Writes “Often cited are cuts of men’s sports programs to make room for more women’s teams under the mandate of Title IX.” Barbara Sheehan points out that because of Title IX, guys are having to sit in the “sidelines” because their team is getting cut. A simple solution for this in directly in the law. “ The federal courts of appeals uniformly have rejected legal challenges to Title IX—holding that Title IX in no way requires schools to cut men’s teams, but that schools may choose to structure their athletics programs however they wish as long as they treat men and women equally.” (Sports) If budgets were lowered for some of the teams, everyone can have their team and walk out happy. No one would blame the girls for not wanting to participate and them causing the men’s sports to
Imagine walking out of your boss’s office just signed a contract for 25 million dollars for playing 5 years of baseball. There is one problem though, you don’t know how to manage finances. Many athletes are in this position. Professional athletes are overpaid.
These women athletes need to be paid equally as much as men. According to the Women's Sports Foundation, “the minimum salary for a WNBA player was $38,913 and the maximum salary was $109,500 in 2015. In the NBA, the minimum was $525,093 and the maximum salary is $16.407 million”. This means that the difference between the minimum mens salary is $415,593 dollars more than the maximum women salary and they both do the same occupation for a
In this modern day and age there has been much debate over the pay gap between the genders. Athletics is no exception from this heated debate. Colin Flake even believes that the most distinct gender inequality can be found in the pay gap, rather in the work place or in athletics. Some question if women should be getting paid the same amount as men in sporting events when, even men bring in more revenue. This topic has been of interest to many athletes for some time now, many of whom would be likely to agree that athletes should be paid on their abilities and physical feats rather than for equality. There are some that believe that female athletes should be paid the same as men, in their respected sports; however, in many cases this idea would be unrealistic. In the instance of tennis, men often train harder and have longer tennis matches than women, so it would be unreasonable for women to be paid the same amount of money for their competitions. Since men bring more revenue to the sport, it has greater capacity to allow larger payout. Whereas women’s competition in tennis doesn’t bring as much revenue, resulting in a smaller capacity to increase the amount of payout available. Male tennis players should be paid more for their hard work due to the fact that they spend more time on the tennis court, are more athletic, and bring in more revenue.
The debate whether or not College athletes should be paid for their time at the university they attend has been talked about a lot in these past years.Some people think that they should not be paid, but today I’m going to be telling you about why they should be paid. Athletes that are very well known by the fans of the university and or with lots of other people around the world like Lonzo Ball of UCLA, Dillon Brooks of Oregon, Markelle Fultz of Washington, etc. draw in a big crowd which also brings in more money that people pay to watch. When asked, former NBA player and Hall Of Famer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar said “It’s a $6 billion a year industry. Last year, CBS and TBS split up a $1 billion just off of March Madness.” In the NBA the average amount of money signed to a player in a contract is at least 5.15 million dollars. With so much money being made these athletes are getting none of this.
Nowadays you see over more than 150,000 girls around the world are participating and are on sports teams, and the amount has risen dramatically since Title Ix became official. Men scholarships and women scholarships are incompatible, In 2007-2008 1.6% of men received athletic scholarships in relation to the 1.1% of women who received them, compared to 2.4% of men and 1.0% of women who received them in 1992-1993("Athletic Scholarships - Who Gets Them and How Many Are There) It's
too much time focused on their sport. The NCAA believes that the fact that the athletes might be
Just think your a college basketball player working hard and the top of your team it all good on the court but outside of basketball you are struggling to get money. A starting freshmen in college was tacked so hard in football the he was parlized. A college basketball player has most his or her time practicing for basketball. Most college basketball players have to skip classes for basketball. College basketball player should be paid because they put their bodies at risk, they don’t have money, and they skip classes for basketball.
In the United States of America, the land of the free and the home of the brave everything is not equal. Women make less money than men do and it has been proven to be in general seventy eight cents to the dollar. Even when the comparison is within the same job field there is a difference. Black and Latino women make even less compared to white men. What’s even worse is the pay gap is not getting better.
Since the NBA is more known than the WNBA they get more fans, sponsors, and exposure. It is tough for the WNBA to get out there, sure some people know it exists but most do not pay attention to it. Lisa Leslie, a WNBA star, stated “It would be nice getting more fans to support the WNBA and more women supporting women in sports” (Martin). “The Princeton women 's basketball team did something no other Ivy League men 's team had done before, racking up 30 wins and zero losses. The Princeton team garnered national headlines, which was great, but I still wondered what it was going to take for women 's sports to get the same attention as men 's sports” said Kelly Wallace the author of this article. It was also said that they beat the most wins ever
According to esquire’s article, “The Minimum Pro Female Soccer Salary Is Below the Poverty Line” by Sam Fortier, women’s salary in the NWSL is certainly low. The minimum salary in the NWSL is $6,842. As stated on aspe.hhs.gov, anything below $11,770 for a one-person household is below the poverty line. With a salary of $6,842, clearly a NWSL player making the league minimum cannot even support themselves. Likely, several NWSL players would have to live together to make ends meet. When compared to MLS, the minimum salary stands at $60,000 as mentioned on esquire. With these numbers, MLS has a whopping 88.59% higher minimum salary than the NWSL. Women are underpaid, but what else do they struggle
Not everybody in the NBA gets $80-100 million contracts either. The league minimum is $525,000 and a ten year vet gets nearly $1.5 million. While they are not the giant salaries that get front page press, both numbers are higher than those in the NFL.
Women have always been underfunded and underprivileged in sport.Clubs and sporting companies have always neglected to
Women 's teams generate little interest and minuscule audiences when compared to comparable men 's sports. Women athletes are paid less, receive fewer commercial endorsements and suffer indignities like the high-profile snubs they received from their own governing body, the Fédération
Determining whether equality is going to be in professional sports will only come in the matter of time. It is something all women have to help each other out in. After taking a poll on the King’s College campus 85% of men I have asked mentioned that women should not have an equal pay as man do in the professional athletics. This shows that others do not believe that women should have the same benefits as men. Women put in just a much hard work as men. Salary should be based on the amount of years you have been a part of an organization, and not about what gender people are. Men are not as competitive as women. In the near future, women will have the same equality in sports as