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Should College Athletes Be paid?

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TheCommonMan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/6/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Thedebaterrr

Pro

Soon enough i'll be going to College with a scholarship (baseball) and I want to know other peoples view on the matter.
TheCommonMan

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
Thedebaterrr

Pro

I believe that college athletes should be paid. Colleges earn millions a year through college sports and the players dont even get a dime.
TheCommonMan

Con

For this round, I will only show my arguments to be fair.

Argument Number One:

Many people claim that college athletes deserve to be paid. However, they are already receiving thousands of dollars that cover their tuition, fees, and room and board. Most college athletes get a large scholarship or perhaps even a full scholarship to the school where they play their sport. Plus, they receive special dining benefits. They are already receiving tuition discounts that many non-athletes have to pay themselves. They are essentially already being paid, which means that a salary for playing a sport should not exist.

Argument Number Two:

When you go to college, the college isn"t there for you; you are there for the college. The primary objective of going to a college is to get a higher education and learn things that will help you get into the career field of your choice. You should not be paid to go to college, simply because you play a sport. An education is payment enough.

Argument Number Three:

Sports are a huge part of college extracurricular activities. However, there are other types of extracurricular activities in college. There are various clubs, honor societies, and organizations in college. While paying college athletes to play sports would benefit the athletes, it would also be unfair to people in other clubs/organizations that work just as hard as athletes, but still wouldn"t be paid. Therefore, to keep things fair, college athletes should not be paid.

Argument Number Four:

Most colleges are non-for-profit, meaning that all money that the college takes in goes back into investing in the school (programs, paying professors, etc.). Of course, paying student athletes would take up a large chunk of the money that colleges can spend in any given year. That would potentially cause clubs, organizations, classes, majors, and other things to be cut. The cost of paying student athletes is greater than the gain from paying student athletes. Therefore, paying athletes wouldn"t be wise economically.

Conclusion:

I have given four solid reasons why paying a salary to college athletes isn"t a good idea.
Debate Round No. 2
Thedebaterrr

Pro

Thedebaterrr forfeited this round.
TheCommonMan

Con

I don't think a rebuttal is necessary. My round two arguments pretty much countered what my opponent said in round two.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This is too overpowering to even be worth reading... oh and conduct for skipped round.
Vote Placed by Ore_Ele 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct due to FF. Con provided 4 arguments, of which Pro did not respond to any, costing the arguments.
Vote Placed by KingDebater 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit
Vote Placed by Tophatdoc 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: This was hardly a debate. Pro didn't even make an attempt to defend his argument. Pro also forfeited a round. Good luck to you both in future debates.
Vote Placed by thett3 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited. The idea of paying college athletes is an asinine, ridiculous idea anyway.