Should Student Athletes Be Paid?

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Every year, it seems that we're hearing more and more about NCAA athletes being punished for intentionally making a profit from their athletic careers. The NCAA and colleges are doing their best to stand by the principles on which the NCAA was founded. Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association, more commonly known as the NCAA, was founded as a non-profit organization in 1906(....), much has changed, but one thing that has not changed is the Association's goal, that goal being to protect players from being exploited and ensure their right to fair treatment.(....) In order for the NCAA to uphold their guidelines, universities cannot not pay their athletes. The NCAA and college athletic programs already provide the necessities for their athletes, so, paying athletes would also be financially impossible for all colleges. Athletes, coaches, fans, and members of the NCAA have suggested different methods of compensation for athletes, but all have been too flawed to implement. To make it possible for the NCAA to pay athletes, the Association would have to undergo some very drastic changes, changes that would restructure the entire organization into something unlike what it is today. Stories about athletes who have scholarships but can't afford things like a winter-coat or a plane-ride home have been spread by media and have misled the public into thinking that, even with a scholarship, athletes are not completely, fairly and properly compensated. Being a college athlete in any division or sport takes dedication and hard work, but, lately, it seems that many athletes are forgetting that college was designed to earn a degree. An athlete's scholarship is his or her compensation for contribution to a school's athletic program. For... ... middle of paper ... 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013 Source 5: “The $6 Billion Heist: Robbing College Athletes Under the Curse of Amateurism.” npcanow. National College Players Association. 20 Mar. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. A) So this was less of an article and more of a list of facts regarding college athletes benefiting from playing sports. B) At first I thought this source would be considered bias so I was unsure whether or not to use it, but after realizing that some of my other source used it as a work-cited I felt it was credible and can be really good source material Source 6: United States, Dept of Education,Office for Civil Rights “ Title IX: Education Amendments of 1972.”United States Department of Labor. Dept. of Education. 1972. Web. 21 Nov. 2013. A) This is the bill that explains why we cant pay athletes. B) Very helpful this will be one of my stronger examples.