Best Male College Athlete ESPY Award

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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, it is believed that it is the athletes who want to be paid, but in reality, it is their parents. For example, Cam Newton, the football player was part of a scandal while playing in college. This scandal did not involve him requesting money, but Newton’s…

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    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 much class…

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    player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women's World Cup champion. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach has been a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team since 2003 earning her first cap in 2001. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and holds the world record for international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World…

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    In recent years, the issue concerning transgender athletes being allowed to choose the teams they would like to play on has become an increasing problem. Our generation was never truly aware of how big of a problem this was to the transgender community until just recently when Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner) came out as transgender and addressed the problem in her speech at the ESPYS. This really open our eyes and even infuriated some people, therefore, I believe that there needs to be…

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