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College Football Players Should Not Be Paid
College football players have never been financially compensated for their participation outside of
usual academic scholarships. Skyrocketing revenue figures for colleges are now challenging that
tradition. With those earning reaching eight figures for large–market institutions, players are looking
to get their fair share of the prize (Siebold). The players believe that their schools should not be
allowed to capitalize on their services, and therefore they should be monetarily rewarded (Cooper
12). This proposal essentially upends the ideals of college athletics. College football players should
not be paid in order to preserve their amateur status and uphold the prototype of the student–athlete.
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USA Today writer Steve Siebold notes "It's a flawed equation because everyone wins except for the
very people responsible for it all" (Siebold). In addition, supporters argue that current academic
scholarships are no longer sufficient for college athletes, especially those who will not earn large
paychecks at the next level (Murphy and Pace 173). Siebold states that the players who don't go on
to play professionally still deserve compensation for the sacrifices they make in their college years.
Additionally, supporters believe that college athletes should be monetarily awarded because they are
tasked with being both a full–time athlete and full time student (Schneider 232). They are earning
money for their institutions at the expense of study time that is available to traditional students. In
his book Varsity Green: A Behind the Scenes Look at Culture and Corruption in College Athletics,
Mark Yost notes "The athletes will have three to five less hours per day to study than other students
because their second job–sports–commands so much time and energy" (Yost 16). Therefore,
supporters say that it is only fair for athletes to be compensated for their sacrifice, especially if their
schools are financially capitalizing on their participation (Huang). These arguments are illogical in
the sense that NCAA athletics are meant to support and environment of amateurism. In his article
"They're Colleges, Not the Minor Leagues", Michael McPherson notes
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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid
Every year the financial cost required for college sports to occur is increasing. From gigantic
stadiums being built to hold 80,000 plus spectators, to multi million–dollar TV deals, and the sales
of thousands of jerseys leaving campus stores. The revenue generated from college sports is a billon
dollar industry, one that rewards coaches, staff members, and universities with ostentatious
contracts, and gratuitous bonuses. Case and point, "Nick Saban is paid $5 million dollars more than
Alabama 's chancellor" (Has College Football Become A Campus Commodity?). Amidst the
profiteering, the NCAA is completely capitalizing on their student athletes' likeness and
achievements. The NCAA standard states college athletes should not receive payment since they are
merely amateurs representing their schools. I contest this standard, arguing that athletes must be
paid a salary in order to redeem the legitimacy of the NCAA. Originally the NCAA was established
to address and rectify safety issues involving college sports, primarily football. However, since its
creation the NCAA has developed to become the largest amateur athletic organization in the United
States. Surely this rapid growth of the NCAA was unprecedented, and now they find themselves
responsible for merely everything when it comes to dealing with college athletics. Safety used to be
the main concern of the NCAA, and now it seems revenue distribution takes precedent in today's
NCAA. Also by being the main shareholders for
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Do Weetjens Teach Rats To Sniff Out Land Mines In Africa?
On June 2010 Bart Weetjens shared with his audience how he trains rats to sniff out land mines.
Land mines still exists in 70 developing countries today. Land mines do tremendous harm to the
people of these countries because they are denied access to their homes. It could also so cause
serious bodily harm as well as psychological duress, and even worse, death. No one knows exactly
hominy land mines still exists in the world, but what we do know is that they are killing innocent
civilians. Weediness passion for rodent's and his native sub–Sahara African people led him on a
journey to teach rats how to sniff out land mines. The same passion is also put toward sniffing out
Tuberculosis. Rats have been used since the 1950s in various experiments. They have extremely
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The clicker makes a sound that helps to reinforce the particular behavior Weetjens and his
colleagues were looking for. The goal was to associate the clicking sound with food. The reward
used was smashed bananas combine with peanuts given through a syringe. Then the rat was
conditioned to the clicking sound and the reward it was moved to a cage with holes. The scent
targets were placed under the holes in the cage. The rat learns to stick it's nose in the hole under
which the target scent is placed. Once the rat sniffs the land mines and become associated it is
rewarded with food. Once the rat is conditioned to sniff out land mine in the cage, it is moved out in
the real world with real land mines. The rat is on a leash and controlled by its trainer. Each rat have
to be tested and accredited according to International Mine Action Standards before they can be
used out in the field. There are a number of mines placed blindly in an area of about 400 square
meters. The rat and its trainer have to find all the
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
Should College Athletes Be Paid? Over the past few decades college sports has grown in popularity
across the United States. But it hasn't been until recent years that many Americans have started to
argue about the big revenues generated by many of the elite sports programs. However the big
question that stands out is: should the athletes generating millions of dollars worth of profit a year
for their University receive any of the money for their performance? Even though student athletes
don't receive a big paycheck at the end of the month, in one way or the other they do receive
rewarding benefits through scholarships and grants because of their ability to be successful on the
playing field. Thus, college athletes should not be paid because they are receiving a free education
through scholarships and earning countless other benefits for being part of the university's athletic
program. For this informative essay a college athlete from Colorado State University was
interviewed about weather or no he though college athletes should receive pay. For personal reasons
he decide to remain anonymous. He first began by explaining his personal point of view on the
related subject. "I think that as a college athlete I should not receive any money for playing the game
I love. I feel truly fortunate for receiving a free education, there is not much more I could ask for"
(Anonymous). When asked what his teammates thought about getting paid for their performance he
stated. "I'm sure that
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
The Grand Debate The grand debate of whether to pay college athletes continues today; yet, there
are so many other amenities provided to the athletes that they are practically paid through those.
College athletes are considered amateurs therefore they should not be paid. This debate has been
going on for many years and there has not been a consensus on what to do. College coaches receive
sky high salaries while the booster clubs donate millions of dollars to the university 's athletic
program, but those who are actually competing do not get paid. As a former athlete, I do not think
college athletes should be paid. The NCAA recently ruled that athletes can receive more than just a
full tuition scholarship, they can now also get their entire cost of attendance paid for, which includes
money for meals and travel. it can be more than the cost of tuition, books, and room and board.
Since college athletes are not paid to play, they would be considered amateurs. But, my personal
perspective is they are "paid." They receive scholarships, free merchandise, and in football, if the
team makes it into a bowl game, there are countless amenities provided. I do not think it should be
considered a labor force, because they are choosing to play, they are not being forced to play. Paying
college football players would ruin college athletics because athletes would choose schools based on
the wealth of the school rather than the quality of the institution and athletic program. Student
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
I think college athletes should get paid because many college athletes bring in a lot of money for
their schools. Not to mention coaches already get paid millions of dollars in college sports. Being a
college athlete is a full–time job and a big time commitment. Sometimes college college athletes put
in 40 to 60 hours a week for practice, travel, and games. Not to mention they still have to complete
their work and get good grades to stay eligible to play so they are left very tired. "The NCAA will
make millions of dollars to sales of tickets and merchandise"(Should college athletes be paid). So
many people go to the events and they pay for food and drinks and other merchandise.
The players will never get any of the money. Kids all around the world spent thousands of hours in
the gym, parks just doing drills to get better at their craft. So kids don 't have lives all they do is
there craft. Those are hours that they 're not going to get back. "Most of the sports they play are a
million dollar business"(Should college athletes be paid). If it 's a million dollar business that doesn
't sound like a sport that sounds like a job, which mean kids are practicing so they can get better at
there job. Therefore deserving a paycheck.
Colleges athletes take a lot of risks when they 're out there. The NCAA make 6 billion dollars
annually. "But the players themselves don 't see any of that money, even as they risk career–ending
injuries every time that they step onto the court,
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Differences Between Football And Sports
Football is a sport that is highly regarded all around the globe. The sport has immense popularity
where the UEFA Champions League final attracts an estimated of 350 million viewers each year].
Football has had great success globally where there is an estimated of 250 million Football players
worldwide]. Despite the sport's tremendous influence and popularity, various countries have found it
difficult to integrate Football as a regularly played sport, and two notable countries are the United
States and Ireland. Both the United States and Ireland have had similarities, with similarities ranging
from both countries' sense of differentiation from that of Britain, and differences such as their
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Similarly, Ireland had the same situation with the sport of Football. After being conquered by the
British empire in the 16th century, Ireland developed resentment towards the British because of the
mistreatment and the dominance Britain tried to impose over Ireland. Regardless of the sensation of
nationalism in Ireland, British culture was heavily influential, but one man realized that Ireland
needed a cultural revitalization. In 1984, Michael Cusack, founder of the Gaelic Athletic
Association, sent a letter between him and Archbishop T.W. Croke which was published in both The
Nation and The Freeman's Journal. In the letter, Cusack asked Croke if he was willing to become a
patron of the GAA; willingly, Croke supported the association. Croke makes importance of why
Ireland should disband from British culture as he explains "we had better once, and publicly, adjure
our nationality, clap hands for joy at the sight of the Union Jack, and place 'England's bloody red'
exultingly above 'the green."] Croke highlights that if Ireland continue in the same direction, Ireland
is submitting to the British and their culture. If this is case, then Ireland should completely disregard
their culture and exchange their flag for Britain's Union Jack. He believes that
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The Athletics Are No Longer Just A Sport, It Has Turned...
Intercollegiate athletics are no longer just a sport, it has turned into a big business. The National
Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) currently has an operating budget of approximately $530
million in unrestricted assets. The NCAA had generated a total revenue of nearly $1 billion during
its 2014 fiscal year from member schools. With all those facts about the revenue that NCAA is
generating, the situation of student athletes getting paid rises up. Student athletes who are on a full
scholarship receive tuition fees for regular classes, summer schools, books, room and board, and
some medical cost. Time is very limited during the day for student athletes to get a job. Most of the
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The minimum GPAs and standardized test scores for the student–athletes are supervised by the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the National Association of Intercollegiate
Athletics (NAIA). These associations also supervise the form and value of the scholarships and the
amount of recipients granted by the universities.
College sports first began in 1852 when the rowing team from Yale competed against the rowing
team from Harvard at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. This marked a new beginning for
intercollegiate athletics and led to an emergence of college sports such as football and basketball.
The NCAA was formed in the early 1900's from formal meetings that were held with President
Theodore Roosevelt. The topic of that meeting was about reforms due to many injuries and
casualties in college football, which made schools shut down their programs. After the meeting,
Chancellor Henry MacCracken of New York University coordinated a meeting with thirteen other
colleges and universities to formally set up changes to the college football rules. At another meeting
on December 1905, sixty–two higher–education institutions joined an organization what they called
the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS). This organization later
changed its name to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1910. For several
years, the NCAA
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The Pros and Cons of Paying College Athletes Essay
LeBron James makes 19.07 million dollars a year, Kobe Bryant makes 30.45 million a year, Peyton
Manning makes 18 million dollars a year, the average college athlete makes no money at all. Why
do college athletes that put in just as much work get paid differently? This is the way many people
feel about NCAA's decision to not pay college athletes. There are always people who think teams
should pay their athletes but there are just as many who people who disagree. Paying college
athletes continues to be a huge debate in the sports world there are pros and cons for both and both
need to be considered in the big decision that the NCAA has to make. There are many pros to paying
college athletes. "They are unpaid workers, and in big time ... Show more content on
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How would they separate the money between these two teams? They could either split it in half but
then it would not be fare to the football team or do they give the money all the money the football
makes to them. There is also the separation between women's and men's revenue. Oregon's men's
basketball made $3,300,000 where as the women's team made $225,000.(University of Oregon
Department of Athletics). Title 9 says that the men and the women would have to do the same thing
which means they would have to split it equal which also would cut into that money. The splitting of
the money would be the major problem with paying college athletes. Most people don't know that
college athletes are already getting paid in different ways than just direct money. "A student athlete
at a major conference school on a full scholarship is likely receiving a package of education, room,
board, and coaching/training worth between $50,000 and $125,000 per year depending on their sport
and whether they attend public or private university"(Dorfman). These athletes get training and
coaching for free that professionals pay $2,000–$3,000 per week for. They also receive free
schooling if they received scholarships from the school. They can also have free room which means
the athletes don't have to pay for their houses. The average college student pays $20,000 in tuition
that these athletes get completely free. Yes it is possible that there are some athletes that still
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Essay On The GAA In 1916
Although there were some significant changes evident in the GAA in Dublin in 1917 the majority of
the Association in Dublin remained the same as before.
The GAA in Dublin had a large increase in the number of clubs affiliated to it since the 1915
convention, with seventy clubs listed at the Annual Convention of 1916 which was held on 14
January 1917. Some of the new clubs were named in memory of those killed during the 1916.1
William Nolan notes that the Volunteers from North Dublin, founded the Thomas Weafer GAA
Club, in memory of the Wexford–born member of the GPO Garrison, whose brother Patrick, a
member of St Laurence O Tooles GAA club who had also fought in the same Garrison.2 It is also
important to note that Erin's Isle GAA club in Finglas, was founded in January 1917 by a number of
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Many historians such as David Fitzpatrick claim that the increase in the number of spectators was
due to the fact that the GAA had become radicalised in the nationalist culture of Ireland during
19178 but it could also be argued that the reason for the increase was the fact that the GAA in
Dublin had seventy clubs in January 1917, a number which grew to eighty–eight clubs by the 1917
convention, held on 3 February 1918. This was a significant number on the amount of clubs in
Kilkenny (Tipperary's opponents in 1916) which had an estimated sixteen clubs.9Therefore, Dublin
had more members and significantly also the game was played at Croke Park meaning that the
spectators in Dublin were not required to travel long distances to the final in 1917 whereas the
spectators of the teams in the 1916 had to do
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association
"The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), formed in 1905, set laws requiring college
student–athletes to be amateurs in order to be eligible for intercollegiate athletics competition.
