Howard p chudacoff makes the argument against paying college athletes yes, major sports at big-time colleges like alabama, michigan, nebraska and oregon bring in lots of money—and the players.
Race is definitely a factor in determining which side people support a 2017 huffpost/yougov survey showed only 27% of whites strongly or somewhat are for paying college athletes however, 52% of african-americans strongly or somewhat support paying why the divide along racial lines. Below are a few potential pros and cons of paying college athletes pros support their families ― players would be able to actually afford a decent meal and possibly send some money back home.
During this year’s ncaa tournament, there has been obvious speculation about college athletes and the significant amount of revenue they have been bringi.
Paying athletes salaries as university employees is impractical, given the complex set of ancillary issues that option raises however, allowing college athletes to receive money from outside the athletic department is much more straightforward. I used to argue vehemently against paying college athletes tuition, room, board and books were compensation enough and even if, increasingly, it wasn't enough and virtually every kid who accepted a scholarship was in the red before christmas of his freshman year, the notion of pay-for-play was at best a logistical nightmare. Pro #3: paying college athletes would help to begin creating a sense of financial awareness one aspect i find lacking in this topic discussion is the ignoring of the very real fact that a lot of athletes are very financially irresponsible. Paying college athletes a salary has become a popular idea but most are better off with tax-free scholarships, the way it works now it may sound like a good idea, but the math proves otherwise.
Us news is a recognized leader in college, grad school, hospital, mutual fund, and car rankings track elected officials, research health conditions, and find news you can use in politics, business, health, and education. The case for paying college athletes more (matt slocum/ap) the college sports industry generates $11 billion in annual revenues fifty colleges report annual revenues that exceed $50 million.
The espn college basketball analyst jay bilas, for instance, advocates a free-market approach, saying that athletes should reap whatever the market will bear others promote the so-called olympic model, in which players would generate income from endorsements, autographs, jobs, and control of their image and likeness.