Essay on College Athletes getting paid Annotated Bib
1331 WordsDec 2, 20146 Pages
4 November 2014
Bennett, Dashiell. “Only 22 Of 120 Division I Athletic Programs Made Money Last Year.” Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc., 15 Jun. 2011. Web. 28 Oct 2014.This supports Frank Crumley’s claim that most athletic programs “work in the red.” The author also shows how football is the big money maker. Not all departments can pay their players. Therefore, it would be unfair for departments that can pay their players to do so. The figures come from the NCAA annual report of revenue and expenses for Division I sports. This is one of my main arguments against paying football players.
Bokshan, Amanda. ”Viewpoint: Why College Athletes Should Not Be Paid." USA TODAY…show more content…
Although it did help me see the view of why athletes should be paid.
Cohen, Ben. "The Case for Paying College Athletes." The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company, 16 Sept. 2011. Web. 28 Oct. 2014. This is an article written by Ben Cohen for The Wall Street Journal. This article is written in favor of paying athletes. He brings up past flaws of the NCAA to reiterate his point. This interested me because of the source it was written from. It is a unique article that is extremely well written. His argument for payment is in strong contrast with much of what I have read and will give me backing points to the argument.
Daugherty, Paul. "College Athletes Already Have Advantages and Shouldn't Be Paid." SI.com. Sports Illistrated, 20 Jan. 2010. Web. 27 Feb. 2014. In this article, Paul Daugherty describes various reasons why college athletes should NOT be paid. He gives various hypothetical, yet real situations of what could happen as well as the straight up facts of the case. He explains that schools that have created a historically wealthy background could shell out more money than other schools for the best players, creating a gap that would result in 6 or 7 elite teams and the rest would all be just average. He also explains how the current financial system for student athletes is quite enough reimbursement for bringing in the amount of money to the school that they do. This article will prove to be very helpful in arguing the negative side to paying athletes.