According to the NCAA, requiring college student–athletes to be amateurs protects them from being
exploited by professional and commercial enterprises" (Schneider). College sports is a business, and
a booming one at that. With ticket sales, merchandise, and booster funding, universities can bring in
huge amounts of money from collegiate athletics. "During the 2013–2014 year alone, the NCAA's
gross revenue totaled 497,600,000, with a majority the revenue generated through various media
rights payments" (Grimmett–Norris). In addition, since 1988, the NCAA has received over 150
million a year from CBS alone for the rights to broadcast the annual men's March Madness
basketball tournament, on top of millions being generated by students play, school sponsorships
contracts can also generate universities tremendous amounts of revenue. For example, in 2014
Oregon signed a record–breaking contract with Under Armor valued at over 100 millions dollars.
Meanwhile, a recent study found that a college football player at the University of Texas is worth,
on average, $578,000, Monahan 2 which is more than fifteen times the $37,000 University of Texas
actually spends on each football player at the school (Vanderford). With college athletes being the
primary source of such a large sum, they will
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Should College Athletes Be Paid For Their Athletic...
There is an on–going debate over whether college athletes should be compensated for their athletic
participation at universities. Under current NCAA policy, college athletes are compensated via
scholarships. Scholarships are payments that are placed towards a student's education. These provide
athlete's food, board, and cover all education expenses. The NCAA provides approximately
1380,000 scholarships to Division I and II sports each year (US News).The majority of athletic
scholarships must be renewed each year. In other words, colleges can drop an athlete's scholarship
after the academic year. This puts pressure on students to not only perform well in their sport, but
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Their basis for considering athletes amateurs is that their education comes before sports. Others
believe it is an out for the NCAA to get by without compensating their athletes. The NCAA is not
the only other sport association to use the amateurism defense. The Olympics used to also not pay
their participants either. After frustration from athletes, the Olympics dropped amateurism entirely.
The United States now pays athletes $25,000 per gold medal, $15,000 per silver medal, and $10,000
for a bronze. More importantly, players use their likness to sign large endorsement deals. Michael
Phelps, one of the most notable American Olympians, earns $10 million a year off his endorsements
alone. Those against paying college athletes say it would be too difficult to implement such a system
because of Title IV. Title IV, signed Richard Nixon, declared, "No person in the United States shall,
on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance (US
Department of Education). Though there are exclusions to the rule, college athletics does fall under
Title IV standards. This, in effect, means all collegiate sports programs, if compensated, would have
to be compensated equally across the board. Even though college football and basketball bring
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The Impact Of Intercollegiate Athletics On American...
Intercollegiate athletics in America got its start as student–run activity clubs loosely organized for
competition against other local clubs. Eventually these clubs were taken over by college
administrators looking to control what was perceived as a less–than desirable aspect of the college
experience. Faculty sought control of athletics in order to regulate dangerous events, promote events
that would interest alumni, and utilize athletics as a vehicle to promote culture at their colleges.
Colleges and universities were originally created to train the elite men of new colonial society. The
mind and body were intertwined in ancient Greek philosophy and practice, and the idea that physical
activity and competitive play was beneficial carried over to a burgeoning new American educational
system. However, some faculty members deemed such physical activities barbaric and uncouth.
Despite this outlook, the popularity of intercollegiate athletics among students, alumni and
community supporters continued to grow exponentially. In order to rectify this disconnect, faculty
utilized the assertion of amateurism as a control mechanism towards the gentile notion of education.
The faculty thought that if they could mold this competitive physical activity in an image they felt
was appropriate, then it could be elevated to a more acceptable form and ultimately tolerated and
continued. There was a distinct emphasis placed on the physical, mental and social benefits of
athletics and on
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
How in today's society is it equitable to have a person perform labor, benefit off of their actions and
that person not being compensated? Each year over 400,000 collegiate student–athletes both male
and female, compete on 3 different division levels nationwide. During the lifespan of these athletes'
careers a select few become the face of their respective universities, who in turn generate
uncountable amounts of revenue. Over the past couple of years the debate of paying college athletes
has heated up and has been argued whether paying student–athletes would take the amateurism out
of the game. Both ways they are involved and providing illegal services for cash to survive in a
financially strapped economy. At what point does the NCAA ... Show more content on
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Although these payments aren't mandatory it could cause an imbalance in the "arms race" as only
major conferences would be able to afford it. This competition will probably taint the competition
level of college sports for the foreseeable–future.
Over the past 30 years some of college sports most famed athlete's legacies have been tarnished due
to scandals. As a result to the scandals not only are players affected but their schools, along with
coaching staffs, depending on the specifics of the NCAA violations. Incidents have dated way back
to the 1980's where both SMU (Southern Methodist University) along with the "Bad Boy Miami
Hurricanes" were found of guilty of arguably two of the NCAA's worst and most televised
violations of all time. In 1988 after already being previously on probation as a program, the SMU
football team was hit with the most severe penalty possible to a college athletic team, "The Death
Penalty". The penalty insisted the program was to be suspended for two years and football was not
to be resumed in University Park until 1989. Not only did the program lose its eligibility but they
also sacrificed 55 scholarships over a 4 year span, which to date is the harshest penalty the NCAA
has handed out. This penalty and sanction alike came about when investigators had discovered 13
student athletes of that respective team decided to accept cash gifts from a
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
For some time now, the issue of whether college athletes are employees or not has been recurring in
college athletics. It has specifically begun at Northwestern University, where Division I football
players demanded to be recognized as university employees. They claimed that because of the
overload of hours they devote to football and the fact that they receive athletic–based scholarships;
they should be recognized as employees. They also pointed out that they are primarily athletes, not
students, because football takes up most of their time, including the necessary study time if they
were to put academics first (Crouch, Ian). However, as of now, college athletes will remain
unrecognized as university employees. Because of this, the issue ... Show more content on
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In reality, though, this is not the case. Many athletes, although not "required", feel as though it is
necessary to double or even triple the amount of time spent training and practicing because if they
did not, they may not be able to keep their starting position or their amount of playing time on the
team (Pope, Justin). Not only do the amount of hours determine their place on the team, but they can
also negatively affect their studies. Because of the immense amount of hours devoted to their sport,
college athletes find it extremely difficult to make time for their studies. While having the title,
student–athlete, education should be the first priority for these young men and women. However, as
of now, athletics seems to be their biggest priority and their studies little to none. This is where the
principle of Amateurism comes in. Amateurism is what distinguishes these young men and women
as student–athletes, not professionals. Amateurism helps keep academics the main priority, and
sports second. Additionally, Amateurism does not allow for any employee relations or benefits such
as professional contracts, salary, prize money, benefits, or other affiliations with professional teams
("Amateurism"). Since they aren't getting paid as employees for all of their hard work, why put in so
many hours? College athletes clearly lack the necessary time to devote to their education
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College Athletes Should Be Paid
College Athletes Getting Paid College athletes spend numerous hours every week playing games
during their season and working to strengthen their athletic abilities. With long hours of practice,
exercising, and games, it can make managing school work and their sport difficult to handle.
According to Rodney K. Smith, author of "A Brief History of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association 's Role in Regulating Intercollegiate Athletics" in the Marquette Sports Law Review, "In
1905 alone, there were over eighteen deaths and one hundred major injuries in intercollegiate
football (Vol 11:9)." With a history of an abundant amount of players getting injured while playing,
the discussion of paying college athletes was debated between different colleges. The issue of
whether or not to pay college athletes was recently brought to attention in the public eye. In 2013,
Johnny Manziel held up his Heisman trophy on the cover of Time Magazine and stated, "It's time to
pay college athletes" (ESPN). This topic became of interest to discuss among college athletes,
coaches, sports fans, and colleges due to the impact it could have on their daily lives. With many
different views and factors to take into count on this certain issue, it is an ongoing debate rather to
pay college athletes or not. Those that believe they should be paid provide different reasoning to
support their opinion. On the other hand, people who believe college athletes should not get paid
have similar beliefs. College
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Essay about Should College Athletes Be Paid?
College athletes should be paid because of the hard work, dedication and effort they put into their
respective sports. These athletes are a major source of income for their schools and they are not
receiving a penny for it. These college athletes deserved to be paid, colleges are using these athletes
to get money and they are never given anything but a pat on the back and a good job. College
athletes work and train extremely hard to perform at the highest level possible. In most cases, they
spend more time training and preparing for their sport than they actually do learning and studying.
They put so much on the line to play and they get nothing in return. These college athletes literally
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In her article she emphasizes the fact that paying college athletes would be completely unfair to
other students that attend school. She argues that the student athletes have almost everything
provided for them in college and how regular students don't have some of the opportunities that they
do. She also goes on to say that the scholarship that the school provides for their athletes is payment
enough, whether it is a full or partial scholarship. She also hints on the fact that being broke and
having no money is all a part of the "college experience" and that everybody is struggling to make
ends meet and that it everybody is working hard to make money and that a majority of the people
who attend college cannot afford to go out and overindulge and spend money on the things that they
want, so college athletes should not have this privilege either. Also, smaller colleges would not be
able to shell out money like larger colleges could so a large school would be able to pay more for a
player than a smaller college would, therefore putting the smaller college at a disadvantage. College
athletes are taken advantage of and deserve to be compensated for their services while playing
sports. These students are exploited and used to make money and out of everything that particular
school makes, the athlete never given a penny of it. All of the hard works, blood, sweat and tears
that they put into that
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
Paying College Athletes In 1906 the NCAA was born as a discussion group and rule making
committee. The NCAA is a Non–profit organization, which is why players cannot be paid. For years
the NCAA has been using the words "amateur" and "student athlete" in order for them to control and
limit the benefits of these players, but while watching these players it is clear to tell they are far
from amateur in a skill level perspective, which is shown when they garner the attentions of millions
every Saturday during football season or during March Madness. College athletes are money
making machines for the NCAA. It is time for the NCAA to get their hands out of their pockets and
pay these players like they deserve, paying college athletes has been discussed for years and years
now, but with schools like Northwestern being able to unionize and the celebrity of these athletes on
the rise this will still be a heated debate. These student athletes put everything on the line for the
sport they love, their time, their education, their health, all just to make the NCAA richer when they
are just another number to them. During the March Madness tournament in 2013 Louisville's
starting guard Kevin Ware broke his leg after trying to block a shot from an opposing Duke player.
His leg was completely shattered in a very grotesque fashion for the entire world to see. Ware was
an NCAA athlete helping to generate millions of dollars for the NCAA, but not automatically
guaranteed a four–year
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Paying College Athletes : Ncaa ( National Collegiate...
TJ White Ms. Heise Honors English III 14 May 2015 Paying College Athletes The NCAA (National
Collegiate Athletic Association) makes over $871 million dollars a year on college athletics. Some
studies estimate as much as one billion dollars each year. A college university can make anywhere
from several million dollars up to $120 million from their athletic programs. A college athlete gets
paid nothing and yet a majority of their time and schedule is dictated by the sport they play. In the
book Student Athlete's Guide to College, author Hillary Abramson says, "If you've gotten to the
college athletic level, you 're accustomed to making sacrifices to benefit your athletic career. In
college these sacrifices only get harder." (Abramson 8). In Dominic Alessi's 5 Reasons Why NCAA
Athletes Should be Paid, he points out that student athletes schedules are much harder than regular
students schedules. "By late afternoon they have already put in a 10 hour work day." (Alessi). Even
though they are considered student athletes, the NCAA actually has rules which allow the athletes to
miss class in order to fulfill their team obligations. College athletes should be paid because they
spend a majority of their time with their sport, many colleges in the NCAA make a large amount of
income from the sports programs, and it would help many athletes learn to be financially stable and
help them in the real world as only a small fraction of college athletes turn professional and make a
career
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Collegiate Athletic Practices Of Collegiate Sports
The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletic
practices of the time," (Treadway). At the time the National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA,
initiated in 1906, no one ever considered that collegiate sports would develop into the billion dollar
program that it is currently. Collegiate sports in America are on pace to surpass the popularity of
American professional sports. The growth of the NCAA has led to numerous complications. Taking
a step back, the NCAA started off with a small number of schools that offered Division 1 athletics.
Currently, there are roughly 350 schools that offer Division 1 athletics. The schools are divided into
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At the time, only a few colleges across America participated in collegiate sports and the only sport
practiced was football. The system in place was extremely unorganized. Collegiate sports resulted in
nothing but problems for colleges, primarily because there were no health protocols in place for the
athletes. There appeared to be little hope to maintain collegiate sports until Theodore Roosevelt
stepped in in 1906. "Theodore Roosevelt, an unabashed fan of the sport, gathered 13 football
representatives at the White House for two meetings at which those in attendance agreed on reforms
to improve safety. What would later become known as the NCAA was formed shortly after on the
heels of this unifying safety agreement." (Treadway). Since the NCAA was formed in 1906, the
strides it has made have been remarkable. The association originated to enforce health improvement.
