College Is it time to pay college athletes? by Carly Vadinsky August 1, 2018 The debate whether the NCAA should pay college athletes or not has been a controversial topic for years. On average, the college sports industry generates $11 billion in annual revenues. The school’s athletes create the drive behind most of these earnings. However, the NCAA members continue to forbid the sharing of revenues with their student-athletes. The NCAA has plenty of money left over that they can and should be paying their athletes with. By paying college athletes, players will more than likely remain at that school for his/her entire college career. The coaching staff will be able to mentor the same athletes for four years. This is beneficial for the school itself because graduation rates will increase tremendously. Usually, a school’s top athletes will go on to play professional sports in the future. By paying student athletes, schools are already treating them like professionals, encouraging them to continue the kind of dedication and perseverance when they eventually move up to that level. The limitation of corruption from external influences is another beneficial factor of paying college athletes. College athletes are constantly being corrupted by agents, boosters, and bribes from outside sources. There have been such scandals in the past that involved players taking money and even point-shaving. These issues could all be eliminated by providing a salary for college athletes on all levels. Another main factor for student athletes choosing a school is the tuition fees. Especially for top Division I schools, the tuition is higher than most. Players would be able to afford decent meals, housing, and be able to send money back home. Many of these athletes come from urban, lower class families and have to leave school because of unimaginable pressure to be the main provider for their family at a young age. These top notch athletes don’t even have the opportunity to work and earn money because their schedules are filled with training, school, games, and practices. Most college athletes on the Division II and III levels are done with their sport after college. Most do not continue to the pro level. Many of these athletes work hard day in and day out, and don’t get paid a cent for the time they put into being a collegiate athlete. By giving athletes the money they deserve with all the revenue these schools generate, it will maximize long term benefits for the school, and keep the athletes and coaches happy. Post Views: 1,180 The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts Carly Vadinsky Latest posts by Carly Vadinsky (see all) Is it time to pay college athletes? - August 1, 2018 IMAGES: 2018 Basilone Bowl – June 14, 2018 - June 16, 2018 Leathernecks win annual Basilone Bowl for the second year in a row - June 15, 2018 Lou Lamoriello’s to-do list with the Islanders - June 5, 2018 Related TopicsAthleteAthlete's VoicesCollege AthleteDivision IDivision IIDivision IIImoneyNCAA Click to comment You must be logged in to post a comment Login Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Newsletter Subscription Can't Miss Posts! Women in Sports: NHL Network Host, Jackie Redmond by Nicholas Durst | posted on March 4, 2019 How To Avoid Scams When Purchasing Football Tickets Online by Guest | posted on July 23, 2020 XFL Co-Owner Dany Garcia Talks Business, Serving Others at espnW Women + Sports Summit by Candace Cordelia | posted on October 23, 2020 Women in Sports: Ariel Epstein, On-Air Host at SportsGrid (VIDEO) by Anthony Paradiso | posted on March 12, 2021 From Paramus High School to CBS Sports, Spero Dedes is making waves in sports broadcasting by Sunil Sunder Raj | posted on October 27, 2020 More in College You Know I’m Right, Episode 107: New York Post’s Columnist Mike Vaccaro (Audio/Video) On the 107th episode of You Know I’m Right, Nick Durst and Joe Calabrese are joined by... Master P’s Son, Hercy, Commits to Tennessee State Master P’s son, Hercy Miller, is committing to Tennessee State to play basketball. While... EA Sports Plans to Revive College Football Video Game EA Sports announced that they plan on making college football video games again. The... UVM Women’s Basketball Team Quits 2020-2021 Season The University of Vermont (UVM) women’s basketball will be ending their 2020-2021 season early... Northern Division Comes Up Short In NECBL All-Star Game How did former Rutgers stars perform in NFL Hall of Fame Game?