Lesnar trained with his old wrestling coach at Minnesota Marty Morgan and MMA expert Greg Nelson. After a year of training he made his fighting debut against Min Soo Kim and defeated him within a minute and nine seconds in the first round. (Rousseau 3) Brock asked Dana White of the Ultimate Fighting Championship if he could join. White told him that he isn’t some special guy who can do whatever he wants. Lesnar told him that he would put on a show for him and bring good publicity and crowds to the sport.
There’s no doubt student athletes need to be compensated for their hard work, and for the revenue they bring to their universities; however they are already being compensated. If a Division I college gives an athletic scholarship to a student, that student now has a free ride to a school where non-athletes pay tens of thousands of dollars per year in tuition. Should he also receive a salary in addition to his scholarship? Free, or even reduced, tuition from partial scholarships is compensation enough. Also, there are several perks student athletes already receive: priority scheduling, excused absences and meal plans - just to name a few.
We live in a country where everyone should be treated equally. Just because a student chooses to be athletic doesn’t mean he/she should use their athletic skills to get a free ride throughout their college years. A college student being exempt from classes is unfair to other students, it is their loss of education and not taking college so serious will later on bring consequences. Why go to college if you don't take the classes? Seems kind of pointless, most athletes don't go pro after college, so I why not get the full educational experience?
For most this would be considered a full time job. Furthermore, all tickets, revenue, jersey sales/merchandise, and other sources of income is benefitting everyone involved in the NCAA, but the players are excluded … see a lick of money, which is ironic because without these players there would be no big business for the NCAA. This reveals that with merchandise created some athletes may find themselves interrupted academically in order to publicize products * Players are promoting events that have nothing to do with education * Effects those who have not motive going pro to * “students-athlete” false concept The branding was putting money into everyone else’s pockets
The thrill of the Final Four or the Bowl Championship Series show college sports at their best. Most High School athletes can only dream of taking their sport to the college level. But what happens when a player is everything that a professional athlete possesses. The media puts pressure on the athlete to go pro, but high school athletes shouldn’t be able to pursue a career professionally with out any college experience because of their inexperience’s and need for a college education. High school athletes are too young and inexperienced too handle all the pressure that comes with professional sports.
The real heroes of today are the students who devote their life playing football and basketball; you can’t expect volleyball players to get paid for simply hitting a ball over a net can you? And no one tailgates, celebrates, or wagers large sums of money on golf can you imagine? No, football and basketball is the place of true warriors and difference makers in today’s society. “Many of these athletes are already being compensated. A scholarship can be a major financial package, and plenty of your average college students would be more than happy to take the tuition and actually pursue their studies” (Pheifer, 2012).
If they were paid it would further that perception that they were something other than simply a student athlete. If they were to be paid, many of the athletes would simply waste that money on their wants, and not save it for their necessities. If the athletes have issues with money, as many college students do, it is not the university’s responsibility. Even those students on academic scholarships are not given money for “extras”. The school is already paying in most cases, for the primary things that are needed by the student athlete such as: food, tuition, and room and board.
Most coaches don’t have a family because of the hassle, but being a coach is like having kids of your own. You take young men under your wings and make sure they are not only successful in football but, successful in life as well. I also found out that being a coach isn’t as simple as it looks, anybody can commentate. It’s quite difficult actually it’s like being a business man. You have to sell what you’re doing to the kids, the program, the school, and even the town, which can be quite complicated.
The cost of this would be extremely detrimental to colleges if they were able to afford it at all. However, colleges do not necessarily need to pay the athletes. They simply need to lift the amateur status and allow them to sell their gear, make money off their jersey sales, profit from their likeness in video games, and accept money and benefits from alumni or sport fanatics that want to help them. This would allow the athletes to make enough money to live above the poverty line and colleges would not need to treat the athletes as
Coaches have prioritized a winning season over a good education. Sure a winning season with a great performance could get an athlete on to the next stage of their career, but this is unlikely. Even if they make it to a professional sport, what if something happens in athlete’s career causing it to end? They have no degree to fall back upon for another career. In my opinion, athletes should be required to attend college all 4 years and earn their degree before they move on to professional sports.