A handful of participating schools turned into a multi–billion dollar industry. To clarify, the NCAA
has 3 divisions; Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. The financial problems pertain primarily to
the 3 branches of Division 1 because Division 1 programs bring in the better athletes, greater
revenue, and are more popular to the public. Today, collegiate sporting events are televised more
professional sporting events, thus generate a combined larger profit than the profits
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College Athletes Should Be Paid
In the recent past, college athletics has gained massive fame in the United States. The immense fame
of the college athletics has developed over the past twenty years. The massive development and
fame of the college athletics have resulted in improved incomes for the National Collegiate Athletics
Association (NCAA). Due to increased revenue received by the NCAA, the participates in athletics
in the colleges has fuelled the argument of whether the college athletes need to be paid and rewarded
more than just the athletic scholarships. In this research paper, I will take a stab at to respond the
question whether they should be paid by delving the explanations for and against the payment of the
college athletes (Adams and Becky 108).
Reasons the College Athletes should be Paid
Athletics in colleges in the United States of America forms the fundamental component of inter–
college sports. Despite the massive triumph of the NCAA competitions, athletes do need some
payments in monetary compensations to reward them for their tireless efforts in the athletics. The
chief reasons provided by the NCAA for lack enough income to pay these athletes is that its
cravings to uphold its amateur status and those payments would prejudice the veracity of the college
athletics. Therefore, in my arguments the college athletes should be paid for the following reasons
(Baird 01).
First, paying the college athletes would make intercollege athletic sports more competitive. When
these students in the
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
Michael Jordan once said, "In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I
've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities,
to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball." Michael Jordan is a huge
face in sports and is well known all over the world and throughout all generations. In college at
North Carolina University where he attended he talks about how there is more than just being an
athlete. There is a life away from sports because one day you may became a professional athlete but
then there comes a day that you retire and find joy in another part of your life. Tying this into the
theme of "Should College Athletes be Paid?" can be determined upon the value of the students and
others perspective of the game. College sports have a big market on the major school levels. These
major schools can bring in 30 to 40 million dollars per year to the school through the athletic
programs. The players get none of this share of money even though they are the ones who have to
put themselves at risk during these tough games that provide the school profit. You may say that
these college athletes are getting a free education at their choice of university but some many say
they should get paid. Today as much money that runs in and out of these schools there is a huge
controversy to whether or not these student athletes should get rewarded for their hard work on and
off the
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Taking a Look at Hurling
Hurling is believed to be the worlds oldest and fastest paced sport in history. Its roots have
prehistoric origins and have been played for over 3,000 years, even older than recorded history of
Ireland, which is its national game of play. The history itself of hurling is longer than the Bible and
often unclear. Nonetheless hurling is an incredible sport full of rich history and a truly rigorous
sport.
Since hurling is not a well–known sport to us Americans, I'm going to give a brief background of the
sport and how it is played. Hurling is an outdoor team game; each team consists of 15 players on the
field aka "Hurlers". The field of play is relatively the same shape of a rugby field but just a bit
larger: 140–160 yards long and 90–100 yards wide (Hurling GAA). Scoring is a mix of American
football and soccer. At each end of the field are an H–shaped goalpost; the soccer type goal and a
field goal type extension on top of that. If the ball (sliotar) is struck inside the bottom net, that team
is rewarded three points, if the ball is struck and goes in–between the top field goal posts the team
gets one point. The equipment of the game consists of a ball, sliotar that is roughly the size of a
baseball but with raised ridges. The stick called a hurley, roughly 40 inches long, shaped like a field
hockey stick is curved outwards at the end to provide a larger striking surface for the player. The
only protective gear worn is a helmet with a faceguard, which before 2010 was not
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The Impact Of The GAA On The Easter Rising
On the 1st of November 1884, a small group of nationalist men which included Michael Cusack,
Maurice Davin and John Wyse– Power, amongst others met at Hayes Hotel in Thurles, County
Tipperary. At that short meeting the Gaelic Athletic Association for the Preservation and Cultivation
was founded. From the following year the Irish Republican Brotherhood began to take a strong
interest in the Association and attempted to take over the Association in its early years, an attempt
that had it succeeded may well have destroyed and ended the Association at that time. From then the
GAA became engrained in the nationalist movement, with WF Mandle later claiming that "by 1914
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With all these sources at hand I set out to construct this these which will argue that not only did the
GAA had a great impact on the Easter Rising, but the Easter Rising also had a great impact on the
GAA, in a way that was more positive than maybe understood and contributed to the Association
becoming greater after 1916 than it had before and therefore becoming the Association that it's
founding members had wanted it to become.
In my construction of this thesis I decided to separate the thesis into five different chapters which
would each deal with different aspects of the GAA before, during and after the Easter Rising of
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Sports : Pay For Play?
Amateurism in College Sports: Pay for Play? Dating back to ancient Greek culture, humans have
always enjoyed partaking and watching athletic events. People would travel from all over the globe
to see some of these sporting events. The same holds true today, with people from all over the world
travelling to play and watch both amateur and professional sports. Amateur competition is viewed as
one of the ground rules of college sports. It's what separates the college men and women from the
professional men and women. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) defines
amateurism of its athletes as follows: "Student–athletes shall be amateurs in an intercollegiate sport,
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While collegiate athletes are not eligible for pay without losing their amateurism within the NCAA,
colleges and universities make millions of dollars off of these athletes. In order to retain their
amateur status with the NCAA, college students must not be guilty of having or partaking in any of
the following: "contracts with professional teams, salary for participating in athletics, prize money
above actual and necessary expenses, play with professionals, tryouts, practice or competition with a
professional team, benefits from an agent or prospective agent, agreement to be represented by an
agent, or delayed initial full–time collegiate enrollment to participate in organized sports
competition" (Fitt). If a player is to be found guilty of any of these, they immediately lose their
amateur status in the NCAA. Due to the large salaries of professional athletes, colleges and
universities also have a tough time keeping their athletes enrolled in school, many athletes leave
school after their first or second year to earn the massive salaries they will receive playing the same
sport they did in for free college, professionally; where athletes can be paid millions for their talents.
The National Collegiate Athletic Association views its student–athletes as strictly that, however
many argue that the athletes go well above and beyond to succeed both in, and out, of athletics and
deserve more compensation and rewards for doing so. In "The
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association
The National Collegiate Athletic Association also known as the NCAA is one of the most popular
Athletic Associations in the entire nation that regulates over 1,281 universities, conferences, and
organizations. Some of the top conferences in the NCAA are the SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and Big Ten
(Tomlinson,2010.) The NCAA is a non–profit association that brings in over 871.6 million dollars in
revenue a year. The NCAA also awards 89 national championships a year in football, basketball,
softball, gymnastics, swim and dive, soccer, and tennis to name a few. The NCAA 's most dominant
competitions are college basketball and college (American) football, and it was estimated in 2000
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It was not officially founded until 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt on March 31st. However, the
National Collegiate Athletic Association was previously known as the Intercollegiate Athletic
Association of the United Stated (IAAUS) and when Roosevelt founded this association it was not
known as the NCAA. Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States became the National
Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910 and has been that ever since. Like stated in the introduction,
the current headquarters for the NCAA is in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the headquarters have not
always been there. The NCAA has had multiple homes in Kansas City, until it finally settled in
Indianapolis. The current CEO of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is Mark Emmert who
took the position of CEO on November 1st 2010. Emmert is the fifth CEO of the NCAA, preceded
by Myles Brand. Walter Byers (1951–1988), Dick Schultz (1988–1993), Cedric Dempsey (1994–
2002), Myles Brand (2003–2009), Jim Isch (interim 2009–2010) were all before Mark Emmert.
There are many ways to be a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and there are
requirements, waivers and applications one will have to fill out depending on what division one is
in. There are five different member categories; Active Member, Provisional Member, Member
Conference, Affiliated Member, and Corresponding Member. An Active Member would be a four
year university that is accredited by
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Should College Athletes Be Paid?
There is no doubt some of the highest salaries in America belong to professional athletes. Whether
it's LeBron James's $19.3 million dollar salary with the Cleveland Cavaliers or Matt Ryan's $42
million dollar deal with the Atlanta Falcons, professional athlete's salaries prove just how valuable
the players are to whatever organization they are a part of. (Forbes.com) In 2014 the average
professional football franchise was valued at $1.4 billion and the average professional basketball
franchise was valued at $1.1 billion so it's no wonder why athletes can be paid such high sums of
money.(Forbes.com) Besides professional sports American's love college athletics, college football
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Professional athletes were paid less than average wages and would frequently work multiple jobs.
The reason student athletes would play their sports was for the spirit of competition and the desire to
be better than their rivals. However it wasn't long before these friendly competitions became more
and more heated and teams would do whatever they could to gain an advantage over their
opponents. In 1840 "Harvard University sought to gain an undue advantage over its academic rival
Yale by obtaining the services of a coxswain who was not a student." (R. K. Smith, 11) It was at this
time that some regulation to college athletics would have to be set in place. In the beginning college
athletics were monitored by the faculty of the universities until 1905 when "over eighteen deaths
and one hundred major injuries in intercollegiate football" occurred President Roosevelt called for
the formation of what eventually would become the NCAA. (R. K. Smith, 12) The NCAA, the
governing body behind all college athletics, is ultimately the deciding force behind not paying
student athletes today. From humble beginnings the NCAA's focus has been to preserve "the
collegiate model of athletics in which students participate as an avocation, balancing their academic,
social and athletics experiences." (NCAA) In an attempt to preserve this core value the NCAA states
in its rules that any student athlete is "not eligible for participation if [they] have ever taken pay, or
the
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Should Student-Athletes Get Paid
Should Student–Athletes Get Paid Wilson Hinds Professor Dorothy Valentine, Strayer University 5
December 2012 Abstract For many students, the college experience is measured by the success of
their NCAA–sanctioned athletic programs. Without the experience and athletic performance the
student athlete brings, most colleges would not reap the benefit of these significant revenue–
generating activities. At best, current NCAA regulations need to be revisited to ensure all avenues
are addressed to enable the success of athletic students both in the classroom and on the field or
court of play. As stated previously, even though students receive full and partial scholarships
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The student athlete is the primary source of income yet these same students are not adequately
compensated above the traditional scholarship vehicle. There are many potential problems
surrounding this topic, particularly when one tries to determine the amount of compensation a
student athlete is entitled, the conflict of academics versus pay for performance, the implication of
cash rewards and the further depletion of limited funds available for student disbursements. During
the early and mid–1900s student, athletes were routinely recruited and compensated through a pay–
to–play effort. History shows that in some instances individuals representing the not necessarily
enrolled as students at the colleges they were representing, according to (Johnson &
Acquaviva, 2012). In an effort to win the game, colleges and universities were focused on the
human muscle factor versus the mental factor. It was during this era, the marriage of collegiate
sports and academia was created. Realizing that not all schools were fiscally postured to entice
athletically inclined students, policies and governance was introduced. In an effort to ensure the
integrity of college sports programs and to protect student athletes, the National Collegiate Athletic
Associated has established strict guidelines, particularly when it comes to student athletes receiving
compensation (Johnson and Acquavia,
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My Friend : My Best Friend
Passing the mile marker of informing me that Norfolk was right around the corner, filled me with
the anticipation of so much happiness, but a little bit of nervousness too. I was on my way to visit
Julia, one of my best friends for the longest time. Driving down the bumpy highway, I thought back
to some of my fondest memories with her, including playing on a fallen, rotten tree and pretending
to have a chocolate shop with the mud from rain. As little girls, we would dress up and making
singing videos, which continued well into when she drove me to school me freshmen year and we
would sing and blast jams, sipping on our caramel frappuccinos. It had been almost a year since I
last saw her. She had graduated from Midlothian High School the year before and was now
attending Old Dominion University. It was Midlothian's spring break and she had invited me up to
visit her that first weekend off. When the car pulled up by her dorm building, she was waiting
outside, wearing that same old cobalt–colored sweatshirt with stains from baking scrumptious
desserts with her. We leapt into each other's' arms. The hug was the purest form of friendship and
love and it felt so great to see her. I said goodbye to my mom and walked up to Julia's room. There
was huge, Disney puzzle on the floor and I immediately sat to contribute my amazing puzzle skills.
While we worked on it, we caught up on everyday girl talk – the usual dramas of the neighborhood
and which boys we were talking to. We also went
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College Athletes Should Be Paid Or Is A Scholarship Enough?
Do college athletes deserve to be paid or is a scholarship enough?? This debate has been going on
for decades. Many schools and athletes have been severely punished by this. For example, Reggie
Bush took money from his agent so he could buy his mom a house. He was very poor growing up so
he took opportunities when they arose. This cost him his Heisman trophy and every single win he
had ever had in college football. USC lost scholarship availability and they lost the credit they
deserved in winning all 13 games in the regular season. All this over taking money as he was about
to turn pro. One of the most sweltering level headed discussions in the games world is regardless of
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The cash they would be utilizing would be leaving the college 's general supports, which means
taking money from grants, classroom supplies and this would also lower the pay rate for teachers.
