Reid WorrelCOMM-140Dr. KurtzResponse to “The Shame of College Sports”“The tragedy at the heart of college sports is not that some college athletes aregetting paid, but that more of them are not.” (Branch, 4) Before our class had begun thisyear, I was adamantly opposed to the idea of paying college athletes.I believed that itwould ruin the integrity of the game and furthermore, that the scholarships, specialtreatments, and fame was quite enough for these eighteen to twenty one year olds.However, throughout our semester together, as well as after reading this article, I willadmit that my viewpoints have dramatically changed.This article, titled, “The Shame of College Sports” by Taylor Branch highlights anorganization’s history in which the author brings forth a wide variety of examples,instances, and actions of the NCAA to back up his thesis.An argument in which he statesthat not only should NCAA athletes be paid for their performances, but he specifically
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