Paying College Athletes The schedule of a college athlete is rough, but it is what they have always dreamed of doing. It is going to practice, then going to class, then back to practice. That doesn’t include all the sports events that they have to travel to. Most of the time they travel to different states, some across the country, to play a game. For most of college athletes it’s for the love of the game. College athletes receive many benefits from their university such as scholarship money, meals, transportation, and sponsorships. This can all add up to be very close, if not, free education. Therefore, a college athlete should not be paid to play a sport that is not considered professional. College athletes are premier athletes that have worked so hard to get to where they are now. I personally say we should not pay them, but here are some opinions on the side of why we should pay them and my counter to it. People say and argue that a college athlete should be paid for their performance. My say is that they pretty much already get paid for their performance by the scholarship they received; there are other students that would do anything for a full scholarship through college. Also people argue that what’s to stop an athlete from just receiving money from local places for a little extra money. Well it clearly states in the rules of the NCAA that they cannot receive any benefits for their play on the field. For example, if they accepted a deal of any kind they would end up getting suspended and then also have to give the money back. It may not seem fair, but it is what is in the rules and every college athlete must know them. An example of an incident is some of the Ohio state football players were selling some of their clothes and items to receive money. And they ended up getting suspended for this, and all they were trying to do was make some extra money. A lot of these athletes don’t have time to get a job with the demand from school and the sport they play. That is a problem because many athletes don’t have a lot of money so they end up having financial problems in college for just basic items like school. It is a good argument but there is a fine line between a college athlete and a professional athlete, and how for pros it is their job. College athletes are some of the best at the sport they play, but they also have to be a student. They take their studies very serious, and are typically very good students. Mostly because of the reason that they need to keep good grades in order to be eligible to play. Athletes in college pretty much
Paying College Athletes?
College athlete’s are the most hardest working individuals around today. They have brutal practices, they play very intense games, and their college course’s are very difficult. The average amount of time a college athlete practice’s is forty hours, the same amount as a full time job. College athlete’s carry a tremendous weight on their shoulders. College Athlete’s should get paid for their performances because it is their full time job.
11 April 2008
Paying College Athletes
College sports have gained a lot of positive attention over the past couple of years due to the athletes’ passion and desire for the sports. Being nationally televised and making it deep into big tournaments can rack up a lot of wealth that colleges and universities can respectively cash in. Only the schools and sponsors of these profiting tournaments and bowl games collect the profits that athletes bring in and it is not fair. The athletes do not garner…
Javari Parker Jr.
February 4, 2013
Do you ever wonder if paying college athletes would benefit not just the athletes but, also the fans of the team? Absolutely it would by keeping everyone’s favorite players in school for all four year of their eligibility. That would also increase the fan support and competitiveness of each program while gaining and keeping fans. Paying the colleges athletes would obviously help out the young adults too by helping them buy necessities the scholarship…
College athletes should not be paid to play
Many students find it the best way to earn money and leave education behind. Sports are necessary but there should be schedules for playing sports and studying. A college student represents his or her institution and it is their responsibility to play with honesty and devotion. Many students go into the athletes/sports thinking of the money and the popularity, which in turn catapult them to lucrative carrier down the road. College athletes should…
Paying Collegiate Athletes
College athletics is a billion dollar corrupt organization. From the NCAA Division 1 rulebook, article 12 “Pay is the receipt of funds, awards or benefits not permitted by the governing legislation of the association for participation in athletics”. The rules state that in the current system athletes are not allowed to receive money from Universities but it is happening anyways. Since the paying of collegiate athletes is likely to continue even with the rules in place…
Composition and Speech Essay #1
Paying College Athletes
Paying college athletes has been a controversial topic since… well since college athletics was started; Especially once sports started becoming broadcasted and televised nationally. And even more so once colleges were present in big games (bowl games, March Madness, and other championships) and being compensated for them. Colleges should pay college athletes because the athletes are making the college money, and do not have time for a job…
Paying College Athletes
Tyler Branch wrote captivating article in The Atlantic titled “The Shame of College Sports” which included a disturbing story about the treatment of a college athlete. In 1974, running back Kent Waldrep suffered paralysis after a hard tackle during a game while attending Texas Christian University (TCU). The university paid his medical bill for nine months, but then refused to pay anymore expenses because of his “student athlete” status. For sixteen years his family battled…
April 8, 2014
The stir in the NCAA versus the athletes is an ongoing topic and is being brought to the surface of attention on the brightest of stages on everyday news stations. Across the United States there are supporters of paying the college athletes and then there are the old school conventional fans. Some of the supporters can look into the revenue teams are bringing in through jersey sales, television broadcasts and also the match ups verse certain…
Eitzen, S. D. (2005). College athletes should be paid. In Sports and athletes: Opposing viewpoints (Opposing viewpoints, pp. 57-63). Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press.
I used one quote referring to basketball star Patrick Ewing.
Nay to NCAA pay to play Dear John ... the Answer Man. (2014, June 22). New York Post [New York, NY], p. 036. Retrieved October 29, 2014, from Opposing Viewpoints in Context.
I used a quote from this reference
Paying college athletes would hurt traditions, NCAA…