Cutting sports in college is always a difficult decision for any college to make. College sports are extremely popular and are incredibly vital to some colleges. Intercollegiate sports help the college recruit new students and for funding. Some colleges though cannot afford to keep the programs, and eventually end up cutting the program completely. Community colleges are faced with dilemma in which to either to have or not to have an intercollegiate sport programs.
A lot of kids want to grow up go to college and become a professional athlete. Some kids want to become athletes like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and athletes that left their first year of college to go be in professional sports. They want to leave school early for sports, but they don’t know that they would be missing out on getting a degree and graduating from college. I think that from now on athletes should think about staying all 4 years in college. There are many benefits to staying all 4 years in college.
Out of high school, many students receive scholarships to follow their passion of playing sports; these college athletes take on the responsibility of being a leader to their universities and their team. Student athletes should view playing sports as an addition to completing their studies, not a replacement. Many believe student athletes should solely focus on bettering their “game” in order to make it to the professional sports league. While this is important, student athletes should also be expected to go above and beyond with their actions in and out of the classroom. College athletes should be held accountable for their education as well as their behavior, by both them-selves and their coaches.
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.
Parents think that the more money they put into the child’s athletic expenses, they increase their chances of college scholarships and leading to a professional athletic career. An exceedingly amount of money can be spent on athletics because parents want to be able to provide every opportunity they can for their child to become better and to be successful. For example, at Jim-McLean Junior Golf Performance Academy, there are only twenty-four spots open each year for distinct private instruction. With limited entry comes at a cost of $39,875 to $58,875 annually. A noticeable agglomeration of money comes out of the family’s gross income to fund their child’s athletics.
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.
With the stop of students using Anabolic steroids to gain the extra advantage, students will be equally compared, and more students may be provided with scholarships for working hard naturally without a supplement. In high school sports the competition can be very high. Said by Norman Frost (2008) “ … I think the main reasons teens use these drugs are to enhance performance in competitive athletics, … “. For some student high school sports is all they know because of how long they've been playing. Others it can be their ticket to college, and getting scholarships for what they can offer to that college team.
Because in fact, that “gap year” could turn into two or even three years of sitting and deciding what to do in life. Or jumping right into working right after high school, leads to realizing there aren’t many jobs to provide and support oneself. Although many may continue to believe that attending college right after high school isn’t the right path for success, taking advantage of gaining a college education right away is essential for success in life because college broadens job and career opportunities and provides necessary experiences to thrive in the real world after school. It is no secret that a college education facilitates opportunities for the most promising careers and jobs in the long run.
In today’s economy, the only opportunity some kids have to attend to college is through football. The earlier they start, the more time they will have to develop their skills, increasing the chances they have of getting a free education. Even though there are alternatives like flag football, some parents argue that it doesn’t give the children the same mentality necessary for “real” football. To be successful, an athlete needs a chip on their shoulder that flag football doesn’t give their children. Understandably, these parents are looking out for their children’s future, but the child’s safety should be prioritized.
College Is Worth the Cost Parents always want their kids into college. Parents want their kids in college, because they did not and they want better for their children. Parents always want their kids to have a better life than they did, they want bigger and better things for them. So, college is worth the cost, because it's a parents dream for their kids to be in college, so they can be successful in life. College is worth the cost, because people that attend college usually end up making more money in the end.
Should College Athletes Be Paid? Imagine you are one of the best athletes in your college. But what if you didn’t have enough money to continue school and most of your time were spent in a college sport? You wouldn’t have enough time for working and studying. There are some student-athletes who are actually struggling right now with this problem.
There has been major discussion recently if college athletes should or shouldn 't be paid while they are in school. Some people say that they are already getting a scholarship which is more than anybody else, therefore they believe it is considered being greedy. Let 's not be greedy and look at how much a scholarship is actually worth. In college most athletes don 't last at a school for the whole four years.
College athletics are an exciting experience for many. Student athletes put in time and work to prepare for game day while fans anticipate to watch from the stands or their TVs. In the article, "College Athletes Should Be Paid," by Ann Kaufmann, she argues that student athletes should be paid because they are so profitable, yet they don 't receive a dime of what they make for their college. But these students are just that, students.
In conclusion, college athletes should be paid because they bring in a ton of revenue for their schools while risking injury and yet are unable to afford the cost of living. The time that is put into the sport is the equivalent, if not more, than the time that is put into a full time job. Only thirty-three percent of students receive scholarships, most of them partial. Also, only one percent of all college athletes will play professional sports after their college tenure is served. The NCAA and Division One Colleges generate profits that do not trickle down to the athletes.
This is because the players are the main aspect of college sports so without them the school would be losing money. “The NCAA, in particular, was an enormously complex and decentralized body and was not under the direct governing authority of presidents. Second, the principle of academic integrity aimed to prevent the widespread exploitation of student-athletes(Hearn)”. The NCAA was formed to fight the problem that could happen which is players going on strike. This could still happen if players feel that they have been mistreated, which is why players should not be allowed to unionize.