Sports were created for the enjoyment of beings and friendly competition. Today society has shifted the friendly competition to more of a money based system rather than fun and games. The typical athletes’ road to success is starting from a young age, playing in high school, and then receiving a scholarship for College and all athletes overall objective is to constantly get better and play professionally. Universities have really manipulated athletes in the world today giving them “free education” for the exchange of their blood, sweet, and tears, while they receive revenue that athletes bring in yearly. It is very evident that College athletes deserve to be paid, and universities need to find a way to pay them a reasonably amount because of all the revenue they bring into each of their universities. College universities yearly recruit athletes from all-around the world to show case their talents to the public. Since January 13th 1973, the scholarship system was developed and from then on out gave recruits reasoning’s on why they should join their universities. The NCAA athletic system was divided into 3 divisions in 1973, Division I, Division II, and Division III. From then on out it was the universities intentions to recruit the most talented athletes that fit their Colleges and would help them win their Division championship. Every sport at each University is allowed a certain number of full –ride scholarships. At each Division 1 school Football is credited with the most scholarship offers yearly with 85. While other sports such as Division I tennis receive a whopping number of 14 scholarships. “Most College athletes earn a spot on the team with some level of funding in their pocket by marketing themselves” (Scholarship A... ... middle of paper ... ...letes are treated un-fairly and more so treated like slaves with the amount of work they have to do, regarding school and their sport. College athletes deserve to be paid because they have continuously risk their time, bodies, and lives to help universities. Works Cited Frederick, Brain D. "Brian Frederick." US News. U.S.News & World Report, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014. Brian Frederick, Board Member of Sports Fans Coalition O'Shaughnessy, Lynn |. "College Athletes Deserve to Be paid." ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures, n.d. Web. 18 Feb. 2014. America, Scholarship. "Caution IconAttention." Experts Weigh In: Should College Athletes Get Paid? N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. Isidore, Chris. "Why Being a College Athlete Is a Full-time Job." CNNMoney. Cable News Network, 31 Mar. 2014. Web. 02 Apr. 2014. Press, Associated. ESPN Internet Ventures, 17 Sept. 2013. Web. 16 Feb. 2014.
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Those who play popular and highly competitive college sports are treated unfairly. The colleges and universities with successful sports like football and basketball receive millions of dollars in television and ad space revenues, so do the National Collegiate Athletic Association, which is the governing body of big time college sports. Many coaches are also paid over $1 million per year. Meanwhile, the players that help the colleges receive these millions of dollars are forbidden to receive any gifts or money for their athletic achievements and performances. As a solution college athletes ...
College athletes juggle busy academic and practice schedules all throughout their stressful weeks, so why shouldn't they be compensated for their time dedicated to sports? NCAA rules strictly prohibits players from being paid for all the hard work they do to protect “amateurism”, but are you really an amateur putting in over 40 hours a week between practice and other activities? Although students earn a college scholarship, that doesn’t cover living expenses, and access to a degree at the end of their career, players should be paid because schools, coaching staffs and major corporations are profiting off their free labor.
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The college athletes of their respective sports today, have the opportunity of showcasing their talents in competition on local and national programming on a regular basis which has lately brought attention this controversy, paying college athletes. The issue was brought on by the athletes over time, then caught onto coaches, sports columnists, and fans. The athletes dedicate themselves to the sport to a caliber comparable to the professional tier. The idea of paying the athletes could be considered as they play major factor in reputation of their schools, as well as funds for their schools. However most colleges do not have profitable sports teams. Thus, paying athletes would prove to be a very difficult endeavor and this could destroy college athletics as we know them today.
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. I have had a chance to play collegiate sports and it takes a lot out of you mentally and physically. The student athletes deserve at least enough money to have a normal student life. $300-$400 a month should give athletes enough money to get the required necessities. All this does is replace the notion of the athlete getting a job for a source of income. This will also help reduce the rate at which athletes accept money, cars, and gifts from boosters. When athletes get caught accepting something from a booster it looks bad on the athlete and the college. So, in my opinion yes college athletes should get paid, there is too much money that the universities have earned floating around going unanswered for the athletes not to get their cut.
...want to be professionally, and if college athletes were to be paid, they won’t have that fight in them anymore that fans love so much. They may be putting in a lot of their time and efforts, but with their college education being paid for, this should be seen as their greatest reward. I think a lot of people forget that many college athletes have full rides to attend school, and they receive many perks being an athlete that many others do not. College isn’t very cheap, and you would be considered very lucky by many to have your schooling paid for. Being able to attend college without having to worry about how you’re paying for it or what you have to do to pay for is the greatest reward they will ever receive. After viewing all the sides, I feel that this issue is a lost cause. The NCAA wouldn’t be the organization it is today if the athletes were receiving a salary.