A new American dream of building a huge living in sports career is growing fast. Today’s youth want to be among those greatest sportsmen and college is the start of a sorting career. At this level athletes are deprived of many things to be able to many spend hours every day training. At the moment, a college athlete cannot be given money or marketed in a way that profits the college or the athlete. A growing dispute focuses on the issue whether college athletes should make money for their hard work.
Every year, the NCAA and colleges earn millions of dollars thanks to athletes. For example, the University of Southern California (USC) perhaps made a few million from their popular athletes like Matt Leinart and Reggie Bush. But should these athletes receive any of the earnings since the money was earned because of them? When thinking about this, one question should be asked: what is the aim of college, and is an athlete’s decision to go to college is enough reason to deny them compensation?
The most important point college is getting an education. When there are great athletes at college, their goal often becomes to show their talents and not really bother about classes. Students at art schools can sell their paintings, science students can earn money for publishing their findings, and journalism students can make some money writing articles. Isn’t then college athletes should get compensated for their efforts? Should we pay a teenager millions more than some second-rate professionals who had to work to get any natural talent they were not blessed with? Some say that compensating college athletes can make professional sports old-fashioned, because more athletes who can’t make it in the pros will find a means to go to school.
The decision to compensate college athletes can have many reparations. Is it ethically correct to pay a college athlete? If the public were to cede and pay someone who plays sports, then America would see people demanding outstanding high school athletes to be paid, which is absurd. College is the place where students get education in order to be successful in life. Even those who attend college due to the fact that they’re getting paid to play sports learn nothing and after suffer when facing the real world. It can be worse if their sports career won’t succeed.
The decision to compensate college athletes would be a very serious mistake. There are two points of college sports. First, an athlete can enhance skills and get ready for the next level where they can receive rewards for their years of hard work. Second, the aim of college sports is to provide students with extracurricular activities and help them through difficult academic times.
A new American dream of building a huge living in sports career is growing fast. Today’s youth want to be among those greatest sportsmen and college is the start of a sorting career. At this level athletes are deprived of many things to be able to many spend hours every day training.