Pros And Cons Of Paying College Athletes

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[Instructor Name] [Course Number] [Date] A Great Debate: Should College Athletes Be Paid To Play? Since the National Collegiate Athletic Association, also known as the NCAA, already extends scholarships and funds to pay for tuition, fees, room and board, and other allowable expenses, the NCAA should continue not to pay the student athletes who participate in athletics. College sports are called college sports because athletes that are in the NCAA are students and not professionals. Just like any other job you go to college to hone your skills and advance them for the future. The advantages student athletes receive from the NCAA are more than generous. According to the “National Collegiate Athletic Association” (, student athletes…show more content…
If universities were allowed to buy off student athletes to come to their school then the competitiveness of college sports will reach a new level. In testimonies said by NCAA president Mark Emmert, “College sports fans would be soured by competition if the college athletes were paid for their name, image, and likeness.” I strongly agree with Emmerts stand on the situation, because he highlights that if NCAA players were paid, then less funded universities would move toward a Division III school due to the fact that scholarships are not…show more content…
There have been numerous reports about colleges being fined due to violating NCAA guidelines, and some feel this would stop if the NCAA allowed colleges to pay student athletes. If the NCAA allows colleges to pay students athletes, the problem would still not be resolved. The fact is college athletes are students. They should not be bribed by money to attend college. Higher educational institutions need to make college athletes aware of the value in attaining a scholarship. According to the article Point/Counterpoint: Paying College Athletes by Dr. Dennis A. Johnson, which was published in the Sports Journal, “The fear of the NCAA, as is should be, is that the mere notion of paying college athletes undermines the university’s primary purpose-education, far more valuable than a modest annual stipend proposed by many.” Thousands of dollars are awarded to college athletes, because they play sports. If colleges also start to pay athletes to participate, then colleges are only lowering the value of

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