The first time this question was asked was by Howard Savage, a staff member of the Carnegie Foundation. In 1930 he asked if such a big corporation such as colleges and universities can concentrate its attention on securing their teams to win while not paying the players who came to their schools for education in the first place. The answer is simple. College athletes should get paid for playing sports during their college career. One of the main reasons is that college sports are very popular and the attendance, especially at the football and basketball is growing every year and breaking attendance records.
Should College Athlete’s Get Paid? In recent years, the debate for college athletes to receive a salary has become very popular among the NCAA and its players. Football in particular, has become popular in this discussion. Arguments have been made both for supporting and disclaiming the notion of paying college athletes. The claims made by the two parties include whether or not athletes are employees, how much money is spent on athletes, and the effects of injuries.
College students should get paid because of all the income they bring in for their school while playing. For example, in the article “Why College Athletes Should Be Paid” by Tyson Harnett he says “Many coaches earn at least $100,000 per year to coach one of the major basketball, baseball, football at a school. “They will receive bonuses for going to the playoffs, winning championships etc.” “You know what the athletes receive as a gift? Nothing.”(Harnett). Despite the significant help, college players have been for their schools and the revenue they bring in they get nothing in return.
(Layden, 1) So he was almost good in High School, but not really at all. After graduating high school, Tony Romo went to Eastern Illinois University and majored in Business. (Flores, 3) Eastern Illinois is a Division 1-AA school, which is like the minor leagues for college. He wasn’t quite good enough to play football for a Division 1-A school. Of all 119 Division 1-A colleges, Tony Romo wasn’t good enough to get recruited by any of them.
Athletes in today’s society that pass up college to play pro sports are making a bad decision. A high school player that goes straight to the pros does not have enough experience. Sure, we hear about the high school students that went pro and had instant success like Lebron James and Derek Jeter, but these are only a fraction of the thousands of players that go pro each year. 85% percent of the athletes that go pro out of high school are unsuccessful and end their careers after just five short years. They are not ready to play side by side their professional counterparts because of lack of experience and immaturity.
How college sports affect education Abby Dyk 1. Introduction Have you ever thought athletics where valued more than schooling in your university? What makes these students viewed differently than the rest? The positive and negative effects of college sports have on education. College sports gives students an advantages in education due to GPA restrictions, study table times, and mandatory grade checks to continue with their sport and continue receiving scholarships.
Do you think that athletes deserve the advantages they receive from the university? And so on. These questions were asked to students that ranged from athletes themselves to regular students, When athletes were asked about their opinion the answers, at no surprise, were greatly similar. Garrius Adams, point guard for the University of Miami, claimed that “being a student athlete takes hard work and dedication, which is something many don’t understand.” He went on saying that early practices, long
Next year he enrolled as physics and mathematics major at the University of Chicago but again he left without graduating. Ellison later blamed his failure to complete his college education on his short attention span, lack of discipline, and lack of respect for authority. However his college experience was valuable in respect that he learned computer programming. He later started doing contract programming and discovered his passion. Larry Ellison moved to Berkeley, California in 1966.
Michael Barbuto College Writing October 2, 2013 Professor Eaton Descriptive Essay Last year playing high school football was probably one of the most entertaining and exciting things I have ever done in my entire life. The reasoning behind this is that we had an outstanding team which sent eighteen kids off to play college football. Therefore, eighteen out of twenty one people were sent off to play college football, which is pretty good in my eyes. When experiencing high school football, it is all about brotherhood and family throughout the whole entire team. This year playing football for Springfield is not the same as last year in high school because I’m not as close with the people on my college team.
When an athlete decides to pursue athletics in college, it shows that playing that sport is a passion of that individual and that they have worked hard to get to the point they’re at. It’s important that the NCAA begin to pay college athletes because without college sports, everything would be changed drastically for the NCAA as well as schools across the country. There are numerous reasons why student athletes in college should get compensated for their hard work, however, these are the three main reasons that will be discussed in this