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.
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
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
College Athletes Compensation How would you feel if you were to perform and work as hard as you could but have all of the money that results from your hard work go to someone else, and you get none of it? Division I college athletes not being compensated for their efforts is a major problem. Universities and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) profit around $6 billion annually off of college athletes; meanwhile these athletes do not see any of this money and may even go to bed hungry. These student athletes put their bodies and health on the line when they step out for their sports and often have to pay a lifetime of medical bills, and do not get any help with this. When trying to provide for themselves, students are
If you start paying them there is no point to try to make it to the big leagues, because you are already getting paid. Also payment can take away their motivation to put 110% into every game that they play which means they will not be as big of factor on the team. So the bottom-line is if you don’t pay college athletes you get the best performance out of them that they can give. If you pay them they lose motivation and therefore start to become lazy.
They are making a large number of dollars a year and are not in any case paying their specialists, the competitors. The diligent work and devotion not just profits for the school it additionally gets the schools name out to general society. At the point when schools games are playing admirably and are broadly broadcast, more individuals know about the school this will help an expansion of utilizations and other individuals ' enthusiasm for the school (Stanley 1). School games need a change. Understudy competitors need to begin being compensated fiscally for their diligent work and devotion.
“In May of the year 2014, 98 college underclassmen made themselves eligible for the NFL Draft” (Borden). Why such a rush to get out of college the reason is the money. Many people believe that college athletes should be compensated for the money they bring to schools. College is not to make money now, it is to get a degree so you can make money later. Student athletes should not be paid for their athletic performance because it would result in the loss of amateur sports.
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
NCAA should not have a say in it. Another big aspect to look at is the coaches. Some coaches get paid millions of dollars per season. How is it fair to the athletes knowing their coaches make that much, but they do not make a penny. When the NCAA is throwing that much money at coaches, would it not be okay if the player got a couple thousands of
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. Opponents say college athletes would be back payed for letting other businesses use their images, but they are already being compensated. Colleges that give athletes scholarships to attend their schools already pay the students by letting them get an education for free. In the words of researchers Ben
A senior in college sports has no pay rate, and a rookie in professional sports can earn a multi-million dollar contract. The difference can be a one-year gap. College athletes are not allowed to be paid, but receive a scholarship instead. Many college athletes do not put the scholarships to good use, they often end up with low paying jobs after school, and colleges have lots of money to fund pay for athletes. If there is absolutely no way a college athlete can be paid, there are different solutions such as colleges helping students to focus on education more than playing sports.
These students lead to believe that they will be compensated for their abilities with a quality education that will be paid for with scholarship funds. Instead they often find that they participate in a minimal academic program to allow for excessive hours of practice and travel for sports participation. While scholarships may cover the majority of the scholastic financial burden they do not account for the cost of living for an unemployed student athlete. The National Collegiate Athletic Association profits millions of dollars off the skills of it’s players and until recently was not required to share any of this monetary gain with these students. Careful consideration should be given to rulings prohibiting student athletes from receiving financial reimbursement for collegiate play.
One is the universities sell merchandise involving these players, and players don’t get compensated for the extra hours of work they put in for the team’s publicity. With universities selling merchandise they of course, make money off of it. Most merchandise sold are jerseys. All jerseys sold are the players’ numbers like Jake Butt who is number 88. Many players feel that if they are having their numbers and names publicized and sold, then they feel they deserve to earn money from
On top off all that, guess how much money you 're making? Zero. Now picture trying to make time for a part time job along with your schoolwork and 40 hours of your week dedicated to your sport. It is nearly impossible. College athletes should receive some sort of payment for performing as they simply do not have enough time left to work a job.