The Instigator
psellers
Pro (for)
Tied
0 Points
The Contender
enderpigdebates
Con (against)
Tied
0 Points

College Athletes should get paid

Do you like this debate?NoYes+3
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 0 votes the winner is...
It's a Tie!
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/15/2014 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,441 times Debate No: 54752
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (4)
Votes (0)

 

psellers

Pro

College athletes should get paid and here's why. They don't have time for a job because they are always practicing or playing a game. D1 players don't have time, but D2 and D3 have tons of time especially D3. Players also have jerseys and t-shirts made with their names on them and they don't even get a small percentage of the sale.
enderpigdebates

Con

I believe they shouldn't get paid. I think they shouldn't get paid directly, but from sponsors and fundraisers, but not from tickets for the game.
Debate Round No. 1
psellers

Pro

They shouldn't get paid for the tickets butt they should for the jerseys and the shirts.
enderpigdebates

Con

What exactly do you mean? Please add more info on that. Thanks. Speaking of info...
http://star.txstate.edu...
College athletes who already receive scholarship money should not be paid by the university to play sports.
It would be unfair to other students if the university paid athletes to play college sports, although many may disagree. Scholarships granted to student athletes cover tuition, fees, room, board and textbooks, according to the National Collegiate Athletic Association website. Some athletes receive scholarships that cover only a portion of these expenses, but many still receive exceedingly more aid than the average student.
The average value of a full, in-state public school scholarship is $15,000 a year, according to the website. The scholarships awarded to outstanding student athletes are valuable in countless ways. Without them, many would not be able to pursue their academic or athletic goals. The individuals who receive these scholarships are exceptionally talented and work very hard to earn the money awarded to them.
Despite this, the fact still remains many student athletes have everything provided for them in college, giving them a distinct advantage over their peers. The experience of playing on a college team itself is valuable, working much like an unpaid internship for other students. For non-athlete students, however, the experiences of unpaid internships do not come along with a full-ride scholarship. In a way, college athletes are already getting paid. Universities should never have to shell out even more finances just to satisfy their athletes.
Many athletes argue that because they do not have time to get a job, they should be paid by the university and have extra money to go out with friends or afford new clothes. However, many college students are broke and deal with these inconveniences on a daily basis. Not being able to afford things is a way of life in college. Furthermore, the jobs most students do find pay minimum wage and cannot sustain constant trips to the mall. The average college student eats frozen dinners and Ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch and dinner, not expensive restaurant food. The wages average students earn from their low-income jobs mostly go towards rent, tuition and groceries"expenses many college athletes on full-ride scholarships never have to worry about.
Additionally, if universities paid college athletes, it would make the disparity between large and small university athletic teams even greater. Larger schools with more revenue such like University of Texas would essentially be able to buy out the best players for their teams, putting smaller universities at a greater disadvantage. College sports and the athletes who participate in them should not be centered on money. Athletes should focus on their passion for whatever sport they play, and be grateful they can receive the aid they do.
If universities started paying college athletes, it would be grossly unfair to the peers who w
Debate Round No. 2
psellers

Pro

psellers forfeited this round.
enderpigdebates

Con

enderpigdebates forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
4 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 4 records.
Posted by cwt002 2 years ago
cwt002
Can it not be argued that college athletes are paid but not directly. They get free housing, food (meal plans), and education. Also, I am sure there are other financial perks as well travel, food costs on travelling......... If these expenses were added together it would equal more than 20K a year. More importantly, they are there to also get an education that helps assist in future success of making more money.
Posted by enderpigdebates 2 years ago
enderpigdebates
that is true.Your probably right,but I still got to type why they shouldn't.
Posted by SMMiller17 2 years ago
SMMiller17
I agree, college athletes should get paid because they are basically the ones making the money, but they aren't getting any of that money. NCAA, sponsors, and campuses are the ones pocketing the millions of dollars that D1 college athletes make.
Posted by John95 2 years ago
John95
I agree. College athletes should be paid. I would suggest a starting of at least $10K a year.
No votes have been placed for this debate.