College Athletes Should Not Be A College Athlete Essay

1385 Words Dec 6th, 2016 6 Pages
For many years, college athletes have been the face of many prestigious schools. Being a college athlete meant you were good enough to get a scholarship, which meant you had a chance make it to the big leagues. I grew up watching basketball and football like it was second nature, it resulted in wanting to be like the superstars on television. The children who grew up like me dream to be an all-American college athlete and become that superstar in the big leagues. The NCAA has been around since 1910 and regulates 1,259 schools/institutions, conferences, or any other association(NCAA.org). The NCAA organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. The great part is it helps more the 460,000-college student-athletes who compete annually in college sports(NCAA.org). The sports sanctioned by the NCAA are basketball, men’s baseball, women’s beach volleyball, softball, football, cross county, women’s field hockey, women’s bowling, golf, fencing, lacrosse, soccer, gymnastics, women’s rowing, volleyball, ice hockey, water polo, rifle, skiing, tennis, track and field, swimming and diving, and finally wrestling. But it is football and men’s basketball who bring in the money. In 2014 the NCAA made close to 1 billion in revenue (NCAA.org). College athletes do, in fact, bring in most of the money for colleges; but they should not be paid for a privilege that is already being funded by a scholarship.

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