarships can be expensive since most of them range between
$30,000 and $200,000. Dennis Johnson mentions, "Student-athletes do
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College athletes should be paid because of the hard work, dedication and effort they put into their respective sports. These athletes are a major source of income for their schools and they are not receiving a penny for it. These college athletes deserved to be paid, colleges are using these athletes to get money and they are never given anything but a pat on the back and a good job. College athletes work and train extremely hard to perform at the highest level possible. In most cases, they spend more time training and preparing for their sport than they actually do learning and studying. They put so much on the line to play and they get nothing in return. These
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I was not really aware of the amount of people who actually concerned themselves with whether or not college athletes should be paid until I started doing research. There is no coincidence between the absurd amount of money that college sports have begun making and the more recent argument that college students should be getting paid. Going into this, I anticipated that there would be an endless amount of articles against athletes being paid for playing sports in college, but I was surprised that when looking through different databases, I found that more people think that they should. As a college student, and a non-athlete, and also as someone who has to pay full tuition, I just don’t
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In today’s society, one of the big controversies with sports is, should student athletes be be paid a salary? Some people believe that they should be paid and others would completely disagree. Even though they technically are being paid, they really are not. The only type of way the athletes would be paid is through financial aid or if they have a job. Only their education is being paid by the school. Although some people believe that they should be paid, it would not be a good idea at all. So college athletes should not be paid at all because they are basically being paid to study and play a sport.
Colleges make a plethora of money off of the sports teams and the players do not see
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“Definition of indentured servant, you work for accommodations and food.” (Arian Foster, Get schooled Netflix documentary). This definition could also describe a college athlete. College athletes have been making the NCAA millions of dollars for decades. All the athletes want is money to help them get by in school, but because we are not paying them they leave for the pros as soon as they can. So now these kids are not getting the education they should, but instead are just trying to make money. College athletes deserve to be paid, if the NCAA is making money from their play. The NCAA is a trap for athletes to make colleges money, colleges don’t care enough for the
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There is currently a major issue in today’s college athletics. Universities and the NCAA make billions of dollars while some student-athletes go hungry. There is a huge debate over whether or not student-athletes should be paid as employees of their respective colleges. Personally, I don’t believe players should receive full-time salaries, but Universities and the NCAA should be required to increase the value of the scholarships that they award to student-athletes. By requiring that colleges provide athletes with an additional $2,000 per semester as part of their scholarship you can greatly increase the well-being (welfare) of the students.
Some people argue about the poor financial
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There is a debate on whether college athletes should be paid. It has been known that the fewer scholarships given to student-athletes increase their competiveness on the field, which shows us that keeping money away from student-athletes makes them more competitive (Baird 2). There is also a case that student-athletes are being robbed because they are not receiving compensation for their own likeness (Holthaugh JR. 1). Television networks are paying millions for the rights to show big games on TV, which shows us that student-athletes are the entertainers with no compensation (Bowen 1). Allen Sack informs us that there have been cases where some athletes in the NCAA get injured before they
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Should College Athletes be Paid?
Most American people like sports. College Sports have been growing up every year and universities and athletes are more competitive every year. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletics practices of the time and continues to implement that principle with increased emphasis on both athletics and academic excellence (NCAA 2012). The NCAA make and apply the rules in college sports. One of the most pressing issues in Today’s sport world is if College athletes should be paid. Sports such as baseball, football and basketball generate giant amounts of revenue every
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athletic programs managed to make more money than they spent. Schools simply do not have enough money to compensate athletes more than they already do. There are many variables in paying college athletes that would cause problems with university athletic programs, making it almost impossible. Directly compensating athletes from the school would raise tuition prices for everyone. There is also an issue of how much to compensate each athlete and whether they should all be compensated equally. Hypothetically, if college athletes were paid, should there be a cap on pay? If not, would some of the competition for recruits get out of control, and what would happen to the schools that do not have
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Division 1 athletic programs managed to make more money than they spent. Schools simply lack enough money to compensate athletes more than they already do. All the variables in paying college athletes would cause problems with university athletic programs, making it impossible. Directly compensating athletes from the school would raise tuition prices for everyone. There is also an issue of how much to compensate each athlete and whether they should all be compensated equally. Hypothetically, if college athletes were paid, there is another issue of putting a cap on pay. If there is no cap, some of the competition for recruits would spring out of control, and schools that do not have enough
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Today there are over 450,000 college athletes and the National College Athletics Association (NCAA) faces a difficult decision on whether or not college athletes should be paid. Many people believe that they should and many believe they should not. There are several benefits that college’s athletes receive for being a student athlete. Why should they receive even more benefits than their scholarship and numerous perks?
