College Athletes Should be Paid
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Resolution:College Athletes Should be Paid
First lets be clear BOP is on the Pro to prove that College athletes should be paid. The pro has offered no definitions at the start of this debate. I will make a makeshift definition of the resolution which I will not contend is any better than Pro's unless Pro contends my definition. I take the resolution to mean that while in College that athletes that participate should be paid for their performance.
First Contention: The Fine Line
"There is a fine line between remaining an amateur and becoming a professional in the eyes of the NCAA. Turning pro does not guarantee endorsements and royalties; it simply means that an athlete will be paid to play for his organization. Payment for actual gameplay is the fundamental difference between professional and amateur status, so, college athletes should not receive anything more than scholarships."Dan Cassavaugh
The fact is that the reason that people in college don't get paid is simply because they are not professionals. For example, it is well within ones rights to join the local hockey team however there is no particular reason to assume the local team should pay you. The fact is that when one gets paid it implies two things that are not true(ALL OF THE TIME) in the college players case but are in the professional players case: that the reason they are playing is making it a job, and two that they providing a essential service for the general public.
JOE CROWLEY: Well, the NCAA is based fundamentally on the principle of amateurism, which Mr. Branch feels is a principle, sadly, out of date, and indeed no principle at all and perhaps a hoax, because it isn't what it was 100 years ago.And that is true. The world has turned upside-down a couple of times since then and many other changes. And no concept, I think, in its pure state can last that long. Nevertheless, we believe, the NCAA believes, higher educational institutions believe, that paying a student a grant in aid, a scholarship, is not a violation of that amateurism principle.So if we paid athletes to play for us, clearly, they wouldn't be, could not be, amateurs. And we will stay as long, at least as it is possible, by adhering to the principle of amateurism, no pay for playing.
I will be using a single contention for this case. I will refute my opponents case next round. I AM NOT CONCEDING HIS POINTS I SIMPLY WAITING FOR A RESPONSE BEFORE I REFUTE HIM.
I completely understand my opponents case, however I am sorry pro but you have provided no evidence that somehow if they were paid it wouldn't violate the principle of amatuarism. The problem with my opponents case is it is revolved around a notion of expecting something in return for work done but only takes monatary compensation as the only form of payment. The athletes are paid, the form of which is not always monatary. You can take money away but it is incredibly difficult to take knowledge away. Also my oppenent is in concession that they are paid even if it not be by the schools, therefore not violating the principle of amatuerism. My case is in clearly a refutation in of itself of my opponents case. The reason why athletes shouldn't be paid is because the reason they play has to be in accordance with the principle of amatuarism. Another problem is that my opponents case fails for the same reason pure conquestialism fails it undermines the intergrity of the person and in this case the game.
greenwalde481 forfeited this round.
I am so very sad to say my opponent has forfeited the round therefore please consider this in the conduct voting thank you and Vote Con :).
I have a severe problem with my opponents argument besides the fact it misdefines amatuer principle. The resolution clearly states the athletes should be paid and my opponent seems to suggest in his first argument he is refering to the colleges themselves paying the athletes than you suggest that anyone or someone rather should pay them for something. Like I said they are currently being compensated in education and it is not nessarsary for them to compensated finicailly.I think changing intepration of the resolution should be grounds for disqualification. My opponent has fail to meet his BOP and asks questions of me. I answered the question in my argument so I would apprtiate if my opponent references my case. Is 98 percent an actual statistic or was that an estimate?
AshleysTrueLove forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by 16kadams 4 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: CON is the only only that made a compelling case, and it seems as though pro dropped it. -__-
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