Amateurism in college athletics is an exploitation of the athletes who participate in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) sports. The amount of work that is done by these athletes to help their respective institutions generate millions of dollars in revenue, goes seemingly unnoticed when identifying the substantial amount of money flow in NCAA sports and the amount of people, from stakeholders to alumni, that benefit from this source. Amateurism, the foundation of NCAA sports, has been in place for over a century of time dating back to the early 1900s. Any athlete who is making money for work they’ve done outside of their institution is not being exploited, however, an athlete can easily be placed on the other end of the spectrum when he or she is withheld from recognizing the true monetary value of their talents and likeness that are being used for the profit of the school or others. The NCAA is understandably satisfied with the continuous growth of its’ revenue each year, yet the problem they face of having people accept that “student-athletes” are just amateurs is growing as well.
At first, it was a great place to watch athletes play sports while making sure the rules were being followed. But now in the 21st century, the NCAA is a billion dollar company. Why hasn’t anything changed? Because the decision makers have the mentality of, “This is the way it’s always been.” They’re scared to make amendments, even when it’s necessary. The reasons why college athletes should be paid are significant.
The first successful case was the Guinn v. United States. The next landmark NAACP case was Moore v. Dempsey. For instance, in that case the Supreme Court ruled that cities may not legally ban Afro- Americans from purchasing real estate. However, the most famous case, led by the NAACP was Brown v. Board of Education. It ended racial segregation in the public school system.
Every individual that is part of the organization, essentially carry the same values and norms. They would also take part in the same rituals that keep it running. The organization recruits members of all ages and it is divided into what is known as the NAACP Youth and College Division. There, youth of all ages are cultivated in the general culture of the NAACP and can partake in the rituals. They carry these ideas into their adulthood where they then can fully divelege themselves into the organization.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association or NCAA manages athletes by making a certain set of rules the athletes, coaches, and college organizations have to follow. If they break one of these rules, they may face serious punishment,
Ableism is the discrimination towards the disabled-bodied and favors the abled-bodied population; this is exemplified by many people and events. The first example is the Olympics; in Olympics, majority of the athletes are able, and they are very few disabled athletes who participate in the Olympics. In this example, Olympics focuses on having abled-bodied athletes to play in the games, but the disabled need to work hard to match the able-bodied athletes’ skills which only few disabled athletes can do it. Ableism is illustrated through the comparison of abled-bodied and disabled-bodied capabilities. In Canadian society, the disabled-bodied are not given chances to create awareness for themselves in different events which ranges from local events to international events.
The contracts ensure that the person applying and wanting to be here achieves something good and can prove hat they can take care of themselves, and to ensure that they are making some sort of positive impact on society. Students who are applying would need to run through the same style of contract, proving that their grades will be maintained with a high grade point average. They will also need to prove that they are of good character and can contribute positively to their community and also be able to find work and maintain themselves. This should allow for students to apply to this section of help also receive financial aid while being here. A student would have to reapply every six months in orderto ensure that they are abiding by the contract.
When the NCAA thinks someone is in violation of one of it regulation, it will launch into the actuation. Once the investigation is complete it goes in front of a committee, they decide the penalties based on each case. The uniqueness of the college sports programs makes it almost impossible to give out the same punishment for each case because every case has different circumstances. Once the committee has considered all aspects of the violations they will hand out its punishment. When deciding the punishments, the NCAA wants the penalties to be sufficient enough to deter the universities from committing the violations again and any advantage that was gained hopefully will be removed once the sanctions have been applied.
You can earn money and make friends by engaging in video gaming. “You can win a little bit of money and a pro gaming team will earn millions” (Henry Young). The quote means you can earn money and that will go towards a scholarship. So it should be a sport in schools. Schools should let videogames be a sport.
Finally, I will look into how I undertake participation in networks to enhance personal knowledge, skills and work relationships, identify and develop new skills to achieve and maintain a competitive edge. As far as what makes a good role model is concerned a positive