Today, most college athletes receive a scholarship to pay for a portion or sometimes all of one’s college tuition. So, what does a scholarship cover? According to an article written by Tyson Hartnett, “A $25,000 scholarship covers the basics, university fees, tuition
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College athletics is a billion dollar industry and has been for a long time. Due to the increasing ratings of college athletics, this figure will continue to rise. It’s simple: bigger, faster, stronger athletes will generate more money. College Universities generate so much revenue during the year that it is only fair to the players that they get a cut. College athletes should get paid based on the university’s revenue, apparel sales, and lack of spending money.
I believe that college sports should be considered a profession. Athletes deserve to be paid for their work. College athletics are a critical part of America’s culture and economy. At the present time, student-athletes are
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Should College Athletes be Paid?
Over the past century college athletics have grown more popular than most professional sports. Most of its popularity is due to a large student body in addition to its Alumni, but nonetheless it has surpassed professional sports from its monetary success to its fan support. College athletics are also a very important commodity to Universities around the nation. Next to student's tuition, that's where the majority of the money comes from. No one is more responsible for bringing in that money more than the coach and his/her players. In this notion, one would think that such important people should be paid for a job well done. But this isn't the case
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they possibly can. In college, the athletes are limited to what kind of scholarship the college they are attending provides them and whatever money they have saved.
It may not appear like this is not a serious problem. However, there is the one glaring difference between these two sides. While professional athletes are paid to play and can make bundles of money, college athletes are not allowed to receive money or other benefits of any kind even if they acquire this money in a legal and correct fashion. This has been the rule for ages, but many people are starting to challenge the rule.
There are people who believe that college athletes should not be able to receive benefits of any
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football and basketball players should get a share in that.
The majority of student athletes are on scholarship, so why pay them when they already go to school for free? Student athletes are in school to learn and play sports for their respective universities not to be paid to play. If they get paid it’ll be just like professional sports. Even if you do pay the students, it would be hard because of Title IX, a federally-mandated law, if conferences and schools decide to increase the value of student-athlete scholarships to cover living expenses, they have to do it for women’s programs as well. With that said it might lose money because women sports don’t make as much money
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-athletes say that they should not be paid because through scholarships, they're already being paid. Yes, a scholarship is a form of payment. A scholarship is nice, but it is not enough. A scholarship will not pay the bills. Moreover, unlike ordinary students without athletics, student-athletes must also many times care for families and spouses. Actually, approximately 24% of student athletes are married, and of that 24%, about 62% have children. Of the students without their own spouses or children, many must care for parents and siblings.
It wouldn't hurt universities to give back a little. The average Division One School profits $6 million per year on basketball and football
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A question that has been rising to the surface lately is “should college athletes be paid a salary?” One cannot get on the internet now a day and not see some kind of college sport headline. The world of college sports has been changed greatly the past decade due to college athletes. These athletes make insurmountable amounts of money and an unbelievable amount of recognition for the universities. The athletes that provide and make a ton of revenue for the colleges also spend a huge amount of their time practicing and staying committed to sports, and have to maintain good grades in school which requires quite a bit of overtime. Because college athletes generate massive amounts of
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Off-season training takes up as much time as in-season training, if not more. When could they work? A full ride scholarship on average is worth about $44,000, which isn’t even close to the 11 billion dollars college football and basketball players bring to the NCAA and their schools. The second most popular argument against paying college athletes is that if they got paid, they would be considered professionals. The NCAA should change this rule. It only encourages “under the table” deals where college boosters pay the top high school athletes to come to their school and dominate their playing fields. These types
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generate that amount of money or do the NACC are exploited colleges athletes?
College student should be paid, because they are putting themselves at the same physical risk as the professionals athletes involved in each particular sport. College athletes students suffer injuries the same as the professional players, but the collegiate athletic don’t have permanent guarantee if they physical stop paying. They need to be insured medically which their bodies cannot further develop lingering problems due to injury and tress on the tissue, muscle and bones. The NCAA does not consider its player as professional athletes basically because they are in college. They should get paid, because they
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Donald Remy, the NCAA's general counsel and vice president for legal affairs says "athletes attend college as a privilege and are provided the unique opportunity to earn a degree and at the same time compete in intercollegiate athletics. That opportunity is incongruent with the notion of being an employee” (Cooper). A recent debate in the sports world suggests that, like professional athletes, collegiate athletes should be paid for their participation in sports. A number of factors lead many people to believe that collegiate level athletes should be seen as wage earners. Athletes should not be paid to play at the collegiate level because they are provided scholarships which pay for their
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There has been a great deal of discussion lately regarding the topic of whether or not college athletes should be paid, and it is a problem that is worthy of discussion. Student athletes dedicate their lives to their schools while the schools are retaining all of the money. Even though their college education is being paid for, it is not fair. The performance of student athletes determines the amount of fan support each school receives. If games are won, fans will support, and revenue will come in. Without the athletes, college athletics would be nonexistent.
