After graduating from High School one may choose to further his or her education through college. People do this for many reasons. Some people do it for professional benefits, while others do it for sports athletics. This paper will be focusing on those who do go to college for athletic benefits. Specifically, this is focusing on how these college athletes do not get paid and why they should be paid. College athletes take many risks and make personal sacrifices in order to bring in revenue for their school, for this reason, they should be paid employees.
College athletes already get their education free why should they get paid for playing a sport they love playing. What do you think, should college athletes get paid for playing the sport there in? Well I don’t think so and in this paper I will tell you and give you reasons why they shouldn’t be paid. College athletes are already getting a free education they shouldn’t be allowed to be paid. My topic is why college athletes shouldn’t get paid.The first reason is because People would stop watching or attending the college games. Second the kids are already getting a free college education, place to stay, meals, and there book fees paid for. Finally this would cost to much money for the NCAA to pay for all the players in the NCAA.
One of the biggest issues with NCAA sports is should college athletes be able to unionize and play. According to their website, The NCAA is an organization that represents over 1,100 colleges and universities from the Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3 Level (ncaa.org). In addition, The NCAA doled out more than $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships along with other resources, student-athletes can utilize (ncaa.org). Although the NCAA generates mass revenue, only the top programs are usually profitable while most schools operate at the institution cost (Mitchell & Edelman, 2013). I believe college athletes should not be unionized or paid to play college sports. If colleges were to be unionized and paying student-athletes, the money to pay
College sports is one of the best-known entertainments around the world. But for the athletes, they are students first then athletes second. For college student-athletes, there are a variety of scholarships and grants to help pay for college or college debt. However, some critics say that student-athletes should be paid a salary like pro athletes would, with help from scholarships or grants. The authors of, College Athletes are being Educated, not Exploited, Val Ackerman and Larry Scott, argue that student-athletes are already paid by free education and other necessities. With this article having a very strong analysis evidence such as the appeals to logos, pathos, and ethos. I agree that this article is very effective. Throughout this essay, I will analyze the article through its context of rhetorical analysis and evaluation of argument claims, and logos, pathos, and ethos.
Should college athletes be paid? I selected this article because I honestly thought they did get paid and I wanted to read more on the topic.In this essay we will discuss the pros and cons of college athletes getting paid.I am on the pro side of this debate. Here is why.
In his 2011 article “The Shame of College Sports”, Taylor Branch claims college sports are corrupt because college athletes are not paid. Through the use of ethos, logos, and an accusatory tone in the article “Should College Athletes be Paid? Why, They Already Are” written for Sports Illustrated in 2014, Seth Davis effectively argues why Taylor Branch’s claim is incorrect. Davis’ use of ethos addresses Branch’s credibility. Through his use of logos, Davis effectively points out why Branch’s argument is illogical. Finally, Davis’ accusatory tone asserts his opinion of Branch’s writing, exposing why Branch’s article is flawed. All of Davis’ rhetorical strategies are able to successfully convince the Sports Illustrated readers Branch’s argument is incorrect.
Have you ever thought about about how much time and effort college athletes put into their sport? They spend the majority of their four years in college training for a certain sport. All the time and effort the athletes put in yet they do not receive a penny. Most of these young men and women have moved out of their parents house and have to fend for themselves. College athletes should be paid because college athletes put up the same injury risks as professional athletes, the players bring in money, it could increase motivation for education, and the sport acts as a full time job.
Discovered on March 16, 1906 the National Collegiate Association was a discussion group and rules-making body (Berkowitz). The NCAA brings in an annual revenue of 912 million, making it one of the most popular athletic associations in the world (Berkowitz). Since the NCAA generates nearly a billion dollars the discussion of whether athletes should earn an annual salary for their dedication towards their sport arose. There has been a multitude of pros and cons towards this discussion, but the NCAA granted the law that collegiate athletes will not earn an annual salary. Collegiate athletes shouldn’t be paid.
In this paper, I argue that college varsity athletes should be paid for playing sports that bring in revenue. In particular, College football and basketball because they bring in the majority of the revenue for the schools. The revenue accomplished by college sports programs continues to increase, due to the growth in interest of the NCAA basketball tournament and the college football playoffs (Berry III, Page 270). Throughout the past few years, one of the main topics debated in college sports is whether or not the athletes should be paid.
The ESPN documentary “Broke” explains that players made bad investments and made payments to relatives and friends only to see their money quickly disappear (“NFL Salaries”). An example of child support causing a professional athlete to go broke is that Travis Henry, a NFL player, spends $170,000 yearly on child support for nine children (“Why NFL Players Really Go Bankrupt”). This amount of money spent on child support, can put a significant hole in even the richest person’s pocket. Aside from child support, some athletes are left to the debt of divorce. Divorce puts a strain on individuals because not only do they have to give their spouse part of their belongings, but, they are also left with paying all of the legal fees ( “5 Reasons Why”). Last, but not least, supporting family members can cause a professional athlete to become broke. Family members of professional athletes feel like when the athlete goes pro, that the athlete should take care of them. Athletes that succumb to this end up losing a significant amount of their earnings. Luther Elliss, a player from the Detroit Lions, was over generous with his money by helping his family members pay for weddings and landscaping (“Why NFL Players Really Go Bankrupt”). Helping family members seem like the right thing to do, but professional athletes must be careful not to overdo
The topic, pro athletes are/are not getting paid too much, is a heated argument between people. Have you ever thought about it? Well, an answer that I’m sure would be agreed with is that national athletes are paid way too much money. Some people might say that they deserve what they get, but there really isn’t any supportive reasons for that. People know that doctors and firefighters save lives, while athletes play a game to make money. Even teachers pay isn’t anywhere near to athletes; they educate the generation’s youth so they can make a difference in the future. So many jobs that are very important don’t get paid as much and that money can go towards better causes. But these are only some of the reasons that pro athletes get paid too much.
The topic, pro athletes are/are not paid too much, is a heated argument between people. Have you ever thought about it? Well, an answer that I’m sure would be agreed with is that national athletes are paid way too much money. Some people might say that they deserve what they get, but there really isn’t any supportive reasons for that. People know that doctors and firefighters save lives, while athletes play a game to make money. Even teachers don’t get paid as much; they educate the generation’s youth so they can make a difference in the future. So many jobs that are very important don’t get paid as much and that money can go towards better causes. But these are only some of the reasons that pro athletes get paid too much.
Pro athletes all over our nation are paid millions of dollars just to play a simple sport, while there are other people are risking their lives constantly for the public, working for several hours a day to satisfy their bosses, and even they aren 't paid as much of a salary as an athlete altogether. Although entertainment is a big, popular genre of a job placement, there are others who work equally as hard just to even earn a small paycheck to maintain their lives normally, perhaps even more. The amount of money given to athletes could also be used for something more valuable and useful than for just one player. The millions of dollars could be funding different schools or giving pay to those who rightfully earn it. Athletes are ridiculously overpaid because there are jobs with people working even harder than athletes, they are only used for entertainment value overall, and athletes only make money due to their fanbase
Pro athletes may be great in the entrainment industry; however, they are paid too much. Some people work harder than pro athletes, but they still make less than a one. Also, other jobs such as a teacher, police officer, or a firefighter work and work and work but they still get paid little compared to a pro athlete. In addition, it sets a bad example for kids.