They would start losing their focus and forget about the real purpose of being a college student. There would be more attention on college football players and other students would also begin to fall behind as well. In college, a student’s main focus should be completing the goals they have set prior to entering college. If a college football player was getting paid millions of dollars, it would only cause a distraction for the learning environment at the college. College is all about setting goal and achieving the goals being set.
Like most exceptional college athletes, Jadeveon decided to move on to the NFL before he had completed college eligibility. He could not afford to stay in college another year due to the fact that he was not being paid. Most college athletes need the extra money and it is detrimental that they are not getting paid when they are putting forth so much effort. The performance of student athletes determines the amount of fan support each school receives. If games are won, fans will support, and revenue will be produced.
The job may not be stable at all times, but if you can maintain it and be successful it may be beneficial in the long run. I believe that the job is worth all of the stress and taking a chance after speaking with Brandon Kreczmer. He really opened my eyes to help me realize that a job really isn’t about money and it is about doing something that you love to do. This is why being a college football coach is still my dream job in the sports industry.
In the rulebook, the NCAA views college athletes as armatures. This statement sums it up best. When athletes go to college, not all of them go in with the mindset that athletics is going to be their future job.... ... middle of paper ... ... being paid. Many people prefer watching college sports over professional sports based on the idea that money isn’t involved in college sports. They are competing and giving everything they have for the love of their teammates, the love of their school, and above all, their love for the game.
Some argue that student-athletes attend college only to play the sport they enjoy and receive a salary. Paul Marx claims in his article Athletes New Day, that many people are concerned about inadequate compensation after incurring injuries such as concussions, and other injuries that could potentially cause lifelong disabilities (474). Additionally, Marx claims that by today’s standards, student-athletes have limited time, and interest in school work because they are exhausted after a full work week of games, practices, meetings, training,... ... middle of paper ... ...ally disadvantaged student-athletes and other student-athletes who did not have the means or motivation to attend college would skip it entirely. Additionally, people who earn scholarships for merit are not asking for compensation for their long hours in the school library or other areas of quiet refuge. Furthermore, one can also assert that athletes are not the only students who go to school full-time and work full-time jobs.
Sometimes teams play to simply win an oversized, metal stick to keep all year. All of these can contribute to the fans paying their money or tuning in to watch these games in which history is renewed and there is a chance for more history to be made. In-state rivalries are known throughout collegiate athletics as games that can make your season if you win or break your season if you lose. This is mainly because the teams want to be known as the state’s “football school,” and winning the game against the other major football school in the state greatly contributes to this title. An example of this would be Oregon vs. Oregon State (ESPN).
However, there is a noticeable negative impact on the student athletes. To begin, college athletics benefit universities by making them visible to the outside world. The better a team does nationally, the more attention it receives. Notre Dame is known for it’s dominate football team. However, it is also their academic standards and achievements.
College athletes should be treated like every other employee because they work hard, and make everyone but themselves a lot of money. College athletes receive scholarships based on the fact that they can play. What happens when they get injured and they are ultimately dropped from the team? They are left unable to pay for college, with hospital bills and the dream of becoming a professional athlete is flushed down the drain. Some might argue that they can get an academic scholarship, after all school should have been their priority.
A lot of teams do this anyways. The penalties for giving benefits to players can be loss of scholarships, banishment from post-season, or vacated wins from previous seasons. The problem is that many high school students think it is okay to take offered money. College basketball and football were asked if they thought it wasn’t right to accept money for playing in college sports and a crazy 61 percent of African American basketball and football players said no. There was also a shocking 34 percent of white basketball and football players that said it wasn’t wrong (W... ... middle of paper ... ...ht.
The project seems scary but I know that staying on track and doing things on time or ahead of time will make the whole project go a lot more smoothly. Completing the senior project will also make graduating easier too. Talking about my last football games and the senior project makes me think about graduating and leaving La Serna. Lots of people do not want to graduate and move on because they don’t know what is ahead of them. I have been fortunate enough to have three older siblings that have all graduated and moved on in life.