When the NCAA was established in March of 1904, both players as well as coaches were not allowed to be paid. Now many years later, once volunteer coaches, are now worth millions dollars and college athletes make nothing. The athletes who bring the most revenue to school, will see none of it because of the strict rules put in place by the NCAA. There are many arguments against paying college athletes such as; there is not enough money or scholarship is enough, but if wanted a way could be found to pay these athletes. The ‘students’ are forced to miss classes for games and practices, which could hurt their grades and may lead to failing the class. Most of the student athletes would
When it comes to college athletics, there always will be a problem that arises. It is one of the most controversial topics there is. One of the main issues within athletics is the idea of whether to pay college athletes or not. Several studies have been done along with articles from various sources. This has been on the rise especially since “March Madness” is coming up. “March Madness” may only consist of three weekends, however, an 11 billion dollar deal is made to televise the games (Wilbon). This is when you have to take the time to sit back and contemplate whether these college athletes really are getting the fair end of the stick. Under NCAA laws it is forbidden to pay these athletes for their performance yet at the same time they
Colleges would have to figure out how much money athletes will receive and how they would come up with the money to pay the athletes. Colleges don’t have as much money to be paying all of the athletes so if athletes were going to be paid, then colleges would have to cut some teams. This is not fair to the athletes that worked so hard throughout their lives to get to a big school. They would not be happy to find their team was cut so a more popular sports team would be paid (NOCERA and WILLIAMS 23). Does that sound fair? The better solution is to not pay athletes to stay out of problems it would cause the college.
College sports are a phenomenon that keeps viewers coming back for more. Stated in an article on Money Nation the NCAA makes an estimated $1 billion per year and this number is still growing. What really is insane is that all that money is made off of college athletes, who don’t get a penny from that total number. The debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid has been around for decades and probably will still be here for years to come. Paying college athletes would make the teams unfair, change how hard players will work to get better, affect the amateurism of college sports, and lastly influence the athlete's willingness to participate in college sports.
Top collegiate athletes should be able to get paid. Schools are making millions in ticket sales, selling jerseys and other venues that help out of school. However, college athletes make all the money for the college. College athletes should deserve to to get paid. “The college sports industry generates $11 Billion in annual revenues.”(Text 1, line 1) the college sports industry generates so much money, that they need to share the money and that it's selfish. Scholarship athletes should be getting paid.
The debate on whether college athletes should be paid to play is a sensitive controversy, with strong support on both sides. College athletics have been around for a long time and always been worth a good amount of money. This billion dollar industry continues to grow in popularity and net worth, while they continue to see more and more money come in. The student-athletes who they are making the money off of see absolutely none of this income. It is time that the student-athletes start to see some of this income he or she may by helping bring the National Collegiate Athletic Association. There are many people who do not think this is in the best interest of the student-athletes or Universities, but that being said there are also many
If the NCAA decided to pay college athletes, it would create more problems than solutions. For example, if student-athletes are offered a salary, most likely the cost of school tuition will go up because the money paid to the student-athletes must come from somewhere and the revenue from sporting events and memorabilia will not be enough to cover all student-athlete salaries as well as expenses to run all the college’s sports programs. In addition, not all college sports draw the same fan base and therefore, income is greatly varied between sports programs which in turn will create an unfair balance when determining the salary for each student-athlete. All student-athletes regardless of which sport they are participating would expect equal pay.
Imagine you’ve just graduated a four school and you have crazy debt and you are paying medical bills because you got hurt playing a sport. Which brings the question should College athletes be paid the right the athletes deserve? I believe the athletes should be paid.
Many student-athletes can have their whole career, their passion, and love of their respected sport taken away from them with just 1 play. The student-athletes are representing their respective school and making the school more popular and more students will want to enroll there and the student-athletes are making the NCAA millions of dollars, but the NCAA will not give the student-athletes just a little allowance because it will “ruin the integrity of college sports”. Student athletes-athletes should get paid because students could get hurt in one play, the NCAA makes millions of dollars on the the players, and it will make the players do smarter things with their money.
This could solve the problem with some players not having enough money to live. According to College Student Journal, 54% of college students said that student athletes should be paid for their services, but if they were to get paid, colleges might have to increase tuition and fees in order to get enough money to pay the athletes (Schneider, 2001). Some people say that paying college athletes will reduce the amount of illegal payments to the athletes. That is not necessarily true, because illegal payments still could occur to ensure that an athlete will complete a task. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) makes around $100 million per year (Edelman, 2013, P.61). Some people might say that it is wrong for the NCAA to not give any money to the athletes that make most of the money for them, but it is against the rules to pay them. If colleges were to pay students, the college trying to get a student to attend their school in order to play football would have to offer more money than several different colleges, in order to intrigue the student into going to that college (Kisska-Schulze, 2014, P.32-34). There is a difference between a professional sport and a college sport. “The difference between a purely commercial model (professional sport) and the educational model is the purpose for generating revenue: in a commercial entity, the purpose is to make a profit,
In agreeing with Weiberg, Wally Renfro, who is an assistant to NCAA president Myles Brand, states, “It (the bill) shouldn’t happen for two reasons. One is philosophical. It’s not the model of intercollegiate athletics. Second, it’s impractical. They’re basically talking, I think, about paying football players. I don’t think that’s going to stand the test of a court challenge from students who play basketball or students who play baseball or students in the tennis
Should college athletes be paid? Over time, sports have become a huge part of colleges throughout America. There is a lot of controversy out there right now about whether or not the athletes should be paid and treated like the professionals. Over time, sports have slowly become more important than the actual reason of college, education. College athletes should not be paid because most athletes get ample scholarships for school, because it is a violation of the National Collegiate Athletic Association bylaws, and because college is meant for furthering your education.
The NCAA makes an average of almost 1 billion dollars per year, there has been a huge discussion and controversy going on about whether or not college athletes should get paid or not. There have been numerous cases where student’s athletes have had consequences brought upon them because they have taken improper benefits from booster or even their own coaches. The NCAA makes plenty of money off these athletes from sporting events to jersey sales. College athletes are expected to miss numerous amounts of class time do to the nationally televised games that bring in revenue. I also believe if paid there will be a huge decrease in athletes accepting improper benefits from booster and other. For these reasons that I have listen this is why I
Year after year fans enjoy nail biting moments produced by the NCAA basketball tournament and football season. Many would argue that the NCAA provides a product that matches up with the professionals both competitively and financially. The only difference is that professionals get paid for the revenue that they bring in while NCAA athletes do not. It is time for change, college athletes should be monetarily compensated because they are the ones who have made the NCAA profitable for many years.
College institutions under the NCAA should be required to pay their athletes more than just a scholarship. College athletes are being manipulated every day. Student athletes are working day in and day out to meet academic standards and to keep their level of play competitive. These athletes need to be rewarded and credited for their achievements. Not only are these athletes not being compensated for, but they are also living with no money because they aren 't allowed to hold a job that pays an annual salary over $2,000 per year. The athletes that are living very poorly they are very vulnerable to taking money from boosters and others that are willing to help them out, which the NCAA deems illegal because athletes also can’t market