To culminate, college athletes should not be paid to play. There are many reasons why college athletes should not receive payment to play a collegiate sport. Their college is already being paid for due to the scholarships that these athletes have earned. They have been noticed because of their athletic abilities and the college they have decided on is providing free or help with their education fees in turn for the athlete to compete in the sport they play, which is most likely a great hobby to them. College athletes receiving payment for play would be very unfair to non-athlete students.
Did you know that depending on the sport, students who play sports in college most likely have less than a 2% chance of becoming professional athletes? At middle schools, high schools and colleges across the country, everyone is arguing over whether or not students with failing grades should be allowed to play sports. In my opinion, a good education is so very important for our country’s youth, especially the athletes. Not a lot of kids are good enough to play in the top college sports programs in the country. But even those who are, still have an astonishingly low chance at making the professional leagues.
As Amanda Ripley said in an interview with the MPR News staff, “Schools promote sports over education, they fail to prepare students for future careers.” With schools valuing sports more, students lose the chance to gain useful advantages that could help them later in life. Clark Power in his article Athletics vs. Academics states that “60 percent of the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) football and basketball players read below the 8th grade level, and eight percent to 10 percent read at or below a third grade level.” It is very likely that those players, because of their athletic ability, were pushed through the high school system. That is a very misguided precedent to set, as those athletes lost the chance to learn. In the documentary, Schooled: The Price of College Sports, the disturbing question is raise about the tactics used to keep up academic progress rates.
College is where one should gain the education to succeed in life. Some may attend college, but because they're getting paid to play sports, learn nothing and consequently suffer when the real world hits them on graduation day, and their sports career doesn't pan out, or is derailed
If athletes don't get paid the colleges can’t always expect for the college athletes to perform well throughout games and be able to use all their effort since they won’t be healthy or strong will out any cash. They might be afraid of the expenses that they will have to pay if injured. If colleges don't pay the athletes the athletes might perform badly in games which will draw fewer people spending their money to see them. This is one of the reasons college athletes should be
Paying the athletes would distract them from the thought about getting an education because they are more focused on the money aspect. The way the current system is set up, scholarship, allows students access to a free education, tutoring, and many other educational benefits. According to an article in the junior scholastic, Should College Athletes be Paid?, more than 480,000 compete as NCAA athletes, and less than two percent will move on to compete at the professional level. When the other 98% of these college students graduate, they will go into the workforce, needing an education. Providing athletes with bonus cash payments will divert even more funding from academic departments and challenge the primary purpose of attending college, an education.
This can at times prevent students from going to their dream school because they don’t have the money to pay out of pocket for school. This scholarship shows the well-deserved recognition for thriving scholars. If I win this scholarship, I will be an example for my younger brother since his depression had been affecting his abilities in school. I will also be an example to my younger peers who look up to me for inspiration to be the best in everything that they
All the parents wants from the child is perfection and victorious so they would get a scholarship for college, but the odds of a child getting a scholarship for sport is very unlikely. This means that all the years of playing sports and trying to be the best was worth nothing for the child. This would scar the parent’s and the child relationship, all because of them playing a competitive sport. Another bad relationship can be with the coach. The coach yells at the child’s bad play and also criticize, just like the parents, but worse.
Why collegiate athletes should get paid. Collegiate athletes should get paid. This has been a problem many people are bringing up for discussion. Some do not believe collegiate athletes should get paid because it takes away from the “purity” of the sport or because it wouldn’t be quite “fair” and we would then have to pay high school athletes. What a lot of people do not realize is that a college sport is just the same a pro sport but with students.
Taking a look at the average college student, should they be paid for what they are studying? Probably not. Then why should college athletes be paid? They shouldn 't get paid just because of their athletic ability. They shouldn 't be paid because they are students, not professionals.