Shame of College Sports Essay - Reid Worrel COMM-140 Dr Kurtz Response to The Shame of College Sports The tragedy at the heart of college sports is not

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Reid Worrel COMM-140 Dr. Kurtz Response to “The Shame of College Sports” “The tragedy at the heart of college sports is not that some college athletes are getting paid, but that more of them are not.” (Branch, 4) Before our class had begun this year, I was adamantly opposed to the idea of paying college athletes. I believed that it would ruin the integrity of the game and furthermore, that the scholarships, special treatments, 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 will admit that my viewpoints have dramatically changed. This article, titled, “The Shame of College Sports” by Taylor Branch highlights an organization’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 states that not only should NCAA athletes be paid for their performances, but he specifically
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