College Athletes Argumentative Essay

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The National Collegiate Athletic Association is an organization that claims to be dedicated to the well-being and lifelong success of college athletes. The organization as a whole is dedicated to their mission. However lately there has been much concern over whether or not the NCAA is still able to provide the necessary leadership required, so that it may properly govern, and protect its members institutions. Some even claim that the NCAA is corrupt and cartel-based, given the lack regulation of the increasingly capitalistic operations as well as its exploitation of student-athletes. In the end though, as a non-profit institution, while it may not be utopian, the NCAA has worked tirelessly to prove that its monopoly is necessary for the achievement…show more content…
As stated in the first two words of their stated mission. However due to an increased capitalistic mindset the NCAA became greedy. Many people called the NCAA corrupt. These critics believed that the NCAA was not achieving their mission. Despite the critics perception however the NCAA did stick to its mission and core values. They did this by always staying loyal and supporting its member institutions such as players and coaches. They supported the athletes by providing over $2.4 billion in athletic scholarships. Every year over 150,000 student-athletes reap the benefits of these funds. In addition, the NCAA also provides $100 million each year to support student athletes academic endeavors and also provide them with essentials that every college student must have, such as a computers, clothing or emergency travel expenses. The NCAA protects student athletes with injury insurance and fund a number of scholarship, grant and internship programs. In the end, more than 90 percent of the total revenue generated by the NCAA goes to our member institutions to support student athletes. The other 10 going to the operating expenses of the national office. With this it is clear that the NCAA supports its member institutions and is committed to its mission. The NCAA also follows its mission statement by keeping sports fair and using its power to stop scandals such as the point shaving scandal of
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