College athletes drive college popularity and nationalism. Every year hundreds of scholarships are given out to male and female athletes of all sports. These scholarships pay for tuition, room and board, and meal plans. College athletes have most, if not all of their college paid for. Never have college athletes been given a paycheck for their participation in a colligate sport.
“Big time athletes do get paid. They get free college tuition.”(Posnanski). College athletes not only get tuition, but they also get room, board, and meals. They also get to be coached by top coaches, train in the best training facilities, travel around the country for free, be treated by the best doctors and medicine, and have their chance in the spotlight (Posnanski). With universities constantly raising tuition prices, having free tuition is a big thing, but most, if not all, athletes waste that by focusing just on their sport.
College athlete do have a lot demanded of them, but participating in college athletics is a choice. No athlete is forced to play at the next level. College athletes may have their scholarships reduced, have the risk of getting a life changing injury, and are not provided medical coverage, but collegiate athletes knew of these possibilities before choosing to participate. Collegiate athletes should be happy with what they receive. Schools provide collegiate athletes with a reduced tuition, take precautions on injuries, and require athletes to have medical insurance before participating.
Everyone has had some type of excitement after winning something. Nothing matters but the win without any thoughts of profit. Recently, there has been a debated question; should college students who play a sport get rewarded by being paid? I believe college athletes should not get paid for various reasons: they receive scholarships, perks and it would create problems with the university expenses. College athletes have been dedicating their time and hard work into the sport they have worked so hard to be respectable at.
So instead of going to college they should go into these minor systems to get paid for these services. Lot of student athletes chose this path. They don’t have the right to complain about not making any money. To sum all up, college athletes shouldn’t be paid, it unfair to colleges and its students. There not even a way for athletes to get paid.
The NCAA doesn’t want friends or boosters to offer athletes jobs because they ... ... middle of paper ... ...hletes recruited to attend college come from lower, working-class families. The opportunity to enter the draft early to help their families financially is one that will hardly be passed by. On the issue of college athletes getting paid, I believe they should. When I mean getting paid I only mean a stipend or weekly check, not thousands or millions. All the hard work and dedication they put into their sport and academics are worthy enough.
“Big time athletes do get paid. They get free college tuition.”(Posnanski). College athletes not only get tuition but they get room, board, and meals. They also get to be trained by top coaches, get the best training facilities, get to travel around the country for free, get to be treated by the best doctors and medicine, and get to have their chance in the spotlight (Posnanski). With universities constantly raising tuition prices, having free tuition is a big thing, but most, if not all, athletes waste that by focusing just on their sport.
Students that attend college should not get paid for playing sports. People go to college to get an education not to get rich. The experience of college itself is priceless. If the college pays players in one sport they will have to pay players in all sports. Scholarships already pay for individuals’ education.
There have been games at the college level where athletes have left everything they had on the field or court in order to win the game. Athletes do not need paychecks in order to perform. A college education is something that no one can take away. And receiving that education and all the extra gear and team apparel an athlete receives free of charge is enough to convince some players to play in college. The main reason an athlete decides to attend a college for sports is because of the scholarships.
Millions of devoted fans eagerly watch their favorite sports players and teams year round. Some people watch professional sports, while others prefer college. College basketball and football are passionately described topics on television and radio. College and professional sports are analogous in every way; the only difference between them is the lack of payment to student athletes. The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) receives millions of dollars in revenue from college men's basketball and football, and college coaches of top schools are paid the same amount as professional coaches.