Paying College Athletes Annotated Bibliography
Paying College Athletes Annotated Bibliography

Paying College Athletes Annotated Bibliography

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There has been increased debate on whether college athletes need to be paid since the amount of money that is made through college sports has increased significantly. Although the debate has raised a lot of issues and concerns from both sides the reasons for paying or models to facilitate payment have not yet been developed. This paper provides a critical review of some of the issues that have been highlighted in the growing debate and the models that are aimed at facilitating these changes in the systems accordingly.
Annotated Bibliography

  • Chudacoff, H. P. “Let’s Not Pay College Athletes – WSJ.” N.p., 28 Mar. 2016. Web. <http://www.wsj.com/articles/lets-not-pay-college-athletes-1459206949>.

Summary

Chudacoff observes that there are a lot of issues and models that need to be coined out before an appropriate model or structure can be developed. Chudacoff is strongly against paying the players since it would lead to inequality and a proper framework that can be used to ensure that all athletes get a fair share cannot be developed. The source strongly advises against paying the athletes citing the massive perks and advantages that athletes get while in college (Chudacoff 56). The main argument is that the facilities and treatment that the athletes get makes them a level above others and should therefore, not be paid. The source is important in assessing and deriving different aspects of the paper since it offers a counterargument to the main argument in the paper.

Analysis

It offers a differentiating aspect of the payment of athletes that needs to be assessed if there is

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a chance of making a proper argument and raising the level of argumentative aspect that can help in controlling and deriving the best models in the system. The arguments that have been made by the author are accurate although the author fails to develop a structure that discusses and assesses loyalties and other monetary issues that palyers need to get. The author has a unique view since he observes that athletes are not employees and as such the logistical nightmare that the board would need to sort would be massive. It is therefore a proper research model that has been defined and modelled to keep in line with the individual aspects and controls that are needed by the system accordingly.

  • Cohen, Ben. “The Case for Paying College Athletes.” Wall Street Journal 16 (2011).

Summary

Cohen observes that there is a high level of irregularity that can be cited among the sanctions and models that are used across different sports and fines that are given. According to Cohen, there have been no definition and proper models that have been derived to ensure that they give a proper account and model of compensating athletes and fining those who bypass the rules. The rules of amateurism according to Cohen therefore, need to be redefined if there is a chance of making proper progress and helping the athletes in the society (Cohen 22). Cohen points to the differences in the amounts of fines that are levied to athletes and the high amount of money that is made by the athletes in different competition yearly.

Analysis

According to Cohen, it is not feasible for athletes to only get scholarship when the NCAA i

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making billions in endorsements. In the 1970s when there was a 50000 dollar price for the TV rights, the students were still given only scholarships to facilitate their study. The NCAA has failed to be dynamic and improve the standards of the individuals but increased the amount of fines levied against players found to breach the code of conduct set. It is therefore, essential to ensure that there is a development of proper criteria and approaches that can help in giving the students the best level of tutelage as well as payment. The source however, disregards the facilities and perks that the athletes currently enjoy and how these have transformed their lives in the present careers.

  • Reed, K. “Solution Regarding Paying College Athletes or Not is Simple.” N.p., 13 Nov. 2015. Web. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ken-reed/solution-regarding-paying_b_8556872.html>.

Summary

Reed on the other hand, observes that athletes need to be paid although this would take the form of allowing the students to take up endorsements with companies and selling their memorabilia. Reed notes that although there is a question of logistics from the approaches and models that can be used in compensating the athletes, these are not significant in giving a proper control or model that is needed in the approaches used (Reed 74). Reid notes that although he understands the scepticism surrounding paying athletes, it is important for there to be structure that monitors and develops important aspects and controls in the systems accordingly. Athletes should therefore, be allowed to gain from their talents that is the case with the professional musicians and actors in college.

Analysis

Athletes are treated to the amateurism code or model that is not feasible and lacks the level of controls and models that are needed in the system accordingly. There is a difference between the approaches that are used to define the output of the players and they need to enjoy their perks as the NCAA and the colleges enjoy. The solution according to Reed is therefore, simple and students need to be given a chance to benefit from their talent as other students do. Reed argues that although the logistical nightmare may prevent payment from the college departments, it is important to ensure that the payment models match important criteria and approaches needed in the systems accordingly. There is a difference in the approaches that the colleges may use and facilitation may be difficult but it is still essential that the students get the best from their talents.

  • Wilbon, Michael. “College athletes deserve to be paid.” ESPN. com (2011).

Summary

Wilbon observes that the amount of money that the NCAA is making for Tv rights and other endorsements need to be allocated to a student fund or kitty and the students gain from their efforts. Wilbon is adamant that the NCAA has signed an 11billion contract for three weekends with CBS and Turner sports and ESPN. These are massive resources that are generated and availed to the body by the athletes who give their lives to the sport (Wilbon 18). The students however, get no money and are fined for their actions in the process where they are not allowed to gain any advantage citing it to be an

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