Competitors as of now have their educational costs paid for, also their food and housing. Most of
their lives is paid for by the school but they do have a 3,000–5,000 dollar few at the end of every
year that they owe the school. This implies those athletic divisions utilized the surplus cash earned
by football and men 's basketball very wisely in order to keep a profit for the year. If athletes were to
be paid how much would sports such as women's water polo be paid or would this start controversy
if they were not paid.
It is about unimaginable for them to acquire enough cash all alone, so they would confront the result
of having their program cut inside and out. On the off chance that a specific game is not creating
income, colleges have to turn to other aspects to try and search for the money to pay the athletes.
The finished result would be a reduction in the quantity of games offered by schools and in this
manner a diminishing in the quantity of chances accessible for understudy competitors. Of course,
the hotshot football and men 's basketball players want to earn money from the schools those two
sports are the only two at the school that makes money. The thought that school competitors should
be paid is a silly one
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College Athletes Should Not Be Paid
There has been on ongoing discussion between college athletes and the NCAA on whether they
should be compensated for the work they do for their selective school. Student athletes deserve to be
paid to invest in their needs, and the schools have the money to do so. College Athletes have made
the case that they are no longer student athletes, but are on the clock workers. The NCAA
accumulates around 11 billion dollars in revenue a year, more money than the NFL, NBA, and
MLB. Many writers such as Joe Nocera, a sports business columnist for the New York Times, talks
about how "The NCAA and college sports establishment exploit the players who generate the
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Andy Schwarz, an economist, states how that rule is not in place, "Alabama spent $43 on men's
sports and $13 million on women's sports, and they weren't in violation of Title IX because all Title
IX says...however many men you have playing sports, the money they get has to be proportional to
the ratio." With the savings of money you see the competition to hiring coaches instead of going out
and competing to hire players. So the schools have the money to go out and pay the players they
want but the NCAA prohibits that. "In the current system, players can't be lured with pay, so a
school comes up with secondary means of payment: a nice locker room, a waterfall in my
hydrotherapy room, a promise of winning, and a greater chance of playing pro."(Zirin 4). The
problem is after the playing days are over they can no longer use that equipment, and the chances
they go pro are very slim. "The BCS new deal with ESPN was based, in part, on paying more
money to schools/conferences...of the $174 million distributed from five bowls games" (Wilbon).
No possible way school could go bankrupt or lose other sports with that kind of money disrupted,
plus the all extra money schools are shoveling in. School could not lose other sports as long as there
is an interest in them, they will keep them. "The best football players and basketball players in the
Big Ten have produced to the degree that a television network has become the model of every
conference in
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Ethical Considerations of College Recruiting
The United States has an obsession with sports. From little leagues to major leagues, winning is
above all and being competitive is important for both coaches and administrators overall success.
That is why college recruiting has so many ethical issues today. When universities are able to offer
money and other incentives to student–athletes in order to persuade them to enroll with their
institution it gives them an advantage some others are not able to offer. Gifting money, cars,
clothing, houses, and sometimes even sex take place in order to sway an athlete to one's school. This
issue may not be a problem for all sport managers because there are a few schools that have the
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Though it was a negative situation, this scandal being absolved would bring a positive light to the
NCAA as they were finally able to overcome regional politics and proved they had the power to
punish institutions for violating the guidelines. Not long after the PCC crimes, the NCAA
implemented full–ride scholarships for student–athletes to help clean up college sports illicit
activity. The true amateurism wasn't compromised because students were only receiving money for
expenses from and through the school instead of receiving money through boosters or alumni. The
rules, guidelines, and aids can be set, but it is up to the institutions to comply by that principle. It is
easy to break rules for the sake of competition when a team is desperate to turn a program around
(Pierce & Clavio, 2008).
SMU was the head of one of the biggest scandals to ever unfold for illicit college recruiting. From
the time of the mid 1970s through 1986 SMU had been caught paying players for play via a slush
fund the institution had set aside. SMU had been in one of the most competitive conferences for
football and had struggled mightily with only 67 wins in 15 years. During the years of alleged pay
for play, SMU had
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Moving Away at a Young Age Essay
Moving Away at a Young Age
Moving far away from family and friends can be tough on a child at a young age. It has its pros and
cons. One learns how to deal with moving away from the people they love and also learn how to
deal with adjusting to new ways of life. Everything seems so different and at a young age one feels
like they have just left the whole world behind them. That was an experience that changed my life as
a person. It taught me how to deal with change and how to adjust. It developed me from a young
boy into a mature young man.
The day I moved away, a lot of things were going through my young mind. As I took my last look at
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So I thought being a funny or being a class clown would make the children accept me and know me
as the funny guy from Detroit. That had its ups and downs. I got in trouble sometimes, but on the
other hand I was making friend. As the years passed, I got more comfortable with Virginia and my
life as an individual. I started playing sports in middle school and quickly became popular because
of my athleticism. My adjustment to my new lifestyle was a slow but patient and rewarding process.
My new lifestyle has changed me for the better. I have come outside of my shell, and am happy with
where I am in life. I have become more mature and I have learned to just be myself, and people
respect that. I probably wouldn?t be as successful in school and sports. Making this adjustment from
a violent and negative atmosphere to a peaceful and positive setting to me was a good move for my
family and I. I am now a college student athlete at Old Dominion University, and life is treating me
fair for now.
Many people go through the same situation that I went through when they are young. It was a tough
time in my life, and it has made me a much stronger human being, physically and mentally. I feel
stable and relaxed and I am comfortable with who I associate with, and my adjustment to my new
environment. I often visit Michigan, but when I am there I feel homesick and want to go back to
Virginia. My family supports me on all levels and friends back home. My younger siblings and
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Team Communication Essay
In Ireland there are 1705 Gaelic clubs, with forty one in Donegal and seven in the area of Inishowen
including my own club Naomh Padraig. The club provides over 200 members with the chance to
train and compete, while the club house acts as the go to place for dances and fund raisers.
Throughout Ireland this is no different, GAA clubs act as the landmark for most parishes providing
people with a sense of identity. "The GAA is a community based volunteer organisation promoting
Gaelic Games, culture and lifelong participation" (GAA,2014). My club caters for kids as young as
six right up to seniors. We are provided with this chance due to voluntary coaches who give up their
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This organisation appears to be a vital skill/ability for a coach at all levels and settings. Coach
Canada feel organisation is vital for a coach working with athletes with an intellectual disability. "It
is extremely important that the coach be well organized and that he or she have a structured practice
plan. This will make the athletes more comfortable and they will learn better." Coaching association
of Canada also touch on how open minded a coach must be when working with athletes with a
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College Athletes Should Be Paid
Every year millions of people wait and wait for march to come around just for college basketball.
Trying to make the perfect bracket to win some money against their friends, and of course the right
to gloat about having a bracket. During march you can't watch one television show without seeing a
commercial with a college basketball player on it. Everyone playing as well as everyone watching is
filled with excitement and anticipation to see who will be crowned the next national champion.
College athletes are some of the hardest working people in America, and they do it all for free just
for the fans entertainment. Most Division I athletes are given a full scholarship for the sport that
they are playing, but that doesn 't give them money for living expenses such as groceries, food off
campus, clothing, or even a night out on the weekends. College athletes should be given a certain
salary for the semester, not only will it teach them managing money but also give them the money
that they have earned for their job like extra curricular activity. Most athletes come from low income
households where there families depend on them to contribute significantly. With how busy they
become as college athletes they can barely find time to fit all of there studies in let alone get a part
time job. Being a college athlete myself I understand the grind of what an athlete has to go through.
Most athletes start of the day with weight lifting in the morning or some type of conditioning, then
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Sports Enthusiasts Love And Enjoy Watching Their Favorite...
Sports enthusiasts love and enjoy watching their favorite team play. The best student athletes have
the prestige of representing and playing for their universities. These student–athletes receive various
opportunities from their universities in order to continue pursuing their higher education. However
becoming a student–athlete often has some disadvantages such as not getting paid for their hard
work and dedication in the field. Having a poor academic achievement, consuming drugs and
steroids, and living with stress. First of all, college athletes are not getting paid for playing at
universities. Many universities believe that students who receive athletic scholarships do not need
any financial support because throughout these scholarships, students–athletes are able to receive
the academic support programs they deserve as well as covering paid tuition. This benefit student
athletes because they receive academic support, but what about their personal expenses?
Universities should start to think about how they can support their students financially. If
universities expect athletes to have high grades and a great grade point average why not give them
an equal pay. These athletes spend over 20 hours per week practicing intensive workouts.
Universities across the country are known for not paying their hard working athletes. This is the case
of the Midwestern University. This university concluded that the players of their team did not have a
job outside of their sport. When
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Paying Student Athletes
Paying Student–Athletes Paying Student–Athletes Imagine this; Mr. Perfect, a highly successful
college football student–athlete, is shattering every record once held in the sport. He is on the cover
of ESPN and SI magazine. His face is plastered on televisions nationwide. Everyone knows his face
and name. He has all the fame that he dreamed of, but he has no money. NCAA rules state that no
student–athlete can obtain a job. His full ride scholarship, after classes and books, barely leaves him
with money to take care of necessities. An alumna of the school and huge fan helps him out and
gives him $500 as a gift. The NCAA finds out and Bam! The school is hit with fines and can't
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Now imagine that injured student–athlete at home with a pile of medical bills, no longer attending
the university that he once adored, playing a video game that's using his image and likeness. He
wonders why he can't receive a share of the monies profited from the sell of the game. He's not
alone. Many student–athletes do not know that they sign away their right to profit from their image
or likeness when they enter into NCAA sports. In fact, the very same rights that the student–athlete
releases are now owned by the NCAA and its licensees. Meaning, the NCAA and its licensees can
do whatever it feels with your image and likeness to turn a profit for them. Former college athletes
recently put together a federal class–action lawsuit against the NCAA stating that the use of their
image or likeness is infringing their rights. Also, stating that the NCAA forces the athletes to sign
away their rights in order to play college sports. This happens year after year due to the fact that
college athlete are not properly informed of their legal rights. A survey was taken and according to
Wolverton (2011), 97 percent of respondents liked being featured in video games, and two–thirds
believed that the way the NCAA and video–game companies used their image or likeness was fair.
But only 33 percent believed that their athletic scholarship was sufficient payment for the use of
their image or likeness. If these student–athletes don't know what they are signing the outcome
could be
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The National Collegiate Athletic Association
College sports have been growing in popularity over the last few decades. Every year, schools
receive millions of dollars through intercollegiate athletics. The NCAA athletes provide
entertainment not only to the schools that they attend, but also to millions of spectators around the
world. The athletes are the ones who have worked so hard to acquire the revenue that colleges
receive. Without them, none of this money would exist, so why shouldn't they be paid? With so
much money coming in, the athletes should be given a portion of the profit as a reward for how
much time and energy they have put into their teams.
Before I get into my argument, let me first explain to you what the NCAA is. The National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 as a
non–profit organization to oversee the athletics and education for more than 450,000 student
athletes. The NCAA governs 23 different sports including football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics,
cross–country, volleyball, and many more. The NCAA is dedicated to helping student–athletes
succeed on the field, in their academics, and throughout the rest of their life. Now that you know a
little bit about what the NCAA is, let's get into the controversy surrounding paying college athletes.
The rules that the NCAA put in place prevents any sort of direct payment to the athletes who are
under their authority. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) explains this in the
following:
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The Collegiate Sport Regulation Organization And Examine...
Introduction
In the past few years, there has been much talk about the unionization of collegiate sports. College
athletes believe that they deserve more than just scholarships to compensate their contribution.
College athletes are voicing that they should be able to form a union, and thus be paid for their
athletic contributions to universities and to the NCAA. However, before one can decide whether or
not unionizing collegiate sports is the right or wrong approach to solving such issues, we must first
review the history of collegiate sport regulation organization and examine the pros and cons of
unionization.
History
Collegiate sports have been around for over 150 years. When Harvard and Yale University began
their first annual ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ...
To reform collegiate football rules, President Roosevelt had members of the White House to meet
with the Rules Committee. Out of this meeting sparked the formation of the Intercollegiate Athletic
Association (IAA). In 1910, the IAA changed their name to the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA) with the intent to form rules and regulations for all the majority of collegiate
sports (Smith, 2000). However, in the following years of the establishment of the NCAA,
commercialization of collegiate sports continued to rise to at an all time high. With television and
broadcasting also on the rise, the executive director of the NCAA, Walter Byers, pushed for the
televising of collegiate sports and signed its first contract for one million dollars, in the 1950's
(Smith, 2000).
