Should college athletes get paid?


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Our Answer

Here are some reasons that they should get paid:

Over the last few years this hot topic has been a debate among NCAA and those who play college athletes. Everyone has a different opinion, from the athletes themselves, the coaches, the Big 10, ESPN and the general public. Here are some reasons we found that support both sides.

Here are some reasons college athletes shouldn’t be paid:

1.College athletes would just be going to the big schools like Duke, Alabama or Ohio state just to get more money.

It would be terrible for recruiting and academics.


It would be unfair for a student who plays not as a popular sport like lacrosse, golf, wrestling and field hockey to get minimum wage.


They shouldn’t get paid they all ready got paid scholarship money which is over 100,000.


According to the ESPN website, if college football and basketball


obtain the right to be paid, what do we do about the thousand of athletes who also work incredibly hard on the field and in the classroom who participate in athletics that don’t rack up massive points?

College athletes are technically employees for the college without the athletes working so hard to win their games the college wouldn’t get as much money.


First a college athlete wakes up at dawn, works out, eats and then go to an 8 or 9am class, after that they will get their lunch and, a little bit more class time and then its time for practice. Any adult would want to pull out their hair with this type of schedule.


Student athletes bring in millions of dollars annually to the schools, with out receiving a single dime because NCAA rules.


The typical division 1 college athlete spends 43.3 hours per week to his sport-3.3 more hours than the typical american work week.


This year the university of Alabama reported 143.3 million athletic in revenues More than the 30 NHL teams and 25 of the 30 NBA teams.


This concludes that we don’t know if paying college athletes would make college sports better or worse, you decide.