Regulate College Sports

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Sport is one of the things Americans value. Football, basketball, baseball and many other sports are played all year round. Most of this athletes start playing this kind of sport as soon as they can hold a ball. From playing catch with dad, to playing high school, and then college; that is if the person is even good enough. The health risk in playing competitive sport is enough to drive people away from trying. Yet every year, day after day, there are people working hard to play in a particular sport.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) is a non-profit organization that regulates college sports. Athletes from all over that play in college have to abide by the rules and standards of the NCAA. The NCAA has a tournament for every
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Zak Cheney-Rice a journalist for the News Mic says "In 2012, [NCAA] TV ad earnings alone eclipsed $1 billion. That same year, the NFL playoffs generated $976 million, while the NBA, MLB and NHL playoffs combined failed to out-earn March Madness, clocking a paltry $991 million" (n.p.). The stats from Zak 's article only includes the advertisement earnings, there is also the tickets that varies in price depending on how close a person is to the court, the concession stands, and as little as parking spots. NCAA is making money from every angle; no blind spots. According to VividSeats; the website where fans can get tickets a year before the March madness tournament, a ticket can cost up to about $13,000 dollars. Zero of that money goes to the athletes that are being …show more content…
If the athlete is willing to gain some education, the student does not chose a major that is advanced. The athletes do not have time to take Pre. Medicine or pre. Law courses. In an article written in SB Nation by Kevin Trahan, he argues that most college athletes take general education classes and do not end up getting a meaning full degree. Kevin emphasizes that, “The NCAA 's argument ignores the fact that some degrees are worth far more than others. Athletes are routinely clustered into majors that don 't set them up to succeed later in life, mainly because those majors are easy enough for athletes to focus on their sport” (n.p.). Most athlete I come across on UNO campus always seem to major in athletic training. That degree does not provide much income unless the person works on a professional team. Athletic trainers only average about 35,000 dollars a year. The fact that Mark Emmert thinks this athletes are going to be successful outside of the sports world is

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