In 1952, as collegiate sports continue to gain a widespread of interest, the NCAA felt the need to
meet the social demand of the American society and began legalizing the use of athletic scholarship
as a form of recruiting high performing athletes to higher educational institute (A History, 2014). In
1973, the NCAA decided to divide collegiate sports into three types of divisions, Division I,
Division II, and Division III, causing collegiate sports to be grouped based on their competitiveness
(Smith, 2000). Currently, the NCAA only provides scholarships to athletes at Division I
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  • 1. College Football Players Should Not Be Paid College football players have never been financially compensated for their participation outside of usual academic scholarships. Skyrocketing revenue figures for colleges are now challenging that tradition. With those earning reaching eight figures for large–market institutions, players are looking to get their fair share of the prize (Siebold). The players believe that their schools should not be allowed to capitalize on their services, and therefore they should be monetarily rewarded (Cooper 12). This proposal essentially upends the ideals of college athletics. College football players should not be paid in order to preserve their amateur status and uphold the prototype of the student–athlete. The issue of paying college football ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... USA Today writer Steve Siebold notes "It's a flawed equation because everyone wins except for the very people responsible for it all" (Siebold). In addition, supporters argue that current academic scholarships are no longer sufficient for college athletes, especially those who will not earn large paychecks at the next level (Murphy and Pace 173). Siebold states that the players who don't go on to play professionally still deserve compensation for the sacrifices they make in their college years. Additionally, supporters believe that college athletes should be monetarily awarded because they are tasked with being both a full–time athlete and full time student (Schneider 232). They are earning money for their institutions at the expense of study time that is available to traditional students. In his book Varsity Green: A Behind the Scenes Look at Culture and Corruption in College Athletics, Mark Yost notes "The athletes will have three to five less hours per day to study than other students because their second job–sports–commands so much time and energy" (Yost 16). Therefore, supporters say that it is only fair for athletes to be compensated for their sacrifice, especially if their schools are financially capitalizing on their participation (Huang). These arguments are illogical in the sense that NCAA athletics are meant to support and environment of amateurism. In his article "They're Colleges, Not the Minor Leagues", Michael McPherson notes ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 2.
  • 3. College Athletes Should Not Be Paid Every year the financial cost required for college sports to occur is increasing. From gigantic stadiums being built to hold 80,000 plus spectators, to multi million–dollar TV deals, and the sales of thousands of jerseys leaving campus stores. The revenue generated from college sports is a billon dollar industry, one that rewards coaches, staff members, and universities with ostentatious contracts, and gratuitous bonuses. Case and point, "Nick Saban is paid $5 million dollars more than Alabama 's chancellor" (Has College Football Become A Campus Commodity?). Amidst the profiteering, the NCAA is completely capitalizing on their student athletes' likeness and achievements. The NCAA standard states college athletes should not receive payment since they are merely amateurs representing their schools. I contest this standard, arguing that athletes must be paid a salary in order to redeem the legitimacy of the NCAA. Originally the NCAA was established to address and rectify safety issues involving college sports, primarily football. However, since its creation the NCAA has developed to become the largest amateur athletic organization in the United States. Surely this rapid growth of the NCAA was unprecedented, and now they find themselves responsible for merely everything when it comes to dealing with college athletics. Safety used to be the main concern of the NCAA, and now it seems revenue distribution takes precedent in today's NCAA. Also by being the main shareholders for ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 4.
  • 5. Do Weetjens Teach Rats To Sniff Out Land Mines In Africa? On June 2010 Bart Weetjens shared with his audience how he trains rats to sniff out land mines. Land mines still exists in 70 developing countries today. Land mines do tremendous harm to the people of these countries because they are denied access to their homes. It could also so cause serious bodily harm as well as psychological duress, and even worse, death. No one knows exactly hominy land mines still exists in the world, but what we do know is that they are killing innocent civilians. Weediness passion for rodent's and his native sub–Sahara African people led him on a journey to teach rats how to sniff out land mines. The same passion is also put toward sniffing out Tuberculosis. Rats have been used since the 1950s in various experiments. They have extremely sensitive olfactory sensory ad are highly sociable creatures ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The clicker makes a sound that helps to reinforce the particular behavior Weetjens and his colleagues were looking for. The goal was to associate the clicking sound with food. The reward used was smashed bananas combine with peanuts given through a syringe. Then the rat was conditioned to the clicking sound and the reward it was moved to a cage with holes. The scent targets were placed under the holes in the cage. The rat learns to stick it's nose in the hole under which the target scent is placed. Once the rat sniffs the land mines and become associated it is rewarded with food. Once the rat is conditioned to sniff out land mine in the cage, it is moved out in the real world with real land mines. The rat is on a leash and controlled by its trainer. Each rat have to be tested and accredited according to International Mine Action Standards before they can be used out in the field. There are a number of mines placed blindly in an area of about 400 square meters. The rat and its trainer have to find all the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 6.
  • 7. Should College Athletes Be Paid? Should College Athletes Be Paid? Over the past few decades college sports has grown in popularity across the United States. But it hasn't been until recent years that many Americans have started to argue about the big revenues generated by many of the elite sports programs. However the big question that stands out is: should the athletes generating millions of dollars worth of profit a year for their University receive any of the money for their performance? Even though student athletes don't receive a big paycheck at the end of the month, in one way or the other they do receive rewarding benefits through scholarships and grants because of their ability to be successful on the playing field. Thus, college athletes should not be paid because they are receiving a free education through scholarships and earning countless other benefits for being part of the university's athletic program. For this informative essay a college athlete from Colorado State University was interviewed about weather or no he though college athletes should receive pay. For personal reasons he decide to remain anonymous. He first began by explaining his personal point of view on the related subject. "I think that as a college athlete I should not receive any money for playing the game I love. I feel truly fortunate for receiving a free education, there is not much more I could ask for" (Anonymous). When asked what his teammates thought about getting paid for their performance he stated. "I'm sure that ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 8.
  • 9. Should College Athletes Be Paid? The Grand Debate The grand debate of whether to pay college athletes continues today; yet, there are so many other amenities provided to the athletes that they are practically paid through those. College athletes are considered amateurs therefore they should not be paid. This debate has been going on for many years and there has not been a consensus on what to do. College coaches receive sky high salaries while the booster clubs donate millions of dollars to the university 's athletic program, but those who are actually competing do not get paid. As a former athlete, I do not think college athletes should be paid. The NCAA recently ruled that athletes can receive more than just a full tuition scholarship, they can now also get their entire cost of attendance paid for, which includes money for meals and travel. it can be more than the cost of tuition, books, and room and board. Since college athletes are not paid to play, they would be considered amateurs. But, my personal perspective is they are "paid." They receive scholarships, free merchandise, and in football, if the team makes it into a bowl game, there are countless amenities provided. I do not think it should be considered a labor force, because they are choosing to play, they are not being forced to play. Paying college football players would ruin college athletics because athletes would choose schools based on the wealth of the school rather than the quality of the institution and athletic program. Student ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 10.
  • 11. Should College Athletes Be Paid? I think college athletes should get paid because many college athletes bring in a lot of money for their schools. Not to mention coaches already get paid millions of dollars in college sports. Being a college athlete is a full–time job and a big time commitment. Sometimes college college athletes put in 40 to 60 hours a week for practice, travel, and games. Not to mention they still have to complete their work and get good grades to stay eligible to play so they are left very tired. "The NCAA will make millions of dollars to sales of tickets and merchandise"(Should college athletes be paid). So many people go to the events and they pay for food and drinks and other merchandise. The players will never get any of the money. Kids all around the world spent thousands of hours in the gym, parks just doing drills to get better at their craft. So kids don 't have lives all they do is there craft. Those are hours that they 're not going to get back. "Most of the sports they play are a million dollar business"(Should college athletes be paid). If it 's a million dollar business that doesn 't sound like a sport that sounds like a job, which mean kids are practicing so they can get better at there job. Therefore deserving a paycheck. Colleges athletes take a lot of risks when they 're out there. The NCAA make 6 billion dollars annually. "But the players themselves don 't see any of that money, even as they risk career–ending injuries every time that they step onto the court, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
  • 12.
  • 13. Differences Between Football And Sports Football is a sport that is highly regarded all around the globe. The sport has immense popularity where the UEFA Champions League final attracts an estimated of 350 million viewers each year]. Football has had great success globally where there is an estimated of 250 million Football players worldwide]. Despite the sport's tremendous influence and popularity, various countries have found it difficult to integrate Football as a regularly played sport, and two notable countries are the United States and Ireland. Both the United States and Ireland have had similarities, with similarities ranging from both countries' sense of differentiation from that of Britain, and differences such as their overall attempts to be involved with the sport, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Similarly, Ireland had the same situation with the sport of Football. After being conquered by the British empire in the 16th century, Ireland developed resentment towards the British because of the mistreatment and the dominance Britain tried to impose over Ireland. Regardless of the sensation of nationalism in Ireland, British culture was heavily influential, but one man realized that Ireland needed a cultural revitalization. In 1984, Michael Cusack, founder of the Gaelic Athletic Association, sent a letter between him and Archbishop T.W. Croke which was published in both The Nation and The Freeman's Journal. In the letter, Cusack asked Croke if he was willing to become a patron of the GAA; willingly, Croke supported the association. Croke makes importance of why Ireland should disband from British culture as he explains "we had better once, and publicly, adjure our nationality, clap hands for joy at the sight of the Union Jack, and place 'England's bloody red' exultingly above 'the green."] Croke highlights that if Ireland continue in the same direction, Ireland is submitting to the British and their culture. If this is case, then Ireland should completely disregard their culture and exchange their flag for Britain's Union Jack. He believes that ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 15. The Athletics Are No Longer Just A Sport, It Has Turned... Intercollegiate athletics are no longer just a sport, it has turned into a big business. The National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) currently has an operating budget of approximately $530 million in unrestricted assets. The NCAA had generated a total revenue of nearly $1 billion during its 2014 fiscal year from member schools. With all those facts about the revenue that NCAA is generating, the situation of student athletes getting paid rises up. Student athletes who are on a full scholarship receive tuition fees for regular classes, summer schools, books, room and board, and some medical cost. Time is very limited during the day for student athletes to get a job. Most of the time coaches will not allow the student athletes to ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The minimum GPAs and standardized test scores for the student–athletes are supervised by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). These associations also supervise the form and value of the scholarships and the amount of recipients granted by the universities. College sports first began in 1852 when the rowing team from Yale competed against the rowing team from Harvard at Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. This marked a new beginning for intercollegiate athletics and led to an emergence of college sports such as football and basketball. The NCAA was formed in the early 1900's from formal meetings that were held with President Theodore Roosevelt. The topic of that meeting was about reforms due to many injuries and casualties in college football, which made schools shut down their programs. After the meeting, Chancellor Henry MacCracken of New York University coordinated a meeting with thirteen other colleges and universities to formally set up changes to the college football rules. At another meeting on December 1905, sixty–two higher–education institutions joined an organization what they called the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States (IAAUS). This organization later changed its name to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) in 1910. For several years, the NCAA ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 17. The Pros and Cons of Paying College Athletes Essay LeBron James makes 19.07 million dollars a year, Kobe Bryant makes 30.45 million a year, Peyton Manning makes 18 million dollars a year, the average college athlete makes no money at all. Why do college athletes that put in just as much work get paid differently? This is the way many people feel about NCAA's decision to not pay college athletes. There are always people who think teams should pay their athletes but there are just as many who people who disagree. Paying college athletes continues to be a huge debate in the sports world there are pros and cons for both and both need to be considered in the big decision that the NCAA has to make. There are many pros to paying college athletes. "They are unpaid workers, and in big time ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... How would they separate the money between these two teams? They could either split it in half but then it would not be fare to the football team or do they give the money all the money the football makes to them. There is also the separation between women's and men's revenue. Oregon's men's basketball made $3,300,000 where as the women's team made $225,000.