As the students buy tickets and merchandise and continue to cheer for their team, there is a constant income of money, and with this comes the need for jobs. Many jobs such as coaches, trainers, athletic administrators, media relations, merchandise sales, restaurants, hotels, stadium employees, and referees, all come from and benefit from the game of college football. Along with the income of the games, there are some donors that only put money towards athletics. Overall, for the sake of the university, college football should not be banned. If something as simple as a sports team can have such a significant impact on an entire university, how can the bad ever out weigh the
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 universities also provide the players with an athletic wardrobe as well. This takes care of the majority of expenses that any college student could have. Sawhney suggests in his article “Why Student-Athletes Should Not Be Paid” that forcing the athletes into taking a personal
The big superstars of the teams also get bonus for scoring a touchdown, making a basket, making a goal, and getting on base. The fans want to watch a game in person not on television, but they can’t afford to go to the games because the ticket prices are too expensive, so they have to sit at home watching the game. Owners of team franchises have to pay their athletes so much because of the countless hours of hard work they put in year around. “Many athletes put in over 40 hours a week with practices, study, workouts, and game time” (bleacherreport.com). The countless hours over many years takes toll on their bodies is why they should make as much as they.
Players might play for fun, competitively, or even going for a shot to play in the NFL. College football players are not paid a salary to play, but instead given scholarships that allow them to play for a school in exchange for their tuition paid for throughout college. Players may not be traded, but may transfer to a different school. If they choose this, they must sit out for one year according to NCAA rules. There are hundreds of division one
The concept is not hard to grasp. But all of this takes either time or money and sometimes both. Living away from home is expensive. My family is blessed enough to support me while I was in school but not everyone is so fortunate. Some of my teammates work part time jobs, participate in work-study programs, or take out loans just to be able to wear a uniform with the universities name of the front and represent it on a field of play.
When will Congress step in and decide the NCAA does not have an autocratic rule over the funds being generated? A report done by Keith Dunnivant for the article, “Where Athletic Scholarships Fall Short” shows research that SEC Commissioner Michael L. Slive makes more than 500 thousand dollars a year. It seems unfair the major discrepancy in revenue flow, with a student-athlete from a poor background is struggling to cover the more than 2000 dollars not covered by scholarship every year
This money goes into the pockets of coaches, executives, athletic directs, funds the school, and some scholarships. Not only are athletes so tightly fettered to these contracts but they are affected in the classrooms as well. Athletes may spend more preparing/training for games than they would to study for school. * Few players who have aspirations and dreams of becoming doctors, lawyers, teachers, etc * Caters to schedule This results in little academic achievement. For most this would be considered a full time job.
To many, myself included, attending college is now a luxury. Like any luxury, one must ask themselves: Is it worth it? Is going into debt worth getting a degree? We’re paying for a lot more than just a piece of paper that says we were able to withstand years of tedious work. We’re also paying for the opportunity to become independent and create memories that will last us a lifetime, also known as living on campus.
Students come to ISU because they have a scholarship or because it’s one of the cheapest university’s to attend in the state of Indiana. Indiana State University has a retention rate of 40%. Why is this? Some students transfer to another university because they only attend Indiana State University so they can get their grades up and another reason is, students just drop out because their grades are horrible before they even enter ISU’s campus.Where’s the pride? I have lived in Terre Haute for 23 years and have seen a limited amount of school pride.
Although I did learn a few things, coaching consist of daily time consumptions of just football. Working five days a week doesn’t sound so bad but you have to be prepared for the next week so you end up working on the weekend too. Being a high school coach allows you to spend time with the family. College coaching on the other hands requires a bit more time and traveling especially on the weekends so that would give you less family time. Most coaches don’t have a family because of the hassle, but being a coach is like having kids of your own.