The Pros and Cons of Pay College Athletes


Recently, the question of paying college athletes has made such a buzz in the sports arena. If we are to see the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) – to implement the body of college sports – has kept the matter, it is this; paying college athletes is a no-go. But this does not mean that the “big guys” in the course have already made a final decision; discussions are indeed still going on even within the board.

Why this issue has not been solved yet? Is it really necessary to change the norm not give athletes extra money aside from those they get from traditional scholarships?

merits of paying college athletes

In this age where social media is king, making profits of sports is even more ludicrous pursuit. Schools are actually making more money than ever from the revenues of televised college sports, especially football and basketball the most popular men

However, athletes who participate in these games -. The reason sports activities shows such a hit in the first place – are not getting more than their scholarship grants; it is not even enough to cover all their expenses; education, food, board, travel, books, and others. They have no other way to compensate for this need sports practices take up all their time on academic responsibility. Pay college, a little extra, would actually go a long way, especially for those who belong to families with low incomes.

If this item would be considered that could help to finally stop the abuse going on behind the scenes; abuse as stakeholders (ie recruiters) offer athletes special “privilege” for the favors of how they wanted games to turn out. Shady business, yes, but it happens.

The disadvantages of paying college athletes

The main reason why paying athletes college is still not legalized is because of the strong stand by the spirit of amateurism against the idea . Most traditionalists would also argue that college sports exist not so athletes could get profit, but to promote the true meaning of sportsmanship between colleges. Which includes money in the equation for the participation of players would debase the core of amateurism. Another big problem with the idea is only “unfairness” to the less popular sports that have little or no income, and of course to colleges with less resources. Who would be responsible for paying students in this case? And what system will be used; not athletes with better performance to get higher wage increases than other members of the team?

this and much more just would lead to many complexities, and thus, paying athletes college could probably just leave the students what they went to their respective organizations in the first place, that is, to get a degree, not receive a salary.