Universities across the country are earning millions of dollars each year from their various athletic programs. Many college athletes face countless hardships because they face a magnitude of restrictions while attending college. Student athletes are risking their personal safety and putting their futures at risk for the benefits of the universities. Nevertheless, the only compensation they are allowed to receive is a scholarship that can only be warranted on a yearly basis. Everyone is reaping the benefits of the college athletic programs while the student athletes are the ones who are risking everything with no reward.
At first, it was a great place to watch athletes play sports while making sure the rules were being followed. But now in the 21st century, the NCAA is a billion dollar company. Why hasn’t anything changed? Because the decision makers have the mentality of, “This is the way it’s always been.” They’re scared to make amendments, even when it’s necessary. The reasons why college athletes should be paid are significant.
(Hook) How would you feel if you worked hours making your company millions of dollars and they didn’t pay you? (Bridge) Many student athletes spend as much time practicing and competing as people do working. Plus spend many hours going to class and studying. Athletes do not have time to get a part time like many student. (Counterclaim) Some feel Athletes are already paid through scholarships and should be going to college primarily for an education.
The week before the homecoming game, we found out that our starting senior libero got sick with Mononucleosis, which meant that she couldn’t participate in any physical activity. We quickly had to find our next best passer, for that next week’s big game, and I was next in line. You will never know when you will have to step up, and when chances like this will arise . You always have be prepared, otherwise you might miss your chance. When I found out that I had to libero for one of the biggest games of the season, I was dripping with drops of nerves.
Good afternoon 8R. Today, I am urging an issue that had appeared in the community of the NCAA. The college basketball athletes are not getting paid. Many high school basketball players have been admitted into the NCAA over the years. Winning the NCAA games and winning the tournaments have been a major part for plenty of colleges.
But coaching at the college level comes with a lot more!! A coach’s biggest job is to teach kids to play team sports. As a Head coach you never ever want to lose the trust and faith of your players. If the players don’t believe you will lead them to victory then they won’t want to play for you. Another huge responsibility as a head coach is teaching your players to do
It’s the end of the game, my team is down one, there are eight seconds and counting on the clock and the ball is in my hands. I search the stands to find the one person who has been there for me my entire life. Only he’s not there. It’s easy to get caught up in the game; not the game of basketball, but the dope game. It is a life few choose, but many find themselves in due to the harsh reality of job loss and depression.
Just think a college basketball player working hard and the top of their team it all good on the court but outside of basketball they are struggling to get money. A starting freshmen in college was tacked so hard in football the he was paralyzed. A college basketball player has most his/her time practicing for basketball. Most college basketball players have to skip classes for basketball. College basketball player should be paid for these reasons they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball.
That was unimaginable, as I had loved playing basketball since kindergarten. The one thing I knew for sure was that I was a basketball player. Over the next couple of weeks, however, my attempts to gain ground in practice ended in failure. As I slumped toward the locker room after a grueling pre-season practice, Coach Perez requested I come to his office. Much to my surprise, he did not focus on my shortcomings but talked about the player he thought I
Katie Hill Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 20 March, 2018 Should Athletes Be Paid? College athletes in the United States have been struggling with the fact that their job allows them to work just as many hours a week than a regular job does, but they do not receive any income from it. This conflict amongst athletes has been around since the 1980’s and continues to be of issue to most college athletes today. Supporters say that college athletes are the one’s out their making all the money for all the coaches and universities and it is unfair that the player’s do not receive any of the income; whereas, non-supporters say that college athletes get their stay at the colleges paid for along with many other privileges that normal college students do not receive, therefore, there is no unfairness. Our society today is so focused on a money filled world that that is all these young, adult, college, athletes care about; they can not see past the real privileges they are undertaking by being an athlete.