To culminate, college athletes should not be paid to play. There are many reasons why college athletes should not receive payment to play a collegiate sport. Their college is already being paid for due to the scholarships that these athletes have earned. They have been noticed because of their athletic abilities and the college they have decided on is providing free or help with their education fees in turn for the athlete to compete in the sport they play, which is most likely a great hobby to them. College athletes receiving payment for play would be very unfair to non-athlete students.
College sports is one of the best-known entertainments around the world. But for the athletes, they are students first then athletes second. For college student-athletes, there are a variety of scholarships and grants to help pay for college or college debt. However, some critics say that student-athletes should be paid a salary like pro athletes would, with help from scholarships or grants. The authors of, College Athletes are being Educated, not Exploited, Val Ackerman and Larry Scott, argue that student-athletes are already paid by free education and other necessities.
In his 2011 article “The Shame of College Sports”, Taylor Branch claims college sports are corrupt because college athletes are not paid. Through the use of ethos, logos, and an accusatory tone in the article “Should College Athletes be Paid? Why, They Already Are” written for Sports Illustrated in 2014, Seth Davis effectively argues why Taylor Branch’s claim is incorrect. Davis’ use of ethos addresses Branch’s credibility. Through his use of logos, Davis effectively points out why Branch’s argument is illogical.
Many believe that college athletes are similar to professional athletes and that they deserve to be paid for what they do. However, many college athletes are able to receive many other benefits, therefore additional compensation is not necessary. College athletes go to school to play their sport, but also go to get an education. Their main role is to prepare themselves for later in life, and being paid would take away if they were being paid. Student athletes are not professional athletes or entertainers, and should not be paid for playing on a college team.
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The book Concussion focuses on the dangers of concussions in football and exposes the NFL to its audience for neglecting what concussions were doing to their players. In the book Concussion the author Jeanne Marie Laskas uses Logos and Analogy to persuade NFL players, families, and fans that the NFL should be discredited for endangering NFL players and to spread awareness about the dangers of Football. In the Book Concussion Jeanne Laskas uses statistics in the book to spread awareness about the dangers of football. “ The G-Force for a football being knocked out is about 60-90 G’s to compare a fighter pilot will pass out at 5 or 6 G’s but that’s over a long period of time” (Laskas 164)
“More money, more problems” by The Notorious B.I.G is seemingly fitting in this exact situation. Amateurism took its role in the early 1900s when the NCAA was formed to protect student-athletes from the potentially dangerous and exploitive athletic practices during that time in history (NCAA, 1906). The first intercollegiate football contest between Rutgers and its’ close neighbor
They don’t think that 's enough they think they should get paid for the sport they play as well. Most college athletes would just be happy with a four year career playing a sport and not having to pay for their college education.(3) Some of the athletes think they should get paid for doing something that got them that education. Which I don’t think thats right. Also college athletes get opportunities at receiving both a college education and get the exposure to win a major professional contract.(1)
Many athletes do not bother with their studies because they think they will get rich once they enter the pros. By the time they realize that’s not going to happen, it’s too late. College athletes need to have an education. College sports give students the opportunity to play what they love while still having access to an education. Paying the athletes would distract them from the thought about getting an education because they are more focused on the money aspect.
This encourages business for the players instead of a fair game of talent and fun. Elementary school, middle school, or high school student football athletes do not get paid for their talents. It was not a business then, and it should not be a business now. According to the NCAA, “college sports are more about the academics rather than the profit, a concept that will take a 360-degree turn if money comes into the equation. Now everyone would probably be in it for the money.
Host cities rake in money from eager fans, teams and conferences make money from profit made on the tournament, and because the tournament has a limited supply of resources, prices skyrocket. There are many ways that the NCAA generates revenue. Although the biggest way is through selling the the broadcast rights to television companies, ticket and appeal sales also play a role. Because the NCAA is a non-profit organization, ninety six percent of this close to $900 million the NCAA will make goes straight back to the basketball organizations. The money is given to each participating conference and the NCAA urges the conferences to distributed the money to each team in the conference.
NFL Concerned with Health or Wealth Football is the most popular sport in the United States. It is a part of school and college life, and everyone wants to try it out. It is the most lucrative professional sport, with the day Super Bowl Sunday functioning as an unofficial holiday. NFL (National Football League) does provide entertainment, but it has a dark secret that the NFL does not want anyone to know. They deny having any connection with CTE.
Not only is the National Football League (NFL) the most popular sports league in America, it also draws in the highest revenue of any sporting league in the United States. Los Angeles holds the second largest GDP of any city in the United States, and the NFL runs on a model of revenue sharing among its owners and franchises. Therefore, the lack of an NFL franchise in the city of Los Angeles is certainly a glaring omission, as the opportunity to host an NFL team in Los Angeles would benefit the entire league economically. That being said, the San Diego Chargers and the Oakland Raiders present viable alternatives to the St. Louis Rams in placing an NFL team in Los Angeles. The lack of an NFL franchise in one of the America’s greatest cities is
In the BIG 10 conference Commissioner James Delaney occupation is to manage the media contracts, from which the members of its conference reap a substantial percentage of revenue to pay for its athletic programs. James Delaney was one of the prominent individuals in television marketing, and the Division 1 subdivision college football playoffs. Delaney has a keen interest in generating money for athletic programs, and considered the stakeholders that were affected by his media contracts. Delaney stated, “There’s no enthusiasm for funding these programs by central administration’s so were basically on our own…I’ve found it much easier to generate revenue than to cut cost. I’m being honest with you” (Sandomir, 2006, p. 8-8; Thomas, 2009,
Why would we continue to support a system that blatantly takes advantage of those that take in part? If American jobs took the same approach as the NCAA, where would are country be today? In order to stop the injustice, pay is the only thing that will change the landscape of college