If college athletes were paid, what will happen to the rest of the activities? If we pay college athletes, it will raise tuition making it even more expensive for others to get in. There would be fewer activities because there is not enough funding. College athletes get big scholarships to pay for their whole semester of college. Musicians only get around half compared to the scholarships football players get.
Meaning, they would get paid as if the sport is a job. Athletes have absolutely no time to get a job so why not pay them for what they are doing to represent their school? Most athletes do not receive full rides or receive student loans. Schools are only allowed to hand out a certain number of scholarships per sport so they are more than likely going to split them up so they can give them to more athletes. Since the majority of athletes are not on a full ride or do not have a scholarship they should get some type of aid from the school.
For this reason, they can get a student loan to pay for help pay for some of the college tuition and books that they will need. Although this helps out tremendously at the time, in the long run it leaves the student with a huge amount of debt, which take many years to pay off. Of course for most of these students going to college pays off and provides them with great jobs that help pay off their debt, but for the ones that do not make it into those great jobs have a much more difficult time paying it all off. In fact studies have shown that a student at a public university can expect to graduate $25,000 in debt (CNBC). That is nothing compared to the student who choose to go to a private university, owing $32,000 in debt (CNBC).
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.
“Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent” a quote said by Marlon Brando. A paycheck does not determine the raw talent, discipline level, dedication, character, integrity, or personality of any one person. Although many may agree that college athletes should not receive compensation, I argue that college athletes should get paid because of the amount of money these athletes generate, the time they dedicate to their sport and education, and a heap of different reasons. Being a college athlete or an athlete of any sort at any level is no easy task. In today’s era, college athletes receive no compensation for their extremely high levels of play.
Also many seventeen year old kids don’t understand what owing tens of thousands of dollars in loans will mean for them when they graduate. When they leave high school they think that they can go to the most expensive school money can pay for, but in reality they cannot. Many parents are encouraging their children to reach for the stars, which they should, but you must also do so within your means. You must also understand that mommy and daddy are not going to be paying for everything. In all college is still worth it.
Many people choose to go to college for a career they want or the education, even though they may not like the work, they gain experiences and some things others that may not have gone to college gotten. One of the main reasons people don’t attend college is because of the cost. This is an important topic now because it is more important now than ever since more careers require a college degree. In the past decade tuition, has risen so much more than other goods or services. Many people are asking will colleges lower their tuition because student debt has risen to 1.2 trillion dollars.
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?
rough draft. “10.8 billion to be exact- between the NCAA and CBS/turner sports for march madness between 2011 and 2024 were talking 11 billion for 3 weekends of television a year.” Right now athletes aren 't allowed to get paid. They also go to college to learn not to get paid. Athletes get people to come to their games and support them. It makes the college money when they get people to come out and support them.
They are students who are participating in a sport in which they get scholarship to pay for their tuition, room and board and food, but they are there for an education. Playing a collegiate sport is far from a career, rather it is a direction in which students receive a degree. The majority of student athletes are graduating without the outrageous amounts of student loans, where as like a regular student such as myself, have loans piling up one after another that I will be attempting to pay off for years after graduating from school. But student athletes are indeed amateurs who are choosing to participate in collegiate athletics and it is strictly a part of their education that they are experiencing. That is a main distinction between student athletes who are participating in the collegiate level and those athletes that are participating in the professional level for a salary.