Dennis Johnson follows with a counterpoint making the case that athletes in these sports should receive compensation beyond that of a college scholarship and forwards five proposals to pay the athletes. Like no other industry in the U. The focus on maintaining a strong athletic program has taken precedence over the scholastic quality of the student-athlete that is accepted into the institution. This brings another revenue sharing possibility to the surface: coaches sharing their bonuses and other performance incentives with the players. Thus, the following pay for play proposals are being submitted for consideration.
It began in the recruitment, and continued through the first year. This interview has been edited for clarity and length. The student-athletes are the only group involved that are not able to benefit proportionally from the billions of dollars raked in each year. Now, however, that situation is not rare. They come here and are treated like royalty. Unpaid professionals: Commercialism and conflict in big-time college sports. In debating the pay-for-play issue in college athletics, the history of the governing body i.
This shows two things, that the author is basing education as his criteria, and he also relates it back to his thesis, that college athletes should not be paid. The coaches are the overseers who get work from the laborers players who provide riches for the masters universities while receiving little for their efforts. Like the predecessor Nine Points regarding technology licensing, some of the authors of which were interviewed for the new Nine Points, the authors hope that, along with the other materials about the pros and cons of paying college athletes, the new Nine Points will stimulate further discussion on this issue. The author did not have any ambiguous terms that he needed to define clearly. While at Skidmore College, my senior thesis was about baseball fandom and how the media skewed certain subjects to get a rise out of them.
For example, how much should the athletes get paid and will payments be based on performance? Ultimately, the researchers realized that academic detachment was encouraged by the peer culture, and because of their social status e. That paper, Nine Points to Consider Regarding the Payment of College Athletes, is attached. Why student-athletes are not paid to play. Student-athletes also receive extra benefits in the form of money and gifts as rewards for attending a particular university or for a good game-time performance. Wall Street Journal, 29 October 2011. The semifinals that year attracted over 16 million viewers and over 27 million viewers tuned into the national championship. Thus question remains: is the full scholarship a fair and equitable deal for the athlete? The issue of college athlete compensation is not only an economic issue, but a moral one.
Many schools simply could not afford it. . In a ruling on March 26, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago said that football players at Northwestern University were employees of the private school and therefore had the right to unionize, setting up the possibility of the first labor union in college sports. That would really be big, worth hundreds of millions of dollars for March Madness. Money was therefore foreign to amateur athletics at first. Considering the huge amounts of money that are generated each year in this industry, it would only be fair if the student-athletes were all paid a monthly stipend for their participation.
Those who entered college well-prepared with appropriate high school courses, strong parental support and an ability to develop relationships outside of sport were able to succeed in the classroom. The most obvious benefit of peer review is that it provides you a wider audience, which offers you the opportunity to receive feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your own writing, thereby helping you to improve your essay. In any case, that still does not cover the full cost of attending college. Even though student athletes know they will not get directly paid for playing, many desire and even expect some form of compensation. Dennis Johnson follows with a counterpoint making the case that athletes in these sports should receive compensation beyond that of a college scholarship and forwards five proposals to pay the athletes.
Stanford, for example, paid, not penalized, the founders of Google for their inventions while they were students. The underground economy of college football. His remarks, which are available at the link in the paragraph above, suggested that similar issues have been successfully addressed by universities that license technology created by students. With collegiate athletics becoming a big business the rules associated with how we treat the student athlete must change. In addition, your references should come from journal articles rather than text books. It is only a tiny minority that benefit from the institution preparing them for a future in professional sports. Lifetime Chits Would Allow Athletes to be Students, Too.
They scored the first touchdown. Many of them played sports because they thought that it was their one way out of a life of struggle. As will be discussed below, it has also been accepted that student inventors like the founders of Google, who were Stanford students when they came up with the ideas that created Google , should be compensated by their universities for student inventions that generate revenue. They need to learn how to work and earn everything they can. Colleges should be able to choose on a sport-by-sport basis whether they opt for the business model or not. It was a close call at best. The previous mentioned studies serve as evidence to support his statement 1, 3, 8.