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Mikay_kiros811
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Danielle
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Resolved: College atheletes should be paid

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Danielle
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/3/2016 Category: Sports
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mikay_kiros811

Con

Students already get paid from scholarships. Scholarships are worth a ton of money.
Danielle

Pro

College athletes work hard. Their athletics require long hours similar to a full time job while they also take classes, which prevents them from getting jobs and being able to support themselves. Paying them is fair and teaches fiscal responsibility.

Since athletes already receive scholarships and other benefits, they are essentially being paid. Why not determine their value like you do in the real world?

One's monetary value is often based on how much revenue they generate. College sports is very lucrative. Advertisements, sponsorships, video games and ticket sales lead to huge profits for college teams worth tens of billions of dollars [1].

Many college athletes suffer injury that prevents them from moving on with their college or professional athletic career. They put their bodies on the line every day. If they can make money while playing the sport, they should be able to.

[1] http://finance.zacks.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Mikay_kiros811

Con

Mikay_kiros811 forfeited this round.
Danielle

Pro

College athletes spend an average of 43.3 hours dedicated to their sport [1]. Why should they only be paid what their tuition is worth, when coaches and other people profit off the NCAA and make millions of dollars?

Paying college athletes would make the sports more competitive. Athletes would work harder to be more valuable. This wiuld make the games more exciting. It would also prevent college athletes from struggling financially.

Paying athletes also allows them to leave school with more than just a degree; they can also have a savings account. Perhaps some of them will invest their money and learn maturity.

There are ways to pay college athletes fairly that do not necessarily burden the schools, but reward the players their due compensation [2]. I can expand on this in the next round.

[1] http://tinyurl.com...
[2] http://www.nytimes.com...
Debate Round No. 2
Mikay_kiros811

Con

Mikay_kiros811 forfeited this round.
Danielle

Pro

My opponent has forfeited this entire debate. Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by lord_megatron 1 year ago
lord_megatron
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited. Pro used the only sources and his arguments were more convincing