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.
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.
However few realize how little schools actually gain money by participating in the National Colligate Athletics Association. A recent study conducted by USA today showed that there are only 40 schools that consistently turn profits from the sports that they host. (Whiteside, USAtoday.com) This means that out of approximately 200 schools who participate in division one sports, only 1/5 actually would have money available to give back to the student athletes. Furthermore, it would be unfair to provide the students who play the sports, the money that is generated from their events, rather then putting the money back into the schools. Although these students participate and spend much of their time playing, they are no more special then the average student who attends the school.
College athletes are now starting to complain about not getting paid to play the sport they enjoy. When people use college athletes to make video games, and other materials to make money off them, the company should be the one to pay them not the college. Companies that try to make money off of star athletes only want a particular player, not the whole team nor in every sport. College is not the place to get rich. College is the place to learn, get your education, and become successful.
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.
One consequence of passing a law relating to student-athletes receiving money may be possibly corrupting the NCAA system. Because the argument is based on how much the sport makes for the school, gambling and shaving points may occur more frequently in intercollegiate athletics. Shaving points is a method people use to pay off players if they miss shots on purpose in order to lose. Already a huge problem, this suggests athletes might have easier access to money and would affect their play. Another reason that athletes should not get paid is because they aren’t professionals yet.
College athletes should indeed have their scholarships cover what their talents not only athletically but also academically depict. Unfortunately, the disapproval resides when students who are making leaps academically are not being offered monetary congratulations in comparison to student athletes. If the hefty amount of revenue that colleges as a conglomerate are making is the main argument for why athletes should be paid, then what is to stop the National Clearinghouse from devising unjust standards? Eventually if these payments are to continue, coaches, organizations, and the NCAA Clearinghouse will begin to feel that “c... ... middle of paper ... ...ug. 2013.
Never have college athletes been given a paycheck for their participation in a colligate sport. Over the last few years, some people feel the need for college athletes to be paid with the money they make from advertisements and revenue, brought in from holding an athletic event. Others say that college athletes should not be paid due to the fact that they are rewarded a scholarship paying for their college education. College athletes should not be paid because they are rewarded free tuition, and student athletes learn the values of amateurism. College athletes preform in front of paying crowds and the money the crowds pay to watch goes to the college.
Student Athletes Should Not Receive Additional Money When a student athlete signs a letter of intent to play at a division one school, he or she is generally happy for the opportunity to perform at the highest level of college competition. Like all good things though, they eventually come to an end. After awhile athletes soon begin to realize not all of their expenses are paid for. Because some of the extra costs in college are put on student athletes, some suggest the NCAA and other sources should provide additional funding to help athletes out. This issue has created a heated debate over the relationship between money and college athletes.
College athletes receive more than enough that is required to be a regular student and may not have the job opportunities in college, but benefit more in the long run with their athletic scholarships. All in all, college athletes are gifted. However, I believe it is their choice to participate in sport and should not be paid for being an athlete until they are a professional.