Should College Athletes Be Paid?
#1 To Pay Or Not to Pay, That is the Question
In American popular culture, football dominates. More so than any form of music or any film, football brings together a uniquely diverse crowd of fans, almost all of which care deeply about the team they root for. Football teams represent more than the game or the players playing it, but a school, city, or geographic region and all of the people associated with it. Oh yeah, it's also a multi-billion dollar business.
It is also a heck of a lot of fun to watch, violent as it may be. Year after year schools administrators and professional team owners have to shell out millions for stadium additions and renovations but are happy to do it considering the inevitable return on investment they will see in the future. While movie theaters see a dip in profits as the economy struggles, most football teams are seemingly recession proof.
Yet the athletes on the collegiate level that are the integral piece in the money-boom industry that is college football do not receive any share of the profit. With tens of millions generated for the top universities, how could this be? The arguments for and against are strong, so hear them and decide for yourself.