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.
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 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.
College Sports: Paying Division One Athletes A huge debate has been on the rise lately relating to why division one athletes should get paid on top of obtaining a scholarship. The proposal states that athletes should be eligible to receive money based on a percentage of profit their school makes. Although some say division one athletes already have all of their needs taken care of, helping athletes with extra expenses in college is essential. Because full ride scholarships take care of most costs for athletes, many argue they already have school paid for, and extra money isn’t necessary. On the other hand, athletes spend so much time and effort in their specific sport they don’t have time to earn extra money, which establishes the need for money from their school.
Television broadcasting alone of college sports have soared to nearly $2 billion a year (Koba, 1). The biggest argument is that college athletes should be paid because they generate so much money for the schools they represent. The amount of money big colleges bring in every year is staggering. Why shouldn’t they be compensated for their efforts when so much money is being made? And are they really making money though, or are they actually losing money?
College Athletes -- Pay for Play? There have been ongoing arguments over the past decade of whether or not college athletes should be paid to play. Many argue that they do not have time to get real jobs because the requirements for the sport that they participate in are far too demanding. Others cite that these athletes are provided full scholarships to attend the schools at which they are playing the sport. However regardless of the argument, I still feel that college athletes should NOT be paid to play.
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.
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. Collegiate athletes deserve a small stipend for their services toward the university. The typical Division 1 athletic scholarship provides tuition, room and board, and books. For many athletes that’s where the money stops. Many college athletes accept a scholarship, because if they didn’t have one, wouldn’t be able to get into college.
If income from sports is the driving factor to pay student-athletes, several major problems arise from such a decision. One problem is who gets a salary and the second problem is how much should they be paid. Also, if the income from the sports do not cover the cost of the student-athlete salaries, tuition cost will most definitely rise. The flip side is that the student-athlete entered college, in many instances with a scholarship, chose to play a particular sport because they like to play the game and have therefore decided to participate and should not expect to be paid as a professional athlete. By paying student-athletes a salary would dramatically alter college life for student-athletes as well as non-student-athletes.
We still have to remember that they have to have money in their pockets and do things for themselves, but without money or time for a job how is this possible? It also puts them in a bad situation to start doing illegal things. Last but not least this doesn’t make them equal to the non-student athletes, because the people who don’t play sports have time to have a job and work for what they want. No one can give them a dime from the administration, but everyone at the campus has huge expectations from them, including the people they can’t even get a penny from. To me College athletes getting paid would help the athletes and make their college life easier.