“The irony is that, while sports events generate millions for each school, the workers are not paid” (Eitzen). Athletes give forty hours a week just to the sport they play. As a result, graduation rates have gone down to an all time low, and some athletes don’t even go to college for an education. Former Iowa State head football coach Jim Walden said, "Not more than 20% of the football players go to college for an education" (qtd. in Eitzen).
Athletes often can’t.” This shows that students who come from poor families can’t work after classes even if they wanted to because of practice. The article, “Should College Athletes Be Paid to Play?” also states that, “Some Division I athletes came from
There is currently nothing systematically in place to provide funds to the sports athletes who generate so much for the universities, and the revenue continues to climb for the NCAA, as they claim a scholarship is sufficient enough even the playing field amongst universities and their athletes and stress that the uproar will change college sports forever.The public has seen the exploitation of these athletes and are asking questions regarding the legitimacy of the structure and are now demanding these athletes be compensated for there hard work. So as the money skyrockets for the NCAA, the athletes are left needing amendments to the power structure that has held them down for so long; in order to change this Congress must step in make sure
Why Collegiate Athletes Should Not Be Paid Annually the NCAA as a whole brings in approximately six billion dollars, yet the people generating the income are not making a dime? In the United States collegiate sporting events are a massive industry but the players do not receive an income because they are technically amateurs. Is it time to start paying college athletes? Or should players continue to be rewarded in free education? Many believe it is absurd to still consider the NCAA amateur sports after all it has become but just as many think the exact opposite and that college athletes already receive fair compensation for their participation.
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? College athletes spend 75% of their time on the sport they are participating in. They are constantly overworked and pushed through routines that are on professional levels. Not only are they participating in sports but also attending the school. They are still students but they miss that extra time that other students get to use to study and prepare for their classes.
Some people believe this because college athletes aren’t employees, sports programs do not have the money to spare, and there are already scholarships given to athletes. Many people never want to be the person putting money into another person’s pocket; paying college athletes is no exception. College athletes are at a college to learn about a specific degree. They are not at college to play sports (Cooper 12). Many of the college athletes aren’t considering their education, they want to play their sports.
Not saying athletes should get paid as much as their coaches. I’m just saying they desserve some help from their school, like they should get $1,500 a month. They putting their talent on the line. What if they get hurt and was good enough to go pro but can’t because that injury stopping them? What happen to them players?
All branches of the military don 't make more than just an average professional athlete. I am not saying soldiers should be paid millions but shouldn 't but that much underpaid to a athlete. These soldier risk their lives everyday and most of the time when they come back from duty still can 't find a job. As to these athletes who could only play for two years and be set for life. People have to work harder or just as hard as these professional athletes.
Katie Hill Mrs. Gallos English 3 Honors 20 March, 2018 Should Athletes Be Paid? College athletes in the United States have been struggling with the fact that their job allows them to work just as many hours a week than a regular job does, but they do not receive any income from it. This conflict amongst athletes has been around since the 1980’s and continues to be of issue to most college athletes today. Supporters say that college athletes are the one’s out their making all the money for all the coaches and universities and it is unfair that the player’s do not receive any of the income; whereas, non-supporters say that college athletes get their stay at the colleges paid for along with many other privileges that normal college students do not receive, therefore, there is no unfairness. Our society today is so focused on a money filled world that that is all these young, adult, college, athletes care about; they can not see past the real privileges they are undertaking by being an athlete.
Student athletes are not professional athletes or entertainers, and should not be paid for playing on a college team. Although, I no longer play sports the debate of college athletes and whether they should be paid or not still interests me. As a lot of people from Neuqua play sports, many of them should be concerned about the argument, because this could affect them in the future. When deciding what college to sign with, one factor is the amount of scholarship money that they are going to receive. College’s spend much more on athletes scholarships compared to academic scholarships that they give out.
In 2015 10.5 million people viewed the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament, and if these player went on strike all these views and the revenue that surrounds the tournament would stop. College athletes should not be paid because the main purpose of college is for school, athletes receive enough from their scholarships, and if college athletes unionize they can get whatever pay they want Many schools are fueled by their sports and outstanding athletes that play them, but the main purpose of college is not to play sports. Lots of Division One schools are all about sporting programs because f the money that the programs bring in. Without these sporting events some schools probably would not survive. Just because a prime sport like basketball
Have you ever wondered if a college athlete should or shouldn’t get paid? Well the truth is that, the athletes don’t see their fair share even if they’re one of the best players on the team. Many believe that scholarships cover the fact that college athletes don’t get paid. College schools provide for student athletes enough. They pay for everything provided for the the students whether it’s scholarships or playing in the school games.
NCAA athletics bring in $11 Billion of revenue to the company but the real controversy is the players don’t see a penny of it and can’t capitalize on their talents. Even though athletes are the ones that make it all work they don 't see any of the money that comes in because the NCAA says it’s “traditional”. The NCAA says the players get paid in free education and are the most privileged college students in America. Since the NCAA can pay for new stadiums and pay coaches million dollar contracts, even after claiming to be a non-profit organization, it’s weird they can’t pay athletes. Especially with the work they put in, the money they make for the company, and the fact that most students can’t make ends meet.