Athletes would are (doesn’t make sense) there just to play sports and don’t care about their degree, it wouldn’t matter how they preform in school because they are being paid. Most athletes who are playing are already receiving some sort of compensation in scholarships and grants. College athletes are not employees in the eyes of the school, they are students who “just happen to be playing sports” (Cooper 12). College athletes put too much pressure on their athletic career, when they should put the pressure on getting a degree and a
If the players or team aren’t very talented then tickets won’t sell, jerseys won’t sell and college won’t be supported, therefore making less money. However, if the team is very exceptional then the opposite occurs the college receives a glorious payday every weekend. Many others agree that college players should be paid as well. In a survey conducted at Hillsborough Middle School, in Pod 7/8c, 14 out of 20 students believe that college athletes should be paid. The other 30% of students believe that college athletes shouldn’t be paid only because of their age, only being in highschool and because they haven’t made it big.
Colleges should not start paying their athletes for participating in a sport because the athletes have already gotten paid in education, and they aren’t professionals yet. Opponents say college athletes would be back payed for letting other businesses use their images, but they are already being compensated. Colleges that give athletes scholarships to attend their schools already pay the students by letting them get an education for free. In the words of researchers Ben
Alyssa Gonzalez #10 Ms. Graham Writing 25 February 2016 Should College Athletes be Paid? Do people ever wonder why college athletes do not get paid? Everyone needs to know why college athletes should not be paid. Many reasons include, often college athletes are already given scholarships, college students can sometimes be financially irresponsible, it may be difficult to distribute the money equally to each player, and it may be difficult to figure out which athletes get paid and how much? One compelling reason why college athletes should not be paid is because college athletes are often given scholarships.
The reasoning for the objections can include that “they are just amateurs,” and that they “should be grateful to receive a free education.” For the people who say that they are amateurs, college athletics is just as big of a business as professional sports are, but the difference is that all of the money in college sports go to the athletic directors, coaches, commissioners, and NCAA instead of going to the players. Also, they spend roughly forty hours a week playing, practicing, and training for their sport, which is almost as much as a typical job. That means that their Division I sport is technically their job, so shouldn’t they be compensated for it? Regarding the argument that student athletes should be grateful they receive a free education, this “free education” is only free for so many people. Most athletes are not on full scholarship, which means that they do not get their education 100% for free.
However, some people think college athletes should not be paid for many reasons such as, college athletes already receive numerous benefits. Many get scholarships, which help pay for their tuition, books ,dorms, and sporting equipment. According to the NCAA, college athletes often receive grants worth up to 100,000 dollars. They are the first choice for professional leagues, which draft college athletes at a higher rate than overseas or minor leagues. Also they might argue, college athletes should be considered students first, because by receiving direct payment, they would basically be employees or professionals rather than students.
This argument rides on the coattails of "purity." Because money corrupts, student-athletes shouldn 't expect it or want it and should simply play their game out of love...whilst providing entertainment to the masses and technically earning millions of dollars for TV networks, colleges and the NCAA. While one could argue overly the ludicrous and truly unethical contradictions of the argument "play for free, play for purity," that would dignify the belief that student pensions are the only answer to the current system; which is not true. There are countless flaws with the current system and just as many solutions, only one of which involves universities handing out a biweekly check to their
The NCAA should indeed pay their D1 athletes. Exploitation means treating someone unfairly to make money off of them. The NCAA is a business that gets away with exploiting athletes for billions of dollars. The National College Athletic Association makes money because there is a low supply for college level athletes, yet a great demand to see these athletes perform. So the NCAA, in a way monopolized the scant amount of college level athletes.
Even if it doesn’t cover the whole cost, they are still paying a lot less than a regular student going to college. On top of a scholarship, student athletes are also provided with many free things such as game tickets, apparel and equipment. Although scholarships take off a lot of the cost to go to college, they aren’t enough on their own. Most scholarships are not full ride and students are left to pay some school fines. Student athletes need an income to help pay the extra money they owe that the scholarship doesn’t pay for, and also so that they have some money when they come out of college.
If these top tier athlete’s were given the opportunity to be paid thousands of dollars for their athletic additions to a program, there would be very little incentive for them to focus on their education. Athletes are given extraordinary compensation through full scholarships and the addition of a paycheck for playing would almost nullify the need for an education as their athletics got them into the school for free, make them money, and given them a chance to play professionally for a living. Although that may turnout to be a viable option for some players, it defeats the purpose of getting a college education and is a risky path for most. Paying a student for their extracurricular would provide
NCAA should not have a say in it. Another big aspect to look at is the coaches. Some coaches get paid millions of dollars per season. How is it fair to the athletes knowing their coaches make that much, but they do not make a penny. When the NCAA is throwing that much money at coaches, would it not be okay if the player got a couple thousands of
A big issue in college sports is whether or not to pay the athletes that participate in the sporting programs. My side would be with people who think that the players should not get paid. I believe that it would affect their in game performance all together. Even if they did get paid I think most athletes would spend their money on things that would overall get them in trouble. I also think the free scholarship most get is the same as getting paid only they cannot spend their money on what they want.
But, what are they receiving back for having their mind and body exploiting? nothing! Except scholarships that as mentioned before, can be canceled if an injury comes in the way. Therefore, there is a necessity to change the system in which colleges treat their athletes because they deserve and should get paid for the sacrifices they do outside of a classroom. In conclusion, despite the fact that so many people argue that college athletes shouldn’t be given a salary because they already have scholarships and also sports are seen as a part of the education itself, these athletes should be awarded with a payment because colleges and the NCAA are not only producing money off of them, but also because college athletes are being exploited by all the activities they do every day and when they suffer an injury, there is a huge possibility that their scholarships get
Should College Athletes Receive Compensation for Performing? Most people prefer college sports over professional sports simply because the athletes are more driven and have more passion for the game they love. The discussion of whether college athletes should be paid or not, has been ongoing for years now. Some believe compensating amateur athletes would take the enjoyment out of college sports, while others argue that these athletes deserve a paycheck for their tremendous amount of work and efforts on the field and courts. College athletes should not receive compensation to perform because they are students before athletes.
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. The first reason in why college athletes should be paid is that college athletes take many risks. Depending on the scholarship, if an athlete is injured and unable to play they can lose their