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  • 1. Ibrahim Yayah<br />Professor Quinn<br />Comp 2.<br />April 11, 2011<br />Hybrid Research paper<br />Over the years, many conversations have been held about college student athletes getting paid for their services from their respective colleges. The first time I heard about this proposal was back when I was in high school. The Ohio State University’s wide receiver Tony Gonzalez was one of the student athletes that spoke out and I first saw his interview on the Columbus Dispatch newspaper.<br />I those this topic because it’s still an ongoing proposal that the NCAA is still looking at and many students athletes like myself are still pushing for a change in the current system. Being a student athlete requires you to spend a plethora of your time on the sport that you play and many college athletes have gotten in trouble before for accepting benefits. The NCAA has its rules and violations about what a student athlete is allowed to receive while in college. The vast majority of the times, student athletes do not have money or anything I there pocket, so many of them accept what gifts they receive. I think that this research is very useful because it’s a very import issue that involves me and I care very much about this topic. I want to be educated more on this topic.<br />Over the past several years there have been a plethora of conversations about weather student-athletes should be paid for their universities for all their services. A lot of people believe that college athletes already received more than enough compensation from their athletic scholarships. On the other hand, others believe other thinks that athletics should be rewarded more all the work they put in bringing large amount of revenues to the institutions. In this paper I’m going to argue both sides on this topic.<br />For those fans and family members that support student-athletes getting paid holds a different perspective on the issue. They urge that student athletes get paid in the light of the mass revenues being generated by the universities and colleges. Those fans who support this proposal believe that if student-athletes were to get paid, it would put a stop to solution to problems of student-athletes receiving illegal payments and all the controversy involved with it. They also believe that paying student-athletes would make them stay in school until they graduate instead of them leaving early to go pro. <br />I’m going to start by providing several arguments from those who think student-athletes should not be paid. The concern that those opposing student-athletes getting paid for their services that once they start receiving money/benefits, they are not consider armature athletes anymore. When armature students start receiving money they are considered as professionals. In addition to student-athletes receiving cash payment, it’s a violation to NCAA rules and universities rules. The NCAA rules state that when an athlete accepts a scholarship, they are provided with books, tuition, meals, and housing. At most colleges and universities this value is estimated up 200,000 over a four year period. Along with the scholarships, students-athletes also receive special benefits around campus such as excuses absences, tutoring assistance, and early registrations for classes. With all these advantages, many people believe that student-athletes do not need to get paid anymore than they are as of right now. <br />A plethora of people believe that student-athletes are being exploited from their universities and colleges. The schools are making millions of dollars from athletics and yet the students-athletics do not even have enough money in their pockets to supports their starts of living. Many people think that an athletic scholarship put an end to all financial problems but this is a false statement. Most scholarships are not full scholarships so it fails to cover all expenses for most athletes. In addition, most athletic scholarship is not always guaranteed to be renewed every year.<br />There were several debates on whether students should be allowed to work. So in 2000, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) allowed student-athletes to get paying job that could pay up to two hundred thousand per school year; the income is to be applied to educational expenses. This ruling by the NCAA did not really help after being passed. Due to long practice hours and dealing with school, students-athletes could not work during the school year; they could only work in the summer time. <br />Over the years there have been sever surveys going around to students on this issue. A survey on college student opinions of collegiate athletes shows that most student bodies support the idea of athletes getting paid for the services. They proposed that cash payments should be made to athletes from athletic departments, universities generals’ funds, and television contracts. Others students suggested through the surveys that the universities raise their tuitions. This suggestion show that student value their athletic programs at their universities. <br />Both sides in this debate have made very compelling arguments to supports their perspective and views on this subject. I feel that college and universities don’t offer enough compensation to student-athletes. Many people think that an athletic scholarship can cover everything but the truth is it doesn’t. But yet while scholarship student-athletes complain about not receiving enough money, the thoughts of a walk-on athlete come to mind. They put in as much work and effort as the scholarship athletes do but they don’t receive any compensation for their services. <br />I do believe that college student-athletes are being exploited by their colleges and universities and the NCAA. The students help generate millions of dollars to their universities. I think that the schools have enough money to support programs that could generate money for the students-athletes to get paid for their services. My way of solving is this problem is to allow athletes to accept endorsements and also working with professional sport leagues.<br />Due to college student-athletes not getting paid, many athletes leave early school to turn professionals early. Many of the big FBS schools like UCONN, Ohio State, USC, etc. have low graduation rates compared to small schools like Toledo and Kent State. I believe that if there was a payment system in NCAA sports is put in place, the graduation rates of student-athletes would be way higher than it is as of right now. <br />This issue is has been brought up a lot of times in the past. The schools and the NCAA need to start listening to the student athletes who are generating all the money to these universities. Student-athletes wake up every morning to work on their skills just so that they can be able to win and bring media attention and mass revenues to the schools. The school spends most of its revenues on facilities just attract more students and yet the student-athletes don’t receive anything but a scholarships for all their services. It is time that the school pays its dues to the athletes for all the media attention and revenues they are bringing to their universities and colleges.<br />Work Cited Page<br />New Directions for Institutional Research; Winter2009, Vol. 2009 Issue 144, p19-31, 13p<br />Chronicle of Higher Education; 10/29/2004, Vol. 51 Issue 10, pA46-A47, 3p, 3<br />Chronicle of Higher Education; 12/17/2004, Vol. 51 Issue 17, pA43-A45, 3p, 3 Color Photographs<br />Chronicle of Higher Education; 12/15/2006, Vol. 53 Issue 17, pA38-A39, 2p, 2 Color Photographs<br />Vital Speeches of the Day; Jan2010, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p6-10, 5p<br />Michael McCarthy; Kevin Johnson. USA Today, 06/27/2007<br />Chronicle of Higher Education, 7/25/2003, Vol. 49 Issue 46, pA30, 1/4p<br />Martin, M. (2002, August 20). “NCAA limitations placed upon scholarship allocation hurt sports.” The Lantern. Retrieved April 21, 2008<br />Schneider, R. G. (2001). College students’ perceptions on the payment of intercollegiate student-athletes: Statistical data included. College Student Journal, Retrieved April 12, 2008<br />