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    student-athletes compete in 24 sports (NCAA). These are held to high expectations not only on as an athlete but as a student too. But should student-athletes at the collegiate level be paid. They go through expectations of vigorous training while playing and maintaining their studies. In the article Are players School Employees? by Reed Karaim shows how students have the right to unionize, along with class-action lawsuits demanding more compensation and better treatment for college athletes,…

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    For many years, the debate on if college athletes should be paid for publicity has raised controversy throughout society. According to the NCAA, Division I and Division II schools provide $2.7 billion in athletic scholarships annually to more than 150,000 student athletes (“Recruiting Fact Sheet,” 2016). Yet, sports administrators argue that paying for athlete’s college tuition simply is not enough as the athletes publicity is producing revenue for universities and the NCAA (Breslow, 2013).…

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    are the student athletes. Everyone won something, from the coaches that got the heavy paycheck to the billions made from the advertisements. At the end of the day everyone got paid except the people that millions watched. The student athletes put in all the work and they don 't even…

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    performing athletes. He did this by implementing regulations in order to segregate professional sports from amateur sports. In addition, while the colleges had athletic programs that generated revenue, the rules assisted with limiting the cost of having athletes on the team, thus increasing profit. The rules that are set by the NCAA are meant to preserve and reproduce the socially constructed notions of what it means to be a student athlete and what it means to be a professional athlete. For…

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    embers my title as a student scholar athlete. Being a student-athlete is one of the most rewarding and stressful things ever. You need to keep up various exercises at one time, including the way that you need to keep up a specific GPA to be qualified as a competitor on any group. Being part of a basketball, football or volleyball team requires practice every day, weight training, or fundraising, meeting with coaches, conditioning and more. Student’s athletes have much more to prioritize than…

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    College Athlete Amateurism

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    Amateurism or Capitalism: A Practical Approach to Paying College Athletes I. Introduction: On April 7, 2014, the University of Connecticut (UCONN) men’s basketball team was poised to reach their goal of a national championship. The AT&T Stadium was packed with 79,000 fans who paid an average of about $500 to watch the Final Four games. CBS cameras were setting up on the sidelines; the network paid approximately about $800,000,000 a year for the media rights to show the NCAA Tournament on its…

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    boys in sports image. With respect to Wimbleton female tennis players have been playing in small colorful outfits that make them stand out in the courts. The sexualization of these athletes has added more pressure to fit into a specific mold. Implementing what is considered the female athlete triad. The female athlete triad includes eating disorders,…

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    There are many female athletes that participate in sports today. While physical activity can bring a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, it can also bring on psychological problems. There are certain pressures that come with competing and with that can come a sleuth of problems. The purpose of this paper is to examine what is known as the Female Athlete Triad. Our goal is to get a better understanding exactly what female athletes go through and how societal factors, such as the media, can…

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    Imagine being a professional college athlete, investing multiple hours in athletics and academics. Countless hours are spent training to become the best of the best to compete against the best schools. Athletes experience a toll on their bodies not only physically, but mentally as well; the level of training and commitment to the sport is easily comparable to what a professional athlete experiences. However, questions are raised as to whether college athletes should be paid to play. Oftentimes,…

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    One of the hottest topics in college Athletics for the past decade is whether or not college athletes should get paid. Big Schools are making an absolute fortune on these highly gifted kids through their exceptional play and social media charisma. Whether or not they should get paid is a bit of a stretch but I think with all of the money the schools are making off of these athletes I think they can manage giving the players a few dollars. Players should be paid for three reasons. Players miss so…

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