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    but at the same time dedicate most of their time to athletics. College athletes are used to create a billion dollar business, industries rely on them constantly working away and receive little to no compensation. College athletes should be compensated for being the working force behind a multi billion dollar industry and receive little to no payment for their time, while at the same time have to pass college classes. "The student athletes will endure life long effects of playing physically demanding

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    very fun to see young, flashy, and new star athletes to seemingly come out of nowhere. Athletes such as Kobe Bryant and Lebron James jumped straight from high school, went to play professional basketball, and did very well. This seems like a great idea, but also considering the athlete as a person is important. What happens if he does not perform well? He could lose out on a lot of money and could be in big trouble if he did not go to college. Athletes want to become professionals as soon as possible

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    the court, you only play for a total of six minutes because you sustain a severe knee injury, putting your life and sports career to a complete halt. This is what happened to the 6-foot 8-inch forward, Kyle Hardrick, in 2009. The talented young athlete lost his scholarship, meaning his family got slammed with the costly tuition of attending the University of Oklahoma. And, because his family could not pay the steep monthly fees, he couldn’t receive a transcript to transfer to another, less expensive

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    Since 1957, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has allowed schools to pay the room, board, tuition, and other fees of college athletes (Sack, Allen). Fast forward to 2016, the most recent year NCAA revenue statistics are available, the NCAA brought in $996 million in revenue. Out of that $996 million, not a single penny went to a student athlete. To put that number into perspective, you could purchase this island, Apo Island, a 2147 acre island located in the Philippines, which costs

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    privilege.” I believe this statement is true from a high school standpoint, but from a college standpoint, that is absolutely wrong. The reason I say this is because here at Midland University, you acquire either an academic or athletic scholarship. If you only have an athletic scholarship, your main priority in college is your sport, right? This lead me to the question, “do I want to continue being a track athlete in two years?” What exactly is Midland University trying to promote by only allowing

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    debate on whether or not college athletes should be paid. Many people believe they should get paid, but many others believe they should not be paid. College athletes should not be paid because the students should worry about their education, it is an extracurricular activity, and the Ncaa does not approve of it. 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

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    College athletes work hard. Is there a way to pay college athletes? College athletes should be and paid because they work hard and there college are getting lots of money from tournaments and the colleges are not even paying their athletes. There is a way to pay the athletes without giving them a paycheck, the college should set up a bank account for 5,000 dollars. College athletes should be paid because, they work hard. A typical division 1 college football player devotes 43.3 hours per

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    anything was once a beginner.” This quote relates to all athletes in pursuance of making themselves noticeable. Being an amature at sports is an athletes worst fear. Any athlete who is passionate about their sport, wants to succeed in the world of sports; therefore, the rising athletes want to continue their success in college. College is a place where the athletes start to receive fans and begin their journey of success. However, beginning the college experience is like throwing away one’s money because

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    There is a debate on whether college athletes should be paid. It has been known that the fewer scholarships given to student-athletes increase their competiveness on the field, which shows us that keeping money away from student-athletes makes them more competitive (Baird 2). There is also a case that student-athletes are being robbed because they are not receiving compensation for their own likeness (Holthaugh JR. 1). Television networks are paying millions for the rights to show big games on TV

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    Athletes who are given full ride athletic scholarships receive free tuition, housing, books, meals and money for basic needs. In addition, they get to attend a top college which they might have not been accepted into without excelling at a particular or multiple sports. With all of these benefits, some people think college athletes should be paid a stipend. College athletes in the United States should not be paid because of the negative effects on the athletes, colleges and the public. Paying college

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