College Athlete Compensation : College Athletes

2260 Words May 15th, 2016 10 Pages
COLLEGE ATHLETE COMPENSATION When the topic of college comes up, many things come to mind. Those are the glory days for most of us. The college parties, the struggle to find a balance between having fun and maintaining a good GPA, and not to mention the amazing athletic departments that colleges offer. Everyone enjoys sports but does anyone ever stop to wonder how much goes into preparing for those games? There’s very much work that goes in the preparation of a student athlete other than just showing up for practice. It’s definitely a lot more work than your average college student which is why the question whether or not college athletes should get paid comes up. Football alone brings in millions of dollars a year; and with all that cash floating around, it comes as a surprise that the athletes that put in the work are receiving nothing. Many people think that a full-ride at a high end university is more than enough compensation for playing a simple sport. Time is money, everyone heard this at least once in their lives. When it comes to college sports, it is more than relatable, depending what side of the fence somebody is on. It has been estimated that your typical student athlete spends an average of 40 or more hours a week, at practice. Most full time jobs offer 40 hours a week to their employees; some might say being a college athlete is a full time job. Take the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) for example, their practices are far more intense and are…
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