(University of Oregon Department of Athletics). Title 9 says that the men and the women would have to do the same thing which means they would have to split it equal which also would cut into that money. The splitting of the money would be the major problem with paying college athletes. Most people don't know that college athletes are already getting paid in different ways than just direct money. "A student athlete at a major conference school on a full scholarship is likely receiving a package of education, room, board, and coaching/training worth between $50,000 and $125,000 per year depending on their sport and whether they attend public or private university"(Dorfman). These athletes get training and coaching for free that professionals pay $2,000–$3,000 per week for. They also receive free schooling if they received scholarships from the school. They can also have free room which means the athletes don't have to pay for their houses. The average college student pays $20,000 in tuition that these athletes get completely free. Yes it is possible that there are some athletes that still ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 19. Essay On The GAA In 1916 Although there were some significant changes evident in the GAA in Dublin in 1917 the majority of the Association in Dublin remained the same as before. The GAA in Dublin had a large increase in the number of clubs affiliated to it since the 1915 convention, with seventy clubs listed at the Annual Convention of 1916 which was held on 14 January 1917. Some of the new clubs were named in memory of those killed during the 1916.1 William Nolan notes that the Volunteers from North Dublin, founded the Thomas Weafer GAA Club, in memory of the Wexford–born member of the GPO Garrison, whose brother Patrick, a member of St Laurence O Tooles GAA club who had also fought in the same Garrison.2 It is also important to note that Erin's Isle GAA club in Finglas, was founded in January 1917 by a number of men involved in the Volunteers with direct links to those who fought in the Easter ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Many historians such as David Fitzpatrick claim that the increase in the number of spectators was due to the fact that the GAA had become radicalised in the nationalist culture of Ireland during 19178 but it could also be argued that the reason for the increase was the fact that the GAA in Dublin had seventy clubs in January 1917, a number which grew to eighty–eight clubs by the 1917 convention, held on 3 February 1918. This was a significant number on the amount of clubs in Kilkenny (Tipperary's opponents in 1916) which had an estimated sixteen clubs.9Therefore, Dublin had more members and significantly also the game was played at Croke Park meaning that the spectators in Dublin were not required to travel long distances to the final in 1917 whereas the spectators of the teams in the 1916 had to do ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 21. The National Collegiate Athletic Association "The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), formed in 1905, set laws requiring college student–athletes to be amateurs in order to be eligible for intercollegiate athletics competition. According to the NCAA, requiring college student–athletes to be amateurs protects them from being exploited by professional and commercial enterprises" (Schneider). College sports is a business, and a booming one at that. With ticket sales, merchandise, and booster funding, universities can bring in huge amounts of money from collegiate athletics. "During the 2013–2014 year alone, the NCAA's gross revenue totaled 497,600,000, with a majority the revenue generated through various media rights payments" (Grimmett–Norris). In addition, since 1988, the NCAA has received over 150 million a year from CBS alone for the rights to broadcast the annual men's March Madness basketball tournament, on top of millions being generated by students play, school sponsorships contracts can also generate universities tremendous amounts of revenue. For example, in 2014 Oregon signed a record–breaking contract with Under Armor valued at over 100 millions dollars. Meanwhile, a recent study found that a college football player at the University of Texas is worth, on average, $578,000, Monahan 2 which is more than fifteen times the $37,000 University of Texas actually spends on each football player at the school (Vanderford). With college athletes being the primary source of such a large sum, they will ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 23. Should College Athletes Be Paid For Their Athletic... There is an on–going debate over whether college athletes should be compensated for their athletic participation at universities. Under current NCAA policy, college athletes are compensated via scholarships. Scholarships are payments that are placed towards a student's education. These provide athlete's food, board, and cover all education expenses. The NCAA provides approximately 1380,000 scholarships to Division I and II sports each year (US News).The majority of athletic scholarships must be renewed each year. In other words, colleges can drop an athlete's scholarship after the academic year. This puts pressure on students to not only perform well in their sport, but also academically. Also, college athletes must perform well on the ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Their basis for considering athletes amateurs is that their education comes before sports. Others believe it is an out for the NCAA to get by without compensating their athletes. The NCAA is not the only other sport association to use the amateurism defense. The Olympics used to also not pay their participants either. After frustration from athletes, the Olympics dropped amateurism entirely. The United States now pays athletes $25,000 per gold medal, $15,000 per silver medal, and $10,000 for a bronze. More importantly, players use their likness to sign large endorsement deals. Michael Phelps, one of the most notable American Olympians, earns $10 million a year off his endorsements alone. Those against paying college athletes say it would be too difficult to implement such a system because of Title IV. Title IV, signed Richard Nixon, declared, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance (US Department of Education). Though there are exclusions to the rule, college athletics does fall under Title IV standards. This, in effect, means all collegiate sports programs, if compensated, would have to be compensated equally across the board. Even though college football and basketball bring ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 25. The Impact Of Intercollegiate Athletics On American... Intercollegiate athletics in America got its start as student–run activity clubs loosely organized for competition against other local clubs. Eventually these clubs were taken over by college administrators looking to control what was perceived as a less–than desirable aspect of the college experience. Faculty sought control of athletics in order to regulate dangerous events, promote events that would interest alumni, and utilize athletics as a vehicle to promote culture at their colleges. Colleges and universities were originally created to train the elite men of new colonial society. The mind and body were intertwined in ancient Greek philosophy and practice, and the idea that physical activity and competitive play was beneficial carried over to a burgeoning new American educational system. However, some faculty members deemed such physical activities barbaric and uncouth. Despite this outlook, the popularity of intercollegiate athletics among students, alumni and community supporters continued to grow exponentially. In order to rectify this disconnect, faculty utilized the assertion of amateurism as a control mechanism towards the gentile notion of education. The faculty thought that if they could mold this competitive physical activity in an image they felt was appropriate, then it could be elevated to a more acceptable form and ultimately tolerated and continued. There was a distinct emphasis placed on the physical, mental and social benefits of athletics and on ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 27. Should College Athletes Be Paid? How in today's society is it equitable to have a person perform labor, benefit off of their actions and that person not being compensated? Each year over 400,000 collegiate student–athletes both male and female, compete on 3 different division levels nationwide. During the lifespan of these athletes' careers a select few become the face of their respective universities, who in turn generate uncountable amounts of revenue. Over the past couple of years the debate of paying college athletes has heated up and has been argued whether paying student–athletes would take the amateurism out of the game. Both ways they are involved and providing illegal services for cash to survive in a financially strapped economy. At what point does the NCAA ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Although these payments aren't mandatory it could cause an imbalance in the "arms race" as only major conferences would be able to afford it. This competition will probably taint the competition level of college sports for the foreseeable–future. Over the past 30 years some of college sports most famed athlete's legacies have been tarnished due to scandals. As a result to the scandals not only are players affected but their schools, along with coaching staffs, depending on the specifics of the NCAA violations. Incidents have dated way back to the 1980's where both SMU (Southern Methodist University) along with the "Bad Boy Miami Hurricanes" were found of guilty of arguably two of the NCAA's worst and most televised violations of all time. In 1988 after already being previously on probation as a program, the SMU football team was hit with the most severe penalty possible to a college athletic team, "The Death Penalty". The penalty insisted the program was to be suspended for two years and football was not to be resumed in University Park until 1989. Not only did the program lose its eligibility but they also sacrificed 55 scholarships over a 4 year span, which to date is the harshest penalty the NCAA has handed out. This penalty and sanction alike came about when investigators had discovered 13 student athletes of that respective team decided to accept cash gifts from a ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 29. Should College Athletes Be Paid? For some time now, the issue of whether college athletes are employees or not has been recurring in college athletics. It has specifically begun at Northwestern University, where Division I football players demanded to be recognized as university employees. They claimed that because of the overload of hours they devote to football and the fact that they receive athletic–based scholarships; they should be recognized as employees. They also pointed out that they are primarily athletes, not students, because football takes up most of their time, including the necessary study time if they were to put academics first (Crouch, Ian). However, as of now, college athletes will remain unrecognized as university employees. Because of this, the issue ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In reality, though, this is not the case. Many athletes, although not "required", feel as though it is necessary to double or even triple the amount of time spent training and practicing because if they did not, they may not be able to keep their starting position or their amount of playing time on the team (Pope, Justin). Not only do the amount of hours determine their place on the team, but they can also negatively affect their studies. Because of the immense amount of hours devoted to their sport, college athletes find it extremely difficult to make time for their studies. While having the title, student–athlete, education should be the first priority for these young men and women. However, as of now, athletics seems to be their biggest priority and their studies little to none. This is where the principle of Amateurism comes in. Amateurism is what distinguishes these young men and women as student–athletes, not professionals. Amateurism helps keep academics the main priority, and sports second. Additionally, Amateurism does not allow for any employee relations or benefits such as professional contracts, salary, prize money, benefits, or other affiliations with professional teams ("Amateurism"). Since they aren't getting paid as employees for all of their hard work, why put in so many hours? College athletes clearly lack the necessary time to devote to their education ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 31. College Athletes Should Be Paid College Athletes Getting Paid College athletes spend numerous hours every week playing games during their season and working to strengthen their athletic abilities. With long hours of practice, exercising, and games, it can make managing school work and their sport difficult to handle. According to Rodney K. Smith, author of "A Brief History of the National Collegiate Athletic Association 's Role in Regulating Intercollegiate Athletics" in the Marquette Sports Law Review, "In 1905 alone, there were over eighteen deaths and one hundred major injuries in intercollegiate football (Vol 11:9)." With a history of an abundant amount of players getting injured while playing, the discussion of paying college athletes was debated between different colleges. The issue of whether or not to pay college athletes was recently brought to attention in the public eye. In 2013, Johnny Manziel held up his Heisman trophy on the cover of Time Magazine and stated, "It's time to pay college athletes" (ESPN). This topic became of interest to discuss among college athletes, coaches, sports fans, and colleges due to the impact it could have on their daily lives. With many different views and factors to take into count on this certain issue, it is an ongoing debate rather to pay college athletes or not. Those that believe they should be paid provide different reasoning to support their opinion. On the other hand, people who believe college athletes should not get paid have similar beliefs. College ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 33. Essay about Should College Athletes Be Paid? College athletes should be paid because of the hard work, dedication and effort they put into their respective sports. These athletes are a major source of income for their schools and they are not receiving a penny for it. These college athletes deserved to be paid, colleges are using these athletes to get money and they are never given anything but a pat on the back and a good job. College athletes work and train extremely hard to perform at the highest level possible. In most cases, they spend more time training and preparing for their sport than they actually do learning and studying. They put so much on the line to play and they get nothing in return. These college athletes literally make their schools millions of dollars every ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... In her article she emphasizes the fact that paying college athletes would be completely unfair to other students that attend school. She argues that the student athletes have almost everything provided for them in college and how regular students don't have some of the opportunities that they do. She also goes on to say that the scholarship that the school provides for their athletes is payment enough, whether it is a full or partial scholarship. She also hints on the fact that being broke and having no money is all a part of the "college experience" and that everybody is struggling to make ends meet and that it everybody is working hard to make money and that a majority of the people who attend college cannot afford to go out and overindulge and spend money on the things that they want, so college athletes should not have this privilege either. Also, smaller colleges would not be able to shell out money like larger colleges could so a large school would be able to pay more for a player than a smaller college would, therefore putting the smaller college at a disadvantage. College athletes are taken advantage of and deserve to be compensated for their services while playing sports. These students are exploited and used to make money and out of everything that particular school makes, the athlete never given a penny of it. All of the hard works, blood, sweat and tears that they put into that ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 35. Should College Athletes Be Paid? Paying College Athletes In 1906 the NCAA was born as a discussion group and rule making committee. The NCAA is a Non–profit organization, which is why players cannot be paid. For years the NCAA has been using the words "amateur" and "student athlete" in order for them to control and limit the benefits of these players, but while watching these players it is clear to tell they are far from amateur in a skill level perspective, which is shown when they garner the attentions of millions every Saturday during football season or during March Madness. College athletes are money making machines for the NCAA. It is time for the NCAA to get their hands out of their pockets and pay these players like they deserve, paying college athletes has been discussed for years and years now, but with schools like Northwestern being able to unionize and the celebrity of these athletes on the rise this will still be a heated debate. These student athletes put everything on the line for the sport they love, their time, their education, their health, all just to make the NCAA richer when they are just another number to them. During the March Madness tournament in 2013 Louisville's starting guard Kevin Ware broke his leg after trying to block a shot from an opposing Duke player. His leg was completely shattered in a very grotesque fashion for the entire world to see. Ware was an NCAA athlete helping to generate millions of dollars for the NCAA, but not automatically guaranteed a four–year ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 37. Paying College Athletes : Ncaa ( National Collegiate... TJ White Ms. Heise Honors English III 14 May 2015 Paying College Athletes The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) makes over $871 million dollars a year on college athletics. Some studies estimate as much as one billion dollars each year. A college university can make anywhere from several million dollars up to $120 million from their athletic programs. A college athlete gets paid nothing and yet a majority of their time and schedule is dictated by the sport they play. In the book Student Athlete's Guide to College, author Hillary Abramson says, "If you've gotten to the college athletic level, you 're accustomed to making sacrifices to benefit your athletic career. In college these sacrifices only get harder." (Abramson 8). In Dominic Alessi's 5 Reasons Why NCAA Athletes Should be Paid, he points out that student athletes schedules are much harder than regular students schedules. "By late afternoon they have already put in a 10 hour work day." (Alessi). Even though they are considered student athletes, the NCAA actually has rules which allow the athletes to miss class in order to fulfill their team obligations. College athletes should be paid because they spend a majority of their time with their sport, many colleges in the NCAA make a large amount of income from the sports programs, and it would help many athletes learn to be financially stable and help them in the real world as only a small fraction of college athletes turn professional and make a career ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 39. Collegiate Athletic Practices Of Collegiate Sports The NCAA was founded in 1906 to protect young people from the dangerous and exploitive athletic practices of the time," (Treadway). At the time the National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, initiated in 1906, no one ever considered that collegiate sports would develop into the billion dollar program that it is currently. Collegiate sports in America are on pace to surpass the popularity of American professional sports. The growth of the NCAA has led to numerous complications. Taking a step back, the NCAA started off with a small number of schools that offered Division 1 athletics. Currently, there are roughly 350 schools that offer Division 1 athletics. The schools are divided into 3 branches major, high –major, and mid–major. At ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... At the time, only a few colleges across America participated in collegiate sports and the only sport practiced was football. The system in place was extremely unorganized. Collegiate sports resulted in nothing but problems for colleges, primarily because there were no health protocols in place for the athletes. There appeared to be little hope to maintain collegiate sports until Theodore Roosevelt