Should college athletes be paid? I think they should. I found three main reason why other people and myself think that college athletes deserve pay. One, you can just pay the sports that produce the most revenue. Two, these student athletes put in lots of work and even sometimes have to miss class to go to the sports event.
They are students who are participating in a sport in which they get scholarship to pay for their tuition, room and board and food, but they are there for an education. Playing a collegiate sport is far from a career, rather it is a direction in which students receive a degree. The majority of student athletes are graduating without the outrageous amounts of student loans, where as like a regular student such as myself, have loans piling up one after another that I will be attempting to pay off for years after graduating from school. But student athletes are indeed amateurs who are choosing to participate in collegiate athletics and it is strictly a part of their education that they are experiencing. That is a main distinction between student athletes who are participating in the collegiate level and those athletes that are participating in the professional level for a salary.
What college athletes don’t understand is that they are getting exposure to getting a professional contract. If that doesn’t work they will always have a college education to lean back on. They give generous scholarships to top student athletes receive, covering their tuition and most
Some feel this way because according to Text 2, Lines 10-15, “It’s Time to Pay College Athletes” “college athletes are mass-audience performers and need to be rewarded as such.” Student athletes spend almost 40 hours per week on their sport and the sport they play is almost like a full-time job while going to school so they should be paid for it. However, even though some people would argue this statement, college athletes should not be paid. As referred to in Text 1, college athletes accept their scholarship with no questions asked and have the choice to leave anytime they want. Once students go to college they make decisions for themselves and they know what their responsibilities are when being a college
There is a distinct line between the two, and all you have to look at are the sports facilities on the campus. If a student athlete that only want d to go to college for athletics had the choice to go to North Carolina or Harvard, he would most likely choose North Carolina. What if the same situation was used, but this particular athlete could be paid by any college? If he was going to college to play sports and Harvard offered him more money than North Carolina, then the athlete would be more likely to choose Harvard. This just shows how corrupt college sports could get if the athletes were paid.
For the past decade or more there has been one topic that has been a hot button of conversations for student-athletes. Many people think that it is whether they should stay and get their degree or go professional early, but it’s not but rather should student athletes be paid. This topic has brought up many spirited and heated debates on the topic. There are multiple reasons why student-athletes should and shouldn’t be paid. I will provide reasons why they should and shouldn’t
Currently there are 460,000 student athletes in the U.S. according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Most of these student athletes along with many other people think that they should get paid money by the university that they are attending or by the NCAA for playing a sport for the college and making the college money in that sport. On the other hand, there are also people who think that these college/student athletes should not get paid for many reasons. Most reasons are because the athletes are already accepting scholarships, paying athletes takes away from the purity of game, and the universities should be treating the college athletes the same as their college peers within the school. College students should not get paid because they most likely are accepting scholarships, paying the athletes takes away from the purity of the game, and colleges should be treating the athletes
In his Essay “Are too many people going to college,” first published in a 2008 issue of AEI, Charles Murray explores many insights onto the topic of furthering education as well as exploring various other options to pursue after high school. Who exactly would think that too many people are going to college? Well with more and more students flooding campuses at the end of every school year and less and less going into trade schools, a shift in the job market is just beginning to be seen on the horizon. Charles Murray’s essay “Are too many people going to college” shows that not only are there other avenues to pursue a potential life long career, but that much of the time pursuing these avenues may offer better results for some wanting to go to college.
In Dan Kellys’ article “Not Just Throwing Darts”, he states that “The time of the year that NFL scouts will have the most work is probably during the summer and fall months.” (Kelly) The main reason is that the College football season runs from summer thru winter. Most of the work should be done within the summer and fall seasons because during the winter, scouts will most likely have a sense on how the draft eligible prospects fits into their team and organization. In the spring, one of the most important processes is being invited to an intra-squad scrimmage or game.
Focus and determine your athletic experience and decide if your athletic abilities are in alignment with your goals. You can consult your high school coach or your sports club or your athletic camp and accumulate as much of informed opinion to help you decide on your idea of competing at college level. These experienced coaches with their connections can provide you with valuable resources with regard to the athletic scholarship search. 4. Have a detailed understanding of the recruitment process.
Ethics is the heart of leadership. Unfortunately for years now in sports being basketball or football, especially in the college level if you are not getting results as a head coach, you could be fired. It does not matter if you have a respectable program with student athletes graduating and the academic progress report (APR) is at an all time high for the university. The only thing that matters in getting wins and going to bowl games. What is the right thing to do?
Most high school athletes across America share one common aspiration: play their sport at the next level in college. For a select number of fortunate athletes, that dream becomes a reality when they commit to a school and sign their letter of intent. But are they really fortunate? College athletics are oftentimes not as glamorous as one would think. The transition to college is not a walk in the park, but add a rigorous summer conditioning program, two-a-days everyday, and the pressures of coaches you have yet to impress, and you have a recipe for disaster.
When high school students have to make a choice about which university to attend, many colleges may come to mind. Some students prefer to attend a college in their home state. One university Texas A&M attracts thousands of students a year. Because of its rich history, traditions, and how it has evolved throughout the years, Texas A&M will be the only choice to consider for many students.