Essay On The NCAA Amateurism System

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One of the largest on going issues dealing with the injustice that is the current NCAA rule system is the limited spreading of wealth/profit within the institutions. This can be seen in the tremendous profits schools make yearly due to their athletic programs. Where the problem/injustice comes into play here is in how the colleges/institutions are able to get away with not spreading their wealth/profits to those have earned compensation. I believe this is a direct result to the rule system in place by the NCAA enabling it’s colleges/institutions to be highly hypocritical. Specifically, I see this as yet another flaw of the NCAA amateurism system. However, instead of arguing the common debate (whether or not NCAA athletes should be placed under the amateurism system), I am raising the question that if there is going to be an amateurism system for NCAA athletes, should by the same thinking all involved in NCAA sports, namely the coaches, be lumped in under the same category of amateurism? My opinion is that if there is going to be an amateurism …show more content…
To do this I believe division I athletic employees should be subject to a system similar to that of of the amateurism in which concerns NCAA athletes. Currently NCAA employees (not athletes) are not subject to any rules, such as amateurism, that would prevent them from operating freely. Head coaches, and all other NCAA employees (excluding the athletes themselves) are allowed/permitted to be represented by an agent, receive benefits from an agent/prospective agent, contact professional teams, as well as receive “prize money” above (many times well above) their actual and necessary expenses. Each, and every one of the aforementioned claims are directly prohibited to NCAA athletes due to the amateurism clause. I see this as a large double standard being portrayed by the

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