Student athletes invest numerous hours into sports. According to Steve Wieberg, Division I football players spend an average
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There has been a great deal of discussion lately regarding the topic of whether or not college athletes should be paid, and it is a problem that is worthy of discussion. Student athletes dedicate their lives to their schools while the schools are retaining all of the money. Even though their college education is being paid for, it is unfair. Jadeveon Clowney is a perfect example of this. Like most exceptional college athletes, Jadeveon decided to move on to the NFL before he had completed college eligibility. He could not afford to stay in college another year due to the fact that he was not being paid. Most college athletes need the extra money and it is detrimental that they are not
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forever and there is no doubt that the game has evolved into a multi-million dollar business. This new sports business has drawn the attention of many athletes and competition for a spot on a team is at an all-time high. Along with this increased demand of all sports, athletes want to be credited more for the sports entertainment that they provide year round. This argument of whether NCAA college student-athletes should be paid for their contribution on the field draws a giant fork in the road. Is it where college football where college athletics is headed? Or is this proposal a big mistake waiting to happen? After much research, I argue that the payment of college athletes is not a smart
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A lot of people believe college athletes are like employees and should be paid to play. College athletes spend most of their time playing their sport for the college, most athletes see themselves more as athletes than students, and they feel like they should be paid for risking their body’s every day. American colleges and universities should recognize college athletes are paid through scholarships and other opportunities and does not need to provide them additional pay. My goal in this paper is to bring some knowledge to people that people college athletes have it bad, or need more help.
To achieve this goal, I have organized my paper into four main sections, two of which have sub
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than the athlete generates for the school. But to some people this may be equal.Many people think that if colleges start to pay athletes there will be a lot of corruption in college sports. They think that if an athlete is able to receive money there will be some athletes that will earn ridiculous amounts of money and only go to the college that pays the most. Another complaint that athletes should not be paid is that while they bring a lot of revenue into the school they also count for a lot of expenses. These expenses include equipment, travel, housing, and healthcare. When people look at it that way they seem to think that it all balances out and the costs are equal to the amount generated
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Tyson Hartnett of The Huffington Post once said “Even with any type of scholarship, college athletes are typically dead broke.” This quote regards a tremendous controversy that has been talked about for the past few years. He talks about whether or not college athletes should be paid for their duties. Despite the fact college athletes are not professionals, they should most certainly be paid for playing for their respective schools due to many factors. These factors include health risks and the income bring in for their colleges as well as to the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
Dr. Pietro Tonino stated that “College athletes are putting themselves at risk for
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College athletics have been incredibly profitable businesses for many years. With the advent of televised sporting events, the profit margin has increased exponentially. The Texas Longhorns’ football program alone grosses 104 million dollars annually (forbes.com). So, where is all that money going? Most of it goes right back to the school. The athletes who practice for endless hours and devote their lives to the sports get nothing but the satisfaction of winning. So, should Division One college athletes be paid? Division One athletes should be paid because they generate a significant amount of revenue for the school.
For basketball players at the University of Kentucky, their day starts
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College athletes juggle busy academic and practice schedules all throughout their stressful weeks, so why shouldn't they be compensated for their time dedicated to sports? NCAA rules strictly prohibits players from being paid for all the hard work they do to protect “amateurism”, but are you really an amateur putting in over 40 hours a week between practice and other activities? Although students earn a college scholarship, that doesn’t cover living expenses, and access to a degree at the end of their career, players should be paid because schools, coaching staffs and major corporations are profiting off their free labor.
The NCAA prides itself as an organization dedicated to safeguarding
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At some colleges their athletes are a key source of income for the university. This would lead one to believe that the athletes who produce money should get a portion of that money in return. Despite the fact that paying college athletes is banned some of them still get paid anyway. The overall good to be gained from paying the college athletes could be that they would want to stay in school longer and develop an education rather than going to the pros prematurely. One would think that knowing all of this the athletes should at least get paid a small amount of the money they bring to the school.
