I am a huge fan of college sports. Lately in the media the question to whether or not college athletes should be paid has come up a lot. I will argue why college athletes should not be paid for playing sports in college.
Frederick, B. (n.d.). Fans Must Understand That College Sports Is Big Business. US News. Retrieved March 18, 2014, from http://www.usnews.com
In an article by Brain Frederick titled “Fans Must Understand That College Sports Is Big Business” he states that “Everyone would benefit from a college athletics system that provides its athletes with better compensation and lifetime health care. If we truly enjoy college athletics and want them to continue, we better start calling ...view middle of the document...
They get to play the sport they love. I think sometimes we get caught up in what we aren’t getting and forget about everything we do get.”
I agree whole heartedly with her comment in that college athletes are blessed with a talent any person would die for. They have the ability to play a sport and well enough to play at the college or even pro level. College is still a stepping stone for anyone to where they WANT to get. Thus you reap the reward for the work that you put it, you don’t just get it handed to you.
Dorfman, J. (2013, August 29). Pay College Athletes? They're Already Paid Up To $125,000 Per Year. Forbes. Retrieved March 17, 2014, from http://www.forbes.com
I am using this source to show the amount of money already being paid to a student athlete on scholarship. In this article from Forbes Magazine online edition Jeffery for similar training in the weeks leading up to their pre-draft workouts. Using these valuations, and adding in the value of a scholarship, a student athlete at a major conference school on full scholarship is likely receiving a package of education, room, board, and coaching/training worth between $50,000 and $125,000 per year depending on their sport and whether they attend a public or private university.
Upwards of $125,000 a year paid to college athletes that are on scholarship? How is this debate of paying student athletes still making...