Thesis Statement For College Athletes

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Thesis: College athletes deserve be paid because they invest a lot of time, work and take significant risks but do not receive enough of the money they generate for the NCAA and schools.

I. Time Consumption

A. On average, College Athletes spend at least 30 hours a week practicing, with many spending more than 40 hours a week at practice alone. Although, the NCAA is supposed to have a rule that limits practice to 20 hours a week in-season, many athletes have reported that it isn’t enforced.

B. Not only do student-athletes spend more than 40+ hours a week with practice, they also have to attend class. So, that’s 40+ hours of practice, and then however many credit hours they have to complete for the semester. That means student-athletes
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I. Time Consumption

A. On average, College Athletes spend at least 30 hours a week practicing, with many spending more than 40 hours a week at practice alone. Although, the NCAA is supposed to have a rule that limits practice to 20 hours a week in-season, many athletes have reported that it isn’t enforced.

B. Not only do student-athletes spend more than 40+ hours a week with practice, they also have to attend class. So, that’s 40+ hours of practice, and then however many credit hours they have to complete for the semester. That means student-athletes are dedicating essentially all their time to a company like an actual full-time job.

II. Risks taken

A. Concussions are a major issue in sports and these athletes are put at risk because of it.

B. These risks of suffering a life-long injury is much higher than people realize.

C. Full-time employees receive workman’s compensation in the event of an injury, why shouldn't they?
D. Employees working more than 30 hours weekly receive benefits, so why don't these
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