College athletes juggle busy academic schedules and practice schedules all throughout their stressful weeks, so why shouldn't they be compensated for their time dedicated to sports. Since the beginning of time, college athletes have never been financially rewarded for their efforts in sports. Sure they have received scholarships, but young financially underprivileged students can't always balance school, athletics, and a job. College athletes should be paid for participating in college sports to help them financially accommodate the high risk factor involved with sports, and their expensive lifestyles, and give them the money they played hard to earn.
First of all, the risk factor involved with playing college sports too high not to compensate players. A player can easily be waived or cut from the team, and left with nothing if they do not preform well. Thus waisting all there hard work and effort that they may have ...view middle of the document...
College sports generate billions of dollars, to be exact 11 Billion dollars in annual revenues. These revenues are given to NCAA executives, athletic directors and coaches in the form of salaries, and no athlete sees a dollar, When they truly are the reason these billions of dollars are made. The NCAA is flourishing while players continue to struggle paying for food, travel, books and other expenses. Now you might say, why cant such ones take up a secular job? However, college sports take president in their lives, thus making it hard to balance school, athletics, and a job. We can no longer allow the improvished lifestyle some athletes are in. In relation to this, we must compensate college athletes just so they can stay afloat in their busy lives.
Yet, despite all the benefits of compensating college athletes, many view collegiate sports as amatuer sports. Some also say that paying college athletes would demoralize the principle of amatuer sports. The Websters Dictionary defines an amatuer as someone who does something for pure pleasure, and furthermore, no compensation. However, as stated before, players devote their lives to their sports, out of the hope that one day, they will be rewarded for their hard work. In view of that, how can we truly say that these sports are amature?
Also, some refer to the competive disadvangted for some schools.. Some ask how can the smallers schools and conferences possible afford this. That being said, you must keep in mind the 11 Billion dollars of revenue the NCAA brings in. With this money, the ncaa can disperse this money evenly amongst all NCAA affilliated schools. As a result, this problem is solved, and all players will be compensated regardless of wether or not their school is a major division one school.
All things considered, collegiate athlete should be paid for participating in college sports to help them financially accommodate the high risk factor involved with sports, and their expensive lifestyles, and give them the money they played hard to earn. Even though there are some obstacles such as schools being disadvangted by having to pay athletes, this can solved, and thus the pros of paying college athletes far out way the cons.