College Athletes Get Paid Analysis

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Ameatur athletics at the college level of sports is a huge business. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) generates millions of revenue every year and colleges and their programs get paid. Yet, the players that are on the court or field bringing in the millions of revenue get no reward no money their way. Ameatur athletes barely can afford meals, clothing, and other possessions while professional athletes get everything and more for doing the same job. Goldman responded to this with, “ Almost fifty-eight percent say money they have is inadequate.” (Lee Goldman). Many of these collegiate athletes aren’t even promised the education that is promised to them. The NCAA should reward these young athletes with some type of revenue so …show more content…
The main reason universities earn these millions of revenue towards their schools is because of their sports programs. A short summarization of Tiffany Patterson’s article Should College Athletes Get Paid she talks about the horrific injury that happened to Louisville guard Kevin Ware. During the March Madness tournament against Duke. With millions watching Ware suffered a lower right leg injury while trying to block the opposing player's shot. She goes on to say that he healed six months later and was lucky, some however have become paralyzed or other career ending injuries all for the game they …show more content…
I am personally a collegiate athlete and knows what an athlete goes through. Players shouldn’t get paid millions of dollars like professional athletes, because why would players go on to try and play professionally. On the contrary they should deserve some type of revenue whether it's for clothes shopping, take someone out on a date, gas money, etc. For example that’s the same thing as me asking my friend to do something for me and he does all the work while I sit back and relax. Then after he’s done doing it I get all benefits and shine while my friend is left hanging out in the dust. It just doesn’t make sense and most importantly it isn’t

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