There are countless examples of athletes getting paid despite it being
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college basketball teams play throughout the month for the national championship win and celebrating when they achieve it. But the real winners of the tournaments are their corporate sponsors, broadcasters and ultimately the NCAA itself. (Should Athletes be paid) March Madness has become a huge business bringing more than a billion dollars from the games, mainly due to the $700,000 ad rate for a 30 second spot during the final four. The Athlete conferences also receive lots of money when their teams advance deeper into the tournament. As a whole the NCAA makes around $6 billion dollars through all of its college events. The NCAA is said to of only used about four percent of its money on
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In the sports industry, many conflicts and decisions develop. One major issue over sports is whether to pay college athletes or not. Some people feel paying college athletes would be a great change, while others believe it will lead to an increase in problems and corruption. There are reasonable arguments for both views on this matter.There are many sensible reasons as to why college athletes should be paid. These athletes are only seeing what everybody else is getting. College sports bring in cash trough ticket sales, merchandise, fees for playoff appearances. When items such as jerseys with their numbers on them are being sold, it can be viewed as unfair because the athlete doesn't
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Right now in sports, there is a huge debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid. For years now college athletes have gone out and performed on national television, working hard to make it to the next level. They have given it there all, and not only that, the athletes bring in about $11 billion in annual revenue from college sports. Now days, sports is a business, and college sports are the same. Division 1 college sports provide a lot of income for the universities. Many athletes receive scholarships and a little more. While the prospect of receiving a free college education is something few would complain about, when the issue is more closely examined it becomes clear that
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college athletes should get a share of the profits. Opponents think the
athletes should not be paid because they already receive money in the form of
scholarships and free travel to and from games. Supporters believe athletes should get
paid because they risk a lot and do a lot to bring in revenue for these colleges. Should
college athletes get paid?
Scholarships are already given to athletes; what more do they need? Some of
the athletes, especially for football and basketball, receive a full-ride scholarship which
means their education is paid for and they still want more money. Donaldson points out,
“the “payment” that the student-athlete receives for being a scholarship
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The scholarships given to college athletes are not sufficient enough to sustain them throughout the year, which is why I believe they should get paid and receive benefits. Student athletes, especially football and basketball players, play a major role in generating revenue for schools, businesses, coaches and the players do not see a penny. College athletes often do not have money in their pockets for extra food, clothes, housing and extracurricular activities. They also can potentially get dropped from their teams due to injury, leaving them incapable of paying for college. College athletes should be treated like every other employee because they work hard, and make everyone but
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A hot topic that people have been analyzing lately is whether college athletes should be paid or not. There have been convincing facts from both sides on whether these college athletes should receive pay while in school performing at their specific athletic event.
There has been considerable controversy over the past years on whether or not National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletes should be paid or not. Fans, players, and the board of the NCAA all have their separate beliefs on why or why not the athletes should be paid. These young athletes work their hardest on the fields and attract millions of fans and think money fans pay to watch them perform, can go to them. The
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college athlete and doesn't get paid at all. According Tyson Hartnett, writer for the Huffington Post, said that, “Being an athlete is a full-time job. On a typical day, a player will wake up before classes, get a lift or conditioning session in, go to class until 3 or 4 p.m., go to practice, go to mandatory study hall, and then finish homework or study for a test.” (Tyson Hartnett). At the end of all of this, I got suspended the whole next season. My hope for being a starting QB in the NFL disappeared.
Even though college athletes receive scholarships that pay for school priorities, the NCAA should pay these athletes because of the income, popularity, and attention they bring to their
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College Athletes Should Be Paid
College athletes are not paid, yet they generate a great deal of money for the school, which is unfair. College athletes have to spend less time on their school work. Schools take advantage of them to make money. Colleges don’t care what the athlete does outside of sports. Many of them earn meaningless degrees because most of their time is spent on sports instead of school. The time spent on sports is more than the time spent on their school work. Playing sports in college is like a full time job. They spend a huge amount of their time training: lifting weights and watching their diets. It is unfair that college athletes are not getting paid because they
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More the ever before, the question "Should college athletes be paid?" is being debated by student-athletes, the NCAA, and the media. College athletes spend countless hours doing both schoolwork and preparing for game day. They benefit the school with another income. So shouldn’t they be given something for all their hard work? College athletes get large scholarships though, isn’t that their payment and incentive to be an athlete? Another large question, however, that comes along with this debate, it’s “what are the consequences?” Depending on which side you look at, different answers are found. Those for paying athletes would say there are no negative consequences, but that society is
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With March Madness almost amongst us the big question floating around is, “should student athletes be paid?” The huge amount of money being made off college sports has led some to question whether student-athletes can be considered amateurs any longer, and whether they should, instead, be paid for their efforts. I feel that student athletes should not get paid because they are already being paid through scholarships, it wouldn’t be fair to their peers and it would open a can of worms causing more problems.
