As we all know, college can be very expensive. With the scholarships and grants, college student-athletes can go to school for free and get their day-to-day needs such as food, housing, clothes, etc. Ackerman and Scotts, purpose is to show that college is a learning experience and with the help of college sports, the student-athletes will have a chance to grow and be successful in life rather than being exploited. However, critics believe that college student-athletes should be paid salary, like professional athletes, because they want people to see the “athletes are the rule, not the expectation” (par 11). They want the audience to think that it’s a rule for student-athletes to go play pro after two years, will no expectation.
It's all about what you can do for them. Indeed, these scholarships pay for tuition, room and board, and books, but these athletes don't have money for other necessities. These students still live a college life, they go out with their friends, they go to the bars, they buy new clothes, these scholarships do not pay for those items. The argument can be made that the average college student that does not receive a scholarship, also may not the ability to buy these items, so why do the athletes get this special privilege? My main point on that question could be that these average students are not put on display on a daily basis, these athletes or put on television or the radio, and they make the NCAA and their respected schools money every time they pay the game.
Should college athletes be paid? I think they should. I found three main reason why other people and myself think that college athletes deserve pay. One, you can just pay the sports that produce the most revenue. Two, these student athletes put in lots of work and even sometimes have to miss class to go to the sports event.
There are plenty of good reasons but something that players should think more about is the longer you stay in college the more developed & ready for the pro sport you dream of going into. Players who need to develop shouldn’t go pro quite yet or they could ruin their career. They have not yet reached their full potential so why not wait & have a better & more long term career in the sport. It helps when players are surrounded by a family with more money so you can wait & not have to worry about hurrying to a pro sport to help family financially. In the long run though you may end up harming yourself.
A game without support is not a real game and is not as much fun as if there were supporter. Of course, fans are not everything, and an athlete should be able to play and fight hard even though there is not any support since it is their job to play for the college and in the best-case win. Every athlete receives a scholarship for playing for the school and for which all students are thankful. However, investing in facilities would bring more support to each game and therefore the atmosphere would increase. That is what athletes work for, a though game with people who support them no matter what and where they have to push through this situation to win this game.
Should College Athletes Get Paid? College athletes should be paid for playing at the college level. This topic is interesting to me because it has been a debatable topic for a long time. College athletes deserve to get a pay check because they are still responsible to keep their grades up while playing and training for football. They work harder than the pros because they have more of a motivation to get to the higher profession than someone who is already there.
College athletes should not get paid because there schooling is already a lot. College athletes should be happy that they do not have to pay for all of their gear plus school, books, and dorm. They get a free education. Athletes aren’t forced to take the scholarship that they get offered to them. Therefore if the athlete gets a scholarship
Sports scholarships can help students who can't afford to go to college, get a better education. Sports scholarships are for students who excel in a sport, and a college will give the student money to play their sport at their college. This is amazing for students but there are various downsides. Sometimes the scholarship can be a hindrance for the student causing them not to reach their academic potential. Sports scholarships are also rare and can be a false hope for families not able to afford college.
Sports are a part of people’s leisure activities, it is a way for students to kick back and relax, so college sports marketing departments wonder why sport event ticket sales are below average. Universities and colleges all across the nation are struggling to sell tickets for sporting events. Sports are prevalent in society and sporting events attract an immense amount of spectatorship, but there is an underlying problem as to why the attendance rates at college sporting events are so low. For this reason, researchers have investigated the reason why the attendance rate is dropping dramatically. Researchers have focused on specific variables that may influence a student’s decisions to attend these sporting events.
What a lot of people don’t know is there are different was to pay for college, the way everyone knows is getting a scholarship in sports, but then you have to stay in the sport or they will take your scholarship away like it’s nothing. Grants is one of ways, most are given based on your finically needs and income. Getting a part time job through high and college is a smart way, you could build up your money in high school to pay for school in college and still be working and paying it off, you can’t beat that. Living off of campus is cheaper than living on campus, college students spend so much money for their dorms. Another decision would be going to a community college, yeah it sucks kind of but this cheaper and you will still get the same learning for what you want to