It is also more common for athletes who play football or basketball to go pro than in any other college sport. 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.
College is where one should gain the education to succeed in life. 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. This was a huge step for Arlo in
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. In the documentary, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, the disturbing question is raise about the tactics used to keep up academic progress rates.
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. Therefor, high school coaches should not be required to give equal playing time to all of the players on the team because it is an unfair practice and stunts the growth of the more successful players.
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.
All professional sports leagues in the U.S. will at some point in their season launch a promotional event to speak out and stop racism in their sport and in general. 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.