Non-athlete students don’t get paid to do their school work. These kids are college athletes, they are not professional athletes so they should not be paid to play. These students should be focusing on their school work and their sport that they play. If these athletes were to get paid, they may focus more on the sport than the actual education they are being
Which I don’t think thats right. Also college athletes get opportunities at receiving both a college education and get the exposure to win a major professional contract. (1) What college athletes don’t understand is that they are getting exposure to getting a professional contract. If that doesn’t work they will always have a college education to lean back on. They give generous scholarships to top student athletes receive, covering their tuition and most
Enough about why college football athletes should not get paid. We dive into why they should get paid. The number one reason why college football athletes should get paid is that being paid, would be an increase to the source of funds for these players across the board. For example “After academic responsibilities, most college athletes spend their time practicing, which leaves little room for finding other means of making money to compensate for food, board, books and other expenses not covered by their scholarship grants. While other students are working part time, college athletes are working hard in court, in the field or in the rink, without earning even a single dollar.
“But the players or athletes who are good and entertain us those are the ones who will get paid”-source B. “When you go to college you go for a degree not a paycheck”-source B. So if students apply to be college athletes why do they have to pay them. Especially when they free education,free food,and free books. Now if they want to get paid they should practice a lot so they can get really good and make it to the NFL or another league.
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.
Many athletes do not bother with their studies because they think they will get rich once they enter the pros. By the time they realize that’s not going to happen, it’s too late. College athletes need to have an education. College sports give students the opportunity to play what they love while still having access to an education. Paying the athletes would distract them from the thought about getting an education because they are more focused on the money aspect.
College athletes are not forced to play the sport they do, everything the student does his based off of their own decision. According to Text 3, Lines 11-14 “Sorry Time Magazine : Colleges Have No Reason to Pay Athletes” the students take the offer for scholarships without a problem, but they could also leave anytime they want and become a regular tuition-paying student. A scholarship athlete is having their tuition paid for them and not only is the college doing that for the student, but the colleges are giving the student the athletic experience they need. College athletes gain exposure to the high profile environment and to many scouts for the professional sport they play. College athletes have a free education and gain exposure to the professional sport, so in a way it’s almost as if the colleges are paying the students in a different form.
Do college athletes throw their bodies away so programs can succeed and benefit? College athletes put more into the school than regular students. College athletes should be paid for playing because the sport they are participating in is essentially their job, they have no time to do any other activity because it will interfere with their schedules. Another reason I believe this is because of the profit the school makes off of the players. If you or your child was an athlete giving your all to a school and you were still struggling financially to where you can barely take care of yourself would you believe in paying them then?
Student athletes should not get paid because the full-ride scholarships that usually pay for you to go to the university pays for your entire education at the university. Jason Whitlock wrote about college athletes not being paid on Gale Opposing Viewpoints. “We need to stress to them that the educational opportunity they have been afforded is more valuable than the ‘pocket money’ an Ed Martin can provide.” Also, if the player is good enough they could be drafted or go professionally to a pro team in whatever sport that they are decent in. Then again, if we pay these collegiate athletes while receiving scholarship money, “the NCAA admits that a ‘full scholarship’ does not cover the basic necessities for a student-athlete. The NCAA refuses to change its rules to allow schools to provide scholarships that equal costs” (NCPA).
For some players a $20,000+ per year tuition is not enough, they want to be paid with more than just a scholarship. Many argue that they are putting in extra work that other student aren’t having to do, but that is the reason they are receiving free education. As college sports can be challenging, student should never receive a paycheck because they are already being given a scholarship, no debt at the end of four years, and also college sports were never meant to be used as a career.