Athletes should not earn much more than professionals who save lives, educate the population, and professionals who put their lives in risk for others. These athletes become idols and heroes in the society for being seen every week on the TV and be constantly on the news. When the real idols and heroes are the ones
No one expects somebody to work two fulltime jobs and not get paid for it. Nobody would think it would be fair to work so hard and not receive any form of compensation. This is exactly what is happening to student athletes. Student athletes are not only fulltime students, but also are fulltime athletes. There are two very decisive sides to this argument. On one side the NCAA claims that the student athletes are amateurs and cannot be paid. They also claim they are paid in other ways such as a full ride scholarship to a top level education. The other side of the argument states that the work load of a fulltime student and a fulltime athlete is almost unmanageable and the NCAA is making millions off of their work and sweat. This is an issue
$9,139 is the average cost of college for a student to go attend an in-state four year public university (“College Costs”). This amount does not include housing, food, books, or supplies; this can end up totaling near $10,000, but imagine if both of these figures were paid for you. This would mean you would pay nothing to attend a four year college, and this is the reality for many individuals today; these people are commonly known as student-athletes. Many student-athletes receive full scholarships to schools covering their room, board, tuition, books and any other expenses they may incur because they are playing a sport at the institution. Not to mention many of these individuals will receive stipends to use at their own will. However, these same students feel like these benefits are not enough (“Here’s”). Some students feel like they are being cheated out of their talents because NCAA uses them in media and in other profitable ventures but they are not paid. Others just feel that the role of a college athlete should include receiving payment since they are like professional athletes and see their sport as their only profession. Student- athletes may have a similar role to professional athletes, but do not deserve the same compensation because they are receiving their payment through a school scholarship.
For decades college athletics have been a huge money making business and for decades the players at these universities have been the ones making the majority of it. The issue with this topic is that college athletes receive nothing more than a scholarship which is sometimes not enough. Many college athletes have spoken out about this issue and the NCAA has fired back in response. The NCAA argues that these athletes are not professionals and do not deserve payment. If college athletes were to receive payment they would no longer be amateur athletes. Some fans think it would ruin the integrity of college athletics because college athletes are supposed to be working towards making it to the professional level, if they were to receive payment for play it may tarnish some athletes work ethic. What is at stake in this piece is that college athletics make billions of dollars a year and the main attraction to the events that make the money are the athletes that play in the game and those athletes do not receive any of the money made. The NCAA does not want to pay the athletes because you cannot just pay the top athletes you must pay all athletes. If the NCAA were to do this they would lose a lot of money from what they bring in now.
“ Let’s go,” are the sounds of crazy fans at the NCAA March Madness event with fans yelling and cheering nonstop. You can feel the adrenaline rush and it feels like a real NBA basketball game. The stage is big and the atmosphere is unbelievable. As the players come out, you can see how they feel that all their effort and time has been leading up to this incredible moment. They all seem like professionals, but wait, these athletes do not get paid. The NCAA does not pay athletes no matter how good or bad they are. I believe the NCAA should pay them because college sports are their full time job and the media will overall benefit colleges and strike the players.
Student athletes, supported by colleges, bring in some of the most significant amounts of money to their college, but what do they get in return, nothing! What would it feel like to work so hard at something you love and are good at, but get nothing back from it. College athletes bring in enough money to the college to be able to get a little something back for the effort it takes. The amount of time college athletes spend on their sport takes away a huge chunk of time that could be used for more time on school work for a better education. Some might say that division 1 athletes are already getting paid by the amount of money going towards their scholarship to attend the school. Also people consider them amateurs and not professionals
Every year the financial cost required for college sports to occur is increasing. From gigantic stadiums being built to hold 80,000 plus spectators, to multi million-dollar TV deals, and the sales of thousands of jerseys leaving campus stores. The revenue generated from college sports is a billon dollar industry, one that rewards coaches, staff members, and universities with ostentatious contracts, and gratuitous bonuses. Case and point, “Nick Saban is paid $5 million dollars more than Alabama 's chancellor” (Has College Football Become A Campus Commodity?). Amidst the profiteering, the NCAA is completely capitalizing on their student athletes’ likeness and achievements. The NCAA standard states college athletes should not receive payment since they are merely amateurs representing their schools. I contest this standard, arguing that athletes must be paid a salary in order to redeem the legitimacy of the NCAA.
“‘I had the chance to have my education paid for at an incredible school”’ (Cooper, 12). A former Harvard basketball player, Tommy Amaker, believed that college sports are not about paying athletes, but about the chance to play the sport you love and have scholarships to play it (Cooper, 12). College athletes should not be paid. They already have scholarships. There are also many downsides and they would lose the amateur status.
Paying college athletes make millions,if not 100’s of thousands for their college over four years.I believe college athletes do not get as much compensation as they should because they make a lot of money for their colleges but don't get paid and because scholarship money doesnt cover everything due to practices and school work they don't have much time at
In 2012, the NCAA earned $871.6 million in revenue (Dirlam), but it is never distributed to the workforce. As it stands, the NCAA forbids college athletes from earning any compensation from participation in college athletics. Scandals surrounding high-profile college football stars who accepted payment for providing autographs have brought to light what is wrong with NCAA policy. Athletes from college football and men’s basketball deserve a piece of the $871.6 million revenue pie. These sports athletes occupy a different role on campus, the role of an employee as well as a student that female and other male athletes do not. Paying athletes’ a full salary for their participation is an extreme solution. Instead, the NCAA can solve the
Over several decades, there has been the incessant question of whether college athletes should be compensated for his or her talent. The question has even lead to lawsuits over the more recent years. Although many athletes don’t have enough time to work and pay for school, the benefits derived from just attending college is far greater. As a result, college athletes should not be compensated for their abilities on the field.
Con Paragraph-College athletes shouldn’t get paid.I’m making this statement that they shouldn’t get paid because some people just play for the love of the game.For example,if I was going into college to play for a great team I wouldn't need money.I mean if you're going to play for a great team, you already know you're going to win a lot of games. If you're going to win a lot of games then you'll be having fun and being happy, and money doesn’t give you happiness.Another thing is,say you and your team went undefeated,would you really be that ungrateful and ask for money.So if you or anybody you know become o professional athlete,think twice before asking for money and think of how ungrateful it
Student athletes that play football or any sports in college should not get paid. Colleges use almost all their money that they have for athletes on your scholarship and on the uniforms and any other needs the team has. Paying the athletes that play sports means you would have to pay all the other players that play sports as well. The money would also vary between players because of the sport they play and because of their skill and talent. Money would also vary on the dominance of the sports that is at your school which means if your University is big on football then football players would get paid more than any other sport or if your school is big on basketball then the basketball players would get paid more than any other player or sport attending the School.
In America, most college students graduate facing a lot of built up debt. However, most student athletes are not included in this since they receive scholarships that help them afford the costs of their education, living arrangement, and food. Some people believe that student-athletes should be paid since they have to divide their time in sports and school while others do not share the same belief since it is the students’ choice. Student athletes should not get paid for playing on their universities’ team since they are already getting paid throughout their college years with scholarships, they should be focused on their academics, and paying the players would damage the integrity of the game.
I disagree with athletes receiving large amounts of money for various sports. I have many views on the money situation in the United States as of this time we’re in right now. There are people that risks their own lives every day, every hour, and every minute to give us freedom that most of us don’t deserve. America today, is a very complex, complicated society. We take so many things for granted, and we don’t even realize it. These professional football athletes receive millions of dollars each season. This is day, hour, and minute we are experiencing right now.