Bush ,Joel. (2017) .Student of Professional Athlete-Tax Implications in the United States if College Athletes were to be Classified as Paid Employees. Vol.68
Joel Bush as assistant professor in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business at San Jose State University discusses one angle that has not been fully examined and that is always important in any economic evaluation of a sports enterprise , including that at the university level, is the tax ramifications to both student-athletes and universities should these challenges be successful and students athletes be classified as employees. Bush’s purpose is to provide a practical context of these legal challenges and the various tax-related problems and possible solutions in a scenario where student-athletes were to be treated as employees . Readers who will find this article interesting are those interested in the many controversies surrounding college athletics, particuallary football. This article is also an academic journal.
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 .
- From the ouside street view the musuem is shaped like half of a football
- Street view from Marietta st NW
- Building is shaped like half of a football
- Burnt orange almost brown colored
- INSIDE THE MUSEUM
- Hundreds of helmets
- Varoius colors and symbols
- The whole wall is made of helmets from different college football programs
- Helmets hide the staircase
- This is the hiesman trophy
- Its locked is a clear case
- Huge Bronze Trophy
- John Hiesman doing the “hiesman”
- Located on the 1ST floor
- Heres the entire 1ST floor
- All of the trophies and awards and fooball memorbilia
- This years Hiesman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson
- Heres his own case
- Inside includes his Cardinal red jersey and chrome red helmets all signed by him
Upon my arrival at the College Football Hall of Fame ; I walked through the double sliding doors and was greeted by a young lady wearing college football fan attire. She advised me to register for my all access pass, telling me that it would boost my overall fan experience while I visited . After I finished my registration process I stopped and took a look at the huge wall made from football helmets from every program in the nation and somehow while I was registering they found out the school I was representing which was Georgia State and they had our GSU football helmet lit up so I could see it in the midst of the hundreds of other helmets on the wall. I then proceeded to walk up the flight up stairs to the 1st floor of the museum ;which was filled with memorabilia and trophies from the National Championship , Hiesman , Doak Walker awards. Something that intrigued me was that every time I got close to a screen , highlights and pictures of GSU football started to play because it recognized my badge that was assigned to me at registration; I found this really cool and unique. After I finished looking at all the different trophies and jerseys from college football legends ; I went into the theater room and watch a 15 minute long video about how each quarter in the game of football translates to different stages in life and how to overcome adversity and deal will all the sudden changes life throws at you. Once the video concludes you exist around a staircase on to the 2nd floor which is how this comes to an end as I only will be using the 1st floor for my BED.