Hampton Clark Mr. Morris English 10H 12 February 2012
Payment in College Sports
College sports are filled with a vast number of controversial topics and ideas such as the BCS, March Madness Tournament, and number of scholarships. But, one of the biggest controversy surrounding college athletics today is the argument of should college athletes be paid? Many people say that college athletes are amateur athletes and that their scholarship and education are enough to pay them. Others argue that college athletes should be paid because they are the ones that are bringing in the money, do not have time to get jobs to make money, and to keep them out of trouble with the NCAA and the law. Student-athletes are just that, students first, athletes second. The average college athlete receives around 100,000 dollars in his career under his or her scholarship. This includes their education, housing, books, and meals. Paying college athletes may turn many players into premadonnas, like many players in professional sports. College athletes should be playing the game for their school and the love for the game. Some players will be more focused on their own image and how they play on the individual basis. This will take away the idea of “team”, which makes college sports so great. Another problem with paying in college is how you would divided the pay evenly between different colleges, different sports, and between male and female sports. It’s quite apparent that a football program...
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