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.
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 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.
There is a controversy of whether college athletes should get paid or not? Some say that many people make money off of them by selling jerseys, doing ads, and etc. So they should at least make some money for other people using them. On the other hand, people say that they already have a full ride scholarship why do they need to get paid or what if smaller schools can’t pay them? College athletes should get paid because people make money off them, some sport careers don 't last long, and getting payed large amount of money teaches financial responsibility.
So getting paid, even a little extra, would go a long way to helping them pay for all their needs. This would also make a huge difference for students from families with low income. ”(NYBorg) The payment of college football athletes is highly debated because it benefits certain people a lot more than others. Even a statement from a former athlete shows how he thinks athletes should be paid just due to the fact of the money being made off of the game itself, “You go to Chapel Hill and try to go to a Carolina-Duke game, good luck trying to find a ticket.
National Center for Education Statistics says, “An average student who comes to a new state from another state can expect to pay around $28,400 in tuition, fees, books and supplies for an academic year. Adding in an off-campus apartment and other expenses brings that to around $47,500.”(Should College Athletes Be Paid?) Attending college is a huge financial decision for most of the attending students. Though, if you are an athlete this is not the case, the scholarship you receive from the coach will relieve the stress that is put on other students.
If it becomes more popular it’ll bring in more revenue which is what they are trying to do. Collegiate sports, just like pro sports, are nationally televised and the athletes are sometimes “sold” to others bringing in even more money but the athlete is not allowed to receive any of it. Even collegiate coaches bring in over $100 thousand a year and can even work a separate job to bring in more if they please. But yet, the athletes are left with if at all possible, a scholarships for room and board and
At the end of the year a few college athletes get invited to the Olympics’ for their sport so if they're the best in the world there is no way they are amateurs. Amateur’s also don't put in up to 40 hours a week. Most students who have jobs don't put that many hours into their job and they're getting paid (college athletes deserve). Calling college athletes amateur's is just a way the NCAA can get by without compensating their student
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
Is college worth the cost? College would be worth the cost or not, maybe because you need to find a better job or need more money. Also getting great benefits for your life and aso a healthful life for yourself and others. I would get paid twice as much if I go to college. In the article “College Is Worth the Cost,” Brooks C. Holtom states, “ People who graduates with bachelor’s degree will earn nearly twice as much over their course of their carriers as those who complete on high school.
Why Collegiate Athletes Should Not Be Paid Annually the NCAA as a whole brings in approximately six billion dollars, yet the people generating the income are not making a dime? In the United States collegiate sporting events are a massive industry but the players do not receive an income because they are technically amateurs. Is it time to start paying college athletes? Or should players continue to be rewarded in free education? Many believe it is absurd to still consider the NCAA amateur sports after all it has become but just as many think the exact opposite and that college athletes already receive fair compensation for their participation.
Furthermore, the decision to start paying the athletes not only would create a even playing field that has typically been swayed toward the universities. Stipends are needed to control how much is allocated, but that itself will be the spark that is needed. This is important because the relationship between the NCAA and their athletes are like any other employer its employee; employer should pay the employee what they are worth, not just what they feel is equal. The NCAA has duplicated the structure that held many people down in the 1800’s - slavery. They earn the massive income as the laborers (athlete) settle for pennies.
Over recent years a question that has been of popular discussion is, should college athletes get paid? Throughout the past few decades college sports have become as popular as professional sports in America. As of right now college athletes do not get paid although many people believe that they should. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) brings in an average of six billion dollars annually, which is because of the athletes so why should they not get paid? College athletes promote the school they attend by playing, and with all the money they bring to the school there is no reason they should not get some type of 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.
An associated press article, “Paying college athletes fits modern reality”, explained that some students come from poor families. Why not let them earn some extra bucks? It states, “They might be sufficient for students with academic scholarships, who can supplement their income by working after class. Athletes often can’t.” This shows that students who come from poor families can’t work after classes even if they wanted to because of practice.