College sports are a major benefactor for colleges. When the topic of whether or not students should be paid for their athletic performance is introduced in a conversation, people against the subject tend to refer to the student athletes as if the college student’s life is a walk in the park. Because student athletes sacrifice a huge portion of their life for their university, they should be paid a small amount of from the millions that their colleges make off of them.
Sports are not all fun and games. It is implied that athletes go into sports that they love or are talented in, but that love does not cover the fact that it is grueling work. This concept is learned early in a student’s high ...view middle of the document...
“The science team at D1 colleges would rarely be acknowledged for more than a week on the news; Athletic teams, however, are in the newspaper the entire year.” (Tyson Hartnett, Should be Paid) The truth is that sports revolve around everyone and is important to a great amount of people. Sports information is regularly updated and spoken amongst many. Information about college sports travels around at a fast pace. “The NCAA and CBS signed a 10.8 billion dollar television agreement over 14 years.” (Hartnett pg#1) Colleges attract students whom have sport interests, which in turn make the college name popular.
The popularity that college sports have over other programs is not something that people should be ashamed of. Some people look down upon universities when sports are put high in priority. The income that college sports generate financially supports a college. More funds can be provided for high standard school equipment. College sports promote education in universities.
Pride and unity in a college is built from sports. School spirit shows people outside looking in that there is a passion amongst a university. The aspect of togetherness plays a role in attracting people to a college. This passion can be permanent, even after graduation. Successful graduates that have a love for their college sometimes give donations to their respected universities. Sports bring people together forming a strong love, and dedication toward universities.
All these benefits are because of college sports, but college sports do not just form into existence. It takes student athletes that are strong, flexible, and dedicated to their individual sports. Without student athletes, the big universities would not be as magnificent as they are today.
There are some who think that D1 college athletes have it all on a silver platter. “They get the trainers, the nutrient specialist, the weight room, the...