stepped in in 1906. "Theodore Roosevelt, an unabashed fan of the sport, gathered 13 football representatives at the White House for two meetings at which those in attendance agreed on reforms to improve safety. What would later become known as the NCAA was formed shortly after on the heels of this unifying safety agreement." (Treadway). Since the NCAA was formed in 1906, the strides it has made have been remarkable. The association originated to enforce health improvement. A handful of participating schools turned into a multi–billion dollar industry. To clarify, the NCAA has 3 divisions; Division 1, Division 2, and Division 3. The financial problems pertain primarily to the 3 branches of Division 1 because Division 1 programs bring in the better athletes, greater revenue, and are more popular to the public. Today, collegiate sporting events are televised more professional sporting events, thus generate a combined larger profit than the profits ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 41. College Athletes Should Be Paid In the recent past, college athletics has gained massive fame in the United States. The immense fame of the college athletics has developed over the past twenty years. The massive development and fame of the college athletics have resulted in improved incomes for the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Due to increased revenue received by the NCAA, the participates in athletics in the colleges has fuelled the argument of whether the college athletes need to be paid and rewarded more than just the athletic scholarships. In this research paper, I will take a stab at to respond the question whether they should be paid by delving the explanations for and against the payment of the college athletes (Adams and Becky 108). Reasons the College Athletes should be Paid Athletics in colleges in the United States of America forms the fundamental component of inter– college sports. Despite the massive triumph of the NCAA competitions, athletes do need some payments in monetary compensations to reward them for their tireless efforts in the athletics. The chief reasons provided by the NCAA for lack enough income to pay these athletes is that its cravings to uphold its amateur status and those payments would prejudice the veracity of the college athletics. Therefore, in my arguments the college athletes should be paid for the following reasons (Baird 01). First, paying the college athletes would make intercollege athletic sports more competitive. When these students in the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 43. Should College Athletes Be Paid? Michael Jordan once said, "In college I never realized the opportunities available to a pro athlete. I 've been given the chance to meet all kinds of people, to travel and expand my financial capabilities, to get ideas and learn about life, to create a world apart from basketball." Michael Jordan is a huge face in sports and is well known all over the world and throughout all generations. In college at North Carolina University where he attended he talks about how there is more than just being an athlete. There is a life away from sports because one day you may became a professional athlete but then there comes a day that you retire and find joy in another part of your life. Tying this into the theme of "Should College Athletes be Paid?" can be determined upon the value of the students and others perspective of the game. College sports have a big market on the major school levels. These major schools can bring in 30 to 40 million dollars per year to the school through the athletic programs. The players get none of this share of money even though they are the ones who have to put themselves at risk during these tough games that provide the school profit. You may say that these college athletes are getting a free education at their choice of university but some many say they should get paid. Today as much money that runs in and out of these schools there is a huge controversy to whether or not these student athletes should get rewarded for their hard work on and off the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 45. Taking a Look at Hurling Hurling is believed to be the worlds oldest and fastest paced sport in history. Its roots have prehistoric origins and have been played for over 3,000 years, even older than recorded history of Ireland, which is its national game of play. The history itself of hurling is longer than the Bible and often unclear. Nonetheless hurling is an incredible sport full of rich history and a truly rigorous sport. Since hurling is not a well–known sport to us Americans, I'm going to give a brief background of the sport and how it is played. Hurling is an outdoor team game; each team consists of 15 players on the field aka "Hurlers". The field of play is relatively the same shape of a rugby field but just a bit larger: 140–160 yards long and 90–100 yards wide (Hurling GAA). Scoring is a mix of American football and soccer. At each end of the field are an H–shaped goalpost; the soccer type goal and a field goal type extension on top of that. If the ball (sliotar) is struck inside the bottom net, that team is rewarded three points, if the ball is struck and goes in–between the top field goal posts the team gets one point. The equipment of the game consists of a ball, sliotar that is roughly the size of a baseball but with raised ridges. The stick called a hurley, roughly 40 inches long, shaped like a field hockey stick is curved outwards at the end to provide a larger striking surface for the player. The only protective gear worn is a helmet with a faceguard, which before 2010 was not ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 47. The Impact Of The GAA On The Easter Rising On the 1st of November 1884, a small group of nationalist men which included Michael Cusack, Maurice Davin and John Wyse– Power, amongst others met at Hayes Hotel in Thurles, County Tipperary. At that short meeting the Gaelic Athletic Association for the Preservation and Cultivation was founded. From the following year the Irish Republican Brotherhood began to take a strong interest in the Association and attempted to take over the Association in its early years, an attempt that had it succeeded may well have destroyed and ended the Association at that time. From then the GAA became engrained in the nationalist movement, with WF Mandle later claiming that "by 1914 the GAA could claim to be the single most important institution in the country, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... With all these sources at hand I set out to construct this these which will argue that not only did the GAA had a great impact on the Easter Rising, but the Easter Rising also had a great impact on the GAA, in a way that was more positive than maybe understood and contributed to the Association becoming greater after 1916 than it had before and therefore becoming the Association that it's founding members had wanted it to become. In my construction of this thesis I decided to separate the thesis into five different chapters which would each deal with different aspects of the GAA before, during and after the Easter Rising of ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 49. Sports : Pay For Play? Amateurism in College Sports: Pay for Play? Dating back to ancient Greek culture, humans have always enjoyed partaking and watching athletic events. People would travel from all over the globe to see some of these sporting events. The same holds true today, with people from all over the world travelling to play and watch both amateur and professional sports. Amateur competition is viewed as one of the ground rules of college sports. It's what separates the college men and women from the professional men and women. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) defines amateurism of its athletes as follows: "Student–athletes shall be amateurs in an intercollegiate sport, and their participation should be motivated primarily by ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... While collegiate athletes are not eligible for pay without losing their amateurism within the NCAA, colleges and universities make millions of dollars off of these athletes. In order to retain their amateur status with the NCAA, college students must not be guilty of having or partaking in any of the following: "contracts with professional teams, salary for participating in athletics, prize money above actual and necessary expenses, play with professionals, tryouts, practice or competition with a professional team, benefits from an agent or prospective agent, agreement to be represented by an agent, or delayed initial full–time collegiate enrollment to participate in organized sports competition" (Fitt). If a player is to be found guilty of any of these, they immediately lose their amateur status in the NCAA. Due to the large salaries of professional athletes, colleges and universities also have a tough time keeping their athletes enrolled in school, many athletes leave school after their first or second year to earn the massive salaries they will receive playing the same sport they did in for free college, professionally; where athletes can be paid millions for their talents. The National Collegiate Athletic Association views its student–athletes as strictly that, however many argue that the athletes go well above and beyond to succeed both in, and out, of athletics and deserve more compensation and rewards for doing so. In "The ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 51. The National Collegiate Athletic Association The National Collegiate Athletic Association also known as the NCAA is one of the most popular Athletic Associations in the entire nation that regulates over 1,281 universities, conferences, and organizations. Some of the top conferences in the NCAA are the SEC, ACC, PAC 12, and Big Ten (Tomlinson,2010.) The NCAA is a non–profit association that brings in over 871.6 million dollars in revenue a year. The NCAA also awards 89 national championships a year in football, basketball, softball, gymnastics, swim and dive, soccer, and tennis to name a few. The NCAA 's most dominant competitions are college basketball and college (American) football, and it was estimated in 2000 that 75 per cent of US colleges made profits from these sports, ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... It was not officially founded until 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt on March 31st. However, the National Collegiate Athletic Association was previously known as the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United Stated (IAAUS) and when Roosevelt founded this association it was not known as the NCAA. Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States became the National Collegiate Athletic Association in 1910 and has been that ever since. Like stated in the introduction, the current headquarters for the NCAA is in Indianapolis, Indiana, but the headquarters have not always been there. The NCAA has had multiple homes in Kansas City, until it finally settled in Indianapolis. The current CEO of the National Collegiate Athletic Association is Mark Emmert who took the position of CEO on November 1st 2010. Emmert is the fifth CEO of the NCAA, preceded by Myles Brand. Walter Byers (1951–1988), Dick Schultz (1988–1993), Cedric Dempsey (1994– 2002), Myles Brand (2003–2009), Jim Isch (interim 2009–2010) were all before Mark Emmert. There are many ways to be a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and there are requirements, waivers and applications one will have to fill out depending on what division one is in. There are five different member categories; Active Member, Provisional Member, Member Conference, Affiliated Member, and Corresponding Member. An Active Member would be a four year university that is accredited by ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 53. Should College Athletes Be Paid? There is no doubt some of the highest salaries in America belong to professional athletes. Whether it's LeBron James's $19.3 million dollar salary with the Cleveland Cavaliers or Matt Ryan's $42 million dollar deal with the Atlanta Falcons, professional athlete's salaries prove just how valuable the players are to whatever organization they are a part of. (Forbes.com) In 2014 the average professional football franchise was valued at $1.4 billion and the average professional basketball franchise was valued at $1.1 billion so it's no wonder why athletes can be paid such high sums of money.(Forbes.com) Besides professional sports American's love college athletics, college football in particular. Drawing in an average of 44,997 fans per game ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Professional athletes were paid less than average wages and would frequently work multiple jobs. The reason student athletes would play their sports was for the spirit of competition and the desire to be better than their rivals. However it wasn't long before these friendly competitions became more and more heated and teams would do whatever they could to gain an advantage over their opponents. In 1840 "Harvard University sought to gain an undue advantage over its academic rival Yale by obtaining the services of a coxswain who was not a student." (R. K. Smith, 11) It was at this time that some regulation to college athletics would have to be set in place. In the beginning college athletics were monitored by the faculty of the universities until 1905 when "over eighteen deaths and one hundred major injuries in intercollegiate football" occurred President Roosevelt called for the formation of what eventually would become the NCAA. (R. K. Smith, 12) The NCAA, the governing body behind all college athletics, is ultimately the deciding force behind not paying student athletes today. From humble beginnings the NCAA's focus has been to preserve "the collegiate model of athletics in which students participate as an avocation, balancing their academic, social and athletics experiences." (NCAA) In an attempt to preserve this core value the NCAA states in its rules that any student athlete is "not eligible for participation if [they] have ever taken pay, or the ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 55. Should Student-Athletes Get Paid Should Student–Athletes Get Paid Wilson Hinds Professor Dorothy Valentine, Strayer University 5 December 2012 Abstract For many students, the college experience is measured by the success of their NCAA–sanctioned athletic programs. Without the experience and athletic performance the student athlete brings, most colleges would not reap the benefit of these significant revenue– generating activities. At best, current NCAA regulations need to be revisited to ensure all avenues are addressed to enable the success of athletic students both in the classroom and on the field or court of play. As stated previously, even though students receive full and partial scholarships determined by their athletic performance, in both instances ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The student athlete is the primary source of income yet these same students are not adequately compensated above the traditional scholarship vehicle. There are many potential problems surrounding this topic, particularly when one tries to determine the amount of compensation a student athlete is entitled, the conflict of academics versus pay for performance, the implication of cash rewards and the further depletion of limited funds available for student disbursements. During the early and mid–1900s student, athletes were routinely recruited and compensated through a pay– to–play effort. History shows that in some instances individuals representing the not necessarily enrolled as students at the colleges they were representing, according to (Johnson & Acquaviva, 2012). In an effort to win the game, colleges and universities were focused on the human muscle factor versus the mental factor. It was during this era, the marriage of collegiate sports and academia was created. Realizing that not all schools were fiscally postured to entice athletically inclined students, policies and governance was introduced. In an effort to ensure the integrity of college sports programs and to protect student athletes, the National Collegiate Athletic Associated has established strict guidelines, particularly when it comes to student athletes receiving compensation (Johnson and Acquavia, ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 57. My Friend : My Best Friend Passing the mile marker of informing me that Norfolk was right around the corner, filled me with the anticipation of so much happiness, but a little bit of nervousness too. I was on my way to visit Julia, one of my best friends for the longest time. Driving down the bumpy highway, I thought back to some of my fondest memories with her, including playing on a fallen, rotten tree and pretending to have a chocolate shop with the mud from rain. As little girls, we would dress up and making singing videos, which continued well into when she drove me to school me freshmen year and we would sing and blast jams, sipping on our caramel frappuccinos. It had been almost a year since I last saw her. She had graduated from Midlothian High School the year before and was now attending Old Dominion University. It was Midlothian's spring break and she had invited me up to visit her that first weekend off. When the car pulled up by her dorm building, she was waiting outside, wearing that same old cobalt–colored sweatshirt with stains from baking scrumptious desserts with her. We leapt into each other's' arms. The hug was the purest form of friendship and love and it felt so great to see her. I said goodbye to my mom and walked up to Julia's room. There was huge, Disney puzzle on the floor and I immediately sat to contribute my amazing puzzle skills. While we worked on it, we caught up on everyday girl talk – the usual dramas of the neighborhood and which boys we were talking to. We also went ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 59. College Athletes Should Be Paid Or Is A Scholarship Enough? Do college athletes deserve to be paid or is a scholarship enough?? This debate has been going on for decades. Many schools and athletes have been severely punished by this. For example, Reggie Bush took money from his agent so he could buy his mom a house. He was very poor growing up so he took opportunities when they arose. This cost him his Heisman trophy and every single win he had ever had in college football. USC lost scholarship availability and they lost the credit they deserved in winning all 13 games in the regular season. All this over taking money as he was about to turn pro. One of the most sweltering level headed discussions in the games world is regardless of whether school competitors ought to get a cut of the income ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... The cash they would be utilizing would be leaving the