Should College Athletes Be Paid Case Study

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Should college athletes, specifically in a division 1, revenue producing sports be receiving payment from the university in exchange for their performance? This is the essential question being asked in these research studies. Student athletes are provided scholarships and other incentives for playing a division 1 sport, but is it really enough to cover the cost of their tuition and personal expenses? There are a vast amount of opinions on this issue; ranging from yes or no that student athletes should be waged, to they should be able to accept endorsements or that they should get an extra stipend if their season goes well. Division 1, revenue producing sports, specifically men’s football and basketball are not compensated fairly for their performance, in which universities make a surplus amount of money off of for themselves and do not …show more content…
This idea was thought of because coaches and stakeholders already illegally give the athletes luxuries or extra benefits behind closed doors. Such as restaurant meals, cars or university memorabilia (Mondello et al., 2013). The same authors also thought of the idea that college athletes should only be paid extra, with income the university receives, if their season is successful. Meaning, that they win a tournament or bowl (2013). Few surveys have actually been conducted on this dispute, but in a study directed by Mondello et al., they found that 54% of college students were in favor of paying collegiate athletes. On the other hand, 66% of the total population surveyed opinionated that they should not be paid (2013). Regardless, the next big question on this topic that Southall and Staurowsky bring about is do universities even have enough funds to fairly and objectively pay college athletes

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