Studetn athlete 3.docx - Dunphy 1 Sean Dunphy ENG101.037 Dr McDonald December 3 2014 Student Athlete For athletes participating in a high school sport

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Dunphy Sean Dunphy ENG101.037 Dr. McDonald December 3, 2014 Student Athlete For athletes participating in a high school sport, the ultimate goal is to make that sport a career and to make money doing what they love. To reach the major league level of sports like football and basketball, you first have to go through the National College Athletic Association (NCAA). The NCAA is an economic cartel because they have no competition, all college athletes have to go through them (Solomon). The selling point universities use to grab athletes is a full ride scholarship, or free schooling. With the average cost of school being $25,000 a year (Hartnett), colleges claim they do pay their student athletes by paying for their schooling. The NCAA is a multi-billion dollar organization. Why don’t they share some of the revenue with the athletes who contribute so much to make it all possible? The NCAA should pay their student athletes, or at the very least provide them with stipends because they truly are the catalysts towards the bottom line. The NCAA makes on average $1 billion annually, and the players see none of it (Johnson). All this money is distributed to NCAA executives, athletic directors, universities and coaches in the form of salaries and bonuses. Although a lot goes into running one of the biggest sports organizations in the world, all the money being made isn’t going to the individuals who deserve it, the ones that night after night and weekend after weekend bring in thousands of fans and dollars. Athletes like 1
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Dunphy Jameis Winston of the Florida State University Seminoles, bring the NCAA a huge amount of revenue. He is a star and people pay to watch him play. Apparel, Video games, and television companies all pay to use his name. All those companies, and the NCAA, are making money off the athlete; the only person not making money is the athlete himself. Players are not allowed to make money off things like endorsements because it breaks their contract of being considered an amateur athlete, but there’s nothing amateur about tens of thousands of fans coming to watch in person, in addition to the millions watching on television.
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