For a lot of student athletes sports are the only thing that they rely on as an opportunity to make a better life for themselves. Many student athletes come from poor families that have a low graduation rate. As they grow up, they realize the outstanding athletic gifts they have and use their potential to get noticed by colleges, thus receiving a scholarship.Jabrill Peppers is one of the best players in college football, he was nominated for the heisman trophy this year. What a lot of people don't know is that he grew up in a harmful environment, always waking up in the morning having the thought of if he was going to live to see tomorrow. Getting the scholarship to the University of Michigan, is what he saw as his opportunity to do something useful with his life.
More than four hundred and sixty thousand students are working for free. According to the NCAA the number of student-athletes is steadily growing. These students represent their school when they compete in their respective sport. Although all NCAA student-athletes should be paid, the football and basketball programs bring in the most revenue therefore these two sports will be the main focus of this argument. In addition, not only do these particular student athletes bring in revenue for their school, but they also bring in revenue for shoe companies, shoe companies and the conference in which their team is in (Meshefejian).
Should College Athletes Be Paid? Imagine you are one of the best athletes in your college. But what if you didn’t have enough money to continue school and most of your time were spent in a college sport? You wouldn’t have enough time for working and studying. There are some student-athletes who are actually struggling right now with this problem.
Making it into the NCAA college basketball teams is a difficult commission and many high school basketball athletes have tried to accomplish that task. A quantity of high school athletes have succeeded and a majority of them have not. The issue concerning the NCAA athletes is that they are not being paid to play in these tournaments and games. They are not being paid to win, and to move on to play numerous other teams. With countless new players, the NCAA would have to pay the athletes different amounts of money depending on how long the athletes were on the teams.
College sports is one of the best-known entertainments around the world. But for the athletes, they are students first then athletes second. For college student-athletes, there are a variety of scholarships and grants to help pay for college or college debt. However, some critics say that student-athletes should be paid a salary like pro athletes would, with help from scholarships or grants. The authors of, College Athletes are being Educated, not Exploited, Val Ackerman and Larry Scott, argue that student-athletes are already paid by free education and other necessities.
The NCAA is understandably satisfied with the continuous growth of its’ revenue each year, yet the problem they face of having people accept that “student-athletes” are just amateurs is growing as well. “More money, more problems” by The Notorious B.I.G is seemingly fitting in this exact situation. Amateurism took its role in the early 1900s when the NCAA was formed to protect student-athletes from the potentially dangerous and exploitive athletic practices during that time in history (NCAA, 1906). The first intercollegiate football contest between Rutgers and its’ close neighbor
The rule in college is players”may not accept gifts or money from sports agents, booster clubs, alumni , or companies to make life easier.”(DOL 105) Playing in college is just like playing in the pros. The money college schools make from game tickets, tv broadcasting, and food concessions at their games is almost more than some pro games. They deserve the money because people are coming to watch them, not the team owners or the coach or the NCAA board. By reading this book you will find out why but the answer might shock
Student athletes are not professional athletes or entertainers, and should not be paid for playing on a college team. Although, I no longer play sports the debate of college athletes and whether they should be paid or not still interests me. As a lot of people from Neuqua play sports, many of them should be concerned about the argument, because this could affect them in the future. When deciding what college to sign with, one factor is the amount of scholarship money that they are going to receive. College’s spend much more on athletes scholarships compared to academic scholarships that they give out.
This is because the athletes that come to the university are now a walking advertisement. If a school sends many multiple people pro in sports every year then they will be more likely to land the big name recruits and therefore the school will make money off of that player helping his team to a championship. These are all reasons why college athletes should be paid. To conclude, college athletes deserve more. Yes they are given scholarships, yes they are given an opportunity to change their situation and their future.
A lot of kids want to grow up go to college and become a professional athlete. Some kids want to become athletes like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and athletes that left their first year of college to go be in professional sports. They want to leave school early for sports, but they don’t know that they would be missing out on getting a degree and graduating from college. I think that from now on athletes should think about staying all 4 years in college. There are many benefits to staying all 4 years in college.
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. Other sports fans do not want to see athletes paid because they say “ it will destroy their notion of amateur athletics.” They stick with the belief that a “free education” is compensation enough for what the athletes provide for the school.
These coaches will receive bonuses for getting to the playoffs, winning championships, or breaking school records, but what do the athletes receive as a bonus? Nothing. Secondly, athletic programs. Some universities bring in hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars to their athletic programs each year. Through donations, ticket sales, media rights, advertising, and anything else with a price tag, these athletes are symbols for their school and their program.
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. This is a big decision that could impact the lives of thousands nationwide and revolutionize sports as we know it. College athletes should not be paid because of the many benefits that come with being a student athlete and because it is not a realistic resolution. One reason college athletes should not be paid is because of the many benefits there already are to playing a collegiate sport. One being reduced or free admission also known as a scholarship.