Meaning, they would get paid as if the sport is a job. Athletes have absolutely no time to get a job so why not pay them for what they are doing to represent their school? Most athletes do not receive full rides or receive student loans. Schools are only allowed to hand out a certain number of scholarships per sport so they are more than likely going to split them up so they can give them to more athletes. Since the majority of athletes are not on a full ride or do not have a scholarship they should get some type of aid from the school.
“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent” a quote said by Marlon Brando. A paycheck does not determine the raw talent, discipline level, dedication, character, integrity, or personality of any one person. Although many may agree that college athletes should not receive compensation, I argue that college athletes should get paid because of the amount of money these athletes generate, the time they dedicate to their sport and education, and a heap of different reasons. Being a college athlete or an athlete of any sort at any level is no easy task.
Have you ever thought about about how much time and effort college athletes put into their sport? They spend the majority of their four years in college training for a certain sport. All the time and effort the athletes put in yet they do not receive a penny. Most of these young men and women have moved out of their parents house and have to fend for themselves. College athletes should be paid because college athletes put up the same injury risks as professional athletes, the players bring in money, it could increase motivation for education, and the sport acts as a full time job.
The average scholarship for a college athlete is less than 11,000 dollars a year. Scholarships for athletes not playing football or men’s basketball average less than 9,000 dollars per year. These scholarships do not cover the full cost of college whatsoever. Full rides are only given out by four sports, women’s and men’s basketball, football, and women’s volleyball. Because of their dedication and busy schedules, students can not get part time jobs to have any type of income.
College athletes spend 75% of their time on the sport they are participating in. They are constantly overworked and pushed through routines that are on professional levels. Not only are they participating in sports but also attending the school. They are still students but they miss that extra time that other students get to use to study and prepare for their classes.
Have you ever looked into how much college is per semester? Well, the tuition is about to get higher. College athletes are asking for money as students, and all that money must come from somewhere. To begin, college athletes should not be paid because it would take money away from other activities, leave them with $100 left, and they will miss classes.
Elven billion dollars! The non-profit organization known as the NCAA makes around elven billion each year form the hard work of college athletes in the U.S and not a dime goes to them. It’s a horrible but true fact that had struck me I found out. The NCAA is a non-profit organization that was founded by President Roosevelt in 1905 with the idea of not paying student-athletes that took part in its events. However, as time passed the organization become larger and started to take advantages of social media and other forms of sending information which made it become very popular.
Another question asked is what effect would being paid have on the athletes? Would athletes become lazy? Would it set them up poorly for the next part of their lives when they will have to work in order to pay bills and support a family? This is the main argument for those who oppose paying college athletes. They claim that if athletes were to start getting paid as a college athlete there is no reason for them to work as hard to become professional athletes or successful in their chosen profession after their playing career.
Student athletes should not be getting paid any more than their education, for many reasons. You will see them spending money on necessities that they do not need and going further than that, will lead to crime. References Meshefejian, K. (2008). Pay to Play: Should College Athletes Be Paid?
Taking a look at the average college student, should they be paid for what they are studying? Probably not. Then why should college athletes be paid? They shouldn 't get paid just because of their athletic ability. They shouldn 't be paid because they are students, not professionals.
What should the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) do? Due to their hard work, time and risk of injuries, college athletes should be paid. Even if the NCAA or their own colleges can’t pay them too much, they deserve to be paid even just a little. It would be really helpful for some students to get some extra money.
Mike says”Students all over the world work hard at the sport that true love and don’t get a lot in return for it”. While college athletes may not exactly be employees, they are more than just students. Consider the life of a student-athlete, though. The average Division I football player dedicates over 43hours per week to his sport, meaning that he spends more than a typical American work-week training and playing football, in addition to his class work. Their work, which generates exorbitant amounts of money year in and year out, deserves Compensation.
In conclusion, college athletes should be paid because they bring in a ton of revenue for their schools while risking injury and yet are unable to afford the cost of living. The time that is put into the sport is the equivalent, if not more, than the time that is put into a full time job. Only thirty-three percent of students receive scholarships, most of them partial. Also, only one percent of all college athletes will play professional sports after their college tenure is served. The NCAA and Division One Colleges generate profits that do not trickle down to the athletes.
Have you ever thought about how those hardworking college athletes get through their years attending their University? Well, what if I told you that those athletes can barely get the essentials needed day by day because the scholarships they have received do not cover it and they don 't have any other money to buy it themselves. The debate whether or not College athletes should be paid for their time at the university they attend has been talked about a lot in these past years. Some people think that they should not be paid, but today I’m going to be telling you about why they should be paid. Athletes that are very well known by the fans of the university and or with lots of other people around the world like Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Dillon Brooks of Oregon, Markelle Fultz of Washington, etc.
I personlly think NCAA athletes should get paid, because they put a lot on the line to play college ball. Yea they might get paid in free education but you got to look on the other side how are they to support they self for personal needs like tooth paste, cloths, shoes, soap, and many more. What about the ones that go out of there home state and play. Their family many miles away so they can’t get to much support from them.