If they got a scholarship their school is already paid for saving them a lot of money; (http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-college-athletes-be-paid) they should only be paid for autographs. college Athletes receive plenty of other gratuities. "In my opinion, college athletes do not deserve to be paid for playing sports. They receive lots of money in scholarships and don't have to pay anything for college. There is no doubt that these athletes do wonders in monetary numbers for their schools, but if they were to be paid, then they would have to pay the kids that walk on to the team as well." (http://www.debate.org/opinions/should-college-athletes-be-paid)
Whether or not student-athletes should be paid has been a hotly debated topic since the 1900s. College athletes spend just as much time, if not more time, practicing and devoting time and energy to sports as they do academics. For this, many athletes are rewarded with scholarship money. However, many people believe it is not enough. Should we pay student-athletes a slice of the wealth or is a full-ride scholarship enough? (Business Insider). What if the athlete gets injured? Where does the money come out of to support each athlete’s salary? The huge amount of money being generated from college sports has led some people to think that the athletes are entitled to some of that revenue. While, some think that student-athletes should be paid, others disagree for various reasons.
College sports have a big market on the major school levels. These major schools can bring in 30 to 40 million dollars per year to the school through the athletic programs. The players get none of this share of money even though they are the ones who have to put themselves at risk during these tough games that provide the school profit. You may say that these college athletes are getting a free education at their choice of university but some many say they should get paid. Today as much money that runs in and out of these schools there is a huge controversy to whether or not these student athletes should get rewarded for their hard work on and off the
Most people don’t know that college athletes are already getting paid in different ways than just direct money. "A student athlete at a major conference school on a full scholarship is likely receiving a package of education, room, board, and coaching/training worth between $50,000 and $125,000 per year depending on their sport and whether they attend public or private university"(Dorfman). These athletes get training and coaching for free that professionals pay $2,000-$3,000 per week for. They also receive free schooling if they received scholarships from the school. They can also have free room which means the athletes don’t have to pay for their houses. The average college student pays $20,000 in tuition that these athletes get
Yes, these college athletes get full scholarships sometimes but not all do, so some athletes will still pay tuition and be in debt. And for the people with full rides, an average scholarship per year is about $25,000. This $25,000 only cover the basics such as classes and textbooks. Athletes often do not have enough money to buy other basics and most of the time will have to use their own money to buy other sports equipment. Most of athletes’ education is not very good in college. It is so bad that people make jokes about it now such as “Two football players were walking in the woods. One of them said, “Look, a dead bird.” The other looked up in the sky and said, “Where?” from New Jersey 101.5. They spend most of their time in their sport such as practice or going to competitions sometimes all the way across the country. All my reasons prove
Right now in sports, there is a huge debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid. For years now college athletes have gone out and performed on national television, working hard to make it to the next level. They have given it there all, and not only that, the athletes bring in about $11 billion in annual revenue from college sports. Now days, sports is a business, and college sports are the same. Division 1 college sports provide a lot of income for the universities. Many athletes receive scholarships and a little more. While the prospect of receiving a free college education is something few would complain about, when the issue is more closely examined it becomes clear that it is not enough. Many people think that college athletes shouldn’t be paid, or already are by scholarships and benefits. College athletes should be paid for participating in college sports to help them financially, give them the money they played hard to earn, and to eliminate under the table payments.
College athletes think they should get paid for all there services they provide to the school and the revenue they bring in. First, how are colleges going to pay the athletes? College sports may bring in a lot of money but not everyone knows where all that money goes. Second, every athlete will expect to be paid. We all know some sports bring in more money then others. How fair is it going to be when the tennis players are making sufficiently less then the football players. Lastly, they 're already getting paid. Thats what there scholarship is for, it pays part of the student athletes tuition or for it all. So there is no need to pay them since there getting an education out of it.
The first reason college athletes need pay is because they have a lot of bills. Daily needs like food, clothes, soap, etc.Bills most students have them phone bills, Cable, Wifi,Gas,Transportation list goes on and on. School supplies like textbooks, pencils,notebooks,backpacks,and folders!¨ At the end of the day these are just regular, broke college kids so of course any offer of money to buy clothes or go out would be an easy choice, especially when it's free! If a student on a music scholarship accepted any money or gifts, no one would notice, or care¨Students athletes need to get paid in college it's a must.Being a college athlete is pretty much a Job!
College athletes should not be paid. “ They argue that the main purpose of going to college is to get a education, not to make money” (“Should college”...1). College is not a job, it is a place to learn. Also many college athletes receive scholarships to attend that school. “The value of the scholarships athletes receive during four years of college can be well over $250,000” (Weiss et al.1). Therefore, athletes
Their scholarships are somewhat paid for if not given a full ride for free. So some people think that they need to get paid a salary for playing like a contract in the NFL. My point is that they don't need more free money shoveled right to them. Rick Burton (Professor of Sports management at Syracuse University) when asked if college athletes should receive pay “No but College athletes are already payed with their education” (U.S News Opinion)
Student athletes commonly go to school for one reason: their love for the sport they participate in. These student athletes get scholarships from large Division 1 schools, which means things such as schooling, board, and food will be paid for by the school so the student athletes do not have to pay for these benefits themselves (Patterson). If college athletes are to be paid, it will cause unfair compensation between players who are valued or played more than others. When student athletes are rewarded with a scholarship, they have nothing school related that they would need to pay for. This can lead them to blow all of their income on unnecessary or dangerous things such as drugs and alcohol which could get them removed from the team they
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