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Play for Pay: Should College Athletes Be Paid?

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When running a business, the people who are making the money for the business is receiving some kind of pay. Student athletes work for the NCAA and make millions of dollars but do not see a penny of it. They should be paid for all the hard work and dedication that they put in and when they are successful. Student athletes put in multiple hours for their school they are attending and should get something out of it.
As the normal students are sleeping in the morning the student athletes are conditioning or working out with the coaches at practice to get ready for the long season ahead of them. Athletes put in long hours into the sport they play throughout the day and that is on top of going to class. Student athletes also during the season could get behind in the classes because they can be gone for weeks at a time on road trips. So the college athletes do struggle through school. Life as a student athlete is not all that fun and is hard but some people say that it could not be that bad since they are getting their education paid for.
Many people say that the athletes should not be paid because they are getting paid by getting free education. With them getting paid the regular students feel that it would not be far to them. The people against the athletes receiving pay also say that it would be unfair to the smaller schools since they do not make as much money as the larger schools. These statements might be correct but the athletes are not just normal students.
The athletes in college are professionals but that does not mean the NCAA has to pay them like professionals. They deserve money for all the hours they put in to a sport. Before the athletes received their scholarships they were working hard every day to get to where the...

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In this essay, the author

  • Opines that when running a business, the people making the money for the business are receiving some kind of pay. student athletes work for ncaa and make millions of dollars but don't see any penny of it. they should be paid for their hard work and dedication.
  • Explains that college athletes struggle through school because they are getting their education paid for. athletes put in long hours into the sport they play throughout the day.
  • Argues that the athletes should not be paid because they are getting paid by getting free education. they also argue that it would be unfair to the smaller schools since they don't make as much money as the larger schools.
  • Opines that college athletes deserve a little pay just enough to get the food they need while going through their intense workouts and practices. not paying the athletes is morally wrong and may violate the law.
  • Explains that student athletes are not able to get part-time jobs because there job is the sport they are playing. typical division one college football players devote 43.3 hours per week to practice, lifting, and games.
  • Explains that having practice that many times a day could also take the players out of their classes. they can also miss classes when they go on road trips for games.
  • Argues that student athletes work for the ncaa without being paid. this is not normal and is ridiculous. the ncaa as a whole makes $6 billion annually.
  • Opines that athletes shouldn't be paid for their work in sports, but that's not the case. they have to do as much as the students in and out of the classroom and go to practice, games, etc.
  • Opines that if universities paid college athletes, athletic teams for the bigger schools would be more talented because they'd be paid more, which would not be fair to the smaller universities.
  • Opines that paying the athletes would not be fair to the students that are not athletes. the students can get a job or work in the library at the college and get paid.
  • Opines that the ncaa should be able to pay the players minimum wage. the coaches are a huge part for the success of the program, but they should not be paid at the level of nfl coaches.
  • Explains that college athletes make millions of dollars for the ncaa and universities, but they see none of it. the ncaa makes money off the tournament.
  • Opines that athletes should get a profit off of their performances and gear because that person takes the field with his number on the back and makes the people want his jersey and all the other gear.
  • Opines that the ncaa is a professional company like all other professional associations but they don't pay the players.
  • Opines that the ncaa is just a company that looks for ways to get around from paying their employees (players).
  • Opines that the ncaa is the only employer who makes money off their workers and then the workers do not benefit with pay.
  • Analyzes beck, chris, and block, molly. "college athletes should not receive payment for playing." the duke chronicle.
  • Explains edelman, marc, hartnett, tyson, and wilbon, michael. "why college athletes should be paid."
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