college 's general supports, which means taking money from grants, classroom supplies and this would also lower the pay rate for teachers. Competitors as of now have their educational costs paid for, also their food and housing. Most of their lives is paid for by the school but they do have a 3,000–5,000 dollar few at the end of every year that they owe the school. This implies those athletic divisions utilized the surplus cash earned by football and men 's basketball very wisely in order to keep a profit for the year. If athletes were to be paid how much would sports such as women's water polo be paid or would this start controversy if they were not paid. It is about unimaginable for them to acquire enough cash all alone, so they would confront the result of having their program cut inside and out. On the off chance that a specific game is not creating income, colleges have to turn to other aspects to try and search for the money to pay the athletes. The finished result would be a reduction in the quantity of games offered by schools and in this manner a diminishing in the quantity of chances accessible for understudy competitors. Of course, the hotshot football and men 's basketball players want to earn money from the schools those two sports are the only two at the school that makes money. The thought that school competitors should be paid is a silly one ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 61. College Athletes Should Not Be Paid There has been on ongoing discussion between college athletes and the NCAA on whether they should be compensated for the work they do for their selective school. Student athletes deserve to be paid to invest in their needs, and the schools have the money to do so. College Athletes have made the case that they are no longer student athletes, but are on the clock workers. The NCAA accumulates around 11 billion dollars in revenue a year, more money than the NFL, NBA, and MLB. Many writers such as Joe Nocera, a sports business columnist for the New York Times, talks about how "The NCAA and college sports establishment exploit the players who generate the billions that the grown–ups pocket." College Athletics' is the school's number one money ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Andy Schwarz, an economist, states how that rule is not in place, "Alabama spent $43 on men's sports and $13 million on women's sports, and they weren't in violation of Title IX because all Title IX says...however many men you have playing sports, the money they get has to be proportional to the ratio." With the savings of money you see the competition to hiring coaches instead of going out and competing to hire players. So the schools have the money to go out and pay the players they want but the NCAA prohibits that. "In the current system, players can't be lured with pay, so a school comes up with secondary means of payment: a nice locker room, a waterfall in my hydrotherapy room, a promise of winning, and a greater chance of playing pro."(Zirin 4). The problem is after the playing days are over they can no longer use that equipment, and the chances they go pro are very slim. "The BCS new deal with ESPN was based, in part, on paying more money to schools/conferences...of the $174 million distributed from five bowls games" (Wilbon). No possible way school could go bankrupt or lose other sports with that kind of money disrupted, plus the all extra money schools are shoveling in. School could not lose other sports as long as there is an interest in them, they will keep them. "The best football players and basketball players in the Big Ten have produced to the degree that a television network has become the model of every conference in ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 63. Ethical Considerations of College Recruiting The United States has an obsession with sports. From little leagues to major leagues, winning is above all and being competitive is important for both coaches and administrators overall success. That is why college recruiting has so many ethical issues today. When universities are able to offer money and other incentives to student–athletes in order to persuade them to enroll with their institution it gives them an advantage some others are not able to offer. Gifting money, cars, clothing, houses, and sometimes even sex take place in order to sway an athlete to one's school. This issue may not be a problem for all sport managers because there are a few schools that have the money to spend and have no problem offering it to athletes, but ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Though it was a negative situation, this scandal being absolved would bring a positive light to the NCAA as they were finally able to overcome regional politics and proved they had the power to punish institutions for violating the guidelines. Not long after the PCC crimes, the NCAA implemented full–ride scholarships for student–athletes to help clean up college sports illicit activity. The true amateurism wasn't compromised because students were only receiving money for expenses from and through the school instead of receiving money through boosters or alumni. The rules, guidelines, and aids can be set, but it is up to the institutions to comply by that principle. It is easy to break rules for the sake of competition when a team is desperate to turn a program around (Pierce & Clavio, 2008). SMU was the head of one of the biggest scandals to ever unfold for illicit college recruiting. From the time of the mid 1970s through 1986 SMU had been caught paying players for play via a slush fund the institution had set aside. SMU had been in one of the most competitive conferences for football and had struggled mightily with only 67 wins in 15 years. During the years of alleged pay for play, SMU had ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 65. Moving Away at a Young Age Essay Moving Away at a Young Age Moving far away from family and friends can be tough on a child at a young age. It has its pros and cons. One learns how to deal with moving away from the people they love and also learn how to deal with adjusting to new ways of life. Everything seems so different and at a young age one feels like they have just left the whole world behind them. That was an experience that changed my life as a person. It taught me how to deal with change and how to adjust. It developed me from a young boy into a mature young man. The day I moved away, a lot of things were going through my young mind. As I took my last look at my home, I remembered all the fun times I had with my family and friends through out my ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... So I thought being a funny or being a class clown would make the children accept me and know me as the funny guy from Detroit. That had its ups and downs. I got in trouble sometimes, but on the other hand I was making friend. As the years passed, I got more comfortable with Virginia and my life as an individual. I started playing sports in middle school and quickly became popular because of my athleticism. My adjustment to my new lifestyle was a slow but patient and rewarding process. My new lifestyle has changed me for the better. I have come outside of my shell, and am happy with where I am in life. I have become more mature and I have learned to just be myself, and people respect that. I probably wouldn?t be as successful in school and sports. Making this adjustment from a violent and negative atmosphere to a peaceful and positive setting to me was a good move for my family and I. I am now a college student athlete at Old Dominion University, and life is treating me fair for now. Many people go through the same situation that I went through when they are young. It was a tough time in my life, and it has made me a much stronger human being, physically and mentally. I feel stable and relaxed and I am comfortable with who I associate with, and my adjustment to my new environment. I often visit Michigan, but when I am there I feel homesick and want to go back to Virginia. My family supports me on all levels and friends back home. My younger siblings and ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 67. Team Communication Essay In Ireland there are 1705 Gaelic clubs, with forty one in Donegal and seven in the area of Inishowen including my own club Naomh Padraig. The club provides over 200 members with the chance to train and compete, while the club house acts as the go to place for dances and fund raisers. Throughout Ireland this is no different, GAA clubs act as the landmark for most parishes providing people with a sense of identity. "The GAA is a community based volunteer organisation promoting Gaelic Games, culture and lifelong participation" (GAA,2014). My club caters for kids as young as six right up to seniors. We are provided with this chance due to voluntary coaches who give up their time to allow kids and seniors alike the opportunity to compete. These ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... This organisation appears to be a vital skill/ability for a coach at all levels and settings. Coach Canada feel organisation is vital for a coach working with athletes with an intellectual disability. "It is extremely important that the coach be well organized and that he or she have a structured practice plan. This will make the athletes more comfortable and they will learn better." Coaching association of Canada also touch on how open minded a coach must be when working with athletes with a ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 69. College Athletes Should Be Paid Every year millions of people wait and wait for march to come around just for college basketball. Trying to make the perfect bracket to win some money against their friends, and of course the right to gloat about having a bracket. During march you can't watch one television show without seeing a commercial with a college basketball player on it. Everyone playing as well as everyone watching is filled with excitement and anticipation to see who will be crowned the next national champion. College athletes are some of the hardest working people in America, and they do it all for free just for the fans entertainment. Most Division I athletes are given a full scholarship for the sport that they are playing, but that doesn 't give them money for living expenses such as groceries, food off campus, clothing, or even a night out on the weekends. College athletes should be given a certain salary for the semester, not only will it teach them managing money but also give them the money that they have earned for their job like extra curricular activity. Most athletes come from low income households where there families depend on them to contribute significantly. With how busy they become as college athletes they can barely find time to fit all of there studies in let alone get a part time job. Being a college athlete myself I understand the grind of what an athlete has to go through. Most athletes start of the day with weight lifting in the morning or some type of conditioning, then ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 71. Sports Enthusiasts Love And Enjoy Watching Their Favorite... Sports enthusiasts love and enjoy watching their favorite team play. The best student athletes have the prestige of representing and playing for their universities. These student–athletes receive various opportunities from their universities in order to continue pursuing their higher education. However becoming a student–athlete often has some disadvantages such as not getting paid for their hard work and dedication in the field. Having a poor academic achievement, consuming drugs and steroids, and living with stress. First of all, college athletes are not getting paid for playing at universities. Many universities believe that students who receive athletic scholarships do not need any financial support because throughout these scholarships, students–athletes are able to receive the academic support programs they deserve as well as covering paid tuition. This benefit student athletes because they receive academic support, but what about their personal expenses? Universities should start to think about how they can support their students financially. If universities expect athletes to have high grades and a great grade point average why not give them an equal pay. These athletes spend over 20 hours per week practicing intensive workouts. Universities across the country are known for not paying their hard working athletes. This is the case of the Midwestern University. This university concluded that the players of their team did not have a job outside of their sport. When ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 73. Paying Student Athletes Paying Student–Athletes Paying Student–Athletes Imagine this; Mr. Perfect, a highly successful college football student–athlete, is shattering every record once held in the sport. He is on the cover of ESPN and SI magazine. His face is plastered on televisions nationwide. Everyone knows his face and name. He has all the fame that he dreamed of, but he has no money. NCAA rules state that no student–athlete can obtain a job. His full ride scholarship, after classes and books, barely leaves him with money to take care of necessities. An alumna of the school and huge fan helps him out and gives him $500 as a gift. The NCAA finds out and Bam! The school is hit with fines and can't compete in any bowl games for two years, so ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... Now imagine that injured student–athlete at home with a pile of medical bills, no longer attending the university that he once adored, playing a video game that's using his image and likeness. He wonders why he can't receive a share of the monies profited from the sell of the game. He's not alone. Many student–athletes do not know that they sign away their right to profit from their image or likeness when they enter into NCAA sports. In fact, the very same rights that the student–athlete releases are now owned by the NCAA and its licensees. Meaning, the NCAA and its licensees can do whatever it feels with your image and likeness to turn a profit for them. Former college athletes recently put together a federal class–action lawsuit against the NCAA stating that the use of their image or likeness is infringing their rights. Also, stating that the NCAA forces the athletes to sign away their rights in order to play college sports. This happens year after year due to the fact that college athlete are not properly informed of their legal rights. A survey was taken and according to Wolverton (2011), 97 percent of respondents liked being featured in video games, and two–thirds believed that the way the NCAA and video–game companies used their image or likeness was fair. But only 33 percent believed that their athletic scholarship was sufficient payment for the use of their image or likeness. If these student–athletes don't know what they are signing the outcome could be ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 75. The National Collegiate Athletic Association College sports have been growing in popularity over the last few decades. Every year, schools receive millions of dollars through intercollegiate athletics. The NCAA athletes provide entertainment not only to the schools that they attend, but also to millions of spectators around the world. The athletes are the ones who have worked so hard to acquire the revenue that colleges receive. Without them, none of this money would exist, so why shouldn't they be paid? With so much money coming in, the athletes should be given a portion of the profit as a reward for how much time and energy they have put into their teams. Before I get into my argument, let me first explain to you what the NCAA is. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) was founded by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1906 as a non–profit organization to oversee the athletics and education for more than 450,000 student athletes. The NCAA governs 23 different sports including football, basketball, hockey, gymnastics, cross–country, volleyball, and many more. The NCAA is dedicated to helping student–athletes succeed on the field, in their academics, and throughout the rest of their life. Now that you know a little bit about what the NCAA is, let's get into the controversy surrounding paying college athletes. The rules that the NCAA put in place prevents any sort of direct payment to the athletes who are under their authority. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) explains this in the following: ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...
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  • 77. The Collegiate Sport Regulation Organization And Examine... Introduction In the past few years, there has been much talk about the unionization of collegiate sports. College athletes believe that they deserve more than just scholarships to compensate their contribution. College athletes are voicing that they should be able to form a union, and thus be paid for their athletic contributions to universities and to the NCAA. However, before one can decide whether or not unionizing collegiate sports is the right or wrong approach to solving such issues, we must first review the history of collegiate sport regulation organization and examine the pros and cons of unionization. History Collegiate sports have been around for over 150 years. When Harvard and Yale University began their first annual ... Show more content on Helpwriting.net ... To reform collegiate football rules, President Roosevelt had members of the White House to meet with the Rules Committee. Out of this meeting sparked the formation of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association (IAA). In 1910, the IAA changed their name to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) with the intent to form rules and regulations for all the majority of collegiate sports (Smith, 2000). However, in the following years of the establishment of the NCAA, commercialization of collegiate sports continued to rise to at an all time high. With television and broadcasting also on the rise, the executive director of the NCAA, Walter Byers, pushed for the televising of collegiate sports and signed its first contract for one million dollars, in the 1950's (Smith, 2000). In 1952, as collegiate sports continue to gain a widespread of interest, the NCAA felt the need to meet the social demand of the American society and began legalizing the use of athletic scholarship as a form of recruiting high performing athletes to higher educational institute (A History, 2014). In 1973, the NCAA decided to divide collegiate sports into three types of divisions, Division I, Division II, and Division III, causing collegiate sports to be grouped based on their competitiveness (Smith, 2000). Currently, the NCAA only provides scholarships to athletes at Division I ... Get more on HelpWriting.net ...