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Blaismsc2014
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Should college athletes get paid?

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Started: 11/20/2013 Category: Sports
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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cummingsmsc2014

Con

College athletes should not get paid because if you think about it if they are receiving scholarship money then they are getting paid in a way. Athletes that play at a college level should be focused on school. If they are getting paid they will be living a luxurious life style and put their studies behind them. If they are good enough there time will come when they get paid if they make it to the professional level.
Blaismsc2014

Pro

For those players who are very good at the college level but will not be good enough to play in the NFL, that argument would not be fair. Students are still required to maintain a certain GPA whether they are receiving money or not. I believe players being paid would make the sport a lot more competitive and give the players a reward for their hard work. After all, they are being televised and talked about just as much, if not more then pro athletes.
Debate Round No. 1
cummingsmsc2014

Con

Well Mr. Blais, college all college athletes have the same opportunity to make it to the pro level. It is just a matter of how much work they put in and how badly they want it. One of the incentives for a college athlete to work hard is to be able to be a pro one day and make the big bucks. If athletes at a college get paid there will be a huge controversy with the other kids on campus that are at college that don't play sports it would not be fair to the rest of the college students out there.
Blaismsc2014

Pro

You see Mr. Cummings, I was referring to players who are really good and bring money to there school because of their performance at the college level but won't make an impact in the NFL. An example would be Vince Young, the quarterback for Texas a couple years ago. He was all over ESPN and the talk of sports at the college level. The problem was that he wasn't the type of quarterback the NFL needs. However, his talent brought millions of dollars to Texas University because of his abillity to win and bring them to bowl games. Another example is people buying his jersey and the school making a profit off of his name. If a player has that good of talent, I think he should get rewarded with some of the money he brings to the school, and for the record, average college students don't bring profit to their schools.
Debate Round No. 2
cummingsmsc2014

Con

Well big ry guy you see, why should a talented athlete get paid when he is at the college level and another player at the same level with maybe not as much talent not get paid? Another question I have for you is where would this money come from? The college that receives money from their star players used that money to benefit the school not an individual. Also only some players getting paid could lead to problems because other athletes that are not getting paid will get upset and could refuse to play and cause a big debacle. I feel as though students getting paid to play a sport will just do harm to college level sports. The athletes should be playing for the love of the game not for the money.
Blaismsc2014

Pro

Blaismsc2014 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
cummingsmsc2014

Con

So blaisball i see you didn't write back do you not want the war? College athletes should not get paid because they are not professionals. Sports is not what they do for a living they are still students and an education is their main goal at that point in their life. If they rae gifted enough there time will come to be the superstar with THE lime light on them reeling in the dough HOME BOOIIII.
Blaismsc2014

Pro

Matt my dear, you should check your spelling before you send your argument. College athletes that are talented enough to bring money to their school should be able to get paid. Maybe they get paid because they get a scholarship to play football, but if a player is worthy they should get endorsements like NFL players. In the NFL, only certain players get endorsements because they are the best players. Players want to get endorsements which makes them work harder to get better which could give them that opportunity to get endorsements. Its football, a mans game, players in college would take it the same as players in the NFL. If they aren't getting endorsements, then simply they aren't a super star and need to look in the mirror. Players like Johnny Manziel deserve an opportunity to get endorsements because of the talent and competitiveness they bring.
Debate Round No. 4
cummingsmsc2014

Con

Well blaissnot, this is where we differ i feel that once they make the money they will not work harder. If there goal is reached by college what incentives to they have to make them work harder? none! The players will work harder to make it to that point. College is set apart from the NFL or any professional leagues for the sole reason they are playing for the love of the game not for the money. Getting a scholarship to play in college should be getting paid enough. CASED CLOSED PLAAYYAAA PLAYAAAAAAAAAAAA.
Blaismsc2014

Pro

They are set apart because of their age and it is what players have to do to make the college level. You see Slim Thug your intelligence seems to be shrinking as this debate goes on. College football is talked about just as much, if not more than NFL football. The players bring people to the school, which then brings money to the school. If it wasn't for highly talented players, less people would come to the games because they would be losing. In the long run, the school wouldn't bring nearly as much money. This is why I think superstar college football players deserve a portion of the wealth. After all, even the best college athletes don't do well in pro. A perfect example is Henson, a great quarterback at Michigan who only played a season or two as a back up QB in the NFL. He still was a great player and deserved some recognition. Johnny football should be getting money because he is basically a legend. End of story Natty C.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by LDESAULNIERSNHS 3 years ago
LDESAULNIERSNHS
Should read Pat and Riley's debate after. Nice conduct gentlemen " please continue.
Posted by StgermainMSC2014 3 years ago
StgermainMSC2014
Schools should not have to pay college athletes because some sports, such as Rowing, Tennis, etc. Do not bring great amounts of money into the colleges an universities, and it would be unjust just to pay student-athletes of a certain sport.
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