paying college athletes essay



Paying college athletes essay

Today’s youth strive to join the ranks of the greatest who ever played a sport, and college is the beginning of that dream.

At this level athletes forfeit a great deal to be able to spend hours each day practicing.

Currently, a college athlete cannot be given money or marketed in a way that profits the school or the athlete.

A growing controversy centers on whether these athletes deserve to make money for all their hard work.

Every year, the ncaa and universities earn millions of dollars from athletes that every average joe loves to watch.


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Should these athletes be given some of the earnings since the money was made because of them? When considering this, one question must be addressed: what is the purpose of college, and is an athlete’s decision to attend reason enough to deny them compensation? Some say that paying college athletes will make professional sports obsolete because more athletes who are unable to make it in the pros (but have the talent to star in college) will find a means to go to school.

College is where the line has been drawn and a garrison has risen to protect it.


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If the populace were to concede and pay someone who plays sports, then america would see people clamoring for outstanding high school athletes to be paid, which, of course, is absurd.

Some may attend college, but because they’re getting paid to play sports, learn nothing and consequently suffer when the real world hits them on graduation day, and their sports career doesn’t pan out, or is derailed by injury.

The decision to pay college athletes, prodigies or not, would be a very grievous mistake. Secondly, college sports serve to give students extracurricular activities to help them through the difficult academic life.


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Written by teens since college atheletes have scholorships to go to their specific college, that alone should be enough pay for them.

No, collegiate athletes should not be paid as much as pros, but they earned a salary.

Agree on what you are saying but there are more pros than cons as to why they should get paid i am also writing an essay based on this but towards their scholarships, you know they don't get full scholarships they miss a few thousand dollars a month.


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College athletes make more money for them, they bring in more money for the ncaa and the athletic departments.

Paying college athletes” isn’t an idea that john l believes in in his article.


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I agree with john on several of his ideas, but i don’t see why the athletes shouldn’t be paid for their crowds they produce at their games. If it weren’t for these athletes, then no one would care to go to any of the games.

The argument of, “isn’t it enough for the college to give them a free education” doesn’t really apply in my mind.

Think that college athletes should not be paid because they are student athletes, students come before athlete meaning that they're a student first and a athlete collegiate level basketball players are getting a full ride scholarship, so i don't see why they would want to get more on top of that.


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