A study conducted by the National College Players Association concluded 86 percent of college athletes live below the poverty line. Matt Hayes the report should focus on the fair market value. This article will help me because it shows that college athletes need to be paid. 86 percent of them are poor and need money. They are entertainers and are chasing a dream and they have no time for a job. you can tell that none of them have jobs because they are always busy
Every year, college athletes bring in millions of dollars in revenue, yet do not see a penny of it for themselves. This articles shows how much a college athlete makes for the school and how much they have to pay because there scholarship doesn't compensate for the athletes. This is helpful because many people say that "well there scholarship is paid for so they shouldn't need to get paid" Which this proves that wrong showing how much money they would actually need.
Two entities that compile injury statistics for the roughly 380,000 male and female college athletes. This article stats how severe y the athletes get injured, Above 25% of the injures are very severe and could be season ending. This is valuable to me because it shows how the athletes put there life on the line each and everyday and they are not even being paid to do it. They could be hurt so badly that they couldn't continue to do what they love or make it to the next level.
Division I schools and conferences received more than $540 million, This is the basis of the article. Just stating how much revenue they make because of the athletes.This helps me out because it is just making my point much stronger that the athletes do so much for the college and the NCAA that they deserve to get paid. Where would all these industries be without the athletes?
This article talks about how much money college athletics generate. This just shows lost of schools make over 100 million a year off of college athletics. This helps me because it proves that the athletes make the schools so much money that they deserve to get paid. Without the athletes the school wouldn't be able to pay for its funding.
They could spend 40 hours a week in some form of practice. This is crazy, they spend up to 40 hours a week. That is basically a full time job. This article basically talks about how much time a student athlete spends on there sport of choice. This is helpful to me because my first point is about how they have no time for a job. This article just proves my point that they spend so much time a week on practice and other sport related things like lifting, watching film and games then classes that they have no time for a job. Them getting paid would help them tremendously. They would be getting paid doing something they love.