Student Athletes Should Not be Paid Essay

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"The best argument against paying players is that it diminishes the value of an education" (qtd. in Zimbalist). State University has breached its academic standard by allocating unnecessary expenditures to athletically advanced students. Student athletes should not be paid at State University, because it focuses on an extracurricular activity as a means of profit, praises athletic ability over merit/ scholastics, promotes a bridge between players and regular students, and creates hierarchy between universities. Student athletes should not be paid more than any other student at State University, because it implies that the focus of this university is that an extracurricular activity as a means of profit. Intercollegiate athletics is …show more content…
Participating in a sport is in itself a goal that should be pursued and driven by the force of passion and the hope of professional continuance. As critics say whatever is bringing in large sums of cash into the university should be paid accordingly. Non-student athletes should fit into this category, because, although minimal, they do indeed bring in revenue. Although minimal revenue is gained, regular students make profit for their university such as State University by the exceptional grade point averages that are maintained and the vast scientific and mathematic discoveries. Money is indeed the major basis of evil, but what further disassociates a student is when academic capabilities are overshadowed by athletics.

Compensating scholar athletes at State University, praises athletic abilities over merit and scholastics. If students are being paid at an equal level to their special talents such as athletics, then State University school focus on opportunities for students to perform at their highest potential. For example, students who are mainly focused on academics are given possible internship advantages for a real hands on education the same should be done with student athletes. Realistically, less than 1% of the entire global population gain entrance onto professional teams. Furthermore, instead of wage incentives, students should be given the opportunity to work with highly qualified coaches that could help them eventually reach

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