Should college athletes be paid? (AB#1)

Blake Marshall and Jared Walch , the sports writers for The Daily Utah Chronicle argues that athletes should be paid for their performances . College athletics is big business. In fact, the state of Utah’s highest paid public official is Kyle Whittingham (University of Utah Head Football Coach) .Millions of dollars are spent updating stadiums, training facilities and other areas of athletic departments, all for “amateur” athletes to compete. In the article,  Marshall points out how student athletes contributes to their respective university , and the revenue that is coming in; from video game sales and jersey sells. Furthermore, athletes work more than most students. The NCAA has a regulation that is intended to limit training for players to 20 hours per week. In 2011, the NCAA survey conducted in 2011, Division I football players averaged 43 hours a week. Baseball came in second with 42.1 hours and men basketball came in third with 39.2 ( Marshall & Walch ). The NCAA has a regulation that 50% student athletes have to graduate is very loose, but in order to keep the mindset of a student-first mentality, college athletes are not “paid” (Marshall &Walch 2016). The purpose of this article is to help “shine the light” on athletes being mistreated and abused by major colleges and universities. Those who will find this article most useful are fans interested in college football and the players , and the daily struggles would find this article interesting also people who play the NCAA football video games, because it will answer a lot of their questions and wonders .

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