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Andy McGarry English Comp II Beth Hafner Opposing Viewpoints Argument March 27 2001 Exploitation of College Athletes To pay or not to pay that is the question This is the biggest question being asked about college athletes today Should athletes receive money for their hard work and dedication or is a free-education more than enough College athletics is a multibillion dollar industry that showcases the best athletes in America in a variety of sports from soccer to baseball to basketball Ngongang 1 Is it time that these athletes to receive compensation from the NCAA for playing in such a big-revenue sports The NCAA is a private nonprofit volunteer membership-driven association of more than 900 colleges and universities of every kind along with more than 300 conferences affiliated organizations and corresponding individuals and institutions It is enormously complex and diverse and it is subject to all of the insoluble economic social ethical and political pressures of any other large organization in this country SmithDempsey 2 Many people feel that college athletes receive enough because of the free education they will get The executive vice president of Notre Dame Father William Beuchamp says student-athletes entertain us with their special skills and in compensation receive educations that are worth tens of thousands of real dollars with promise of hundreds of thousands more in future earnings and the lifetime benefits of wisdom and character that come with being educated men and women Athletes should fight for travel stipends increased meal plan benefit and NCAA recognized discounts at local stores There are rules now in the NCAA guide book that are ridiculous prohibiting athletes from taking gifts from friends and man other thing we regular students dont think twice about Money paid to athletes will do nothing but cheapen the sports worth and taint the heritage of the game Ngongang 1 On the other hand there are many people who feel that college athletes should receive more
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