There are many college athletes across the world that receives no type of money for the sports they play. Actually, it is illegal for them to receive any types of money from anybody except from the school. People argue for the college athletes about how they should receive money but other people say they should not because they are already getting a full scholarship to go to the school. College sports have the biggest television network station and they make a lot of revenue off of the college athletes playing their respective sport.
Many college athletes cannot even find a descent meal to eat because of the NCAA rule stating that they cannot receive money. This is what makes it tempting for the athletes to accept stuff money from the athletic boosters. College athletes spend the majority of their time at practice or games than studying for exams. It is basically like a full time job because they are there for the whole week. Athletes are restricted from making money. “Amateurism provides no benefit to the athlete, neither enhancing his education nor making him a better person. The Olympics began taking amateurism out of its charter in the 1970s, yet the N.
C. A. A. holds onto it as a cherished ideal. Money is not the problem in college sports. The problem is that the athlete is restricted from making any (Bilas). ” College athletes cannot make money because of a rule the N. C. A. A. stated and it is not benefiting them. Student athletes generate a large amount of revenue for the NCAA and the NCAA should “give-back” a small amount to the athletes. Athletes should get paid in return for the play. “They are unpaid workers, and in big-time college athletics, not just football, there are no amateurs. Whenever you get something of value for performing athletically, you’re a professional.
They call it a scholarship, fees, books, tuition and so forth. What I want are the athletes to have some spendable money” (Bilas). The athletes are performing making money for the programs but in return they get scholarships, books, room and board. Paying athletes could curb abuses such as players taking money from boosters or agents. Athletes should get paid a stipend. “Sometimes, it just doesn’t seem fair. I’m at the No. 1 football school in the country right now, and I’m struggling to get groceries every month” (Bilas). All the money the players are bringing in and they are struggling just to get groceries.
Athletes are not even getting paid so they cannot even get groceries. The college athletes should be fairly compensated so they can be able to fulfill the needs. “First, student athletes do not have time to get a job. If they aren’t doing something directly involved with their respective sport then they’re studying… or at least they should be. And, while the offseason is up for debate, they are still training to stay in shape for their return when practice starts again. (White). The athletes do not have enough time to get a job and if they are not at practice they are studying for their exam.
It is impossible for the athletes to make money because they are too busy with their studies and practice. College athletes are not being fairly compensated. “Here are the coaches, making millions–and possibly making millions just to go away when they fail. Here are the television cameras, with the billions of dollars their owners pay for the rights to televise the games, sell advertising so they can turn a profit–and thoroughly scramble the notion that institutions of higher education field athletic programs for the spirit of competition and the sharpening of minds” (Veazy).
The coaches are making millions; the network is making millions, and the schools are making millions but the college athletes are not making any money. The athletes are not being treated fairly when it comes to money. “Star basketball and football players produce millions for their schools in ticket sales, TV contracts and payouts from March Madness and bowl games. Yet stars get paid only tuition, room and board. Universities use most of the money they generate to pay ever higher salaries to coaches and to build extravagant facilities to attract more stars” (Johnson).
All the money the players produce but they only get paid with tuition, room, and board. The universities use the majority of the money to pay coaches and build facilities. The colleges used the money to pay coaches and build facilities instead of paying the athletes.
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