Research Paper On College Athletes

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In the U.S., on average, 24 schools make over 100 million dollars off NCAA sports per year. According to the NCAA rules & regulations…”student athletes may not be paid for the use of their image or likeness or they would forfeit their amateur status (commercials, endorsing their own products) and their collegiate eligibility could be affected”. Along with that, no athlete is paid for the athletic success they bring to their school. College athletes should be paid, in order to avoid exploitation that takes place when Universities profit, but fail to compensate the student athlete.

Majority of successful college sports teams spend over 40 hours a week practicing. That is more time then some full time jobs. The only difference …show more content…

Adrian Peterson, former NFL MVP spoke out and said...”When I was in college, I know personally, as far as jersey sales and ticket sales, I helped make that university a lot of money,” Peterson also talked about how he watched Johnny Manziel make Texas A&M loads of money. Including the championship games he lead his team to. The sold-out stadium is filled because of guys like this, yet they never see a penny of the fortune they’re producing. Many of the great college athletes went by the “one and done” rule. This meaning, the NBA requires their athletes to be at least 19 years old & completed one year of college. For multiple years now, the NCAA has been trying to challenge that rule and extend the college time to two years. The NCAA argues that it’s because they don’t like the idea of young men dropping out of college, but if that were the case, they would be contacting all the hundreds of students who drop out of college everyday and trying to change their mind. In reality, the sooner those who are capable go onto the pros do, the school they are leaving looses one of it’s top moneymakers. With two years, the University makes twice what they would off the exceptional athletes. With the NFL it’s even worse. Rules clearly state “To be eligible for the draft, players must have been out of high school for at least three years and must have used up their college

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