Reasons Why College Athletes Should Not Be Paid

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Why Collegiate Athletes Should Not Be Paid

The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletics Association) is a not-for profit organization, bringing in $912 million in revenue in 2015, nearly a billion dollars and has deals worth multi billion dollars with its broadcasting partners, Turner/CBS. These astronomical profits are what is leading some to call for collegiate athletes to be paid for their services for their collegiate teams in NCAA tournaments, the proponents of pay-for-play believe that players should be getting a piece of the pie as they are the main reason for why the NCAA is bringing in close to a billion dollars in revenue, most of it coming from broadcasting deals. The principle argument in favor of paying college athletes for representing
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Another reason for why advocates of paying college athletes believe in remunerations for players is that college athletes work more than full time, working and practicing more than a full time job and don 't have the time to have a job on the side to pay for other expenses, supporters of reimbursing student-athletes point to the fact that less than 2% of college athletes will get a chance to compete in a major league in North America, that only 9.7% would get the chance to be drafted into the …show more content…
That would also mean that women 's sports would greatly suffer and may be cut out of colleges because the institutes may not see it to be as profitable as men 's basketball and football, which could subsequently cause legal troubles for the institutes as under current federal laws intercollegiate sports is seen as part of the education process, therefore stipulating institutes to grant the same opportunities to women as for men, so these issues would arise out of the idea of remunerating collegiate athletes. Aside from the possible issue there 's also the ethical question about turning academic institutes into business enterprises which would shift the primary objective of universities from teaching to making money off the endeavors such as intercollegiate athletics which wouldn 't make college any different from a professional sports

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