A big issue in college sports is whether or not to pay the athletes that participate in the sporting programs. My side would be with people who think that the players should not get paid. I believe that it would affect their in game performance all together. Even if they did get paid I think most athletes would spend their money on things that would overall get them in trouble. I also think the free scholarship most get is the same as getting paid only they cannot spend their money on what they want.
Athletes would are (doesn’t make sense) there just to play sports and don’t care about their degree, it wouldn’t matter how they preform in school because they are being paid. Most athletes who are playing are already receiving some sort of compensation in scholarships and grants. College athletes are not employees in the eyes of the school, they are students who “just happen to be playing sports” (Cooper 12). College athletes put too much pressure on their athletic career, when they should put the pressure on getting a degree and a
Would paying college athletes help or damage the idea of amateurism? The issue of college athletes being paid has been debated recently. On one side of the argument, supporters believe that college athletes should not get paid. However, opponents think they should get paid. Colleges should not start paying their athletes for participating in a sport because the athletes have already gotten paid in education, and they aren’t professionals yet.
Even if it doesn’t cover the whole cost, they are still paying a lot less than a regular student going to college. On top of a scholarship, student athletes are also provided with many free things such as game tickets, apparel and equipment. Although scholarships take off a lot of the cost to go to college, they aren’t enough on their own. Most scholarships are not full ride and students are left to pay some school fines. Student athletes need an income to help pay the extra money they owe that the scholarship doesn’t pay for, and also so that they have some money when they come out of college.
Starks had to transfer because his family could not pay the for the cost of the medical bills and the college payments. On September 5, 2015 Chris Starks was shot down by a classmate. If college athletes were paid Starks would not have had to move to Savannah State and he would have still been alive. Nevertheless, many other authors believe that college athletes should not be paid. For example, Andrew Zimbalist believes that the cost for paying college athletes would be way to high for the universities across America.
Alyssa Gonzalez #10 Ms. Graham Writing 25 February 2016 Should College Athletes be Paid? Do people ever wonder why college athletes do not get paid? Everyone needs to know why college athletes should not be paid. Many reasons include, often college athletes are already given scholarships, college students can sometimes be financially irresponsible, it may be difficult to distribute the money equally to each player, and it may be difficult to figure out which athletes get paid and how much? One compelling reason why college athletes should not be paid is because college athletes are often given scholarships.
The other 30% of students believe that college athletes shouldn’t be paid only because of their age, only being in highschool and because they haven’t made it big. One student Logan Klaproth believes, “They[student athletes] should be paid because they advertise the sports teams and merchandise for the school yet the athletes are not getting paid a single cent. Furthermore, since they are paying for college at the same time being paid for playing sports would help them pay student loans and their college
There are many different ways to earn money. In the article “Should College Athletes be Paid,” both Joe Nocera and Bob Williams have very different opinions. Although these athletes bring in money for the school, college athletes should not be paid because being paid could prevent other students from participating in college sports and it could take their attention away from academics. Many people love to purchase items for their favorite college team or college player. When purchasing these items, the school is given money, as Joe Nocera states,”... the football and basketball players are there to generate revenue for the school.”(22) Many see that it is unfair for the main attraction to not be paid.
Over the years the decision whether or not to pay college athletes while they play sports and attend school has spread a lot of controversy. College athletes should not be payed. This is because the student decides to play sports, they’re not forced to. They also should not be paid because they are not professionally playing the sport. College athletes are not forced to play the sport they do, everything the student does his based off of their own decision.
Some would argue that college football players should not be paid for various reasons. One of these reasons is because they think the players are at college to get an education, sports are a secondary or extracurricular activity. The players are generating money for the school, which pays for school and other things around campus. Many people might say that it is unfair to the other sports that are less popular. Football is a very difficult sport to play, these players practice and practice, they need to be rewarded for all this work.
There has been a big controversy from years ago about whether or not NCAA students athletes should be paid a salary. This issue is important because so many people believe that these college athletes are already being paid through the scholarships they receive for their studies. However, others argue that they are not been given enough for all their sacrifices and hard work while playing in the field. There are countless reasons why it is fair for students athletes in college to obtain at least a minimum payment, and some of them are because colleges are producing lots of money with students playing sports, body injuries can dramatically risk athletes’ scholarships, and finally because they deserve to receive something back from having their
What the colleges are willing to give the athletes most likely not be the amount the athlete wants. Paying athletes will create tension between the athletes and make them want to go where the most money is, rather than where they will benefit best. The smaller schools would not have the opportunity of having great players on their teams. Tensions could lead athletes to quit their sport or file a lawsuit against the school concerning their pay. College athletes have tutors they can call right away if they need help academically, or financially.
Specifically, this is focusing on how these college athletes do not get paid and why they should be paid. College athletes take many risks and make personal sacrifices in order to bring in revenue for their school, for this reason, they should be paid employees. The first reason in why college athletes should be paid is that college athletes take many risks. Depending on the scholarship, if an athlete is injured and unable to play they can lose their
Andrew Merkle resembles this as he argues that student-athletes already have “a leg up on the majority of his or her classmates” because they will be graduating with a degree debt-free (Merkle). This standpoint provides a legitimate comparison, but fails to recognize multiple key aspects. Many non-athletes earn academic scholarships that allow them to also graduate debt-free just as athletic scholarships do, but the stipulations of these scholarships differ drastically. Academic scholarships do not require the demanding extra-curricular involvement that athletic scholarships do, therefore the opportunity to work part-time to cover living expenses if needed is present. The two types of scholarships were both earned and offer the same monetary benefits, but athletic scholarships are much more binding for the
College budgets are tight, and any extra expenses, like paying athletes, may cause them to offer less scholarships. This would be not fair to hard-working students who cannot afford college and rely on scholarships and aid. Unfortunately, athletes focus more on performance than on academics, and scholarship money may go to