College athletes sacrifice so much for their respective schools and should be given more money and refine their scholarships to cover their expenses to prevent them from accepting illegal benefits, and give back to the athletes that bring so much revenue to their programs and schools. “NCAA athletes are held to what is, essentially, the strictest code of amateurism in sports. It's not just that the rules prevent them from driving a booster's Ferrari to Las Vegas for the weekend. The rules can make them think twice before bumming a ride to the mall.” (Cohen). There have been scandals in college sports (predominately football) involving players taking illegal benefits, such as meals paid for, having tattoos paid for, and having entertainment and nightclub cover charges taken care of.
Speaking with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the University of Rhode Island, Earl N. Smith III, the questioned was posed, "should collegian athletes be paid for their services while representing their universities?" Smith responded, "Yes, it all comes down to ethics. These kids generate huge sums of money for the NCAA and its universities and some of them come from extreme hardship. It is more than just a college tuition that they need. You have travel, clothes; a lot goes into college other than tuition (E.N.
However, there is one huge difference between the players in the National Football League (NFL) and the players in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Players in the NFL make a lot of money for their performance, while players in the NCAA never see a dime for fueling a multi-billion dollar industry. Players are sent to schools not to advance their education and obtain that increasingly important degree, but to play football. Graduation rates are quite low on many of these teams because the message players take to heart is that if they work hard on the football field, eventually they can make it playing professional ball and become a millionaire. Money drives the desire for so many of the players to play at higher levels.
Pay for Play Raymond M. Mabrey Post University: Learning Across the Lifespan 9 December 2012 Pay for Play In the current world of college sports as a training ground for professional sports, college athletes should be paid for their performance on the field or court. In today's society, with everyone wanting to win at all costs, college athletes are performing at an extraordinary high level and should receive payment for their performance in their respective sport. Most college athletes are attending college via partial or full scholarship to pay for their education. However, these kids still have a life outside of sports and school. With practice throughout the year, their class load and the pressure to maintain
The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) argues that illegal immigrants cost U.S. taxpayers more than 100 billion dollars every year. They say this is because of a variety of different reasons. First of all, illegal immigrants are undocumented workers which the government pays, but they don’t pay the income taxes back. The director for FAIR says that "The study of the fiscal effects of illegal immigration clearly demonstrates that it is a burden on the American taxpayer”. He also says that if more forceful implementation of immigration laws were put in, each U.S. household could save in the neighborhood of a couple thousand dollars per year (Fahmy, 1).
Student Athlete Compensation It is a very controversial topic as to whether student athletes should or should not be paid to participate in college sports. There are multiple reasons that support both sides of this issue and the debate on the subject continues in various circles. Many individuals feel that the economic impact these athletes have on their schools is such that the athletes themselves should receive payment for the revenue they help to create (Henderson). Others feel that although they are generating income, they are compensated for their efforts in other ways (Gosselin). Still others state that only a small percentage of these colleges and universities make a profit from their athletic programs, most actually lose money (Bienen).
This, a system founded upon the principal of rehabilitation, yet in reality, is more interested in imprisoning non-violent criminals indefinitely than providing them the help so desperately needed. It sickens me that the United States allows for such a horrible thing. Private prisons in the United States make millions of dollars off of their own prisoners. It is simple, the more prisoners the prisons have the more money they make. Private prisons enjoy a guaranteed profit with every inmate they house.
Of course many athletes receive scholarships, but young financially underprivileged students can't always balance school, athletics, and a job. Because of this, college athletes should be paid for playing for their college to firstly, help them financially accommodate their expensive lifestyles, give them the money they played hard to earn, carry on their academics and finally to allow for stress free recuperation
The Universities of Alabama and Texas, and my beloved Ohio State University, brought over $115,000,000 from the 2008 college football season (ESPN.com). This just in: that’s a lot of money and a lot of fans. Fans love to watch college athletes win on the court or field, but they might not realize that many of them lose in the classroom. The role of college athletics in American Universities has changed dramatically since the first intercollegiate competition in 1852. Initially, sports were viewed as a distraction.
(Guzzardi, 2003). According to Guzzardi, if we want to reduce the cost of quality health care for U.S. citizen, then you can not provide it to every illegal alien in this country (Guzzardi, 2003). U.S. taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions on patients who do not have any legal papers or working status on medical care. The average cost the government is spending on illegal immigrants on medical care according to a research which surveyed 28 hospitals in Florida, found a total of $40 million in 2002 (Guzzardi, 2003). Again, that money can be spent on other useful costs for the nation, such as special education students or improving the community as a whole.