I feel that student athletes wanting to get paid is a matter of greed. They already have an advantage over their peers with having a full ride. According to the National Collegiate
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is very marketable and profitable, with some schools making more revenues than even professional teams.
Though it may appear that Harrison individually made over $300,000, he did not single handedly win the game. His shot was combined with long hours invested by everyone involved with the Kentucky athletics program. College athletes should not be paid, because they are simply exchanging their talents for a free college education. Essentially they are already being paid because they get everything provided for them. The experience of a college athlete is similar to that of an internship with no expense to the athlete. They attend school at no cost, while simultaneously being afforded
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would have to occur. Students who play a sport that's other then male basketball or football at division one schools would most likely have to create a club at their college to continue staying involved in their sport. The NCAA would have to be run similar to a professional sports league like the national basketball or football league. Since Mark Emmert has made it very clear to athletes and the public that no change will in the way athletes are compensated but he has offered a suggestion.(...) If a college athletes wish to be paid they should have gone straight to the professional leagues out of high school. Since going professional out of high school is not allowed in the NFL or NBA, Mark
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admitted. Looking at the pro side of player compensation, with all the endorsement deals and TV contracts it should be easy to shell out some cash for these players. In the video “should college athletes be paid” Warren Zola talks about how for the football championship game a 5.6 billion dollar TV deal was signed. Where does that money go? It goes to the coaches, to the school and everyone else but the athlete. He takes another initiative also stating other ways to compensate these athletes besides full out cash. Zola recommended that universities pay the full cost of attendance as compensation, that these athletes are allowed to keep their marketing rights, and allow them to also carry
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they do. (thecollegelanur.com)
Colleges can vary from all different sizes. Some can be large in size and full of students, while the other colleges can be small in size and have a short amount of students. Bigger schools could have an advantage over small schools. The bigger schools will be more competitive, and get more money for the better players. Unlike the smaller schools, who will get less money for not having enough players. Speaking of money, do all athletes get paid? The biggest sports in college have to be football and basketball. Does that mean the players of that sport get paid more, while the others get less to no money? Because all of the players are in college, they should not
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College Athletes are some of the most popular sports spectacles under professional rankings. The overall involvement in their respected sports bring their college a sufficient amount of revenue and publicity. This brings up the question “Should College Athletes get paid?” The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) makes no less than 800 million dollars a year off of college sports and the athletes do not get a single dime from it. The problem is not with money distribution as the University of Alabama brings in an average of 28 million dollars a year in just ticket sales. The question now is how it should be incorporated, how each sport’s income be divided, why they should receive
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detrimental to both the school’s name and the player’s for being caught for extra benefit scandals. Some people say that there is too much under the table payment going on to enforce anyways. If the athletes got what they deserved and got paid to play this would not be an issue.
Paying athletes to play should be legal they put too much time into it not to get paid. So while the coaches get paid more than the President of the United States does players sit back and have to be content with the sweat off their back as payment. Without the players coaches would not get paid as much as they do nobody goes to see a college game to see the coach in action they go to see the players. Nobody
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be partners with the NCAA. It is insane not to consider the NCAA a business especially when the NCAA is making over a billion dollars with deals such as these. They create so much of the revenue, so why shouldn’t they receive money from deals such as this. Head football coach at the University of South Carolina Steve Spurrier even provided his explanation for why college athletes should be paid. He said “Twenty years ago, fifty years ago, athletes got full scholarships. Television income was what, maybe $50,000?” He continued by saying, “Now everybody’s getting $14, $15 million bucks and they’re still getting a scholarship.” It is insane to suggest that an industry with these size TV
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College athletes should be paid! College athletes are often considered to be some of the luckiest students in the world. Most of them receiving all inclusive scholarships that cover all the costs of their education. They are also in a position to make a reputation for themselves in the sporting world preparing them for the next step. The ongoing debate whether student athletes should be paid has been going on for years. These athletes bring in millions of dollars for their respective schools and receive zero in return. Many will argue that they do receive payment, but in reality it is just not true. Costs associated with getting a college education will be discussed, information pertaining