“College Football Players Deserve Pay for Play” by Rod Gilmore, “Why Student-Athletes Should Not Be Paid” by Kabir Sawhney, and “The Shame of College Sports” by Taylor Branch all voice their opinions on this argument. I believe college athletes should have their full tuition, meals, room and board paid for; but I do not think the school should necessarily be responsible for paying the athletes especially since so many are not responsible with their money. Basically, I believe that the school should not be responsible for giving these student athletes money. In many cases, these athletes walk around campus with rock star status anyway. If they were paid it would further that perception that they were something other than simply a student athlete.
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
These companies which profit off the impulses of the weak will no longer hold sway over our government like they do. James D. Scurlock wrote about the rising amount of influence the credit card companies hold in his article “Maxxed out”, “When it came time to testify, however, Trisha and Jane found themselves opposing the financial industry and its lobbyists, who were ‘discussing how much money they contributed to each congressman’s campaign’,” (Scurlock 154) For student loan debts we can bring back the near extinct concept of “Grants” which is where money is given, not lent, in order for students to achieve educational success. The money given from the government to the student pays for the student’s education so that when he is done with school, he goes out, gets a good job and makes society better in a little way. And when many make something just a little bit better, then the whole things starts to get noticeably better
Speech Outline Purpose Statement: The purpose of this speech is to show the audience why college athletes should be paid. Thesis Statement: College athletes deserve to be paid for a variety of reasons including: Introduction: As an athlete it is obvious that the harder you work the more success you have and every athlete’s dream is to play professionally. I feel that one of the major problems of being a college athlete is that you cannot get paid for playing. The NCAA makes millions of dollars a year off of student athletes. Body: 1.
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?
related to invasion of privacy issues because the private investigator posed as a college student and worked for the company then reported what he saw back to the city. Many places of employment have a rule against giving out information to other individuals or companies about what goes on in their place of employment. The impact of the city’s various actions outside of any violation of law or regulation is that they lost in the long run because the group filed a lawsuit against the city the private investigators, and the private investigators firm. In the end Boaters Inc. received one million
If many players are paying trainers to get them in-shape and trainers are costing a lot of money to inject steroids into players, why should Commisioner Bud Selig care how much the cost of players being tested really is. If players are hurting the game and loosing the game its publicity and its fans, testing players regardless about the money will be a good decision if the league every wants to follow the rules and play the game correctly. This will not hurt the league if this costs them millions of dollars. The only people who are viewing this is a lose if the MLB because they don’t want to put out the money. Players are getting payed enough money by the teams to play good in games without using performance enhancing drugs.
Her overall point is that a college degree is not necessary for success. She explained how statistics show that college graduates make more money, and she challenged that argument by pointing out that before the computer industry came along the most highest paying jobs like doctors, lawyers, etc. required a college degree. Linda also countered that by stating on the average the hardest working kids in school go off to college, so it's not really a surprise that they make more money. The author talked about a more personal experience, one she had with her son.
It is sad seeing college sports overshadowing college academics and achievements. With so much money flowing in from sport venues, it is only fair that the athletic programs get their share of funding. Exactly how much should the athletic program get would be a fair question? Is it fair that students coming in to school every day must look at other student athletes and coaches, knowing that their tuition fees helps pays for their equipments and necessities? This being the case, colleges put too much emphasis on their sports programs, some even go as low as curving rules and standards to better suit their athletes.
Whether most people will admit it or not, the dynamics and integrity of collegiate sports are slowly changing into a commercial entertainment based organization, majorly focused on the incentive of revenue. Most Division I athletes are offered scholarships to attend and play a sport for a certain university. Many people believe that “student-athletes” generate billions of dollars for universities and private companies while earning nothing for themselves. In his Sports Illustrated article arguing against the movement to pay college athletes, Seth Davis responds to this statement by saying, “This is indisputably untrue. Student-athletes earn free tuition, which over the course of four years can exceed $200,000.