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.
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 world cannot operate and function right if half the people in the world became athletes and so forth. All the scholarships and free tuition are great. But when it comes to paying athletes for playing a non professional sport in college, it reaches the limit. The state is already complaining that they are broke. There are numerous of ways of spending money wisely than paying college athletes.
Why, then, must the football or basketball star be prohibited from using his or her talent to make a profit?” (Camp). College athletes deserve some sort of payment from either the university or NCAA. They aren’t asking for thousands of dollars a month, but simply just a couple hundred dollars to allow them to have a normal student life. For the millions of dollars they acquire for the university, it is only right to give some back. College sports will always be a big money maker and attraction for major universities; therefore, they should take better care of their athletes and pay them for their services.
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.
People need to realize that it is hard for an athlete to survive while going to college because he or she has no time to work. The work an athlete does rewards the schools with endorsements from which the athlete receives no compensation. While some these athletes are on scholarship, it can be taken away at any moment. College athletes are struggling to survive and need financial help. College athletes make many people lot of money and it is time that something is given back to them.
Only their education is being paid by the school. Although some people believe that they should be paid, it would not be a good idea at all. So college athletes should not be paid at all because they are basically being paid to study and play a sport. Colleges make a plethora of money off of the sports teams and the players do not see any of that money at all but if they do then their performance would be poor on the field and off the field as well. According to Fred Bowen, “only football and men’s basketball are money-making college sports.
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.
There is a saying that goes nothing in life is free. Now I ask you, should that also be applied to colleges when it pertains to student athletes. When you think about it, billions of dollars of revenues is pocketed by universities from sports yet not a single dime of it goes to the hands of the athletes. To me that sounds like greed. While the students are working day in and out, the colleges are the one reaping the benefits.
And are they really making money though, or are they actually losing money? However, with most to all college athletes having their college tuition paid for, what greater reward could they ask for than a free education? This argument has been trying to settle people’s minds with coming to a conclusion of whether or not the athletes should be paid. Many people love college athletics because it is just that: college athletics. The bidding on March Madness made more money than bids that were placed on the Super Bowl this past year.