Utilitarianism In Sports

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The college sports industry unfairly distributes the profits made from football and basketball to the players, but distributes the profits bountifully to everyone else. The culmination of everything the top 64 division one team has worked for. The super bowl of “amatuer sports”, March Madness. Through the course of one month college basketball comes together for arguably the most exciting sporting event of the year. Despite this, for the NCAA and more companies, March Madness means money. Recently, CBS and Turner Sports paid 10.8 billion to be able to broadcast March Madness from 2010 to 2024(Tuttle). Also, 1 billion dollars off of ad revenue was made off of March Madness, more than the NFL postseason(“How much TV money”). In 2014 the average…show more content…
Student-athletes who get injured are not required to receive aid to pay for medical bills from the universities. In 2012 the state of California passed a law requiring USC, Stanford, UCLA, and Cal-Berkeley to pay for any student-athletes sports related medical expenses(Emmert). The players that get hurt and do not receive aid are almost abandoned by the universities. If players were paid, each player could pay for the constant medical expenses acquired while playing football, basketball etc. Players with season or career ending injuries are not safe from coaches revoking the player’s scholarship. This leaves many student-athletes with a high medical bill, and without an education because some student-athletes do not have the money to pay for college. With payment players could continue to enroll at school instead of being forced to leave college because of financial reasons. The best players at the college level typically go on to make millions of dollars at the professional level, so not receiving pay in college is not a real setback. Players who could be making hundreds of thousands of dollars playing collegiate football but do not make the NFL, do not get to capitalize off of the money players should be making. Forcing many players to find another source of income even though many have dedicated entire lives to football. Only 1.6 percent of collegiate athletes
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