Favoritism In College Essay

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College athletes, both young men and women, are arguing with the National Collegiate Athletic Association about salaries in the future. Most do not know that the revenue goes to other programs and minor sports throughout the academy. Consequently, this would cause colleges to go bankrupt to afford compensating the gargantuan amount of athletes that play for the school. Although college athletes could benefit from compensation, the funds would be better used on academic programs that support and help build up the integrity of the school. An academy can only admit a certain number of students and athletes every year. But most do not realize the favoritism athletes get in that selection process. For example, most colleges actually look for …show more content…
With all of the advertisements we see on T.V. when watching Saturday night football, one would think some of the proceeds earned would go to the players. Nonetheless the athletes on the field receive no compensation, and with good reason. Matthew Denhart, Richard Vedder, and Robert Villcock are all students from the Washington D.C: Center for College Affordability and productivity. They state, “For virtually all colleges, athletics is not a good financial investment...In 2006, only 19 of 119 FBS institutions gained a net profit from athletics” (12). So most of these colleges that have a large athletic program, do not earn any revenue from it. Not to mention just how complicated payment would be for the players of your favorite sports. We would have to decide whether they, big or small, would earn the same “minimum wage” type of salary. Or it would vary from athlete to athlete. James D. Torr admits one major flaw about the theory of athlete compensation in his new novel Sports and Athletes. He says “We would have to decide whether or whether not, athletes would be paid for how well their performance stacks up to the competition” (108). In simpler terms he says that athletes would be competing for higher salaries than their teammates. Also we have to recognize that not all college athletes can be paid the same. Mostly because the …show more content…
However, many were quick to gallop onto the bandwagon of compensation, without looking at the true facts. In Fact, 90% of schools don’t even make a profit from these big events. Therefore it’s not a question about whether an athlete can be paid, but one where we consider whether the school could afford it. $200,000 going out to athletes in every sport is more than what your large IU’s and Florida States can handle. Consequently, no one would want to see these big schools go out of business. Therefore, we should keep the same protocol as before, and maybe some of these amazing institutions will survive, and continue to educate future generations of

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