After graduating from High School one may choose to further his or her education through college. People do this for many reasons. Some people do it for professional benefits, while others do it for sports athletics. This paper will be focusing on those who do go to college for athletic benefits. Specifically, this is focusing on how these college athletes do not get paid and why they should be paid. College athletes take many risks and make personal sacrifices in order to bring in revenue for their school, for this reason, they should be paid employees.
College athletes already get their education free why should they get paid for playing a sport they love playing. What do you think, should college athletes get paid for playing the sport there in? Well I don’t think so and in this paper I will tell you and give you reasons why they shouldn’t be paid. College athletes are already getting a free education they shouldn’t be allowed to be paid. My topic is why college athletes shouldn’t get paid.The first reason is because People would stop watching or attending the college games. Second the kids are already getting a free college education, place to stay, meals, and there book fees paid for. Finally this would cost to much money for the NCAA to pay for all the players in the NCAA.
Paying the athlete could make the sport more competitive and appealing to one 's eye. If it becomes more popular it’ll bring in more revenue which is what they are trying to do. Collegiate sports, just like pro sports, are nationally televised and the athletes are sometimes “sold” to others bringing in even more money but the athlete is not allowed to receive any of it. Even collegiate coaches bring in over $100 thousand a year and can even work a separate job to bring in more if they please. But yet, the athletes are left with if at all possible, a scholarships for room and board and
In the documentary schooled: the price of college sports I learned that the NCAA does not treat student athletes like employees but these students are treated like slaves it all started in 1971 when the young Caucasian man by name of started playing college football for TSU, he was the running back for the team and when he caught the ball in running he was hit by two other players from the opposing team which caused him to be paralyzed for the rest of his life. Most of the players feel that they should be paid for playing college sports but the NCAA believes that a student who gets a full scholarship to play any sport at a university should not be paid because they are being paid with a free education, room, and board, and free meals, the NCAA
The average scholarship for a college athlete is less than 11,000 dollars a year. Scholarships for athletes not playing football or men’s basketball average less than 9,000 dollars per year. These scholarships do not cover the full cost of college whatsoever. Full rides are only given out by four sports, women’s and men’s basketball, football, and women’s volleyball. Because of their dedication and busy schedules, students can not get part time jobs to have any type of income. Meanwhile, the NCAA makes $11 billion from a contract with CBS. The benefits that these players are collecting “have led to a black market for compensating athletes” (Birkenes and
Major college football and basketball programs bring in millions of dollars a year for their university and the NCAA. Many people claim the players are the reason these programs make so much money and should be compensated for their work. At first this seems to be logical, but there are many flaws with paying athletes. However, athletes should be able to pursue business opportunities. College athletes should not be paid for playing sports, but should be able to have an outside income.
College is a place for students to obtain a college degree and help them to get ahead on their “real world” careers. Athletic departments in college have become huge money incomes in the past ten years; college football and basketball are even shown on the television. This has resulted in many believing these athletes deserve to be paid for their contribution to the schools athletic income. However athletes in college are given the opportunity to play the sport that they love as well as receive a top education. For some players a $20,000+ per year tuition is not enough, they want to be paid with more than just a scholarship. Many argue that they are putting in extra work that other student aren’t having to do, but that is the reason they are receiving free education. As college sports can be challenging, student should never receive a paycheck because they are already being given a scholarship, no debt at the end of four years, and also college sports were never meant to be used as a career.
You find one prime example of this when looking into the University of North Carolina academic scandal. The university was more concerned about making sure the athletes were eligible to play and would be able to represent the school. In an Article about the case,U.S Justice Department Official, Kenneth Wainstein stated the “office administrator Deborah Crowder typically handed out assignments then high grades after only a scan of the work” (Ganim and Sayers). In the report done by CNN written by Sara Ganim and Devon Sayers, they discuss the University of North Carolina offering “paper classes” and how “advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible.” (Ganim and Sayers) This scandal stained the University of North Carolina 's reputation and instead, brought in poor publicity. Too many coaches are permitting their players to skate through their schooling.
College football, as an “amateur” sport, produces nearly $3.5 billion dollars a year, but the young men who play the game, primarily African American, don’t see a penny of revenue. Yes, student athletes get tuition, room and board, and lots of Nike, Adidas or Under Armour gear, but they’re really free labor. The world refers to them as “student athletes,”. There are three different levels of competition under the NCAA. Division I, Division II and Division III are the three levels associated with the NCAA. In this essay, I’ll focus solely on Black College Football and why it’s becoming a lost but rich history. Some of the greatest NFL football players came from HBCUs such as, Jerry Rice, Walter Payton and Steve McNair. Sadly, we’ve forgotten about the
In college there can be a wide of activities to enjoy. Social and academic clubs, fraternities and sororities however, there is one activity very popular in universities that not only gives students a sense of unity and pride as they cheer for their home team but generates millions of dollars in revenue for the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association): college sport teams. With the popularity of college sports and the vast amount of revenue colleges are generating from these sports an argument about whether these college athletes should be given a salary has begun to surface. Tracey M DiLascio, a graduate of Boston University school of Law and a former judicial clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, states “The NCAA estimated revenue in 2014 was nearly $1 billion, 80 to 90 percent which came from the Men’s division 1 basketball tournament” (3). Division I athletes deserve to earn compensation because the NCAA, a billion-dollar industry, and the universities these athletes are paying for can afford to give these athletes a separate payment that does not include scholarship money they may receive.
Are they students or employees? They spend more time with the sport than in school. Student athletes should be acknowledged for their performances. College athletes should be paid to play because they bring money into the school, advertisement, and they perform the same tasks of pros.
The world of collegiate sports is not immune to controversy happening on and off its courts or playing fields when it comes to life of the players and the organization. A reoccurring controversy that goes on almost every season in every sport is the act of paying college athletes
A growing debate in the National Collegiate Athletic Association is whether or not student athletes should be paid. The controversy began in 2011 after three hundred coaches and athletes signed a petition to pay college-level athletes, and since then other athletes have made several more arguments. The NCAA has rightfully denied all of the requests, saying they include too much. To pay student athletes could be hugely expensive for colleges, especially because they would not only pay for each athlete’s degree and equipment, but also provide a salary and give bonuses revenue for tournaments. Moreover, college athletes should not be paid because there is not enough money, it takes away a student’s focus from schoolwork, and not every athlete is guaranteed a professional career after graduating; however it is argued that it they are already paid in a way.
The fight for payment of college athletes has not been quick one as more and more issues keep popping up. The NCAA has never allowed payment of its athletes, but small steps towards the overall goal has questioned the NCAA’s past. Its’ decisions has stayed constant since its founding in 1906. The first issue in this decision would not occur until 1952 when the NCAA ruled to give The University of Kentucky the ‘death penalty’ for paying their athletes. This ‘death penalty’ is a one year program ban from participation, the harshest penalty the NCAA can give. The NCAA website clearly states that amateurism is essential in their programs. They require all athletes to adhere to their code of being an amature. In 2008, the first major footstep was