George Boakye-Yiadom. Professor Surin. Eng-112-32 . February

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George Boakye-Yiadom
Professor Surin
February 17, 2017

College Athletes Shouldn’t Get Paid Many perceptions of college sports, mainly center around division one football and basketball schools and championship teams that bring in big money. Even though college athletics are the heartbeat of most universities, If the student athlete starts being paid, the whole viewpoint kids will have on college sports will change forever. Though sports terms are essential to schools, College athletes will look at college as a job and not what is supposed to be, which is a place for learning and development. Paying the student athlete, a salary will be counterproductive, it will cause a countless problem for the university and
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If the NCAA starts paying the student athletes it will cause countless problems for the athlete and university. Paying college athletes salaries would be extremely costly and cause many financial problems for the NCAA and most colleges across the country. Kristi Dosh, a contributor from Forbes magazine stated: “the NCAA released data showing that only fourteen universities out of three hundred and forty-seven university are turning a profit without having to rely on institutional support (like student Fees of a check cut directly from the university coffers)” (Dosh 1). For example, take a university like Western Kentucky they spend 5.6 million on grant-in-aid. Grant-in-Aid is “a grant to a school for an educational project” (Merriam-Webster 1). It relies on 8.2 million for the school to balance the school financial plan. Another program Virginia relies on 12 million in student fees to break even. These school will have countless amount of problems coming up with the money to pay these students. The major aspect that will not allow college athletes to get paid is Title IX. Title IX states “No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance” (Title IX, Education Amendments of 1972).
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