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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid
English III, P.2
May 16, 2014
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In recent years, many people debate whether college athletes should be paid or not. This debate has gone on for many years and soon it will be solved. This paper will talk about the negative effects of paying college athletes and the benefits they are already receiving from their schools. This paper compares student life and college athlete life. This paper talks about how college athletes live the life of fame. Many argue that universities bring in millions from these athletes hard work. This paper identify how much universities really make and how much is actually profitable. With many negative effect of paying college athletes, the suggestion of not paying them for the athletic abilities is an ongoing debate.
College Athletes Should Not Be Paid
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Imagine a free education, traveling around the world, and not even have to worry about large debts after college. This is the life of a college athlete. Paying college athletes has been a hot topic in the sports world. While college athletes are deserving of this money because of the many sacrifices they make to play, college athletes should not be paid for their athletic abilities. Paying college athletes has many effects and can change many things. By paying college athletes, their efforts in their sports will not be as high. Athletes are being paid by receiving an education that many people cannot afford. There are many other perks of being a college athlete. They get free medical treatment, they get to travel around the world, and lastly, they get the fame and publicity that superstars get. Many schools make a lot of money from the athletic programs but at the end of the day it is still not enough to profit from.
College athletes do not need to be paid with the money they are receiving from their academic scholarships. A typical athletic scholarship for one year can value at around $20$50,000 dollars. That doesn’t even include the medical and traveling expenses they receive. College athletes receive free books, housing and medical treatment too. The college also provides athletes with educationals benefits. The college provides many other benefits outside of school that some regular students can only imagine. First off college athletes get to travel around the world.
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This year, the universities of Michigan and Connecticut both got to open their basketball season in Germany. Seven universities got to travel to Hawaii and start their season, and some even go to the Bahamas. With all this traveling, the expenses are paid for by the schools. College athletes receive enormous amount of publicity. They are exposed through the media and will have pro scouts flocking to them. These same college athletes also have armies of tutors to help them stay eligible through the season. These are some of the benefits that normal students on academic scholarships don’t receive. One of the greatest benefits that college athletes receive is the debt free life after college (The case against paying college athletes, n.d.). Most college students spend years paying off their college debts. The average college debt in the nation is around $29,400 dollars per student (Ellis, 2013). College athletes get many sponsorships through the schools from athletic companies such as Nike or Adidas. Adding the cost of shoes, jersey, and equipment, the average value of this is around $7,000$15,000 ( The case against paying college athletes, n.d.). College athletes paying for their schools is their way of paying back. Though college athletes life are just as stressful as a students. ...
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