Furthermore, there are benefits student players already receive, such as scholarships and other aids from their school. The scholarship conta... ... middle of paper ... ...cusing on getting an education as well as their sport; whereas, professionals are just focusing on their sport. I believe college athletes should not get paid for various reasons: they receive scholarships, perks and it would create problems with the university expenses. Paying student athletes would create major issues that the universities might face. It may lead to athletic departments becoming more of a business instead of helping athletes receive an education.
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.
Maybe, but being fair is far more important than upholding an ideal” (Geoghehan 1). Some people say that college athletes get paid by having a scholarship, but if you look at it a different way, scholarships might change your mind. Coaches try to get players who they think have the talent to make them win and to persuade them to come to their school by offering them scholarships. The whole idea behind a scholarship is to lure the athlete into coming to your school. Scholarships are nothing more than a recruitment tactic.
Another reason that athletes should not get paid is because they aren’t professionals yet. If they want to be paid, students need to enter themselves into a draft and make it their job. ... ... middle of paper ... ...m the school they attend and sport they play. In my experiences as a student athlete, I can vouch for those in favor of paying student athletes. Because I need more money to help me through college, I had to apply for financial aid and eventually received a grant.
Some people argue that they need personal expense money. While this may be true, college athletes do not have the expense of college like other students who are paying for both college and personal expenses. While colle... ... middle of paper ... ...eel that athletes should be paid some of the money they make off of their merchandise. They want the athletes to be rewarded for the hard work they put in and for how much money they are making for the University. While all of this may be true, the true meaning of playing a sport in college is more than about money or fame, it is about the true love for the game.
To pay or not to play? Such is the question facing big-time college sports. At most colleges, athletics are a key source of income, as well as an attraction to the university. Many argue that student-athletes should not be paid because they already receive money through athletic scholarships. On the other side of the argument, people argue that college athletics generate enough money for the university, that the athletes should receive more than just a scholarship.
These changes should include granting student athletes stipends, better rules for agents, and clearer scholarships. “A scholarship doesn't equal cash in a player's pocket. Even with any type of scholarship, college athletes are typically dead broke” (Hartnett). Being an athlete in college is as demanding as a full time job. They also have to put the time in to be a full time student as well.
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. The athletes themselves probably aren’t the only ones to blame. Practices should be cut shorter to allow the students’ time to study more and actually get a college education. While you hear many athletes complaining that they don’t have personal spending money, other college students can say the same thing. While athletes are practicing, others are working to pay off tuition fees, which the athletes get free.
Although these students participate and spend much of their time playing, they are no more special then the average student who attends the school. Putting the money back into the school itself allows everyone a better education, rather then just a few students, some spending money. There are also arguments that because of the rigorous sch... ... middle of paper ... ...” says Myles Brand the president of the NCAA. (USAtoday.com) The program continually complains that providing players unsanctioned funds spoils fair competition between teams, because some players will only want to go to schools with a reputation for providing players extras such as money, cars etc. While there are several arguments for a pay for play program, the downside to these arguments outweigh any chance of a program ever being put into action.
The money for these things usually comes from parents or, if they are lucky, a grant of some kind is given to the athlete. But in order to receive a grant, a student athlete must apply for financial ... ... middle of paper ... ...regarding college athletes receiving money many things would be different in the future. A major concern involves recruiting. Universities allowed to pay players would be able to buy recruits and this may persuade them to attend the school offering the most money. It’s almost like a free agent in professional sports.