Athletes who play football or basketball are at a higher risk of career ending injuries. These two sports are the hardest on an athletes body. Only one out of twenty-five college athletes go pro, so why put your body at risk when you don’t receive anything for doing that and your chances of going pro are slim? A lot of these student athletes are stressed out because of schoolwork participating in a college sport. This is just another reason that these athletes deserve to be
Some may attend college, but because they're getting paid to play sports, learn nothing and consequently suffer when the real world hits them on graduation day, and their sports career doesn't pan out, or is derailed
Did you know that depending on the sport, students who play sports in college most likely have less than a 2% chance of becoming professional athletes? At middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country, everyone is arguing over whether or not students with failing grades should be allowed to play sports. In my opinion, a good education is so very important for our country’s youth, especially the athletes. Not a lot of kids are good enough to play in the top college sports programs in the country. But even those who are, still have an astonishingly low chance at making the professional leagues.
¨All i ever wanted to do was hit people, is that so bad? Does that make me a bad guy?¨ (Lynch 1). Arlo disagrees that it makes him a bad person, but he agrees that Lloyd needs to change the way he plays football. At football practice the next day the football coach called Lloyd a career jay-vee player, and Lloyd took it too seriously and shortly after Lloyd quit the football for good.. Arlo still loved football so he kept playing and practicing, and he made the jayvee team as a freshman.
College Basketball Players: The NCAA Money-Making Servants College basketball is reaching all-time highs in television viewers, tickets sold, and fans, and is bringing in eight billion dollars in revenue for the NCAA. Logically, the players should be getting a share in that large sum of money, but they don’t. The NCAA has turned into a new form of indentured servitude by essentially taking players and locking them into a straight jacket as money is flying around their talents. Coaches, universities, alumni, and boosters push college students to become better athletes; some are putting in up to forty hours per week in the gym, and there is no compensation for their hard work. Like Seneca once said “Every new beginning comes from some other
As Amanda Ripley said in an interview with the MPR News staff, “Schools promote sports over education, they fail to prepare students for future careers.” With schools valuing sports more, students lose the chance to gain useful advantages that could help them later in life. Clark Power in his article Athletics vs. Academics states that “60 percent of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) football and basketball players read below the 8th grade level, and eight percent to 10 percent read at or below a third grade level.” It is very likely that those players, because of their athletic ability, were pushed through the high school system. That is a very misguided precedent to set, as those athletes lost the chance to learn.
The athletic department gets paid million of dollars every year, therefore it should not be a problem with NCAA paying the athletes. The average coaching salary in NCAA division 1 basketball is 1.47 million per year, if the coach can make that much by teaching them then the athlete should make twice as more by learning it and performing at several games during the season. The athletes who practice for along time and dedicate their lives to the game get nothing, but a doubt of a win. Division one athletes should be paid because they have a significant amount of revenue for the school. The majority of the football players will have at least one concussion during their four years of college.
Millions of parents and athletes across the country have encountered the issue of playing time when it comes to high school sports. Each one of them is oblivious to the fact that playing time is decided by ability. Not by the coach. Innings, playing time, minutes, games- It is called many different things, however, they all mean the same thing- how hard the athlete is willing to work towards the sport and whether they show it.
Student athletes brings in billions of dollars to the universities, but us the student Athletes don’t receive any income or percent. Billions begin to add up over the years; are division 1 universities that nice? Why do we not have the right to profit from ourselves, for example the University of Alabama made 123,769,849 revenue just from ticket sales to the football games. The stadiums are selling out because of the student athletes! According to Forbes Magazine “The typical Division I college football player devotes 43.3 hours per week to his sport -- 3.3 more hours than the typical American work week” 43.3 hours to his sport only.
One final issue facing sports is providing an equal opportunity to all children to play whatever sport they desire regardless of their family’s income. The privatization of youth sports has made it very difficult for children of lower income families to play sports because they must now pay to be a part of a club or league in addition to the already high and continually rising prices of athletic equipment. As a child, I do not think that I understood things such as race and social class to the extent that I do now. I grew up playing sports with children of different race and social status, but that was never something that I paid attention to because in my eyes, we were all there for the same reason which was to have fun and enjoy whatever sport we were playing. Despite the differences and similarities between
Most college athletes risk their lives for the sport they love, as well as for the reputation of their school. They do this in hopes of going to the next level whether it be being drafted in the NFL, NBA, or MLB. These student-athletes strive for a future life in sports and a shot in the big time all while keeping a steady academic record to be eligible to participate in sports. This ensures high scores for the athletes which in turn will bring a better reputation for the school and then bring in a profit. They play these sports which cause injury to a large percentage of players and they do so without being ensured in health because most of these players are young and just starting out in their life so they probably don’t have the funds to invest into insurance; this in mind, the school should at the very least provide a form of healthcare coverage for the student-athletes who are committed and cannot afford it.
The Permian community put an immense amount of pressure on the players and the coaches to win. After one significant loss for sale signs littered the yard of head coach Gary Gaines. Also in the chapter The Watermelon Feed it is stated that some players ‘…played with broken limbs, vomiting was routine; other took shots of novocaine to mask the pain of their injuries (Bissinger).’
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. As the athletes receiving scholarships have a full ride through college their payment is in the form of education benefits as opposed to direct compensation.
Coach Parseghian agrees to Rudy 's request to suit up for one home game in his senior year so his family and friends can see him as a member of the team. However, Parseghian steps down as coach following the 1974 season and is replaced by former NFL coach Dan Devine. Coach Devine doesn 't know about the promise Parseghian made to Rudy, all he’s worried about it making it to the national championship. Fortune sees Rudy at the stadium and asks why he is not at practice, then chastises Rudy for giving up. Rudy learns for the first time that Fortune has seen his share of Notre Dame games because he was once on the team but has never seen one from the stands.
Ethics is the heart of leadership. Unfortunately for years now in sports being basketball or football, especially in the college level if you are not getting results as a head coach, you could be fired. It does not matter if you have a respectable program with student athletes graduating and the academic progress report (APR) is at an all time high for the university. The only thing that matters in getting wins and going to bowl games. What is the right thing to do?