Research Paper: Paying College Athletes

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-Summary If basketball and football players are the only ones being paid then other minor sports may be wiped out.Some people like to play the game for the love of the game like the students in minor sports so it’s not fair to them. They don’t play the sports for fame or money.
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“Crossfire: Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Youtube. Youtube, 20 March. 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Summary If basketball and football players are being paid then colleges have to start paying field hockey players, swimmers, and the water polo team. Title 9 won’t allow only two teams to be paid. Colleges will begin to face many lawsuits.
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“Crossfire: Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Youtube. Youtube, 20 March. 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Paraphrase Colleges will have to stat paying workers compensation and insurance and no colleges will want to get involved with the business aspect of paying college athletes. The transition from academic to economic won’t come easy for colleges.
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“Crossfire: Should College Athletes Be Paid?” Youtube. Youtube, 20 March. 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Quote “When you agree to a full, free ride at a university and you are a football or basketball player, you do so knowing that if you’re good enough at what you do, you will get noticed. It’s not as if you’ll need to spend any time assembling a resume. Your game is your resume.”
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Daugherty, Paul. “College Athletes Already Have Advantages and Shouldn’t Be Paid.” Sportsillustrated. Time Inc., 20 Jan. 2012. Web. 15 May. 2014.
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-Quote “Bob Knight once said the best argument against paying players is that it diminishes the value of an education. That’s as true now as it has ever been. For every athlete demanding a paycheck, there are 10 deserving non-athletes who can’t afford to walk in the door. To whom a college degree would mean more than a direct deposit every couple of weeks.”
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Daugherty, Paul. “College Athletes Already Have Advantages and Shouldn’t Be Paid.” Sportsillustrated. Time Inc., 20 Jan. 2012. Web. 15 May. 2014.
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-Paraphrase College athletes have readily resources available as in tutors and coaches who assign managers and they are given easier professors or classes to ensure that they will pass. College athletes have many other advantages that aren’t available to other students.
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Daugherty, Paul. “College Athletes Already Have Advantages and Shouldn’t Be Paid.” Sportsillustrated. Time Inc., 20 Jan. 2012. Web. 15 May. 2014.
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-Summary Student athletes are not professional athletes they are students who attend college to receive an education and participate in sports that they have a scholarship for. Collegiate sports are not a career or profession it is a way for students to earn a higher education degree. If a student has other unusual financial needs the NCAA has a fund for those students. Student athletes get to graduate without the burden of student loans unlike other students.
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Mitchell, Horace. “Students Are Not Professional Athletes.” USNews. US News and World Report, 6 Jan. 2014. Web. 19 May. 2014
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-Quote “The vast majority of college basketball players never make it to the pros—under 100 out of about 5,000 athletes—and an all-expenses paid degree provides a much better incentive than a paycheck”
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Morganteen, Jeff. “Should Student Athletes Be Paid? No, Says NCAA President.” Nbcnews. CNBC, 26 March. 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Quote “We want to make sure they get degrees, and that they really have the education that sets them up for life,” Emmert said. “That’s the game-changer here. Not the 3 to 4 percent who make it to the NBA.”
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Morganteen, Jeff. “Should Student Athletes Be Paid? No, Says NCAA President.” Nbcnews. CNBC, 26 March. 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Quote “They’re not professional athletes. They’re not what some people are arguing they should become, which is unionized employees of the university.”
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Morganteen, Jeff. “Should Student Athletes Be Paid? No, Says NCAA President.” Nbcnews. CNBC, 26 March. 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Visual Pie Graph of NCAA Revenue Distribution
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National Collegiate Athletic Association. NCAA. NCAA, 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014
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-Quote “There are more than 450,000 student-athletes, and the majority of them will go pro in something other than sports. Those student-athletes will take with them not just their degrees, but the experiences of college athletics and the life lessons they learned along the way. In short, we put our money where our mission is.”
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National Collegiate Athletic Association. NCAA. NCAA, 2014. Web. 16 May. 2014
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-Quote “In fact, only a tiny number of athletics programs actually reap the rewards that come from selling high-priced tickets and winning championships. But this reality is often obscured by headlines about money in college sports..”
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“Restoring the Balance.” Knight Commission. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, June. 2010. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Paraphrase Some schools are choosing between funding the freshman English courses or the football team and other sports may have to cut their team entirely. The budgets are already too tight to pay college athletes.
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“Restoring the Balance.” Knight Commission. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, June. 2010. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Summary According to the Knight Commission Foundation, colleges have significantly refocused academic priorities and started spending less on lower profit sports which makes it harder for other student athletes besides basketball and football players to have opportunities. In the coming years the Athletic departments of colleges will exceed $250 million by 2020 which will be untenable for most universities.
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“Restoring the Balance.” Knight Commission. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, June. 2010. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Visual http://www.knightcommission.org/images/restoringbalance/charts/fig4.png Chart of Projections for Collegiate Athletic Programs
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“Restoring the Balance.” Knight Commission. John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, June. 2010. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Quote “College athletes are able to take advantage of not just free room and board: the best dorm rooms on campus, and not just free books and classes: first choice of any classes they want.”
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Saxena, Anurag. The Sociology of Sport and Physical Education. New Delhi: Sports Publication, 2011. Print.
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-Quote “Athletics should be a vehicle for an education, but the colleges have to make it about education and not money.”
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“WRAL Documentary: College $ports: #MissionorMoney.” WRAL. WRAL, 25 Sep. 2013. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Quote “Colleges have lost touch about what college sports are supposed to be about.”
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“WRAL Documentary: College $ports: #MissionorMoney.” WRAL. WRAL, 25 Sep. 2013. Web. 16 May. 2014.
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-Quote “In any given year, no more than one or two dozen colleges of the 970-plus schools in the NCAA turn a true surplus in their athletic programs. Put simply, colleges cannot afford to pay their top athletes without further draining their academic budgets.”
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Zimbalist, Andrew. The Bottom Line: Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business. Philadelphia: Temple University, 2006. Print.

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