Collegiate Athletes Should be Paid?

1547 WordsJun 21, 20187 Pages
For about a decade, the debate between whether collegiate athletes should be paid while playing has been contemplated. Now, the focus has moved from all sports to two specific areas, football and men’s basketball. Sprouting from many court cases filed against the NCAA to some ugly sandals dealing with the athletes themselves. In the 2010 – 2011 time frame, this controversy really sparked up chatter; eventually leading the current pled for sport reformation. Our student athletes are the ones who are at the expense here stuck in between this large argument. Over the past 10 years, there has been minor things done for either side and the players themselves have started taking things into their own hands. The year 2010 a total of 7 student…show more content…
It doesn’t only stop at him, many others do agree with that he stood up for. “..the real scandal is the very structure of college sports, wherein student-athletes generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies while earning nothing for themselves.”(Branch) Another path this debate travels down is determining where the funds for the compensation will be found. At the expense of all other non-big revenue producing sports, it is assumed that those sports will take the hit financially. Women’s soccer, swim, lacrosse, and many more that are not big business. It is unfair to these hard working athletes, who go out every day and work just as hard. Along with other student athletes being affected, non-athletic students will also be affected largely. With what money not being taken from other sports will be taken from possible scholarship money that could be allotted to these academic based students. Not only are these students losing opportunity for free money but also being set on a side of a drawn divisor. Student athletes have special everything, ranging from their own tutors to their own specific counselors. As stated in the NCAA Guide “basic purpose of this Association is to maintain intercollegiate athletics as an integral part of the educational program and the athlete as an integral part of the student body…” (NCAA) This statement in which is
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