Summary: College Athletes Should Be Paid

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The debate of whether not college athletes should be paid has been going on for a couple decades now. With college institutions gaining revenue from football bowl games and March Madness in basketball, Dr. Dennis Johnson thinks that “There now is a clamoring for compensating both football and basketball players beyond that of an athletic scholarship” (2012). On the other hand, Dr. John Acquaviva is satisfied with the current college system in which colleges provide athletic scholarships which reward a free college education in return for representing the university’s athletic program (2012). Dr. Johnson then follows up Dr. Aquaviva’s claim with his five selling points for the paying of college athletes and Dr. Aquaviva provides five points

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