Free education! Free lunch! Free books. Think about it wouldn 't that be great in college while being able to graduate college debt-free? Well that is what college athletes get,so i don 't think is fair for them to get paid. College athletes should not be paid because they were the ones that signed up to be college athletes. College athletes have a responsibility to represent their college. Which is why college is a place to get degrees not money. If they really want to earn money they should wait to make it to the professionals.
Athletes should be paid earlier so it will help them in the pros by giving them confidence so they don 't get worried that they are going to spend all of their money. If athletes get paid earlier it will help the manage their money when their older so it will help them pay bills. Some athletes should be paid because, they put time and effort into the sport and take out family time to practice the sport. If other athletes hered that colleges were paying they would want to play so it will help the college by getting more students.
There are many little boys and girls who want to grow up and be professional athletes. They have hopes and dreams and put in the hard work and effort to achieve them. What they do not know is how different their lives are if they make it in this profession. While the men are able to live pretty comfortably, the women usually struggle to make a living, and they most often live with other teammates or family to help split the bills. They are often “forced” to play all year round, even overseas. This pay difference can discourage the girls that want to become professional athletes. Thus, limiting the sports available for women to play and places to play in. Professional female athletes should be paid the same amount as professional male athletes because women should have equal representation and pay as the men, women are just as successful in sports as the men, and the best players are getting paid by foreign leagues to not
Ever since its debut by gym teacher Dr. James Naismith in 1891 basketball has become a widely popularized team sport for both men and women across the nation. Though enjoyed by both men and women, women have struggled to attain the same respect in the sport as men, even though the women at the University of California had their first extramural game in 1892. The same trend continues in the NBA, National Basketball Association, and WNBA, Women’s National Basketball. The NBA started 70 years ago in 1946 while the WNBA began 20 years ago in 1996. The NBA continues to gain popularity, while the WNBA struggles to still be known. The WNBA’s ticket prices are a lot less expensive than NBA tickets. The WNBA is still less successful than the NBA because
The million dollar question; should college athletes be paid? This is an immense debate, but if you were to ask me, I would say yes, college athletes should be paid. There are a plethora of reasons why college athletes should get paid. College athletes should get paid because of the amount of time they put into their sport, the amount of money everyone else is making off of them, and their overall importance to the school. There are a myriad of reasons that people can argue the opposite way, but, the reasons they should get paid definitely outweigh the reasons they shouldn’t get paid. Although college athletes may be on a scholarship that is paying for their education, they also work countless hours on their craft and make millions for their
College athletes deserve to be paid because they are the only ones not being paid in the college sports industry. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) generates eleven billion dollars annually, some of which could, and should go to college athletes. “USA Today reported last year just how much money the top 10 coaches in college football made. Nick Saban from Alabama topped the list earning roughly $5.5 million in 2013 alone” (Seibold). The coaches are making millions of dollars and the players aren’t. “The highest paid public employee in 40 of the 50 U.S. states is the state university 's head football or basketball coach” (Mitchell & Edelman). These coaches earn so much money and they do put in a lot of work for their teams, but they are not the ones doing the real work. The athletes are the ones out on the field or court playing the game, which is why the players need to be paid as
Women athletes and women workers do not get the recognition they deserve. Men especially, look down upon women when it comes to their appearances, their knowledge and a women's physical and mental strength. In certain cases, a woman loses out on a job in the sports industry because she is exactly a woman. A male trainer can refuse to train women because of the parts her body has. Men and women have grown up in a world with the mindset that women know less than men when it comes to sports. They have grown up with the ideas that, if someone is a woman she cannot train a man or do a man's job. The NFL has just made a difference in sports today with the first female assistant coach, yet there have been negative comments about that decision. Female athletes get vulgar tweets and other comments sent to them every day. It is extremely rare that a female athlete is held to the same standards as a male athlete. Delle Donne has proved that a female is just as great as a man, her free throw record is 95% while a male basketball player Steph Carry is only 90%. Sexism in sports is a continuing problem that our women athletes have to deal with every
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
The Title IX is a law that requires all education programs, mainly sports, that are federally funded to have gender equality. In 1906 the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was created for formatting and enforcing rules in men's football, but it soon became the ruling body for college athletics. The NCAA was great for men but not so much for women, women did not get athletic scholarships and there were no championships for women's teams. In 1972 the Title IX was signed by President Nixon and passed, allowing more women to join sports teams and get college degrees. Currently there are more than 2.6 million girl athletes in high school and more than 150,000 in college. The Title IX is a law requires all education programs, mainly sports, that are federally funded to have gender equality. In 1906 the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) was created for formatting and enforcing rules in men's football, but it soon became the ruling body for college athletics. The NCAA was great for men but not so much for women, women did not get athletic scholarships and there were no championships for women's teams. In 1972 the Title IX was signed by President Nixon and passed, allowing more women to join sports teams and get college degrees. Currently there are more than 2.6 million girl athletes in high school and more than 150,000 in
"For example, Duke University pays its men 's basketball coach, Mike Mike Krzyzewski, nearly 10 million per year ; meanwhile Duke pays its women 's basketball coach, Joanne P. McCallie, somewhere in the ballpark of $729,991(Edelman)." This means how men’s basketball coaches have got payed more than female coaches which made females very timid to become a coach. The payment among college coaches is the worst in society. There are less women in athletic director roles than men. "For example, when Rutgers University hired Julie Hermann as its athletic director last year, Hermann became only the second female director in the Big Ten’s conference more than 120 year history
Many female athletes are equally talented compared to men so they should at least get paid the same. “The U.S. women’s team will get a $2 million bonus for winning the FIFA Women 's World Cup. A lot of money to you and me, yes. But to put that in perspective, after Germany won the men’s tournament last year, they earned an extra $35 million” (Mazziota). Why is it that both the male and female teams won the same exact thing, but the women’s team gets so much less? We can also see it happening through golf. “The 2015 U.S. Women 's Open had a total purse of $4.5m and the champion took home $810,000, yet the U.S. Open had a total purse of $10m, and winner
In 2007, Wimbledon after many years of protest resulted in equal pay among both female and male athletes. Before then, the U.S. Open was the only tournament that gave equal prize money to both genders. “Records show that equal pay has not hurt Wimbledon, as prize money has nearly doubled in the last five years for men and women.” Some people were sexist to women thinking that their only job was to take care of the family. I believe when it comes to salary women in the WNBA have less money is because some people aren't interested so their money isn’t going high even if they're good at
Did you know that the highest paid Cubs player will make 19 million dollars, the average pay is 6 million dollars, and the lowest is $417,000. Even the lowest pay is pretty high. Athletes are being paid a ton of money,and it’s getting to be too much. Athletes are overpaid and are very irresponsible and don’t deserve to make what they do.
Another valid argument for why they deserve to be paid is because a scholarship for the athletes doesn 't normally cover all of the tuitions. So the players are forced to pay the rest of the tuition to go there and play. Not everybody can afford to pay for college that is why they work their butt off for a scholarship. A case happened at duke university where a player got a scholarship and still had to pay 1,995 dollars for his scholarship. The study shows that the players were living just 732 dollars above the poverty line. Players can 't afford to have their parents come to the stadium to watch them play. If the athletes were paid they could pay the college the rest of the tuition and pay to have their parents come watch the game and shoe their parents all the hard work that they have been putting into the sport that
Should college softball players get paid? College softball players should not get paid because they are there to play and have fun also they are there to want to play, not to be forced to just have the money.